I'm here! And by here I mean Haiti, more specifically UCNH. I actually did get picked up from the airport this morning and all my luggage made it... eventually. Took an extra hour for one bag, but that just gave me time to run to the bank.
I've only been at the university for about 2 hours, just kind of settling in and meeting people. I met my host family and dropped off my stuff. My host dad, Amos, speaks a little bit of English... I don't think his wife speaks any. And if I understood what he said correctly, I have two host sisters, ages 27 and 21. I'm not entirely sure if I've met them or not. Communicating is a bit of a struggle. But helpfully, I have also met my Creole tutor! We had our first lesson walking from my house to the Casseuses' for lunch. I learned, "how are you", "I'm fine", "what is your name", and "my name is." Dinner tonight with the family should be interesting.
Lunch with Dr. Casseus (UCNH president) was a little awkward, but encouraging in some ways too. He's just not a man of many words. It seems his wife does a lot more coordination with visitors, so I'm looking forward to figuring out more of what I'm doing when she gets here. But who knows when that will be.
Anyways, so far a good first 2 hours and I'll keep you updated! Just not this frequently.
And thank you to everyone who prayed for my safe trip!