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Latter-day Saint Missionaries Credited to Saving a Women Experiencing Allergic Reaction

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Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint often find themselves helping others. A pair of sister missionaries in St. George, Utah had the unique experience of helping a woman and actually saving her life last month. 

Sisters Emily Hale, of northern California, and Jessie Lee, of New Zealand, were on their way to meet a new friend in the Rincon Del Sol apartments when they saw a woman sitting outside her apartment.

The sisters told St George News that they “were just out doing our normal thing. We were on our way to meet somebody we hoped to introduce ourselves to when we noticed that a women was sitting there and that she might have needed some help. So we decided to introduce ourselves and see if there was anything we could do for her.”

 

The woman in need was 62-year-old Dara Knibbs. She was experiencing a severe allergic reaction to being stung by a wasp at least six times. 

As the missionaries approached she told them, “I not OK — I’m going to need help.”

The sisters were able to call 911 and keep Dara calm while they waited for medical assistance.

Because Knibbs was unable to speak, she began to use sign language to communicate. Both missionaries had never understood sign language before, but in the moment they were blessed to fully comprehend what was being said. 

Knibbs is extremely grateful to the sister missionaries who were led to her. She feels like the experience is an example of God being aware of her and inserting divine intervention. 

When recalling the experience, Sister Hale shared, “That day, not only did we get to bring that hope and spirit into her life, we were also able to help her physically. We tend to deal more with the spiritual matters and help people build a relationship with God, but that day it was pretty awesome to protect her from meeting God.”

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Kaitlyn Hall
Kaitlyn Hall
Kaitlyn is a student at Utah Valley University, where she is studying Public Relations. She served her mission in San Diego California and Chile. Kaitlyn loves sports, country music, being in the mountains and eating chocolate chip cookies.

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