Monday, November 30, 2015

Protection and Miracles - How grateful I am for life

Hello world,

What a blessing it is to be alive. I have never been so grateful for the gift of life. 

First, we had a ton of exchanges this week. Elder Lampropoulos and I were away from each other for 3 days. It was crazy. I got to exhange with Elder Tarbet from Logan, UT. I also exchanged with Elder Kinvile from Rexburg, ID. They are both awesome and we had a blast. All we really did was knock door and talk to people on the street. Finding all day. Then I got to go up to Edinburgh and exchange with Elder Tang. It was so fun. We GQ-ed around the city and in 1 hour we found 10 potentials! We are lucky to get 1 a day in Dumfries. But that is the blessing of a city. We also stopped a girl headed to a Thanksgiving party and she gave us some cookies :) they weren't very good cookies, but it's the thought that counts! I loved talking to people in Edinburgh. They are so willing to talk and learn. 

We also crashed into a tree this week. We are fine. We were driving on a dark road and we came to a very sharp turn we didn't know was there. We hit some mud, lost traction, and slammed into a tree going about 45-50. There were definitely angels protecting us. It was a miracle that we hit straight on and no other cars were coming. We are a little shaken up and have some bruises and some owies, but we are doing okay. However, the car was totaled and we kind of went into shock. My mind couldn't process what had just happened. It was so scary. I remember we stumbled out of the car and I just fell to my knees because I was shocked, scared, and we didn't know where we were. Elder Lampropoulos pulled me away from the car because he thought it was going to explode. 

We called the Mission President, and he was so loving and tried to calm us down, and then gave the phone to someone who could help us sort out the crash. Right then a member pulled up and got out of her car. Both of us looked at the other and asked "Did you call her?", which was dumb because I was holding the phone. She used to be a police officer and was so prepared to help us and was a real angel in a scary time. We are so thankful that she listened to the spirit prompting her subtly that she needed to drive a certain way home. We were definitely protected by angels on both sides of the veil. We have been so blessed with many miracles. We also are humbled to know what it feels like to not have a car.

That is really all for this week. Sorry there isn't more. We are going to the doctors this week to sort out all that has happened. We are in a little bit of pain, but don't worry. We are okay.

The Lord is my Shepherd.

Elder Crowe
Kebabs and exchanges - fun

Elder Kinvile from Idaho - Super fun guy

Car accident - don't freak out

car accident - we are ok

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