Here’s the bottom line: our “US” modesty is provocative to the natives in India!
It is important to cover your shoulders and knees especially (for teams traveling to a village, please cover your ankles as well)
Bottoms = full-length cotton pants, “elephant pants”, OR leggings (your top must cover your bottom (and not be tight) if you are wearing leggings).
Tops = T-shirt with a cotton scarf to cover your chest (cotton so it’s cooler, NOT pashmina)
Flight attire = COMFORTABLE! Suggestions: athletic pants/yoga pants, a t-shirt, and a hoodie/sweater
A few other things team members like to pack for the LONG flight:
- alcohol sanitizing wipes (get them from Sam’s or BJ’s, you will need a lot!) – pack these instead of the sanitizing gel which doesn’t really clean the big germs off!
- makeup remover
- favorite body spray
- ginger chews, pepto chews, motion sickness bands (if you are prone to this then bring it!)
- little American gifts – your favorite nail polish or girly stuff in case there is an orphan or woman you really connect with and want to bless
- small backpack
- favorite American snacks – protein bars, dried veggie and fruits (you won’t see much veggie stuff there!)
- contact solution
- book/ other entertainment
** Most airlines allow carry-on liquids in containers 3oz or less! Anything else will be discarded by security.
Bottoms = Lightweight, wicking athletic shorts & boxers (be wary about “basketball” shorts as they can be heavy, not breathable), If you are cooler in pants try to use lightweight, zip-off hiking, or outdoor pants. Breathability and wicking is KEY!
Tops= Athletic wicking shirts (Patagonia Capilene 1’s work great if you can afford them, other dry-fit shirts work well), sleeveless t-shirts OK but no tank tops. Cotton shirts will stay wet if you sweat but will work fine.
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org
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