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8 Meaningful Gifts That Make Perfect Companions On A Mission Trip

Give them something to remember you by, and keep their spirits up on their trip with these uplifting and spiritual gifts!

So in this list, we’ve mixed in books that will be perfect companions for someone going on a long mission trip. Deep introspection and thoughts often come up while people go on this symbolic journey. In addition, we’ve also added useful must have items such as a high quality bottle.
Another bonus of giving this gift is that they’ll have a familiar item to remember you by. Perfect!

#1 When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett
The book provides explanations of the root causes of poverty and useful insights into the strategies that are most effective in its alleviation. The authors also give examples of many well-intentioned efforts that actually do more harm than good.

They emphasize the importance of empowering local leaders who will better understand the unique characteristics of the community and can continue working toward long-term change after the missionaries have left.

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#2 Adventurist Backpack Co Classic Laptop Backpack

Adventurist Backpack Co Classic Laptop Backpack
We’re a new millennial company that designs high quality, minimalist, and affordable backpacks ($65), with a cause. For every backpack sold, we provide 25 meals to families in need across the U.S. (through our partnership with Feeding America.)

We launched a little less than 2 years ago, and have provided almost 100,000 meals to families in need up to this point. Our Adventurist Classic backpack is perfect as a travel daypack for someone going on a mission trip – sizing in at 16x10x6 inches and fitting perfectly underneath the seat of an airplane. It’s also completely weather/water-resistant, and has padding front and back for increased protection for electronics, while fitting up to a 15 laptop in the laptop sleeve. For the casual adventurer, we provide fashionable all-weather backpacks, for under $100.

Our backpacks are currently sold on our website (free shipping anywhere in the United States), Urban Outfitters, and eBags.com, as well as in over 50+ boutique retailers and universities across the country.

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#3 A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot

A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot
This book gives us an intimate look of beloved Protestant missionary Amy Carmichael’s sole mission in life. For all intents and purposes, she was not fit to be a missionary. She had chronic pain, was not strong enough physically, and often could not work well with others.

But it was her love for God extended that transformed her into a missionary with a single-minded passion to save the abused children in India. This biography of a great missionary written by another great missionary is a book to inspire all aspiring missionaries out there.

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#4 Stainless Steel Travel Mug Tumbler

Stainless Steel Travel Mug Tumbler
This will definitely keep everyone’s favorite drink all throughout the day. This will save all the hassle of cleaning your bag because this is 100% leak proof. Who wants to keep their fruit juice ice-cold? Who wants to keep their chocolate drink hot all for hours? Everyone of course! This product is for everyone and is perfect for this hot season.

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#5 How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit by A. W. Tozer

How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit by A. W. Tozer
For someone going on a mission trip to be truly effective, they must allow the Holy Spirit to fill them and flow through them. This book is a wonderful guide for learning how to make that happen. It will force the reader to examine their purpose in missions.

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#6 Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions by Steve Corbett

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions by Steve Corbett
You want to help, and that’s great. But sometimes, we inadvertently also harm those we wish to help — a new culture, a poverty-stricken community — there may be minute ways we don’t realize that some of our actions may be hurtful. Helping Without Hurting is a guidebook on how to serve with understanding and humility so that you can move beyond good intentions and serve with cultural intelligence.

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#7 Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman

Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
In many parts of the world, people view Jesus as only a “great guy” or a prophet, but the truth is, we need to be followers of Jesus … not just fans. This book helps readers see Jesus as the guiding compass–the singular focus of life’s purpose–and equips people preparing for a mission trip to convey this message wherever they go.

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#8 Clipa2 – The Instant Bag Hanger Collection

Clipa2 - The Instant Bag Hanger Collection
Our new rose gold bracelet unfolds to hold her purse from restaurant tables, shopping carts, airline ticket counters, scenic overlook rails, sinks, tour bus seats, bathroom doors, and dozens of other places where traditional hooks just won’t work. It will hold up to 33 lbs and has been tested to last for 10 years of daily use. 1.6 oz. Beautifully gift boxed.

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Contributors to this article
Candice Bryan from Can with a Plan

Kelly Belknap from Adventurist Backpack Co.

Rachel Davidson from Watchdog Pest Control

Aric from A&P Pte Ltd

Melanie Musson from EffortlessInsurance

Dane Kolbaba from Dallas Party Ride

Eric Regan from Mission Painting and Home Improvements

Trish Sweeney from Topcor

Written by James Jackson

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