Life is super crazy in the MTC as we are doing our visitor center training, and I am learning that it is much harder than everybody else realized. First Sister Welch one of our teachers said that the reason we are called to visitor centers is for 2 reasons: 1st that we are called because when our pictures come up they can see the light of christ in our eyes. And second they can see our testimony of the Atonement. Talk about frightening. We are called to be the face of the Church for that reason. I never knew that.Also as we are in the mission field we don't just have one area where we are tracking or serving. We are literally serving the world. Because we are at the visitor center getting referals and online chatting with people and finally we are taking calls on the phone. We are talking to people who want to know more. We are recieving revelation faster than those in the field because we need to receive it for those who we only have a few minutes with. It the beginning I never realized how hard being a visitor center sister was. Because not only do we do all that we also give tours and have to relate everything we see to the gospel. Yesterday we were practicing this and we took everyday objects and related them to things. For example we had to relate the "Gospel Blesses Families" to a Garbage can or "The Great Apostasy" to a fire hydrant. Then we had to go out to different missionaries out and about and relate something on them to a principle we had already decided on. So I related a watch to faith. It is so cool how much I am learning.
The Elders have already left for their missions, but we all leave this next week. So I leave at 3:30 am on Monday. And I can buy a phone card here. So you don't need to worry about that. If you want to send me anything you should send it today, because I will not be able to get it Monday.
Oh yeah, miracle of the week. So yesterday, we were taking calls for the first time. And while we were waiting we kept getting spanish speakers for some reason. And we had to keep having our teacher take the calls since she speaks spanish. And all of our chats were ending early or people were just leaving and it was getting annoying, and depressing. So I sat there and I prayed, asking Heavenly Father to send us someone who was prepared and wanted to learn the gospel. And 3 min. later we got a call from a man in canada looking for friends and help! Of course we referred him to the missionaries and got his e-mail so that we could stay in contact with him. It is crazy how we are able to influence those around the world just by sitting in one room.
I am honestly excited to be a Visitor Center sister now. I love it and I am excited to get out into the field.
With our Visitor center training we are going to Temple square. We already went once but we are going again on Saturday. And we will be the ones giving tours with the sisters. We will teach and share the gospel and invite others to come unto Christ. I am so excited as we will be practicing and actually helping real people.
The Lord puts different people in our life. Everyone you meet the Lord is preparing somehow. They need this, and we might not be the person who they are converted with but one day it will happen. They say it takes 8 contacts with the gospel before people are ready to accept it. So we might be that first one or the seventh or even the eighth and be helping them on their journey. We don't know. All we do know is that we need to help them. And that they are children of God.
I love the Gospel. I am excited to share it with the world. Because I will be doing just that not just to those in NH but everywhere. This is his truth and we as missionaries are here to share it with all!