I can’t believe I’m finally getting out of here!! Surprisingly I feel super nervous though! I feel really similar to how I felt leaving home and coming to the MTC, just without the homesickness part, only the nervousness and excitedness (I know that isn’t a word)!! So this week was pretty eventful, and flew by actually!!
So my district became the oldest district in our zone when the district above us left on Monday and Tuesday so Elder Pisciotta and Seegmiller got called as the zone leaders after two weeks! And I was made the district leader when Elder Pisciotta was promoted! That was all on Sunday. Fortunately for me, I missed the meeting where I was called to be the district leader because I was at the Emergency Room with my companion hahaha. So on Sunday morning around 6, Elder Hainsworth woke up and went to pick his head up off of his pillow when he heard a pop and a shooting pain in his neck. He doesn’t know what happened so he freaks out and wakes all of us up and says, “I heard a pop in my neck and can’t move…” So I immediately think he broke his neck somehow and was paralyzed!!! So we had to call the front desk and we got him to sit up and get into a van, at which point I knew he hadn’t broken his neck and would be fine thank goodness haha. So they drove us to the Hospital on Bulldog and State and we spent the morning getting him x-rayed, and he had just somehow pulled a muscle in his neck hahaha and sleeping by the way. Then we had to go to Walgreens and get him some muscle relaxers, an anti-inflammatory and some pain killers. It was seriously so weird getting off of the compound (as we call the MTC hahaha). We drove past Helaman Halls and all of the places that my friends and I hung out at, and that was when I realized that I was a missionary! hahaha It was super weird going into Walgreens because it felt like the real world in there! And I almost couldn’t recognize Provo with all of the construction going on! Entire buildings had literally disappeared and roads were under construction everywhere! But that was a fun morning! haha Oh and not to mention that was fast sunday so I was starving all day. On top of my own companion being out of commission, we had two other elders that I had to accommodate splits for because they were sick and had to go to the health clinic, or back to the residence, and all sorts of stuff so my first day was crazy as a district leader!