This resource is provided for teams partnering with Praying Pelican for their mission trip, but the general guidelines can be adapted to suit most any international mission trip.
Praying Pelican Missions’ desire is to not only build relationships with the local church but also to take part in the improvement of the local economy. Because of that, we desire to avoid flooding the local market by having teams donate items that could instead be purchased in-country. Below are examples of things that you could consider giving. Many of these items can be bought in-country before your group arrives. Please be in contact with your trip consultant as you specify what you would like to donate. If the items can be purchased from local vendors, your consultant will help you figure out how much money to send down beforehand to purchase these donations. Items in bold are of high need.
Items That Can Be Purchased In Country
Items that can be brought from North America:
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
All donations will be routed through the local pastor or ministry leader if you have further questions as to why this is how we organize donations, speak with your Praying Pelican consultant! Here’s to having a great mission trip and honoring Christ with our giving.
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