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The Missionary Position

Speaker of the House Greg Curtis

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Greg Curtis

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Attorney, state lawmaker, speaker of the House Served mission in Auckland, New Zealand, 1980-82

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Were you ever injured on your mission?

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“One time we were playing volleyball on our recreation day. A huge Polynesian guy came flying through the net and landed on my ankle; it rolled and just yanked out. My companion and two other guys get me into a car, and I think they’re taking me to the doctor. They took me over to this medicine woman’s house. … The three of them held me down and stuffed one of my socks in my mouth so I wouldn’t scream. She proceeded to massage my ankle, and set it using some kind of coconut oil'Hawaiian tanning oil, for all I knew. So, tears rolling down my face, she snapped me up and said, ‘You’re good to go.’ Since I’ve been home, I’ve broken it playing basketball three times.”

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