Hi to all!!
I had a crazy week! Three 24 hour exchanges! It was good though, I was able to be busy, work hard, and spend time with other missionaries!
One of our investigators came to church! Her name is Christina! She is the cutest girl. She's in her twenties, so we relate very well, and we get along great. She was saying in our Gospel Principles class that her mom had asked her that morning why she kept going to church if her boyfriend (who is in the YSA ward, she has a daughter) was in a different ward. She told her mom that she liked the people in our ward, and she likes what is being taught! Our ward is pretty great! GO CANYON CREST!!
On one of my exchanges, with Hermana Visick, we were having a really slow day. We hadn't gotten in with anyone until 4:30. I had been thinking about why we weren't getting in with anyone, and I recognized that my attitude towards the work wasn't where is should have been. I should have been excited and had faith that we were going to find people to teach! I said a prayer and told Heavenly Father that I knew that there were people out there and that we were going to pick up new investigators. The next door we knocked on, there was a woman cooking dinner. I said to her "We just wanted to drop by and share a short message with you," and then she let us in!
Sister Visick and Sister Cozzens
What are our attitudes towards the situations in life? Are we being positive and looking to follow the Spirit continually? Are we exercising our faith continually?
Now it is Christmas! Our Father in Heaven gave His son to us. Jesus Christ is our Lord and our Savior. A Savior was born, and He is the Gift. I love Christmastime, to think of and feel the joy of Christmas and of Christ's birth.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
Sister Cozzens with her district
Christmas Nativity from Sister Cozzens' family
The Sisters' mini Christmas tree
The mission home is STUFFED full of Christmas
packages for the Elders and Sisters!
Elder Just with more packages
Half of the Zones from the California Riverside Mission
got together at the Grand Building to eat and receive
their Christmas packages. Can you find Sister Cozzens?
There she is again...far right
Sister Cozzens, far left, waiting for her packages
Sister Cozzens with her Zone