Thursday, December 20, 2012

Great Christmas Gifts for Your Emerging Global Leader

If you are looking for some last minute gifts for the emerging global student leader in your life, here are a few suggestions. What, you still have 5 days...

:: A copy of Operation World. The best guide to understand spiritual movements on a per geopolitical country basis. You can buy it new, but not in your typical Christian bookstore [who shops at those anyway.] You can give an old copy too, but since these things have info that changes with time, well, you know.

:: A headlamp. So that they can do stuff in the dark and have their hands free. I know, most people think these are for dorks. But seriously, they are great. I have a Black Diamond Icon head lamp, which has a set of 4 LED bulbs as well as a spotlight and a built in battery meter. [No, its not overkill.]

:: A cheap, small digital camera. One that can be shoved into a pocket and dragged around the world. Better if it has replaceable batteries [versus batteries that must be charged - especially if you take it overseas.] I have a Canon Powershot something or other that I bought off of Craigslist. It does a ton of stuff that I love, including low light, HD video, panoramas, high speed burst and multiple shots on self timer.

:: A micro dry stuff sack. Great to throw your small electronics and wallet in just in case you stuck somewhere outside in torrential rain. Use it on a missions trip or in Harry Potter land in July.

:: A good journal. Moleskin has these cool city-based journals, which include all kinds of reference materials for specific global cities - DC, Paris, London, etc.

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