Birthday: May 20th ,1990

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-

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm being transferred! My last 6 weeks in another area !

Hola Everyone!
Its weekly email day!!!!!! Yea!!!!!! Alright so to give you an update on the amazing Adventures of Elder Glowa in Reedley. We got transfer calls this past weekend. And guess what? That's right,I'm being transferred! My last 6 weeks in another area, but the funny twist is my companion is Elder Makahilahila. He is an amazing Hawaiian missionary that I know and I'm going back to Coalinga! So its pretty amazing, I'm just excited to do the Lord's will and finish off strong. I just got to keep working to the grind everyday. I'm sad and super excited at the same time. It's sad to leave Reedley again but I'm excited to stay focused and have some new adventures!
On a side note from this, when elder Makahilahila gets home we will now have a valid reason to go to Hawaii, not to mention a place to stay! So I know mom will be happy with that because she can be on the Hawaiian beach with a good book while me, dad, and Ben and Elder Makahilahila, go surf and explore around the area. Hope that sounds like fun!
So our baptism fell through this week, its going to be on the 18th of this month. I know that I wasn't able to baptize the 6 weeks I was back here but I am happy with the work I have done and I know that I have done my best. We have alot of great potential for these next few weeks, I am excited to see what happens to Reedley ward in 2 months.
So to say good bye I bore my testimony on last Sunday and sang As I have loved you in sacrament meeting (I picked that one because I like it alot and its bishop Mcintyre's favourite hymn.) Then Bishop got up and gave the final testimony and said something really touching I don't remember 100% but he said from what I remember"Seeing elder Glowa leave feels like we are sending one of our missionaries on there mission, he as a pit stop in Coalinga before he goes to Canada but it feels like were sending him from home"
I love this ward and am grateful for all the fond memories and good times. I'm sad to see them go for now but its all in the Father's hands and plan. I have to get going but I love you all and hope that everything is going as great as it should be.
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
 "El Mexicano Del Norte"
    -Forever Strong-

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sorry I promise I will repent and write more next week...... man I say that alot.

AUGUST 29th,2011

Hola everyone,
I need to keep this one short, because we have alot to do today. Preparation day has been crazy today and so all I have time to say is that I am so happy with everything that is going on.
Our baptism got postponed until next weekend and so we are baptizing this weekend. The work is really picking up we are have some hard times finding but i know that the lord will provide.  We just got done about an hour or so ago playing dodge ball with glow in the dark balls it was awesome it was crazy and hard but really fun.
We have really begun to clean house in our area, we are focusing on thoughts who will progress and just finding the prepared. The Lord is really blessing us for our efforts and i am grateful he trusts us enough to bless us with people to teach.
Transfer calls are this weekend so keep your fingers crossed that I stay here in Reedley I think I will but no one knows but the lord. I love you all and are so very happy for all that is being done in my area and as I look back on my mission I am really happy about it. Time...... its one funny thing, maybe one day I will figure it all out. But I know that even though I don't have it all perfect our Saviour does. He is the rock and the light of the world and I love to testify of Him in his name. it is so powerful to feel the spirit confirm what I am saying is true not only to the people I talk to but to myself as well. I wish I had more time to write but I have to get going. Sorry I promise I will repent and write more next week...... man I say that alot. Oh well, got to love me anyway..hahahaha
I love you
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
  "El Mexicano Del Norte"
      -Forever Strong-

We are having a baptism this Sunday.

August 22nd,2011

Hey everyone,
Elder Glowa in california checking in after a great session at the temple. It was amazing to go in and feel the sprit as the zone went through a session together, it was really powerful. Something I have really learned is that the spirit in most cases will not just come to you. You are the one that has to be looking for it. I noticed when I was in the temple yes the air was different and the spirit was there but the only time I began to feel the spirit intensely was when I began to ask for it and seek for it. That is such a power full principal, to seek for something. Its funny the more and more I learn about the gospel and different applications in my life it just seems like a whole bunch of new options and doors open up and suddenly I have alot more to learn then I think I did.
This week we are preparing to see a miracle this weekend. We are having a baptism this Sunday at 2! Its for Gloria, I'm not sure if I told you all about her or not but she is a Philippine lady and is super nice. She has a great heart and a great desire to follow the saviour. She has asked me to baptize her and I am really excited for it, but I want to talk to her and maybe I can get her to chose elder Christian instead of me. How great would that be. That would set the tone for the rest of his mission. So I hope she goes for it, that would be awesome.
I love this work so much, and you know what its hard. It is the hardest thing is think I have ever done and I am so happy. Even when the day is hot and no one wants to listen to us I know that by doing my best we will see the miracles. I know that the Lord has prepared many miracles to happen in our area so we need to focus on finding thoughts people who are ready.
This week we have what's called special Oops and its where young men from the stake get to be missionaries for a full day and see the blessings of the work. We have been told that we will see a miracle this weekend as we keep working hard. So I am so excited, we need to keep finding but that's half the fun of missionary work is the finding. Its going to be a great week I can feel it.
I have been doing exchanges, I started last week and I have been on one for the past day so its has been great to see and learn new things from other missionaries. I'm going on another one tonight and so it will be fun. It with one of the missionaries I knew when I was in Visalia zone Elder Wadsworth. Its going to be great. Anyway I have to get going but one last remark which is the reason I started this paragraph is that yesterday Elder Sete explained the sport or Rugby to be and I am not going to lie it sounds like the greatest thing ever. So hopefully I'll get to try it after the mission because we can't play it as missionaries. I am just excited about everything all the time and I am ready to keep going strong.
I love you guys and thank you for everything that you have done for me and given me. President is talking to me this Friday about my extension so I will let you know this Monday coming about what is going on. Juts remember the gospel is true, even in california. And that God lives and loves us, that Jesus is the Christ and this is His church. Remember to always share the gospel because we have it to share it.
I love you all!
Love Elder Jason A. Glowa
 "El Mexicano del Norte"
     -Forever Strong-

I know that this is the Lord's work

AUGUST 15th,2011

Hola Everyone,
It feels like yesterday I was here at the computer writing you my weekly email, I just don't get it. How does time go so fast, i bet its in the scriptures. I'm going to have to study that in my share time at night. I think the biggest thing that i am learning now is the refining that still needs so take place, I know how to work hard but the smart working and focus is something that I still need to improve on. I can go out and work but unless I get more refined my hard work is only sweat not results.
This week we have been seeing alot of miracles. We had zone conference this week and it was amazing, I love zone conference because it always gets me pumped but and ready for harder work. I loved getting all into the work its amazing. Sometimes i feel like a horse with blinders on, I know the world is there but it doesn't matter. Its so awesome.  The theme that President really emphasized was NO REGRETS and i am really happy to say that i have none on my mission. I know that i have always tried to be better and improve day to day. I know that i will not be perfect but by golly im going to try.
These last months im going to keep giving Satan a run for his money. Im not going to lie, Satan is a punk. He is the worst brother ever, serious he just has a grudge and so i love this work because i get to punch him in the face everyday im out with a smile on my face. Ha take that Satan, thats what you get!
So anyway sorry for the tangent I just go off like that sometime, so President said that in everyone's area that there is someone to be baptized every month. So we have been looking and looking and nothing. We have been sweating and riding around in car and bike talking to everyone doing all we can and nothing. We have invited everyone to be baptized and follow Christ example and still nothing. We have build great potential for September and nothing for August. I know the lord knows this area and use. He has given us a miracle last night as we where teach one of our investigators Gloria about the doctrine of Christ she felt the truth of our message and will be baptized august 28.
I know that this is the Lord's work and that He is above all we need to do all we can to bring is children home to him. We have a living prophet and I know I am here for a reason. The Lord always provides a way and I know that more so then ever.
I love you