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What To Pack For A Mission Trip - 5 Ways to Pack With Purpose

So you've got the time, the place, and the funds all in order!

Its official, you're going on a mission trip!  The only thing left to do is pack and wait!

Or is it? 

Let's be honest the mission field starts here...so how can you make the most of this preparation season????


You can have a resounding, life-changing, soul-stirring impact on the lives of hurting people around the world by simply being intentional with the gear you take on your trip, doubling your efforts, and maximizing your impact!

And to help you with such a noble goal we have come up with the top 5 things we know you'll need when you're gettin' after it in the mission field!


    1. Weekender Duffle Bag 

IMPACT: Homeless recovery ministry in Austin, Texas that employs people coming off the streets

$ 99.00

When you are traveling to a different part of the world you want to pack as light as possible, but still have all the necessary items you need on the trip. This bag is incredible for travel, small and portable but enough room for what you need. Made with a water resistant inner liner, adjustable straps, and a heavyweight washed canvas this bag was made to travel with. Made in the USA, this company employs the transitioning homeless, while also giving a pack to someone in need.



    1. Leather Passport Wallet 

IMPACT: Provide jobs to impoverished, at-risk women in Ethiopia

$ 35.00

Traveling is such an adventure and you will make memories that will be with you for the rest of your life. You don’t want that experience to be affected because you had a panic attack remembering you forgot where you put you debit card, money and even more importantly your passport! It is so important that you have a safe and reliable place for these kind of items. Having one place where you can put all these things in one area will save you a lot of stress and time looking through your suitcases.  This leather passport wallet is hand crafted in Ethiopia providing noble occupations to women is disadvantage communities. You will thank yourself for being this prepared for your trip.




  1. Fleece Traveler Blanket & Traveler Pillow

IMPACT: Homeless recovery ministry in Austin, Texas that employs people coming off the streets

Blanket- $59.00 & Pillow- $ 29.00

You might have to leave your Tempur-Pedic pillow at home for this trip, but that is okay because we have some of the best traveling gear you can find for packing in small spaces these are things you do not want to forget.  You might think you can tough it out and leave these luxuries items at home, but you will regret that after a long day of working. Being well rested will have a huge impact on how well you can perform each day. Only spending a small amount of time there, you will want to take advantage of every second available to you being able to give your 110% each day. This all starts will how well you are able to rest each night. Made in the USA, this company employs the transitioning homeless, while also giving a pack to someone in need.




    1. Accelerate Headband

IMPACT: 1 headband = 3 meals given to impoverished kiddos in Kenya


You will not have time to be worrying about what your hair looks like when you are there. We still want you to one step ahead of the game. These headbands are a life saver. Just use these to keep the hair and sweat out of your face. Our Accelerate headbands are made with bamboo fabric, which makes them moisture wicking, antibacterial, and anti-odor! The style tapers and elastic backing ensures that the headband fits snug and comfortably on your head. These hand bands allow you to stay cool while doing all the hard work.




    1. Leather Journals

IMPACT: Spreading the gospel, 1 journal sold = 1 bible given in the closed country of China


When you go on your trip you will want to take a lot of pictures, and this is a great way for you to look back on your trip and remember so many fun things. I personally want to suggest you bring a journal. Sometimes life and all the different tasks to get done can seem overwhelming. When you spend a little time with your thoughts on pencil and paper it is like coming up for a breath of fresh air. You will want to write about all the experiences you are having and small details throughout your time on the mission trip that you might not remember in 10 years with just a picture.



The mission field starts here! Will you PACK WITH PURPOSE?!  

We hope that if you decided to bring these things with you, you get as much use out of them as we do.

If you have never been on a mission trip before we highly encourage going and emerging yourself in other cultures around the world. Seeing the world from outside the United States will impact your own life in many ways.


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20


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