This week went by really really fast for me, Since i last emailed on Wednesday i feel like the week flew by super fast.
Well i was able to go to the Boston Temple this past week and that was a great experience for me. Its the first time that i have been to the temple and when we finished and left i actually wished i could go back.
After we went to the Temple we made a side trip along the coast of New Hampshire. (Yes there is a small coastline of New Hampshire.) WHO KNEW THAT!!! I sure didn't before my mission. But we stopped at a beach town called Hampton beach. That place was so crowded! I was amazed at how many people were there. I wasn't expecting much with this beach but it surprised me with how similar it was to California Beaches.
But i was able to have a New England Lobster roll with hand squeezed lemonade on the beach which not very many people can say they have had that kind of luxury.
On July 30th a Thursday is when i was able to help save someones life. This is the Wasp Story.
We were helping a man named Brian Hughes out in his yard by moving granite gravel to the surroundings of his house. He had a rake and was raking the leaves out of the way. While he was doing so he hit a hornets nest and was actually stung about 7 times in his legs. He then told us he was slightly allergic to them and went inside to find some medicine to combat the poison. We were getting thirsty so we went inside too. We found him gripping the table very tightly trying his best to keep himself up and stable. He told us he wasn't feeling great and asked us to go look for some other kind of medicine. Than he fell to the floor really quickly. (This man is about 6'4 about 250lbs) His son was in the room and we told him to call 911 and he did and a first responder came within the next 5 minutes. Until he came i was assessing the situation and i didnt really know how to help. He had a pulse, he wasnt choking, he was just very dizzy and was still able to talk but very slurred. As everyone stood there helplessly looking at him i moved to the back side of the room and just said a quick prayer telling God that i dont like not being able to help in this situation and that if there was a way i could make a difference that he would tell me right then and there. I felt i should do what i know how to do which is give a priesthood blessing. By this time there were 5 paramedics around brother hughes trying to keep him stable and giving him medicine. So as he was on the stretcher being pulled out of the house we gave him a blessing. I like James 5: 14-15 which states.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
After Bro Hughes left in the ambulance, we later found out that his pulse stopped and that his heart was having trouble pumping blood out to the rest of his body. He told us that for a split second he was technically dead, and he told us that if we hadnt been there to give him the blessing that he doesnt think he would be in the great condition that he is now in. He didnt say i raised him from the dead or anything but that blessing was able to give him that uplift that he needed to make it through his physical pain.
That was a pretty crazy part of the week. That is my biggest highlight from the week and i can say that im grateful to be a helping hand to others. It feels good to make people smile and let them know that i care.
Thanks for the mail and emails everyone! Please keep it up since i have 2 months left and i need all the support i can get!!!
This is an earlier picture of them visiting the Hughes family...