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Staying Healthy On Your Mission Trip

One of the best ways to ruin your mission trip is to get sick or injured. Because of that, it's important to stay healthy when you are serving away from home. Many of these guidelines were written with an international location in mind, but they can also apply when serving closer to home!

  • Drink water that you know is safe. This usually means drinking bottled water. We provide as much water as you can drink. Bring a water bottle (with a large mouth opening) to have refilled and keep it with you. Drink water early in the day and often throughout the day. When you have ice, make sure it is from purified or filtered water.
  • When you are drinking other liquids, look for the word “purified” or “pasteurized” on the container.
  • Do not drink out of anyone’s cup/bottle other than your own. Sometimes other people may want to drink from your water bottle; instead, find a cup to give them water in.
  • Wash your hands or use antibacterial gel frequently but discreetly before every meal. Avoid fruit that cannot be peeled, uncooked vegetables, salads, fruit juices, raw eggs, and uncooked meat or unprocessed cheese.
  • Bring all customary medications with you in their original bottles and take them as directed.
  • If you are in a tropical or other location with lots of sun, be aware of the intensity of the sun and temperature. Apply sun block frequently, and dress at all times to avoid sunburn and heatstroke.
  • Do not take unnecessary physical risks and be conservative with physical limitations. Nobody should be a “hero.” Do not push yourself too hard. Take frequent water breaks, get enough sleep, and wear shoes at all times and gloves when necessary.
  • Always be in groups of three or more with at least one male in your group. Communicate where you will be with the team leader. Be aware of your location and the people around you at all times.
  • Notify the team leader or seek professional help if you experience physical problems. These could include diarrhea lasting more than 24 hours, persistent cramps or vomiting, severe chills, or any other symptoms that are of medical concern.
  • Please stay away from and do not pet or touch any local animals, including insects, lizards, dogs, cats, and other pets. Not all animals are not vaccinated, and they could carry rabies.
  • Zip up your belongings before leaving your lodging location for the day. At night, stay on the lodging grounds unless you receive permission to leave.

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