Charlie's reply when I (his mom) asked if he has had any scary experiences:
i have had one near death experience but i dont know if i want to tell you because i dont want you to worry about me (that and i know it would make dad freak out (it has to do with a 4 foot long very deadly snake....)) yes i am being serious but dont worry hahaha. and dont tell dad hahahahha.
with elder segard we were teaching a family that lives in the middle of a corn field. while segard was saying the closing prayer i looked down and between my feet was the head of a coral snake (very mean and kill people in 10 minutes) i followed the typical colorado advice they wont bother you if you dont bother them. so i did nothing (remember at this time i dont know how bad this snake is). it started slithering toward the investigator but also got close to my foot so i slid my foot out of the way. my investigator heard me sliding my foot, opened his eyes and freaked out!! segard closed the prayer. and we all freaked out and got back..the noise scared the snake and it slithered into the side pouch of my backpack. the investigator yelled at his son to get a stick. the son runs into the house and comes back out with a 7 foot stick. carlos (investigator) asks me if i have anything breakable in my backpack, i say no. he smashes the snake with the stick. the snake gets mad and bites my backpack. carlos hits the thing probably 15 more times. then i am told how dangerous the snake is. i left my backpack there so they could properly clean it with and get rid of the blood and venom.