WHAT WILL I EAT?
Be prepared for different foods that may be outside of your comfort zone. You will have three meals a day and have the opportunity to experience food from another culture! Remember inmost cultures it is polite to eat whatever is fed to you, so be willing to try things at least once!
WHERE WILL I SLEEP?
For the majority of our trips you will be provided a twin-size mattress to sleep on. The only exception is Brazil, where you will sleep in a single hammock.
CAN I SHOWER?
Yes you will be able to shower, but it may not be in a traditional shower. You will have access to water, but you may not be able to bathe on a daily basis.
WHAT WILL THE BATHROOMS BE LIKE?
You will have access to a shower and a toilet but they may not always be in the traditional American style. For example, in India it is more common to have a “squatty potty.” If this applies to you, we will go over this in detail during orientation.
WILL I HAVE ELECTRICITY?
Electricity is always present, but is not always reliable.
CAN I BRING ELECTRONIC DEVICES?
Because the electricity is not always reliable, and the wattage and outlet plugs are different overseas, we highly discourage bringing any unnecessary devices. Plus, we would like for you to “unplug” while you are away and serving. Which means leave your hair dryers, hair straightener, computers, and cell phones at home!
HOW CAN A PARTICIPANT IN THE MISSION FIELD BE CONTACTED?
For every trip there is a point person who is located at the CKM office. If there is an emergency and someone in the mission field needs to be contacted, you can call the office at 864-437-8455 or contact us via e-mail. The point person will also be sending you updates about the team (when they arrived, how and what they are doing, as well as when they are headed home).
CAN I WASH CLOTHES?
You are free to wash clothes on your own in the sink or water source provided, however, we encourage students to pack light and re-wear clothing.
HOW ARE WE GETTING AROUND ONCE AT OUR MISSION SITE?
We will be using in country ministry provided vehicles, with the exception of possible local transportation.