This is the story of one typical missionary who served in Thailand during the 1973 Thai Revolution, while other Southeast Asian governments were collapsing following the U.S withdrawal from the Vietnam conflict. With this political turmoil as a backdrop, the author follows his day-to-day missionary life, from the extremes of being threatened at gunpoint to the routine attempts to convince culturally, nationalistically and religiously bound Buddhists that their lives would be better off both in this world and the next if they embraced Christianity as taught by the Mormons. This missionary experience is deepened and enriched by battles with parasites, broken ankles, rabid dogs, bicycle accidents, religious intolerance and the foibles of youth. Through it all, a Mormon mission can be the single most adventurous and influential event of a young man s life. It is a process that is clearly worth living whether in the first person or vicariously through the chapters of this book.