Monday, August 1, 2016

When your mission ends, you cry ;(

July 25, 2016

Hello everyone!

We had a better week. The last couple of days, the Lord has really blessed us. There is a lady that went to a different ward yesterday, but actually lives in our area. She told them that she loves church and the gospel and wants to be baptized!! We will be meeting with her on Thursday this week! Girls camp was last week for the stake, and a non member went and ended up bearing her testimony about the church, and she wants to get baptized, too!

One of our investigators, Lindsey, is the cutest, haha. She is 26, and we happened to cross paths a couple of weeks ago, and she has the cutest child! He is HUGE, like bigger than a 4-year-old huge, and he turns two in September.  We've taught her a couple of times, and she's so open and wanting to know what to do in her life. Some of the choices she needs to make are things that she needs to pray about. She said the closing prayer yesterday and just plead with God for help. It is so humbling to be a missionary and to have the privilege of helping God's children come unto Christ. 

So good! Missionary work is the best.

We had a zone conference on Tuesday last week, and the outgoing missionaries are able to bare (bear?) their testimonies, that means me. Man, Sister Roberts, Sister Moore, and I were in tears. I had to stop the sob coming.

Lake Elsinore Zone

Four missionaries that came to the California
Riverside Mission together: Sisters Roberts,
Moore, Cozzens and Elder ?

Sister Cozzens and Elder Michael Thompson,
 a friend from back home, and they leave the 
mission together!

Sister Rasmussen and Sister Cozzens are 
always matching.

God has played such a huge role in my life, and I am so grateful that He prompted me to serve, as I prayed. I am grateful for the strength and help He sent me in making the decision to serve. It has flown by, but I do know that serving a mission was part of God's plan for me. I can't even express to you how grateful I am for the gospel. I am grateful for how merciful the Lord has been to me. I am grateful that I can change. I am grateful for the testimony that I have gained and the foundation that I have built. I am grateful for the instrument that the Lord has molded me into, to bring about His purposes. I just love it. I am excited to see how much I have changed, because apparently you can tell a lot better when you are home.... Ah. But I am excited to take what I have learned and apply it to Gentile life. I know that the Lord has plans for me afterward, and I will continue to be His instrument.

I guess you don't need to know what goes on in my head, but I know that the gospel is true. The Lord loves you so much. We are literally children of God, and we have divine potential. When we come to see what our potential is, perspective of life and the choices we make, change. 

I'll talk to you next week! Or see you I guess.... uh.... see you later??

Love, Sister Cozzens

The missionaries had a bbq for p-day. "Go LAKE

Photo with a previous companion

Sisters Rodriguez and Cozzens

"I found a lizard tail, so I took a picture with it."

The house had termites, to they put up a tent????
(This caption needs an explanation!)

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