Into the arching, criss-crossed ceilings, and echoing terminal of Beijing, we stumbled off our 12 hour plane flight, feeling that dizziness that comes from still being awake when your body has decided you’re asleep. It’s a pearly morning now and we are settled round our lovely hostess’ table with very strong coffee and bagels as we discuss our itinerary. We are here for eighteen days. My mom will be speaking almost every day, and we will be traveling all over the country. I’ve signed on as the journalist of this adventure, so I will hope to be able to update here as often as I have connection. Oh, and I just got a camera, so I’ve stepped up in the world! The first speaking engagement is this afternoon, so I’m away now to dress up, and tonight we fly to Shanghai. I am humbled to be here. Very humbled. Remember these times and people in your pr@yer. There is so much need and it is a grace to be here. Au Revoir for now.