It's been an exciting first few days! I have never been to the southern states before, so it has been interesting just exploring new places. My favorite part so far has been the church service at Mother Emmanuel. The fact that services are packed even after the tragic event last summer shows the resilience of the church and the members, and it was truly inspiring. During the civil rights movement, churches played critical roles, such as gathering places for organizing marches and sit-ins, so actually being in one was a very cool experience.