Birthday: May 20th ,1990

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Exeter California! This area is so amazing !!!!

Hola everyone,

Alright so today I'm reporting from wonderful Exeter California! This area is so amazing, I love it here so much its not funny. My new companion is Elder Bryant, he is from Arizona and one of the best companions I have had on my mission. We are working hard a lot and are seeing many miracles. We are going to have a baptism on the 9th of April for a man named Cameron Chipchase. He is really prepared, he came up to Elder Bryant and another missionary Elder Vega the Tuesday before I got here and they found out he spent 2 and a half months reading the book of Mormon and check out the church doctrine and the church site, He talked with them when they were emailing in the library, they took him on a church tour and he said he wanted to be baptized. It was really powerful to teach him for the first time because be just came out and set his own baptismal date. 

So to go back and talk a little more about Elder Bryant, he is fun and serious and just a power house teacher and loves to work so we get along great with each other. When we are not managing the affairs of the zone or doing meetings we are working hard talking to everyone and committing everyone to baptism. It has just been such a blessing. It was really weird to leave Tulare but I'm sure all is well there Elder Jolley is a good missionary and I know that everything is going great there.

Oh yea let me tell you about another great experience, so on Sunday we had an appointment with the Rasner family to teach one a friend of the family. Well the Nina and her friend had a "falling out" so we could teach but what happened was Nina brought another friend Ashley to church and she came up and said she wanted to take the missionary lessons. So we went over to teach this other friend and come to find out she used to come to church when she was young and that her dad is less active.  So as we were teaching her we felt the spirit really strongly and she felt all that we said was true so we committed her to baptism and she accepted for April 30th. 

There are alot of great things happening in are area. I can't wait for what happens this week. Something that my companion and I are doing is that we want to find a family and we know that we will find one. We have been praying for a family of 5 so that we can help them come unto the gospel and see the blessings that come. We are really praying hard for this and I want to invite you at home to pray specifically that we can find a family of 5 this week in our area. 

I have to get going but I thank you so much for everything. I love you guys alot.

Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

Mom tell the Aro family I say hi and that I love them alot and that I'm going to write them next week. Tell them thank you for all they have sent to me and for there love, it really means a lot.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Transferred to Exeter and new Zone Leader

WEEK 72   Tulare, California

Hola everyone,
Alright so to start off I'm alright, I'm not sick anymore.It was kinda funny I got some Ibeprofin (how ever the heck you spell that) and I had some sleep (I felt so apostate not working, I hate staying in) so I slept from 4 till 6:30 and the I got ready and we worked from then on I didn't feel 100%, but I could walk and speak so that's all you really need to go to work. It took about 2 days to get back to 100%,but I got there. Its funny to me how I can see that I have changed, its really weird its like I need to work hard,I have an emotional need for it and I love it alot. I feel so bad when we have to stay in, I know sometimes we need to but it just bothers me alot on the inside. Anyway long story short I'm fine now so you don't have to worry mom but thank you for caring it means alot to have a mom who loves you.
 I printed off some pictures on a CD and I'm sending them next week . I have some really good ones, your going to love them, in total I think I've taken like 1449 pictures something like that. Well mom I am you son and now I hate to admit it but I really love pictures. Plus its more fun the writing in a journal. I'm still not very good at that either...... which makes me dad's son also, haha so its not my fault its in my DNA.
Oh hey you have to tell everyone I say hi and if everyone could write me a letter that would be great. I really want to hear from PAT AND JON AND CHRIS AND HAMISH AND JUSTIN AND EVERYONE. I miss those guys I'm hoping that there not to busy to remember their friend Elder Glowa (ME not Ben).
So yea ummm lets see what else did you write me Oh yea, so the cake business, how's that going? From what I see you are now the cake master. I just thought of something, Dad and me and Ben are the entertainment and your the refreshments. The Glowa are the party.
One more thing before I go into some news you have to tell Chris Gagnon he is a stud. I'm so proud of him, that's the best choice of his life. He has always been mighty in the spirit and he's going to do great things.
In mission news:
We got transfer calls last week and I'm leaving Tulare and I'm headed  15 mins away to a town called Exeter. Its in a different zone so i can't go back to Tulare whenever I want either but the some of the members say they'll come and visit. Oh yea and President called me to be a Zone Leader. So I've switched areas and assignments I'm in Exeter and zone leader of the Visalia Zone. Its going to be weird, I'm nervous and excited. I got the call Saturday at 4:30 president called as we were riding home and we said:
Hello Elder Glowa How are you?
EG: Great president how are you?
PG: good, good I just called to check in to see how you were doing
EG: Alright president (all sorts of confused)
PG: HAHA no I'm just joking
and then President said the words that strike fear into every missionaries heart over the phone.
PG: Elder Glowa do you love the Lord?
EG: Yes, president
PG: are you willing to do what the Lord asks of you, what ever that maybe, even if it may be hard and stretch you?
EG: Yes president
PG: Great that's Great, Elder Glowa I want to call you to be (and then it hit me as I sat there in bewilderment he said) a Zone Leader.
We exchanged some words after that, nothing really big he gave words of encouragement and told me where I was going and that sort of stuff then it was done.
I'm going to miss Tulare we have alot of great members and alot of great people we talk to. I'm going to miss Andrew and Maria alot. Also Nicky and everyone else. The members here where out of this world good with helping us out they are great and I'm  grateful to have worked with them. I love them all alot.
I have to go but I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve and for the love I feel from our heavenly Father everyday. I know this work is true and that God lives, He real cares for us and we can all return to His presence if we do as He commands.
I love you all very much
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
Can you tell the Aro family (I don't know it they added you on facebook yet mom) that I say hi and that I love them and miss them alot.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm sick today and I can't really look at a computer screen

Week 71...... Tulare, California

Hello Family,
So yea I'm really sorry because I can't write as well as I normally do.I'm sick today and I can't really look at a computer screen so this is going to be my email this week. We are doing well minus my cold. Lots of great things happening. When I feel better which will be by next email I will right a true blue epistle. But until then I'm sorry I love you and dad very much and I am forever grateful for all you have done for me.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I wish I would have taken the church more serious in my youth,

WEEK 70 ..... Tulare , California

Hey everybody,
So I don't have to much time to write today because I have to get to work, but everything is going great. I love being a missionary, there is nothing more fulfilling and great and happy and peaceful. I love this life and I could live like this forever. That's probably why they give us a time limit because no one wants to leave so they force us to. I wish I would have taken the church more serious in my youth, man the kids who are born into the church or even into a gospel setting don't know how good they have it. I have seen so many things on my mission. Just the different walks of life people have taken and where it leads them. I am so grateful for this opportunity that I have had to learn and grow with people. In reality that's what it all is, is that we all come together and learn and grow.
Not to much happened this week other then Monday, we had a zone activity, we played football and the whole zone bought shirts so we have amazing shirts and pictures to which I will send copies home......someday. This week I'm going to get to go on an exchange in Lindsay on the 10th which is the first day I got their last year. So it's really amazing. I have been in the south of the mission for a whole year! That's right people will have to start calling me King of the South! Not really but I think it would be funny.
We are really focused on finding new investigators and trying to help other come unto Christ through that, so we are doing all we can and I know that the Lord will bless us. I am so grateful for you guys my parents and for all you have done for me. On my mission I have been able to really know that my redeemer lives and that he loves me. This is a great time and I have to get to work, to help my brothers and sisters come home.
I love you guys a lot
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
Peace, Love, and Temple Marriage. (a quote from one of my zone leaders bishops)
I have the packages and everything is great, thank you so much you guys are amazing! Oh and I promise I'll write more next week.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The message we share changes lives, not only has it changed my life but I have seen people be able to accept Christ in there lives.

WEEK 69 ..... Tulare, California

Hey everybody,
Alright to start off tell Becca and Bruno congratulations for me that's so awesome! Oh and to Patrick (this it to be quoted to him as I would say it) "WHAT THE HECK, you can't wait like 4 months for one of your best friends to see the wedding." (then follow up with) "Im proud of you though brother, my best wishes and even though I can't be there I'll be there in spirit." So I need you to tell him that for me.
To answer some questions before I get into what's going on with me. So I got Merr's letter and I haven't finished the reply. I'm going to be done next week so i'll send it next Monday. As for packages I'll get them on Thursday because my zone leaders have them and that's when I'm going to see them. So I'll finally get my Valentines day package and the flags! So the flag isn't for my companion but another missionary I know it was his birthday and we are good friends so I wanted to give it to him because he is from Minnesota which as we all know is Canada #2 or so I joke with him. Anyway so yea and the other flag is for some awesome people I'm teaching.
So I think that answers all your questions alrighty as for whats going on with me. I have some shocking news! President Gonzalez is getting released! His 3 years are up as my mission president July 1st. He is awesome so we are sad to see him go.He and sister Gonzalez have done an amazing job and we love them alot. Our new mission president (yes I know who it is) Is going to be President Larry Gelwix and his wife. He coached the highland rugby team and is the coach in the movie forever strong. (It's not really him but an actor is playing president Gelwix). So yea I'm sad and excited, sad to see President Gonzalez go, but excited for the new adventures ahead. I bet President Gelwix is going to tell us awesome sports analogies! Hurray for sports!
Oh yea that's something that I have really learned to love and appreciate, is that opportunity to be outside and have fun. Apart from taking football back up I want to play tennis and basketball and a whole bunch of stuff. I love begin outdoors it's so much fun. Don't get me wrong I love to work hard every single day preaching the gospel but I also love a good Preparation day. Having fun with a bunch of missionaries playing sports and making memories is super fun. I have learned that when you work right as a missionary you really need those preparation days. Oh speaking of preparation days next week we are going to play against our neighbouring zone the Visalia zone in flag football. We are going to dominate! I'll tell you how it goes next week.
So to talk about some of the people that I teach for the sake of time I'm going to talk about one couple in particular. Andrew and Maria, they are awesome. I think they are some of the funniest people that I have taught on my mission. Andrew is in web design and really good at it so if anyone back home needs help, like dads company or anything like that he is the man for the job. So I'll get you his email address so you can get in contact with him if anyone needs it. Maria goes to school, and works with kids. The both of them are really funny and love to learn and understand what we are saying. They have such great spirits about them I just love going over and teaching them.
Oh that reminds me, they have this friend I met once who is pretty funny too,his name is Hampster. I think he has a real name but I'm not sure what it is. I've been trying to figure out where the name came from too. He doesn't drive a ball or anything but he has a white patch of hair on his chin so it could be that. I've never been to his house so it could be that his room has pellets on the floor, an exercise wheel and a big bottle of drinking water, but I don't know because he lives out of our area. I guess its one of those mysteries of life, I'll have to ask him, maybe if I give him some lettuce he'll tell me. I'm just playing around, Hampster is a great guy from when we were talking with him and what I know he's pretty cool. When we were talking he absorbed all we were talking about quick, he is a fast learned I just wished he lived in my area because then I could actually teach him. But them's the breaks.
Life is great, it's so amazing to be a missionary, to run around each day and talk to everyone, I love it. The message we share changes lives, not only has it changed my life but I have seen people be able to accept Christ in there lives. I'm so grateful for this time I have to share the gospel and to really know and understand that these things are true. I know that I'm not prefect and I know that I have weaknesses but I can and will be made strong through Christ. "Whom the Lord calls he qualifies" He as called me to be a missionary and so because of that I will not quit, until the time my tag comes off I will not stop because I have work to do and a loyalty to God to do it. Thank you guys for everything you have given me and for all the support that I have from you guys. It makes things easier here knowing that your alright back home.
Tell Vava and vovo I love them very much and that they are always in my prayers, I know that because of them being guided to where they are now and following the spirit. Thank them for everything and tell vovo to hang in there I'll be home soon to baptize him so get him ready so we can be an eternal family all together. I love you all with all my heart.
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

I am having a great time and I am so grateful for this opportunity to be on a mission.

WEEK 68.......Tulare, California

Hey everyone,
Alrighty so this is Elder Glowa the original Elder Glowa that is. Not saying anything against Ben but I was here first so I'm Elder Glowa sr. or #1 what ever, that's not important!!!! LOL!!! So my week went by really fast and really well. I am having a great time and I am so grateful for this opportunity to be on a mission. Some times I really can't believe I'm here. It's funny, I look back at all the things that have happened on the mission and I truly see the blessings of the Lord.
So right now I'm writing my email for my ever so familiar Lindsay library. I'm on an exchange with Elder Martinez and so I'm back in Lindsay! That's one of the perks of being me and where I am in the mission.
Before I forget something really amazing that I learned this week is how I can know if I'm doing good as a missionary or not. Before I was always looking to others to say I was a good person and even sometimes I would ask if I was a good missionary, but no one can tell me because they don't know all my works or my hearts actions and desires. Only Heavenly Father can do that. As I turn to Him instead of the world I can really find where and how I need to be better. That is truly what it is all about, its about becoming better and really doing all that you can to become who God needs you to be.
Sorry I just wanted to share a little bit of revelation that I got this week. Everything is going well in our area of Tulare it's great. The members love us and we are really focusing on finding people who are looking for the gosple. We have some really solid investigators and we really are doing all we can.
 Elder Jolley and I get along very well and have a lot in common. I can't believe it sometimes, we are really unified it kind of reminds me of when I was with Elder Larsen last year. Except the roles have changed and well I'm older and somewhat a better missionary.
Its weird to know exactly where you were last year at this time. But hey life goes on, I'm excited to the rest of the day as I have the exchange and the chance to be in wonderful Lindsay once again.
Mom and Dad I want you to know that I love my mission with all my heart and that I'm doing very well, everything is good and I am happier then I have ever been. This work is true, I know it with all the energy of my heart and soul I know that it is true.
Mom I want you to do me a favour, can you email the elders who baptized you and tell them thank for me and for you. Just write them and tell them what a great blessing they have been to us, because you are here so am I. When you do if you can send me there address' because I want to write them and personally say thank you.
I have to get going but thank you for everything.
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa