earplugs – for me and my neighbors
personal size fan – for a good night’s sleep
Advil PM – also for a good night’s sleep
a good pillow – its all about the pillow
enough clean underwear for everyday – its the little things
magazine – one that has nothing to do with anything youth or mission related for the travel home
one sweatshirt – even in this heat, can still been caught freezing all night
Summer 2012 travel music – eclectic collection includes Kelly C., Adele, Toby Mac, Jethro Tull, Mandisa, Maroon 5, etc.
flavored creamer packets - to improve nasty mission trip coffee
a night light – don’t judge me
a hat – for the days no one should see my hair
an extension cord – for my night light, fan and phone charger
an extra pair of glasses – stuff gets broken on a mission trip
pain relievers – every possible kind for every possible situation since I’m not as young as I used to be.
vitamin C – spending the week with400 increasingly germy teenagers
Crystal Light packets – to make drinking lots of water enjoyable
baby wipes – no reason to shower everyday on a mission trip
the pillow pet I got from a youth group last year
t-shirts and pants
WHAT I’M NOT BRINGING: hair appliances, good clothes, my big heavy Bible, candy, snacks, any work, worries.
THE WEIRDEST ITEM? I have this tiny little sachet pillow of pine needles I bought on a mission trip to Maine in 2001 and its now every year with me since then. A comfy fragrance of memories when I lay my head down each night.
More posts and pics to come from the trip. Oh, I’m going to Buffalo, NY.