I had a great preparation day. We toured a Lao Buddhist Temple. It wasn’t really cool and the person that gave us the tour didn’t speak much English, but he let us take lots of pictures. They have lots of Buddha’s. We also went to the old Fort Smith Museum and the lady behind the counter recognized us because we were showing some other missionaries around and while we were in the gift shop and basically had a war with the wooden guns, the Ranger included,J . We asked her other places that we should go and she suggested the tour of the visitor center.
We took a “G” rated tour of the bordello, which was interesting.
The storm that was supposed to be super bad seems to have melted away. We had to call our District Leader to let them know where we were staying because we were asked to sleep in a house with a fireplace with firewood. But my district, minus the sisters, came to our apartment and six Elders’ in one apartment equals windows steamed and lots of jokes and games.
Before I forget, we have no dinners this week and I know how much it stinks. So, I commit all that read this to sign up to feed missionaries somewhat often.
Please and thank you,
E. Dustin Swanger