After a long night of travel, that included an attempt at sleeping on the floor of the Ft. Lauderdale airport while listening to Japanese techno music, I finally arrived in Port-au-Prince at 8:30 am.
I was a bit nervous about getting through customs, but it was a breeze - I was the second person through! Not having any checked bags was a huge help.
John picked me up from the airport and then took me to meet his dad and a few other family members.
The trip from the airport looked so similar to the trip I took 3 months ago - still tents everywhere along the busy street.
After a short visit with his family, John and I headed to Morning Star Academy and Fishers of Men where I am staying. It is a beautiful place - and they are working hard to raise money to replace their HUGE tent church with a permanent structure. (their church in Port-au-Prince collapsed in the earthquake)
After finding my room, John and I immediately got to work studying. We spent 2 hours on practice tests in reading comprehension, an hour on math, had a great lunch, and then 2+ hours on more math - specifically algebra...not so much my best subject. ;)
We spent some time driving around trying to find and buy a spark plug - never thought something so simple would be so hard to find!
John brought me back to FOM and we caught the beginning of a church service. If I can figure out how to post video from my phone, I will add an awesome clip of the people singing "Hosannah in the Highest" - definitely gave me chills!
(I will try to post the video on Facebook, too)
The two pictures are of John and his dad by their house (although they all still sleep in tents because of fear of another earthquake) and John diligently working algebra story problems ... not such an easy task when English is your fourth language!
I am not tired yet, but am pretty sure I will crash as soon as I lay down - 2 hours of sleep last night is bound to catch up to me!
Thanks for the emails, texts and Facebook comments!!