Well this week was craaaazy busy....I hardly had time to sit down. We went to Holbrook for Zone Training, came home, then went back to Holbrook, came home, then went back again, then went to Joseph City, then back to Winslow. On Saturday we had interviews with President and it was soo good, he is just hilariously sarcastic. He gave us a few days warning cuz he's coming to check our house for mold and stuff so of course...we sterilized everything. He walks in and just wouldn't stop dropping sarcastic comments about "how are beds are probably always made like that" and other stuff:P He concluded his inspection with "well....I'd say my final stance on this is...write it in your journal so it will motivate you to get a good job to by a house NOT like this for your wife." A plumber came over and got rid of a lot of the black mode sooo yes....I'm very motivated to get a good job to buy a house NOT like this:)
So you know how I "randomly" got up for the car wreck in front of our house last week? Well this week I showed up after a lady had just gotten in a severe car wreck and walked home, it was random but we went to her house. She was in compensated non-progressive shock from internal hemorrhaging so not critical but in really bad shape, she'd also suffered from a severe head injury, so I did an assessment on her and we got her to the ER. Then later that night we just decided to go knock on another door, no one answered but we stayed there on the porch, all of a sudden a teenage girl ran up to the porch obviously in shock and about to pass out, she was in some type of anaphylactic reaction which she has medicine for but the door to her house(the one we were just knocking on) was locked and no one was home. She was panicking so I did what any missionary would do....broke into her house for her;) An old trick my papa showed me (I only do it for good use I promise dad) then we made sure she was ok, then the next day someone was messing around and broke his ankle which turned into an open fracture, stuff just kept happening so finally I was like "Ok Heavenly Father, what am I supposed to learn here?" Well I'd been really struggling talking to people tracting and contacting, I just get nervous and unconfident and awkward partially because I had a terrible experience with knocking doors in Cortez but anyways God showed me something. When I'm thrown into any type of Medical Emergency situation my whole body switches over and just starts doing, I'm confident that I know what I'm doing, I assess, I ask questions, I treat. Well Heavenly Father showed me how to transfer those skills and confidence into missionary work, In a very real sense missionaries are spiritual EMT's, and when I knock on the door, I assess, I ask questions, and I treat them spiritually. It was definitely a tender mercy from God and we ended up finding 4 new investigators in two days and I am so much more confident in missionary work now. I boast in my God!
In this Mission I have absolutely come to a knowledge in discerning my spirit, evil spirits, and the Holy Ghost, that has been unbelievingly priceless information to me. I encourage all to pray and to learn how to discern your thoughts from the impressions of the Holy Ghost, if you do, you will be a worker of miracle for our Lord!
Shout out to Sister Smith for MAKING me a flipping awesome tie!! This flour is what all the natives like religiously make fry bread from.
Holbrook with all the Elders
So the movie Cars is based off of Holbrook, recognize this place and a certain toe truck?