Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hey everyone!  
Inline image 1Bridget's new haircut!!(sorry it is sideways)
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.  
We also have been chatting with people online on  If anybody has questions we get them.  And these are the questions people don't ask the missionaries, or take their time to ask them.  We get them as the get to know you q's.  It is very interesting.  Then at the same time we have to communicate the spirit to them over chat or phone.  And somehow we are able to do this.  
This is a picture of our district.  Their names from left to right; bottom: Elders Jensen, Kelley, and Cosman
Back: Sisters O'leary, Kim, Lundahl, Sumsion, Brother Evans, Sisters Noble, Kasparian, Miller, Harline.

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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!
one of the things that they have told us to do on the mission is to expect miracles. well one of the sisters here is from colorado and as you proabably know there is a huge fire going on over there.  Well the fire started 1/2 mile away from fer house and they didn't know if  it had burned down or not.  But she prayed and prayed and while her neighbors houses were burned, hers was safe.  And she will have a house to go to when she gets home.  It was such a blessing to know that while we are here, our families are protected by the Lord.

Sister Lundahl

1 comment:

  1. Bridget,
    I didn't realize you had a blog till I got it from Mark Powell. I just read everything so far, and it's wonderful! I especially love the part about the light of Christ in your eyes, the lump of clay in the Savior's hands, the training tactics you are going through, how you get to contact people around the world, and your excitement to serve. You already seem wiser and more converted, after such a short time. You are being blessed with miracles too! I'm looking forward to hearing more.
    Love, Aunt Annette