Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Blue Bag

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The first rule I learned after coming to Honduras was "Be flexible!" The second was almost equally important..."Be prepared!" Shortly after our family moved here, I realized that I needed to have a bag ready to go at a moments notice with a whole list of necessities because you never know what might happen. You never know if the road will be closed and you may end up stuck out in the village for an extended period of time. You never know if there will be any toilet paper available, that is if you can find a toilet available! You never know if the situation will change unexpectedly so that bug repellent or sunscreen become very important to have on hand. Thus, we created THE BLUE BAG! I suppose this is not unlike the diaper bag I carried years ago, which always was loaded down with alot more than diapers! Just for fun, I decided to list out the contents for all interested parties. Who knows, perhaps God will call you to a similar situation and this may inspire you to get prepared!
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Tiny first aid kid
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Granola bars
  • Inhaler and Spacer
  • Allergy medicine
  • Motion Sickness Medicine
  • Small amounts of other medicines
  • Pocket Spanish/English Dictionary
  • Cell phone
  • Keys


Amy said...

Whew-hoo look at you Mrs. Prepared! Great post Sara :-)

love you lots ~

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

and then there's your backpack that goes with the blue bag everywhere. hee hee!!
I love your blue bag and how prepared you always are!! AND I think it was a great idea for others who might find themselves living in similar circumstances. SUPER idea my friend!

Laura said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I'm so thankful!! We are heading to Honduras for a 'mission exploration' trip in November :) to pray and visit orphanages. We are going to be out in Puerto Lempira for most of our trip. What a blessing to see another family ministering in Honduras...