After several different cities, few showers, and a week of living out of a suitcase, I am finally in Cuenca! My host mother is very nice. Last night was super chill. My sisters weren’t home for very long so my mom and I had dinner and watched a lot of dog shows on Animal Planet. It's been kind of awkward at the beginning, but they are so nice and I can’t wait to get to know them more.
This morning we had breakfast and went to church. We have fresh squeezed juice with every meal... so good! My host mom told me it was a Catholic church so I was expecting a formal mass, but it was nothing like a Catholic church at all. It was very similar to my church at home. We sang canciones de alabanza con una banda (praise songs with a band) like Vengo A Adorarte (Here I am to Worship.) I couldn’t follow everything la pastora said, but I really enjoyed the parts of the message I could understand. Then my mom showed me how to get to school and we chatted a lot. Then I went to a bar to watch the Bears vs. Packers game and met some peace corp volunteers, other gringos, and a couple of nice Ecuadorians. I start classes tomorrow! WOO HOO. I've prettty much given ya'll enough reading material for a couple weeks so I'll leave it at that =]