Monday, January 4, 2016

Mon, Jan 4, 2016 We are the light.

Dear family and friends,
I first want to talk about the testimony that I have gained this week about prophets and apostles. It all started when we had planned to teach the Restoration to the Sanchez family. We started off, and then we we got to "God reveals His gospel in every dispenstion", they had so many comments about the prophet and apostles. They said that they have so many friends who are members of the church post things on line every day against what the prophets and apostles have said. They post these things because they agree more with the world and believe that God should change His will. These members were so sad that their good friends were saying these things, they bore powerful testimony that the prophets are called of God. They have been given the priesthood power to speak and act in the name of God. So if God were here on the earth with us, He would be saying the exact same things. We are promised that if we follow the prophets, we will receive blessings. If we don't, we lose those blessings and distance ourselves from God. I have seen this on my mission. The world has definitely distanced itself from God and then continue to make that gap bigger and bigger. 
These members taught me that it is getting easier and easier to discern the followers of Christ from the world. We have a light and people can see it. 


During my studies this morning, that is all I could think about. (1Nephi 14:10)
It is so clear that we are either members of the church of God or members of the church of the devil. It is either the winning team or the losing team. There is no neutral. There is no in between. You MUST be on God's team and you MUST be playing. We know who will win. Now, it won't be easy to play with all our heart, might, mind, and strength, but we can do it. If we want to know how to be on God's team and play for His team...we must listen to the prophets. We must hearken to their words, which are actually the words of God (Amos 3:7). No matter how hard it might be or if you don't understand why, we must trust and follow. I pray that we may have the faith to listen to prophets, and then the humility and trust to act on what they say. We must be the light! We are the light!

So I am pretty sure Vancouver is the only place in the world that has snow on the ground without it even snowing. We wake up to white frost everywhere because of all the humidity and how cold it is! But it is finally snowing fun to see how excited Sister Polanco is to see her first snow day and throw her first snow ball!!!:):)

Look at this bear we found...Sister Polanco is so tiny

And there's the little chubs
Well that's basically it for me this week! We are finding, finding, finding. Working hard with the members, loving the snow, following the Spirit, doing all we should do!:):) We know that God will bless us so much! I pray that all of you have such a great week! 

Hermana Hoth

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