Thursday, May 29, 2008

CIT Day 1

Our first day of training at the Center for Intercultural Training was jam-packed with stuff to do. We started the day with a basic orientation, followed by focusing on how we were called into mission service. Following lunch we participated in small group sessions called Heart of the Missionary. This gave us a chance to get to know others on a more personal level, and, as it turns out, everyone in our group will be going to Asian countries to serve. After HOM time, we split up into teams for a massive scavenger hunt that spanned the entire Rutherfordton county. We now know where every Dollar General, Family Dollar, Mighty Dollar, and Wal-mart store is. We can even tell you what's playing at the movie theater, the name of the lake in front of the community college, and the number of baseball diamonds at the Crestview park behind the hospital. That said, Union Mills isn't exactly in the middle of nowhere, but it isn't too far away from it. The entire day it rained and was fairly chilly. For the locals, this was a blessing as it hasn't rained here in ages.