So I've got a lot of information on Laos.
My ViSa was sent in on June 14 and the other new lao elder's was sent in a week or two later. They say it will take 90 days to be ready,,, but most likely will take a lot less than that. President wants to send us up there as soon as its ready because once we get up there, the two elders already there will go home after one transfer and then us two will take over. So we've got a lot of responisibility in getting the language down as best ew can before we go. As well as learning how to teach english professionally. Our deal as teachers up there is we teach government workers english, and this is the only way our 'church', known as DIC (Deseret International Charities) is allowed to be in Thailand. There is also a senior couple that lives in Laos but just kinda hangs out with us haha. Proselyting is absolutetly not allowed because Lao is a communist country and its just like that haha. Proselyting is what got us kicked out of Laos last time. Our church building and houses were taken by the government. But a few months later president went up and bought a big hotel for several million dollars and this is now used for sunday services. But to Laos its 'just a hotel.' The new house they bought is a distance away from the hotel. But President and some others are beginning a renovation on the hotel for 300,000 dollars so that us missionaries can live there. Basically living at the church haha. The hotel lies right next to the river with a beautiful view.When I skyped with the Lao elders they said that it is going to be a hard lifestyle to get used to but way fun and good. They said 'you aren't going to feel like a real missionary which is hard but this work will change your life.' They don't proselyte, when they visit members they aren't allowed to share thoughts or scriptures etc. But somehow they still get an average of 20 investigators to church each sunday. Laos is a beautiful place and I am way excited. I think this is God's opportunity for me when my patriarchal blessing talks about the Gathering of israel. I am praying about it and making sure I am a pure and Christlike person. Because the only way I can get the Message of the Gospel to others is by my example and reverence and charity etc. I am way excited. I forgot a lot of it dangit but I'll keep you updated as i remember stuff. Basically the church is putting a lot of money into us.
After the older missionaries leave president wants to get 2 more up there soon. So I with the other one going with me will train after being there alone for a couple transfers. Then maybe one day will get to 6 total (the maximum) again.