U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter

Luang Prabang

A young monk in Laos had pressing life questions for President Obama. Last week, Obama answered them.

For an entire morning last September, a young monk named Sengdao Oudomsinh stood outside his temple in Laos hoping to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama.
Obama was passing through Sengdao’s tiny town of Luang Prabang during his final trip as president to Asia. And Sengdao, an 18-year-old monk, had fantasies of shaking the American president’s hand — or better yet, asking one of the ….

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