Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Haiti: What shall I pack?

Clothes, check.

Good walking shoes, check.

Toothbrush, check.

Camera, check.

Backpack, check.

What else? Cell phone, money, hair products? Hand sanitizer - definitely.

But how were the first missionaries sent out? What was on their packing list?

From Matthew Chapter 10:

“Don’t take any money in your money belts—no gold, silver, or even copper coins. 10 Don’t carry a traveler’s bag with a change of clothes and sandals or even a walking stick. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve to be fed."

Wow, they didn't even need to take a change of clothes? Well what did they take with them?

Read Matthew 10:1-20 for the complete list.

They were equipped with spiritual authority, power to heal, a testimony, a giving spirit, peace, discernment, courage, and the Holy Spirit to lead them.

Lord, help me to remember that my spiritual preparation for this trip is much more important than my physical preparations.

17 days!

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