Road Rules Day 2

Today on Road Rules, we went to a day camp for disabled adults. It was called the Charles Lea Center and it was great. At first we split up into some groups and we all did some different things like helping some of them with crafts or helping them set up for their theme of the week, camping. After we did that we got a tour of the center. It was in great shape and had new computers and everything. The staff there treated all the adults nicely and it was great how happy just the environment was. After we got the tour we went to the gym in the facility and played like basketball and hula hoops. Then some of the people started coming in and playing with us. Some of them were mentally handicapped or in wheelchairs so they couldn’t do much but they were still having fun. I remember one man named Rickey that we played basketball with. It took him a lot of tries and he finally asked if I could help him and he made the shot. The excitement on his face was awesome. This was what Red Team did but the other teams went to a senior home and hung out with them. After we served we went on the road again and we went to Sliding Rock National Park and went down the rock. The water was freezing cold but it was great. 

-James M.

Road Rules Day 1

Hi my name is Savannah and Eliza, and we are apart of the Green Team for the Road Rules Mission Trip. At the end of the day, we had a session for each of the groups to come up and wrap up everything that we had done throughout the day. First, we decided to go through the physical work and the emotional part of the day. We arrived in Clinton, South Carolina and went to a orphanage named Thornwell. This is an orphanage for children that have had to been removed from their parents custody or some other situation. We arrived and immediately went to work. Our group, the Green Team, and the Blue Team went to a cottage and did landscaping. We had to rake out leaves, clip bushes, and laid out mulch all around the cottage. After a long day of work, we went into a common type room to play with the kids. Most kids that were there we in the elementary meeting space. We listened to some great speakers who told us about their journeys through Thornwell. They showed us life lessons about how to not judge someone on how we look because their might be something else going on at home. Things may include your parents getting divorced, someone in the family dying, etc. One of the questions we were asked was what we would like to change in the world. We decided that we would like everyone to be able to accept each other with all their differences. When you think about it deeper, most conflicts around the world have to do with one group not accepting another. This can include things like religion, race, etc. Overall, it was a great day and we accomplished a lot. We are looking forward for what God has in store for us.