Hey fabulous missions team! Here's a page where we'll keep some helpful info posted for you! Scroll through for some dates, fun bios, and a start at a packing list and a list of what we will be doing! Worth the read!
Check out the upcoming important dates - mark your calendars!
HELPFUL THINGS TO PACK/PREPARE FOR
we want to stick with one checked bag (max 50lbs!) and one carry on backpack per person. The backpack will act as your daypack during the days.
passport, insurance papers, ticket? (not sure of what form these will come in yet - tbd)
light/compact sleeping bag or blanket. They will provide a pillow, fitted sheet & top sheet. Take something you can fit in your suitcase -e want to stick with one checked bag per
mosquito repellent (it is really buggy this time of year!)
toiletries (remember keep it simple!) - yes there are showers!
towel (and cloth?)
if you were contacts, consider bringing glasses as a back up?
notebook/journal & pen
small flashlight (or we can ensure a few are dispersed)
spending money (USD) for travel days & free day & love offering money (more on that later)
personal travel items - book, headphones, etc for passing time, quiet time
phone? - if you want to bring your phone for your music, travel times, camera, games, etc that's up to you but remember we are travelling. You wont have access to wifi on your devices. Chose accordingly.
do NOT bring your most prized possessions or expensive items. we will. be travelling and susceptible to loss, misplacement, theft, etc.
travel snacks/food - airport food can be expensive. if you want to keep your costs down, pack some snacks.
special / extra food - if you have some special diets or selective eater, etc consider bringing some extra foods/snacks (ex protein bars, granola bars, fruit to go, etc).
weather: high of 30/ low of 19; can get chilly in evenings. not rainy season
A suggestion of what to wear on travel day
pants, good running shoes (that you can use later in trip for walking/hiking), tshirt and sweatshirt.
Ideally we keep winter coats with our drivers
travel hack - pack a pair of underwear or one set of clothes in your carry on pack just in case.
An suggestion of what clothing to pack:
3 pairs of (long) shorts or capris
All shorts must not be short; keep them long: mid thigh or to knees.
If wearing legging type shorts, wear a long tshirt over top
Err on the side of longer and modest (cultural)
Include one that you dont mind getting dirty, painty
If you wanted to have one pair that was normal length but not still not short bootie shorts, you could war that pair around the base and/or free day. And then just have 2 pairs for outreach/ministry.
2 pairs of long pants (wear one on travel day, bring one more; (may want to include one pair of sweat pants, chill pants etc for around the base in evenings)
4 t-shirts (plus one to wear on travel day)
no low cut
avoid super tight
no inappropriate slogans
include one you dont mind getting dirty/painted
2 long sleeve/sweatshirt (wear one travelling)
1 church outfit
skirt or dress for ladies, to knee or below and top/tshirt
pants for guys, nice tshirt/shirt
pajamas (it can get a bit chilly in evenings and we wont have a ton of blankets)
1 pair of sandals/flip flops/slides
1 pair of runners or “tennis shoes”- that could be used for everyday walking, free day hiking, and work projects
you could bring an extra pair of shoes for work project, everyday, etc. if you didn't want to wear your good runners everyday.
remember our free day involves lots of walking and hiking. Don't need mega hiking shoes but definitely solid shoes. Don't get new shoes just before you go!
Bathing suit if we go to beach.
Gals wear one piece or sport 2 piece; bringing tank top over top helpful too for walking around.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO BE DOING?
Some details still being confirmed. Missions world is about flexibility as well! We may have a plan and need to change and be flexible! The following are some of the ministry opportunities the YWAM team has planned out for us so far. A variety of different opportunities and types of service!
FRIDAY - ARRIVAL DAY
arrive likely around 10pm? 11pm? Their time
Morning/ early aft - VBS/ Kids ministry - we’ll be running games, crafts, songs, etc
Late aft - Evangelism/ connection at local park/soccer field (play, connect, distribute bibles)
Evening - Team Time (worship, small groups, etc)
Morning - church, help with kids ministry at church
Afternoon - rest time
Evening - team Time (worship, small groups, free time)
Morning/ early aft - YWAM Base Projects
Aft - YWAM & Team Worship
Evening - English Classes, community programs, more kids ministry
Morning/early aft - 2 groups? - Feeding Program & Community Projects (roofing, painting, cleaning)
Late Afternoon/ Early Evening - Treasure Hunt (prayer ministry activity)
Evening - Team Time
Morning/early aft - 2 groups (switch) - Feeding Program & Community Projects cont’d
Late Aft - Finish base projects?
Evening - Team Time
THURSDAY - FREE DAY
FRIDAY - DEPARTURE DAY
head home - early departure! 5am?!
Home late aft/early eve
TEAM BIOS Check out the amazing team of youth and leaders from our church and beyond who are heading to San Salvador, El Salvador over March Break to serve, share the love of Jesus, learn, and adventure together!