Birthday: May 20th ,1990

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I had a great birthday !


 Alright so first of all I want to say thank you so much because my birthday was amazing, I had a great day. The funny thing about birthdays on you mission is that well, its just another day. Its actually been really humbling and filled me with gratitude to see that in the end even if there is no celebration or mountains of presents that it doesn't matter what really matters is that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. I know His plan and I have an eternal family. That is all I need so remembering that really makes everyday a happy birthday. 

So this week was the week of zone conference and we in the Visalia zone were the host zone for the Porterville zone. So it was 2 zones with us all in Visalia and since neither me or my companion have ever done that before it was a great experience. I have learned that I stress externally a lot and that I need to work on patience but it was awesome and fun none the less. We had our vehicle inspection that day and there was a competition to see who could have the best car and the companionship with the best car got 100 extra miles. So me and my companion took the challenge and we got there extra early to make sure to clean it once through again because we are out in the country area and so our car gets dirty like 20 seconds after we wash it. So we completely perfected the inside, the windows, we armor-alled the tired and the cleaned the engine on top of washing and waxing it. That car was so nice we got a 10.5 out of 10 because we missed one spot (we forgot to rub in the wax all the way.) We would have had an 11. But it was great we won 100 extra miles for the next four months. So needless to say that was a good birthday present and it made me feel good inside.  

We have been really working hard as always and this last week me and Elder Constantino committed to find a family this week. It has really consumed all my mind, its strange I just think about this family I don't know all day everyday. I have to find them, its crazy, there has never been this much focus on one thing in my mind before. I mean you know me I have a short attention span, but I know what I must do and will do. We have to find this family and help them come into the gospel.  We came together as a zone today and talked about what we need to do and how many baptisms we need to have to help reach the goal of 550 before July first, and so our goal for June in 16. I know that we can do it. We are all so excited and we will keep up the momentum from April and may and help our brothers and sister come to the gospel. That is why we are here to help them and the only way they can return to live with our Father in Heaven is by entering into the way, that is baptism. It is my purpose and my life and I know we will do this.

We have picked up alot of new people, we are teaching a couple. Its our ward mission leader's brother and his wife. And we got back into the home of the Orijel family and were able to sit down with the wife and the husband as well as one of there sons. It was great we didn't even have to re-teach the restoration because she read the pamphlet and she understood it perfectly. We one had like 7 mins with them so we answered a question from the husband about the need of the book of Mormon. It was great, they were attentive and really wanted to learn. We didn't have time to commit them to baptism, so I kick myself for that, but we will next time we meet. I am so excited we are finding and are going to baptize I can feel it in ever fibre of my being. I really can't think of to much else to say other them. I am well, I am happy and I am 100 focused and dedicated. I am giving my all for this call. Hey that rhymed, I feel cool now. 

I know this gospel is true and it does bless the lives of all who let it. I know we have a living prophet and that Christ is with me. I feel so amazing all the time. I would never change anything that has happened. I will look forward, I learned something important the other day. We can change the past, because today will soon be yesterday so all we have to do to make our past better is live a great today.

I Love you all,
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

that vava story had me rolling in my chair laughing, thank you for giving me the great up date, oh and tell Ashley I say hi.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Short and Sweet

Hello everyone!

Alright so we are always on the move and like pretty much every week I'm running behind. So this week I don't really feel so bad for writing very little because we just spoke like 2 days ago so you’re all up to speed in my life. We are really working hard to find this week. We have pretty much dropped all of our investigators because they aren't progressing so we need to move on to those people who are.

My companion and I are getting along great, Elder Constantino. He is amazing and we have a lot in common and we are pretty much best friends. We talk a lot and we are always open with everything. He is really one of my favorite companions. He is a great teacher, hard working, humble and really prepared to do anything and everything the Lord asks of us.

I really don't know what to say. There is nothing more that has happened since I spoke to you. So I guess I'll end my email here. I love you all very much and I'm so grateful for all that you have given me and all that you continue to give me. I know that if it was not for you, mom and dad, and for my ward family I would not be the man I am today. It’s really weird to think that I'm going to be 21 so soon. It feels like yesterday that I was in Lindsay and I was turning 20. Time has a way of sneaking up on you. I know that I will never waste my time again. My mission has really been like my personal fruit of knowledge of good and evil. My eyes are truly open now and I know what I must do and even though it may be hard the Lord is with me and so I will never stand alone.

Thank you for everything, I love you

Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Hey Everyone,

I am really strapped for time today so I will keep it short because I'm calling home on Sunday anyway. So any question can and will be answered then, I promise just ask and I will answer.

In some amazing news, we had a mission conference this past week and it was amazing because we were instructed by Bishop Burton and Elder Snow of the 70. It’s amazing, we almost met Elder L. Tom Perry but he was doing a meeting after with the stake presidents and bishops. So I just missed him. It’s alright though because something I have really learnt is that you don't have to see them to know they are called of God. We received great instruction and insight; I have taken some thoughts to apply to my teaching. I’ll explain more on Sunday because I will have my notes with me. A lot of it was talking about after mission things and I had a realization that it is alright to go home. For months I have been with older missionaries and seeing my friends leave and I keep thinking how I don't want to leave. I still don't but I realize that if I don’t go home, it is because of my selfishness. This is a season of my life and it will end, that's what they say at least. But I'm starting to accept it little by little.

Anyway, the reason a lot of this has come about is because Elder Bryant as well as a bunch of my missionary friends have left today to the big transfer in the sky. My trainer Elder Machen went home today too. It is really weird. I am starting to feel really old. Anyway, my companion is gone now and so tomorrow on transfer day I will get Elder Constantino. He is my new companion and a new Zone Leader so it will be fun to learn and grow together.

I have a lot of high hopes for the next transfer, I am excited to continue to work and have fun. This area is amazing and the members here are great. I know the work is about to boom because the miracle is right around the corner; I just have to keep going.

So with having 2 stakes by 2013 that means a lot of baptisms have to happen. So that means a couple of things. You need to start giving the missionaries referrals and also going out on team ups with them. That is the only way to better the work. The great investigators and the ones that last are ones that missionaries receive from members. So help out mom and dad, both of you have a great missionary spirit and I know you will do great things. Thank you so much for everything! I have to get going but I will call you on Sunday between 1:00 and 2:00 my time so be ready.

I love you all and thank you for everything!

Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

Tell grandma Glowa I love her and happy birthday and a happy anniversary (tell that to grandpa to please.) And also to all my moms and grandmas can you tell them I say Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you.

Mom I know I want you to wish others happy mothers day but I want you to get a very special one. You are my mom and are one of the most important people in my life. I love you and will always love you. Remember I may be 3000 miles away but I'm always on the couch in spirit.
    Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
Talk to you on Sunday!