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Hi I'm Bridger

I am a college student. I help orphans in Rwanda. I intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Bridger. I am a college student studying International Human Rights Law/ Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies. I started an organzation that aids orphans of the Rwandan Genocide. I am an intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. And I am currently preparing to serve an LDS mission to the people of Zimbabwe.

Why I am a Mormon

The world in which we live is a world of grief, suffering, greed, and immorality. The gospel of Jesus Christ has enabled me to look beyond the horrible events of the past. Every day that I am working with these wonderful children, orphans of a devastating genocide, I cannot help but wonder how God could let something like that happen to such a wonderful and loving people. Having the knowledge of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has given me relief to know that even though horrible things, such as genocide, can happen in this world; the peace of a better life beyond keeps the questioning at bay. The knowledge that families can be together forever. Even though the rawness of this day's suffering is most powerful, the savior is always there for us. He delivered those victims from their sufferings. He bled and died so that I and my fellow beings could have this gift of eternal life.

How I live my faith

Working with these children, I am constantly reminded of the savior and his commandment to love one another. Serving others can be a marvelous way to live the gospel. Through my service to the orphans and other survivors of the Rwandan Genocide, I am better able to keep to the faith. These people are beyond amazing. They are humbled by the events of the past, they learn from the past, they remember the past; but they do not let that past stop them from recognizing the blessings that the gospel brings to their lives. It is their miraculous example that humbles me, and helps me to remember the savior Jesus Christ and the powerful role that his gospel plays in my everyday life.