"So which hat do you like better? Elder Dewey's old hat or his new one?" They voted on the bus. No vote held on the shorts.
Since we were not authorized missionaries in Kazakhstan, we were very careful to respect their rules, which meant no teaching, no regular missionary attire or nametags, etc.
Elders in our District we're great, lead by Elders Kimball with back-up from Elder Isanbarger. Besides morning study time, they were able to use the internet, shop at the "reenick"--a type of swapmeet, and hike up the 840 stairs. In the mall they had pizza."I feel like I'm in America," one Elder said.