Birthday: May 20th ,1990

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We had an amazing baptism !!

July 26th ,2011

Hello everyone,

So this week Emily Anderson got BAPTIZED!!!!!!! It was a great service and the spirit was really strong. The young women sang right before Emily got baptized and it was great. I will always remember that baptismal service, it was just out of this world. We have been by to teach Emily after her baptism and she is always smiling and so happy she told us that she is so happy to have the holy ghost. Its awesome to see that.

I got the computer last this week so this email is going to be short, so im sorry but ill make it up next week. This week past weekend we got transfer calls and im getting released as a zone leader. President has made a lot of changes this transfer, he is pretty much starting a fresh, he released 10 out of the 22 zone leaders. Its crazy the whole mission got flipped upside down. So i bet your all wondering where I'm going, I don't know if i want to tell you, that may have to wait for next week........... now as mom gets mad at me for stalling ill tell you guys where im headed. Im going back now i say back because I'm going to REEDLEY!!!!!!! I know right, that is crazy, its so awesome, im excited beyond belief but sad at the same time because we have alot of work here now that Elder Constantino and i have busted our humps for and im leaving before our influx of baptisms. Its alright though, i know this is the Lords will. 

So like i was saying president called and released me and I'm thinking alright im free, just then he asks me if the Lord asked me to do something really hard, what would i say...... and so i answered the way that i know that i would. So i said here am i send me. And so president asked me to double into Reedley (meaning both missionaries that were there are leaving and im coming in) and im training again. So doubling into Reedley. training a new missionary and then he asks me to be a district leader on top of it all. So im not going to lie........ I am excited out of my mind. This is a whole new adventure and im ready to jump in with both feet first. This is going to be great. 

Im sorry i have to cut it short but we have an appointment and my time is about up. SO im going to end it here, i love you guys so much, mom  you talked about loving us and remembering our births and being apart of you, i am so grateful for the love that i have been raised with, not many people experience that kind of love. thank you mom and dad, and of course Ben. You have helped me find my saviour and know him. It is through your examples that i have learned the love of Christ and know i get to share that with the world. I know this is his way and i help people on the way home. This is his church, and i will stay here forever.

I love you all,
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

Forever Strong 

I will go forever strong!

July  19th, 2011

Hola Everyone!

Alright so this week was a pretty normal week in terms of missionary work we have really been working our hardest to find, teach and baptize. And it will be coming to pass, this week! Our hard work is bringing forth righteous fruit!!!!! We are having a baptism this weekend. Its going to be great we need to set the time but it will be happening around this weekend. We are going to be baptizing Emily Anderson. Im pretty sure i have mentioned her before if not tell me and i will give details about anything you want next week. So needless to say Elder Constantino and I are happy as all get out.

So you have seen pictures of me have you...... well i hope you enjoy them, my weigh is something i don't really want to talk about but i maybe dropping some here and there........ you will have to wait and see.

Oh so i just remembered something amazing that i have to tell you guys. So our mission president, always says that he will never ask us to do anything that he isn't willing to do so Elder Constantino and myself decided to take him up on that offer and asked him to come out with us and ride bikes last Saturday afternoon. And he did we went out and taught someone and ate with him and super taco! And then we got on the bikes and did some contacting. It was great to see my mission president in action. I am so grateful he came out with us. It was an awesome experience. We got a bunch of pictures i will up load them next week.

It has been a good week. I'm stressed and excited because this week is transfer week so this Saturday we find out what is happening with the transfers, you think i would be used to it by now but nope. Its just like Christmas. I love it, I'm just excited to go out and work myself to the bone this week.

This work is amazing, i know that this is not my work but it is our Savior's and because of that i need to get better and work harder because i not only promised him my best but i made a promise to my friends before this life that i would find them. I need to find them. That is why I am here. I know this is the work of the lord and that he qualifies me for this. I know that the message we bare is true. we have a living prophet and i will declare it until the end.

I love you all,
Forever Strong,
Elder Jason A. Glowa

I have relay been thinking a lot about what it means to be forever strong so i have adopted that for my mission because i will go forever strong!

My new president is amazing!!

July 12, 2011

Hello everyone!

So first things first, I'm going to answer all the questions mom and dad have asked me. So my new president is amazing! If you every watch the movie forever strong the way he is portrayed there is pretty much exactly the same way he is in real life. He is a great man and I know he is called of God to be our mission president, he is one of the most inspired and amazing men that I have ever met, in a lot of ways he reminds me of Dad mixed with uncle Tim. So if you can imagine the awesomeness that would come from a man like that, that is about how great president Gelwix is. So but if you haven't yet watched forever strong you should do it because it is amazing.

To answer the next question, our teaching pool right now is kind of small but we are building it up. Im excited though because next week going to be having a baptism!!!! We are baptizing a girl her name is Emily Anderson, she is solid. Its amazing, i am so happy everything is just falling into place for this baptism. So just keep her in your prayers please. Other then that we are teaching some other people here and there and trying to help them come unto to Christ. Its amazing though i am so ready to find, teach and baptize.

This past week we had leadership training and it was amazing. I love how president Gelwix teaches it really feels personal. I really cannot describe it any other way its just amazing. We talked about going out in our true identities as representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ and it has just been so powerful. I love teaching it makes me feel so go, following the spirit and help others see the truth. I really have found that to be one of my talents as I have been on my mission, to teach people not just lessons to people.

The other super fun thing as yesterday we got the Hanford zone, our zone and the Porterville zone together for a tri-zone activity. It was amazing we got hamburgers and hot dogs and we Bar-B-Q it was amazing while me and Elder Wilson (another zone leader) were Bar-B-Q  we had everyone play sports, we have soccer, football (flag) and ultimate Frisbee. It was a great day we played we ate and played some more. It was a good day. I also cam to understand that i love to Bar-B-Q. It is super fun and i can really make a mean burger so it makes me happy.

The reason I'm finding out new things i like is all due to sister Gelwix, she talked to us about what we have learned about ourselves on our missions and the thought came that i really haven't consciously realized many things so I'm making a list and figuring it out. So its really crazy what i have learned about myself on my mission, my talents and things that i am just interested in doing.

So I have to get going but that is my week in a nut shell, hope you are all doing well. Something i want to ask you guys o do is read the talk by elder Holland called teach the Atonement, it really gave me a new way of thinking about the gospel and missionary work so i want you all the read it because there is not other way to salvation save through the son of God and his Atoning sacrifice. That is why missionary work is so important, because it is only through baptism but proper Authority that we can access the Atonement. So remember that and how important preaching the gospel really is. I know this is the work of the Lord, i feel him so close when i teach most of the time its like he is in the room with me. I'm so happy all the time, i have never been so happy and i am eternally grateful to a God and a father in heaven that lets me feel his joy from time to time. I love you very much mom and dad and also my brother Benjamin. The three of you have changed my life forever and will  forever me my family. you are all i ever needed growing up, i see that now and am grateful for the that knowledge.

I love you all
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa

Life moves on as we move forward and the future is looking really bright

JULY 5, 2011

Hola Everyone,
Alright so we have had one messed up day and due to unforeseen things we are e-mailing really late so this one is going to be really short because Elder Constantino and I need to get out and work.
This past week we said good bye to president Gonzalez and welcomed our new mission president. President Larry Gelwix. He is amazing, he relates pretty much everything to sports so its awesome. He is fun, out going and just an all around great man. I know that I will love him as much as i loved president Gonzalez. I miss president Gonzalez and sister Gonzalez, I am grateful for all they have done for me personally, they have been like mission parents. They were amazing.
Life moves on as we move forward and the future is looking really bright. Im excited because of all the many miracles we are seeing as a zone and in our own area. We were able to set a new baptismal date this last week with the sister of a recent convert. Her name is Emily, she came to church this last week and is just on fire with wanting to know about the gospel. I love teaching people who want to learn and listen, it just goes alot easier when they want it.
The zone is really ready to move forward and baptize, we didn't reach our last months goal but we are just dusting ourselves off re evaluating and moving on. Its great, i love this zone and this work, how blessed and grateful i am to have this work to do. It is the hardest thing to do sometimes but it is so worth is, my companion has come up the the phrase: feel the sacrifice. So we always say that when its hot and no one wants to listen to us, we just keep moving on and stay happy.
I have to get going because we need to work, but i love you so much and am grateful for all your examples.
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
Congrats Pat and Anik!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

So this past week has been crazy!!

June 28,2011

So this past week has been crazy, and it really doesn't look like its going to let up any this week so I'm excited. I love crazy because it keeps the ball moving and its exciting so it ready to work my hardest and find, teach and baptize! So last week we had a zone conference with president and sister Gonzalez. It was the last one and our chance to say go bye to them. They will be leaving tomorrow morning and president and sister Gelwix will be here to stay.
Last week just flew by we worked our tails off and it felt really good to go and work hard. I love being a missionary, working is just so rewarding even if you don't talk to anyone. You get on your bike in the 103 degree weather and bike and talk to everyone and do your best. It just feels so good. So on Wednesday we went to one of our investigators graduations to support them and show them we care and love them and are not just there to baptize them and move one. It was great plus we got free food so everyone was happy.
Thursday was the zone conference and our good bye, it was hard and really sad but we will continue to move forward, because that is what the lord needs us to do. I am excited to meet president Gelwix, he seems like a great man and i am so happy to work with him I know that we will see miracles. Friday we were about the weekly plan and then we got a call from one of our district leaders that one of our sisters was hit by a car. So we jumped in the truck and went down there to help. We stayed with the companionship until everything was figured out and gave her a blessing. She is doing well and still working, she only ended but with a couple of bruises and scraps and thats all. It was a miracles in and of itself.
The Saturday we planned a bit and worked like crazy and then Sunday came. On Sunday i had a chance to go back to the sequoia branch and baptize on of my old investigators Randy Muston. He asked me to baptize him and so we went on a split after church and I went up there and saw all the people i remember. It was a very amazing experience. I loved it, i felt the spirit really strong as i baptized Randy. I know that this is why im here to help others to come unto Christ. I know my purpose and it is a great witness to me that all it as it should be. I love this work with all my soul. This is the greatest time of my life. I am so blessed to have the gospel and a forever family. This means more to me then anything else i could have in this world. My heart is full and my joy over flows.
Thank you for everything, for the prayers and help and the example. I love you all with all my heart.
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
Oh and also, mom if you and dad could not ask me about trips and what not after my mission until I am home that would be great. I'm really trying to stay focused and its harder if you ask me to start making plans about it. So I'll send you any info I get as to my flight and the date of my return but please do not ask me anything in terms of planing because me mind and heart are here and I need to keep them here until the end. Thank you I love you guys!
So the benefit of daily scripture study: It is were I prepare and have the spirit with me for the rest of the day, if something happens and my studies are not as great or i can't do them, the day does not go as well. It is in the morning studying that i gain my focus for the day and set the tone for that day. Each day is condensed version of a life, each day is new and is very much its own, to start it right we need our Father in Heaven to guide us to the goals that are worth our time. We talk to Him and He answers through the scriptures back to us. It has changed me into the man I am today to study and focus. The scriptures are some of the most important things I have. There are only two things I never want stolen on my mission. My camera and my scriptures, we have been marked and re marked and noted and have a bunch of answers that have helped me and will help me as the days go by.
Hope that helps, I love you guys!