Birthday: May 20th ,1990

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

Thank you everyone for following Jason's blog.
We can't thank you enough for your letters and  words of encouragement throughout these past two years.
Your support was more appreciated than you'll ever know.

Elder Glowa comes home on October 18th at 1:30 AM....
So on Monday night  if you're having trouble sleeping come join us at the airport..... LOL!!
For all those who were planning on coming with us.
Elder Glowa will be arriving on the Canadian side at the Airport because he is coming in from Toronto.
His flight number is Air Canada 7784 arriving at 1:35 am.

Thank you once again, We love you,
Fatima & Jay


Last email from the mission field in California.

October 15th,2011

Just a quick note, today is preparation day because next week is going to be transfer week and its on Monday this is the day president switched to preparation day. I just wanted to say thank you and that I'll see you around 1:35 am in Montreal Tuesday morning. Its crazy to think about what is happening. I am so tired it feels great I am going to work until I pass out tonight and then I will be seeing you all soon and give you the up dates of my life. I just wanted really to write that and make sure you had my Itinerary for my flight. I'm pretty sure you do, anyway I have to get going because we are trying to get everything done really fast so we can work as much as we can today seeing as its the last working day I will have in california. Hey so I hope you have been able to talk to the YSA elders so I can go with them on Tuesday for my last hours as a missionary.
I love you guys,
See you soon,
  Elder Jason A. Glowa
 "El mexicano del Norte"
     -Forever Strong-
I understand I will be really weird for a while so just please bare with me as I try and get sane or at least some version of it. We went to the Temple yesterday and I felt so weird and awkward all day. It was just weird not having a definite companion even for a couple of hours, I just felt lost so bad, I hope you can still love me even though I'm crazy. LOL!!

Second to last email from California.

October 10th,2011

Hola Montreal,
So Monday for me is all travel so  won't read an email so you don't have to bother writing one. Oh and get this so because transfers are next Monday instead of the Wednesday we have another preparation day this week. Its on Saturday so the week all I want to do is work to the grind I have to have another prep. day. So I think we will just do laundry and get to work after that. So you can write on for Saturday I think I write one last email to you all.

Anyway enough of my babyness, so this is it. I'm not going to lie I am really weirded out by this and I'm going to be weird for a while so please just bare with me as my life does a complete 180 and I try and cope with it. On Tuesday if you can get Court, to call the YSA elders that would be great. I would love to go out with them and teach that day, hopefully I can call some of my friends and we can teach them. Anyway so please contact them and we will need to make arrangements for me to meet them somewhere probably after studies so like I guess around like 10:30, 11. Yea if you could talk to them and give me an update of what you know for Saturday that would be golden. 
This past week has been really up and down, we have been cycling through investigators like there is no tomorrow. Its crazy, I love it though, we are just running around teaching and committing everyone to baptism and they either drop us or we drop them for not keeping commitments. I am on a full sprint and its crazy, I am so tired I can hardly stay awake if I'm in one place for to long. So I need to stay on the move. But i am loving every second of it. I always want to do more, i wish we didn't have to be in by 9 i feel really limited when its 8:50 and we need to be home on time and are just running around looking for people to talk to. But the rules are there for our protection so I guess its a good thing.
We had presidents interviews last Saturday and it was great, we had a zone meeting and I was able to see elder Christian for the last time. I love that elder it was great to serve with him and see him progress in his mission. I have receive amazing new this passed week that bunch of the people that I have taught in past areas have been baptized and are now in full faith and fellowship. Its awesome, even though I was not there i know that i played a part in someone's life and its warms my heart for the joy that they now have being a member of the church.
One miracle I want to share with you is that last week we where, I guess we have been impressed to see this family in the ward that we really don't know to well and so we had a team up and went over and talked with them for a while got to know them. A very nice family, as we talk we come to find out that the husband is not less active but not even a member at all. It was crazy because he asked us to come back and we are seeing him tonight so keep your fingers crossed. Its so amazing, im excited to see all the little miracles that happen as you do all that you can.
I love my mission so much, I have seen great times, hard times, and sad times but I have become the person I am supposed to be. I know that I am different then when I said good bye thoughts 2 years ago. I hope you can tell me what is different because I don't really see a difference but I know that this has only happened because I have given my all. I can honestly say I have done my best. And I am so happy to say that. I have one week left to tare it up and I'm going to do my best. I know this gospel blesses lives and that this is the greatest happiness in the world. I love you all so much. Thank you, even though you have been far away you have made my mission. Mom and dad thank you. To all else who read this thank you for what you have done for me and know that this is Christ's church on the earth. Everyone that wants to know it can and I hope that they will. I know Joseph Smith was called to be the prophet of the restoration and that Christ is at the head of this church. The book of Mormon is the word of God and we have a modern prophet. 
I love you all, 
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
 "El Mexicano Del Norte"
     -Forever Strong- 
Mom and Dad I'm not trunky but I want you to know that I am excited to see you again, I love you.
On Saturday my email will be short because I'm going to try and just work as much as I can that day so sorry if its not as long as this one. Love ya anyway.

So this week was awesome !

October 3rd,2011

Hey everyone!
So this week was awesome, what really comes to mind out of everything is General Conference! That was so powerful I felt such a spiritual smack down it was great it just got me super on fire and ready to go out a work my butt off. There were alot of talks that really sunk deep into my heart and alot of them I will never forget. One of the ones that really hit me was Elder Waddell of the 70 Saturday afternoon, I felt as though he was talking right to me. I know that I had to hear that talk it was great. I couldn't look away as he spoke not even to write notes it was all 100 percent on him. I loved it. I love conference because i got alot of answers for my investigators. I loved the talks on the book of Mormon and the way they explained it, i have taken some of what I have heard and been able to use it to explain certain things better for example the support that the bible and book or Mormon give each other. I really feel my teaching and spiritual sensitivity have gone up just this weekend alone hearing and applying conference to my life.
So your having trouble with the seminary kids eh? Well just give me 10 mins a baseball bat, 2 cattle prods and some super glue and I'll have them begging for there old way of learning back. haha, I'm just kidding..........sort of. Don't worry mom and dad the kids will learn I think they pick up alot more then you think they do, I remember I learned I lot more then I thought I did. When I have needed my seminary knowledge on my mission magically it has been there. It sinks into the spirit of there minds and alot to the time we don't know we have it until we are back up to corner and we need it to survive.
The timer is running out on my because we are at the library today, so I'm sorry but ill have to end in a little. I just want to give you an update on the area. We have been working our butts off trying to find, teach and baptize and its been awesome to see the miracles of people coming out of nowhere are we work hard and try to talk with everyone. Its been great. One of the greatest blessings i have seen in the last week or i should say week and a half is a sister who has decided to come back to church. She is so amazing, we randomly went by and she was there and we got to know her and shared a scripture. After a church tour a couple of days later she said she was planning on coming back to church and has come every week since. We have met with this sister and I have seen the gospel light up her life.
On a similar note there was one sister who was completely posted to ever coming back to church or missionaries coming by but through a series of events one night we were able to contact her with the bishop. The spirit was not a all in here home, there was not a good feeling in there at all. She said she had been praying for us to come and help her. We have been by a number of times and she is reading the book of Mormon regularly and the spirit is in her home as well. Although she has not come to church yet I know that it will be soon.
Miracles of reactivation are happening so much we are just working hard and i know that the lord has provided us with some form or success to keep us going, i know that this is all the lord. i claim no part in anything other then just being a warm body in a lesson as the spirit tells me what i need to say. The lord is by my side and i know that the spirit is my best companion, our companionship is a threesome with the holy ghost and we have been blessed with great power in our teaching because of it.
I love you all so much and am grateful for all that you do and have done. For all the sacrifices you have made for me a owe my mission to you mom and dad. Had it not been for you i would not be here. Thank you for always encouraging me to do what's right.
I love you all.
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
"El Mexicano Del Norte"
  -Forever Strong-

Monday, September 26, 2011

Alright so this week I actual have time to write!!!!

September 26th, 2011

Hola everyone,
Alright so this week I actual have time to write. So no more excuses I will tell you about the amazing week of Elder Glowa. So this pasted Tuesday was zone conference and it was great. The only bad part was we got home only in time to plan for the next day so we couldn't do any proselytizing. Well that's what happens when you live 2 hours away from anything.
Anyway, so the zone conference was a blast I got to see a ton of missionaries that I have known and served around. It was awesome. We got some training from president and sister Gelwix and it was great. I love listening to president, he is a great motivator and truly knows that gospel and lives it. I can really feel the spirit strongly as he gives us inspired training on how to be the missionaries that Heavenly Father wants us to be. The only part that was a bummer was that day was when we had the testimonies of the incoming and departing missionaries. I knew my name would be called but it was still weird. I never thought the day would come. But it does, it so strange I can't believe it. So I promised myself long ago that when I got up there to bare my testimony I wouldn't give a thankamony or a missionamony, or a repentanceamony. No I would and did give a testimony of what I know to be true. I bore it sat down and surprising enough I didn't cry. I thought I would have but I managed to keep myself well composed not like youth conferences growing up, oh my goodness...... I can still remember thoughts days " I know............sob......sob......sob.....muffled words....... brother.......sniff........rock!........ amen. I have come along way now people can actually understand what im saying. its neat.
The other event that happened this week was the exchange. We had an exchange with our district leader and it was awesome. I went with him in his area, elder Riding. He is a cowboy from Texas. We have become really great friends. I learned alot from him and am learning alot. I think that's what I have come to really understand on my mission, is the fact that I am learning all the time. Its awesome I am growing and becoming better all the time. Hurray for progression.
Elder Makahilahila and I have been working our tails off this past week and it has been paying off we had a less active lady at church this past week who has not been there for like 20 years and a brand new investigator there. Its been amazing. I know that it is nothing that we are doing it is all the Lord and His tender mercies. I am grateful to be an instrument in His hands. I don't know what it is but I feel the spirit so much more apparent and so much more strong now in the transfer then I have my whole mission. Its crazy, I feel like I am the best I have ever been and my companion is top notch as well. We are in perfect unity all the time, it is crazy. I love this work so much and can't wait to get back to the grind tonight.
I still have time to do all the good I can and I will. I love baring my testimony everyday, its crazy the power of the spirit as truth is said. It is a really tangible thing, the spirit is amazing, I am so grateful to work with it. I am loving every second of it. I love you all and thank you for all your support.
Elder Jason A. Glowa
"El Mexicano Del Norte"
    -Forever Strong-
Its so close to the end that I'm not going to be writing mail anymore, so tell everyone who has sent me letters thank you but I'll talk to them in person or call later to thank them, I need to stay focused. Tell Merr especially that I'm sorry but I'll make it up the her in a couple of weeks.
Since I'm going to be a missionary for an extra day because I get in at 1:30 in morning and I don't get release until that Tuesday night please tell our missionaries that I'm planing on being with them for the day and I have some friends I need to stop by and share the gospel with.
love you

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'M COMING HOME AT 1:30 IN THE MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REALLY ?????

September 19th,2011

Alright so story of my life but we have been crazy busy today and so I only have 5 mins for this message because we have a teaching appointment and we need to be there on time.
My companion and I are working hard and seeing alot of promise in Coalinga we are talking with everyone that we see no matter what. Our motto is "why not"  and then if people don't want to listen to us we just say alright well "MEH" and move on. I know that Heavenly Father has high hopes for this area and I just pray that I can do my part in helping this area grow and do my best.
I am so tired its awesome, every night I just want to crash out on my bed and do nothing  but sleep. Its just that, we go out and hit the grind everyday, we are teaching alot of interesting people but not alot of them are progressing at this moment so we are going to move on and find more people, that is the biggest trap I have seen from Satan on my mission is missionaries getting comfortable and just seeing the same people over and over because they will let them in but the investigators will just do nothing.
Well I know that Heavenly Father has me and elder Makahilahila here for a reason so the miracle will come. I know it will with all my heart. We just need to keep but our part and the miracle will come.
I wish I could write more but I have to go I love you all.
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

So I'm back here in Coalinga

September 12th,2011

Hey everyone!!!!!
Elder Jason Glowa checking in this week to give you an up date of the life and time of the one and only me! So I'm back here in Coalinga and it is great really awesome. President really has high expectations for me and Elder Makahilahila. Its humbling to know that president trusts us to tear it up here and baptize!
Hey this week is going to be a short one because I have to really get going we have been held up all day and so I'm sorry but like I always say I will make it up next week.  We are working super hard here, I am so happy. Its amazing to continue to see the blessings of the work. The people that got baptized right after I left, Jessie and Geronimo Soto are still active and doing great.
We are expected by president to see baptisms here so that is what we are working towards, all our efforts are to find those who are ready to receive us. We have been able to pick up a couple of new investigators and see some others progress so I am excited to see what happens.
Most of the people we are working with are teenage kids which is good because this ward needs more youth to support it. There is one kid that really stands out to me and that's Tye he is a great hearted kid, he just needs a push in the right direction. I hope that Heavenly Father continues to help us with him.
We had a lesson last week and it was a crazy experience, one of the people was saying some not very friendly things about the book of Mormon and I bore powerful testimony and could feel the spirit work it was crazy everyone when silent and the entire mood of the lesson changed. I have come to really understand the power of my calling. Its more then I can even imagine sometimes, I shock myself at somethings that I have been able to do or see others do.
This is truly the work of the Lord, if it wasn't then I know I would not have the companionship of the spirit that i do. I love every minute and work to have no regrets. I love you and thank you for everything guys!
Love you!
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
 "El Mexicano Del Norte"
     -Forever Strong-