December 26, 2018 – Wednesday

Weather: 30 Celsius – Sunny

This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, John and Sam were set for their departure – luggages at the reception. They said goodbye to Sengkeo. With the driver Somphet, John, Sam, Ken and I went to the local bank for a payment transaction. Half-a-hour later, at 10 am, we were at the airport. John and Sam checked in, passed quickly customs and security. Au revoir dear friends. We will see you in Winnipeg.

Back to the hotel, Ken made a few phone calls, met some friends and members of his family. We talked to Toui, our contractor, about our next school construction project. We are glad to announce that we are getting closer to our target goal of CAD $55,000, thanks to the latest donations from Canada, USA, Australia and Laos. We are confident the construction of Nong Chung Primary School could start in the next few months. 

In the afternoon, we went to the Central Lao Post Office to have the certificates of appreciations wrapped and ready for us to bring with us to Canada. 

This evening - time to pack. We have to leave the hotel at noon tomorrow. Our flight will be at the end of the day. Destinations: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Chicago and Winnipeg.