1 Blue/Orange Nike Pullstring Bag
Light and convenient. The main reason I use this and not a full on backpack is because Geremías sits behind me on the moto, and a large backpack would leave us very uncomfortable.
1 NIV Bilingual Bible
This is the same Bible I use to study with in the mornings. Then I take it out with me all day. It’s falling apart, and it’s only 2 years old. Bilingual is necessary because sometimes people will ask us exactly what stuff means, and every once in a while they ask me stuff that I don’t know what it means in Spanish. I look over to the English translation and there it is.
x Church Invitations
They’ve got an explanation of the church, times and days of services, the address, and on the back a salvation message. I always carry more than 2.
This is where I record anything but mostly everything. It’s mostly used for noting where people are in their discipleship lessons. On the cover I scratched words similar to those that are seen on the back of vests of government construction workers, “Con Obras, el Reino Progresa (With Work, the Kingdom Progresses.)
1 Ball-Point Retractable Pen
For writing in the notebook and lending to those who need to fill out their information or the discipleship lesson.
1 Literary Work
In this case it is a Spanish book to help me with my vocabulary. It’s not always this book, but it is always something. Usually a theological book if it’s not Spanish. If we get any time, I usually open it up.
1 Tube of 45SPF Aval Facial Sunscreen
Applied to nose and cheeks. The UV index here in Puno is 15 this time of year, anything above 11 is considered “extreme.”
6 Discipleship Books
“Knowing God’s Walk” and “Fundamentals of the Christian Faith.”
1 Manila Envelope
Taped and with cardboard on the insides so not to damage
1 Baseball Cap
My scalp burns and then flakes and my hair gets super hot. Everyone wears hats here because the sun is so strong, unless you’re my partner who’ll put a Bible, scarf, or his coat on his head before he puts a hat on.
Nothing worse than stepping in a puddle at the beginning of the day and then having to walk around with cold, wet feet all day.
1 Fujifilm 14.0 Megapixel Point-and-Shoot Camera
You never know when you’ll need it. I used to take it out only on days that were big event days but I learned quickly that everyday is a big day.
1 Case Logic Compact Camera Case
To house and protect the camera.
Because it’s always always cold when the sun sets, no matter what time of day.
Not Pictured (not kept in bag):
1 LG Cellular Phone
1 Motorcycle Key w/ Remote
1 Money Pouch
1 Set of 4 Keys
House key. Church key. Other church key. Extra motorcycle key.
2 Black Pleather Gloves
1 HJC Silver Motorcycle Helmet