DRAFT VERSION - To be updated as preparations continue. (Updated 06/17/2010).


The following items are suggested for mission travel to Indonesia. Your own personal needs and experience may require additions or changes in the list. It is only a suggestion. In order to maximize the materials that may taken and left at the orphanage it is recommended that personal checked baggage be minimized and each traveler would use their checked baggage allowance to transport materials to Elim. . The bags checked with items for the orphanage will not be returning to the U.S. with the travelers. Otherwise, each checked bag over the limit will add substantial costs to shipping materials to the orphanage. These costs could have been used to obtain more materials for the orphans. The airlines allow two checked bags. Each traveler should use no more than one checked bag.


  • Passport, and 5 photocopies of the passport
  • Government issued photo ID (In addition to the passport)[Driverís license or other]
  • Mission Travelers Guide book
  • Airline itinerary and boarding pass(s)
  • Lodging information (including transit hotel, if applicable)
  • List of emergency contacts and numbers
  • Vaccination record
  • List of medications and vitamins, including a copy of any prescription
  • Eyeglass prescription
  • Credit card
  • Cash (Indonesia Rupiah, already converted will be needed)and small US bills
  • Minimal Personal emergency health kit
  • Nail clipper, emery board
  • Anti-malarial medication (if applicable)
  • Antibiotic for traveler's diarrhea
  • Anti-diarrheal, laxative
  • Spare eyeglasses
  • Clothing for the duration (Expect ten days in country, one or two laundry days)[Consider treated clothing]
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • One outfit/set of clothing for "Sunday dress up" official meetings.
  • Razor, shave cream (Not to exceed liquid allowance of air carrier)
  • Toothbrush, floss, toothpaste(Not to exceed liquid allowance of air carrier)
  • Underwear (socks, shorts) for duration
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses for women
  • Laundry soap
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Bathing suit
  • Flip-flops
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Language guide (There is one page in the Guide Book)
  • Writing tablet and pen/pencil
  • Recorder
  • Mission T shirt
  • Digital Camera with extra storage chip and battery, with charger
  • Safety pins
  • Plastic bag
  • Small folding carrying bag
  • Teaching English and VBS materials
  • Other personal items

Additional Optional items:

  • Cell phone with charger and extra memory chip
  • If electrical appliances are taken a power adapter will be necessary. Indonesian outlets are different.
  • Travelers trip cancellation insurance
  • International health insurance
  • Reading material
  • Post cards from home (for show 'n tell)
  • Clothesline
  • Fake wallet