"And they gave thanks to God, yea, all their men and all their women and all their children that could speak lifted their voices in the praises of their God."
i am FULL OF THANKSGIVING !
the Lord has provided me and my family and all of us with SO many things to lift up our voices and praise Him !
with thanksgiving being this week i have been thinking about what i am THANKFUL for ! there are so MANY things .. each of these people or places have brought some kind of JOY, HAPPINESS & LEARNING into my life ..
* ALL OF YOU. meaning my family, friends, and anyone who reads my emails and continually supports and strengthens me !
* TERRI LYNN WARNER, LAURA ANNA-MARIE WARNER, HEATHER KATHLEEN HATCH
* MY MEMMOTTS.
* WISCONSIN and everything related to the cheese land .. THE BARRETTS .. my companions and their families .. Wisconsinite saints .. the accent .. cheese and change of seasons and every child of God who stops to hear us !
* BFFL jose romo jr. you are a pretty great guy.
* my talents Heavenly Father gave me.
* my BFA Degree
* the KOZLOSKY HOUSE !
* being able to email once a week !
* SNAIL MAIL FROM ALL OF YOU !
* herbal peppermint tea !
* the ability to see, hear, touch, taste, smell !
* THE BOOK OF MORMON
the list could go on and on BUT something i am so very grateful for is ..
THE RESTORED GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST !
we are the family of God and we are blessed to have the fulness of the gospel right at our fingertips .. it is amazing ! i love it !
we are in for a week full of joy and thanksgiving !
this last week was a grand one ..
we went to the SPRECHERS ROOTBEER FACORY with all the missionaries and our SARA came as well ! we got to try all the rootbeer ! it was tasty !
we also made KOZLOSKY HOUSE TIE DIE TSHIRTS ! it was an extravaganza ! marmie got to go to DISNEYLAND ! i am glad you had fun !
sometimes i wish s.pluim and i could video record ourselves and our days .. its way fun and funny ! we had a dinner appt with RACHEL and KRYSTAL from the YSA and we could not stop laughing .. pure joy and happiness .. s.pluim told me as we left that i could fit in with the weirdness of her family ! i was pretty weird/funny that eve !
we had interviews with our papa barr .. oh how i love that man ! he always warms my cold hands when he shakes my hands ! we had a good talk and we have a lot of work to do and we are gonna do it !
our YSA are the bomb ! they always have someone at dinner that is just great for us to be there ! either its a friend of theirs or someone who hasnt been to church in awhile .. they are just on top of the game and we are grateful for that !
on 11.18 we ended up being at the mission home till 11:30p .. WOW ! we went to say goodbye to the alders at 9:10p .. our senior office couple but they were just finishing dinner and were still going to do a testimony meeting ! president had e.carter[ap] and me s.warner bear our testimonies and then the alders and then both the barretts and before you know it the time is far spent ! but i love the alders and miss them already ! we are getting 2 senior sisters coming in the office this week !
we had an AMAZING lesson with SARA about JACOB 5 .. she learned about it at UWM institute and loved it .. she knew she was a branch getting grafted into the tree where the roots are good ! PRAY FOR HER ! she goes home to green bay this week for thanksgiving and is going to talk to her mom about baptism !
pang kou yang had us over with a bunch of her HMONG friends for a PHO PARTY ! pho is almost like top ramen but on steroids ! it is SO good ! we had a lot of good talking with them too .. especially about Christianity b.c. most Hmong people are Shamanism .. it was really good !
rebecca lynn kozlosky turned 14 and we got her a coloring book ! haha that is what she wanted ! i love her as my little sister !
we had a wonderful sabbath .. lots of spirituallity ! we got invited to the SED [sunday evening discussion] as "OLDER YOUTH" to explain what we went through in High School and what they are going through and how to become the children of God that Heavenly Father knows and wants you to become. it was fun ! i am a WAY older youth !
wow. good times. good week. more to come next week ! remember :
"And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive."
2 Nephi 9:52
"Behold, my beloved brethren, remember the words of your God; pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy name by night. Let your hearts rejoice."
again THANK YOU for everything. i am so grateful for my life and the experiences that have made me who i am and to be here now.
I LOVE YOU.