Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

Dear Family,

The holidays on missions are just somehow like a million times better.  They're different, I mean, none of you guys are around so it's way different, but I just love them as a missionary.  You see everything in a different light and you cherish moments that you took for granted before you came out. 

I just loved this week.  Christmas was just the best.  We had loads of presents (mostly chocolate) and I luckily got your package on time.  We had a wonderful Christmas roast with a part-member family.  It was delicious. Yorkshire puddings, roasted and mashed potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, parsnips, peas, gammon, chicken and roast with an amazing homemade gravy to top it all off. 

We were taken care of, haha.  I also got some ties, christmas socks, and a big stuffed Despicable Me minion from our neighbors! 

This week we also picked up two solid baptismal dates.  One, her name is Nastassia.  She met missionaries 19 years ago and just the other week we ran into here on the street and now she's ready to be baptized!   The other one is our homeless Hungarian friend, Steven.  He knows the church is true and every time he comes into the building he says he feels something different than all the other churches he has been to.  But we just need him to quit smoking and he's golden!

Today we find out if anyone is moving.  I think I might, but I just don't know.  I'd be super gutted if I had to leave the Isle, but at the same time I want to get off!  I want to see the world!  The Isle is rather old-school and farmy and small-town, and I want to get out and see the rest of England!  I guess you guys won't find out where I am until next week. Oh well.

It's great to hear you guys had and are having such a great Holiday.  I miss the Temple lights and the wonderful winters of AZ.  Mine is just all cold and wet, ewww.  And it was so wonderful to see all of your faces!  It was rather surreal though.  When I saw the dining room loads of memories just flooded back into my mind and I just had a moment of nostalgia.  But it was gone by the time I woke up the next day, so I'm okay!  I just loved seeing Wake and Crew, though.  I didn't see Avery but I heard her singing, haha.  She's so funny.

And yes I did know that President Hinckley served here.  It was here that he got that letter from his dad that told him to forget himself and go to work!

Brittnee!  I just got your letter two days ago!  I am most definitely going to write you an amazing handwritten letter this week to recompense!

I hope you guys have a safe trip home from Utah. It sounds like you guys are having a blast.  Hopefully by the time I'm done with my mission l'll just have loads of Utah friends that I can go visit when I go up to see Cedar and Courtney.  It'll be great!

I love all you guys.  Have a great New Year.  Remember to set good goals and to actually do them.
love, Elder Glasgow

ps. Thanks for the homemade Christmas tree and ornaments!

Monday, December 23, 2013

December 23, 2013

Dear Family,
This week was just spectacular. Our investigator, Matthew, was baptized and confirmed!  I just loved it all.  And, guess who baptized him?  Me!  It was great.  It was so surreal, though, for me.  After he was baptized he bore his testimony and everything and it was so weird being the Elders he was talking about.
Ohhhh my goodness I just love the Christmas season.  It's great, and I can't wait to talk to you guys!!!  I will call you guys on Skype at 7pm, England time.  You guys can work out the time difference, okay?  I'll be using the Bishop's account, okie dokie?
Just so you guys aren't worrying about me, we already have a nice English Christmas dinner set up.  We got a tree (for £5! it was a steal!) and the members here are amazing and there are already loads of presents under the tree.  As for the package you sent me, the ZL's should get it to me either today or tomorrow.  I'm not too worried.
Oh! not only did we have a baptism - my first real solid baptismal date that we set, and we only met him a month ago - but we also taught 41 other lessons!  Now, if we can just get some solid return appointments the conversion stories will come!  Aaahhhhh, It's just so great!
So, being on the Isle you can only run into so many people so I am now getting to the point where I can walk around the Newport Bus Station and recognize faces and sometimes even names.  I think I've been here too long. :)
But, Transfers is actually next week, so I'll find out if I'm leaving or staying.  But I just don't even know, so we'll find out then.
But, wonderful things are coming to the island.  It's great.  I'll see if I can get Matthew's email so you can send him something.  I bet he'd like that.
Ah, I miss all those family parties.  They were my favorite.  But, alas, I'm in England.  So, it's okay.  I can't wait to talk to you guys on Christmas!!!!
See you soon!

Elder Glasgow

ps. Me, Matthew, and Elder Rogers, and our Christmas decorations pix

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

Dear Family,
This week has been a good'un.  Matthew is doing great.  Today he is up in Aldershot taking an assessment thing so he can join the military.  But, his baptism is coming along right on schedule.  I'll get his email to you guys next week so you can shoot him something.  I bet he would like that.  But, he's doing great.  I couldn't have asked for a better investigator.
On Thursday, teh 12th, we went to the Temple.  It was wonderful!  The three-hour train ride there and back wasn't so great. There was LOADS of fog over there in East Grinstead, so I could not get any pictures at all of the Temple.  It would have been a massive blur.  But, I did enjoy the session.  Everyone was so excited to see the new film.  They asked me questions before because I had already seen it - but nope!  That's not allowed.  I just told them it was amazing and they agreed after the session.
As for my Christmas package, I didn't get it while I was at the Mission Office, but I wouldn't worry too much about it.  It'll get to me eventually.  I still haven't sent any cards, yet, but I will try today.  I may just send them all home to you guys, if that's alright.
So, I don't know when or if I will be Skyping on Christmas Day.  I'll probably call you guys in the evening so you can expect a call sometime in the afternoon.  I'll sort it out this week and get it all ready.
Haha, great story about Bro. Blaylock.  I miss him.  He's great.  Maybe I should write the Priests Quorum, sometime.  Could you get me Bro. Yamamotos email?  You might as well shoot me Bro. Blaylock's as well.

*Editor's Note: The family and I were waiting for our turn for Tithing Settlement yesterday.  Before church I whipped up the family's favorite chicken dinner and left it cooking in the oven.  Bro. Blaylock was recently called to the Bishopric and had a minute to sit and visit in between all the Bishopric business after church.  He sat next to me, then stiffened up in the chair and said, "Oh, my gosh!  Do you smell that?!  Who's cooking chicken in the church?!  It's killing me.  I'm starving!"  I stuffed my sleeve under his nose.  "Oh, my gosh, it's you!  Come here, let me smell you".  He wrapped his arms around me and buried his nose in my shirt. "Awwww!"  I almost didn't make  it into the Bishop's office for Tithing Settlement!
As for my other investigators... Alan's dog is still alive... yup.  But, Louis has decided he wants to meet with us twice a week so that we can read the Book of Mormon with him.  He wants to finish before the New Year.  I'm excited for him.  We've been really busy with all sorts of stuff - caroling, parties, and just stuff.  So, we haven't had loads of time to get some good work in.
Christmas is just not the same here in England, at least where I'm at.  Sometimes I struggle to remember all the traditions we have back home.  Nobody does Christmas lights around here like we do.  It's so lame.  And they all think that in order to have a good Christmas it has to be all cold and snowy.  Nope, I don't believe them!  I guess that's just a bunch of crazy British thinking.
I can't believe Christmas is next week.  That's just crazy!  Time is flying by so fast!
Remember, I need Bro. Yamamoto's and Bro. Blaylock's email, and maybe even Cedar and Courtney's address, okie dokie?  Am I forgetting anything?  Alright, picture time. This my Aussie friend Elder Cullen on the train.  He likes to knit, haha.

I love you guys so much!  Count your blessings this Christmas 'cuz they are many!
Elder Glasgow

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9, 2013

Dear Family,
I just love all your letters every week.  They mean the world to me.  It's all just great!
What the heck?  Chase it going to Winter Formal????  Who asked him out???  That's so wierd.....
I'm glad to hear all you guys are having a wonderful holiday.  The last week has been pretty great for me and Elder Rogers.  We taught 35 lessons!  Yah, it was great.  Theres' a new housing development that was just built in the last year and no missionaries have knocked it yet and its just chalk full of families!
Matthew is doing great.  We've taught him almost everything.  We just need to wrap up a couple of the commandments.  He is amazing, though.  He doesn't have any concerns!!  It's just crazy!!!
Cool story - the other night he confessed to us he went out drinking. (yeah, I know, naughty Matthew)  He had a couple drinks and was heading home on the bus.  Then a fight broke out between two girls.  They were punching and pulling hair and everything.  So, Matthew tried to get up to stop it but he couldn't!  He had no power or energy at all!  The best part is he took it as a sign from God that he will not receive strength to do the things he has to do if he does not obey the Word of Wisdom.  Soooo cooooool!  I can't wait for his baptism on the 21st!
We're teaching quite a few people right now.  Three of them are basically homeless.  One is this older Hungarian guy named Stephen.  He's a champ.  And Jorrie is a younger lady who's had a pretty rough life. And then there's Aaron, an 18 year old young man.  Teaching all these people has really humbled me.  I have a wonderful home, and a loving family that lives and loves the gospel.  I count my blessing every day.  We're still teaching Alan, too.  His dog is still alive but she's in a rough place right now.  Still, Alan accepts all that we're teaching him.  He's really cool, too, and has loads of great stories.
On the Island, the activity rate is right around 33%.... which is pretty terrible.  It's nothing like London, though.  They are at about 5%.  But there's over 300 members on the Island and only about 100 come to church every week.  It's rough going finding them, too.  Some are really nice, though.  We've found a few and we work with them every week.  I could see a couple coming back pretty soon.
The best part about this coming week, though, is I get to go to the Temple!!!!!  Yup, I'm excited!  And I get to spend the night with the Elders in Portsmouth, again, because we have to hop on a train at 6:50am in the morning from Portsmouth and Southsea all the way to East Grinstead.  It's like a 3 hour ride.  But, we also get to have a Christmas dinner with President and Sister Millar!!  It's gonna be great.  I'm excited.
Alright, Britnee, here is my take on Mosiah 4:27.  I really love this scripture.  I'm trying to center my mission around it.  Okay, there is an order to everything, and you have to follow it.  If you are organised you don't need to worry.  But, it also says, ''it is not requisite that man should run faster than he has strength''.  That right there is the kicker.  You have to know how fast you can run before you realize your limits.  You have to push yourself as far as you can go; as far as you have strength, then you see how far you went.  That's where organizing yourself comes in.  You see your limit, then you prepare yourself, organize, then you exceed the limit.  You're welcome.  If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.
The work here is going great.  I am loving it so much.  I learn so much from those I teach everyday.  It's so great to hear from you guys and I can't wait to see your faces on Christmas Day!!!
Love, Elder Glasgow

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 2, 2013

Dear Family,
This has been by far the best week of my mission so far. It was truly amazing.
So last Thursday we knocked on this guys door. His name is Matthew. He's 24 and works as a Care-giver and is joining the Army soon. We taught him the first lesson, gave him the soft baptismal commitment, but didn't think much would come of it. But, he came to church! He is my first investigator to come to church, ever! 

So, Zone Conference was Friday, my birthday, the 29th. Afterward, we invited Matthew over to the church for a Quiz Night and we both got there a little early so we taught him a bit. We were talking about what he thought about the church and the Book of Mormon and next thing you know we were inviting him to be baptized on the 21st of December. He was shaky at first but after telling him about what happens when we are baptized and bearing powerful testimony, something just clicked! He is super excited now to be baptized and is definite proof that people are prepared to receive the gospel. And it all happened on my birthday!
Thanksgiving was pretty great. We had a good lesson with Alan, (his dog is still alive!!! ugh) but it went good and we also found a super solid less-active who will be reactivated in no time at all. Then, after that we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with some members, Matt and Lorraine Ferguson.  There was turkey and everything!! It was great!  See picture.
What was not great was having to run a whole mile and a half full of turkey, potatoes, veggies, and trifle, so that we could catch a bus in order to make it to the Hovercraft on time. Oh, my goodness. I was sore for days. but we made it!
Zone conference was the best. We stayed the night in a 4-man flat in Portsmouth on Thursday, the 28th. The Elders we stayed with are the funniest guys in the world! Two are Chinese speakers, both from Utah, and the other two are from Utah and Ohio. All super great missionaries. We didn't sleep very much. We did, however, retire to bed on time. Don't you worry about that, I'm obedient! But there was only one shower in the flat so we had to wake up super early cuz there was 6 of us.
The next morning we took the train all the way to Stains. Trains are nice, except when you have to run for them. That's not fun.
Then the Zone Conference! Elder Teixiera, of the 70, was there! He's awesome! He's the Area President of Europe. He knows his stuff! His lesson is what inspired Elder Rogers and I to be so bold with Matthew to get him ready for baptism.
It was so much fun spending my birthday with loads of other missionaries. The Sisters in my district even baked me a cake!
I loved my birthday package so much! Christmas music is the greatest thing ever. And the Carroll's homemade hard candy!!!! Yes! And thank you so much for the Hot Wheels car, Crew. I play with it everyday! And I loved all your letters. I read em on the 2 hour train ride to Staines.
Yes, this week has been great. and all your guys letters and pictures have made it even better. I miss all you guys so much. I'm glad you're all keeping the family traditions going. Man, Wake and Chase and Crew are growing up so fast. It's so crazy!
Last minute Christmas parcel suggestions?? Ummmmm... an apron of course, some ties would be nice. Don't send any chocolate, though. I've come to realize american stuff is rubbish. Yup, I completely agree with dad on that one. Euro chocolate is waaay better. But, just send whatever. I'll love it all!
I hope all you guys are having a wonderful holiday season. I miss all the things that happen during this time of year... 4 birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Christmas. They're all the best.
I'm on a mission so it can wait 2 years. haha. I love you guys and pray for you every single day. I can't wait for the Christmas parcel and next weeks letters!
Love, Elder Glasgow

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013

Dear Family,

Oh my goodness you guys almost make me all trunky inside with everything that is going on, but I love it all so please don’t stop!

I love getting all your letters. They help me out so much during the week. I love hearing all that’s happening and the pictures are the best.

Thank you so much for your letter, Aubs.  It’s really hard to open up to people about your trials and challenges but it is worth it. It is truly worth it. One thing that I’ve learned out here so far is that we have agency. Sometimes I wish some people didn’t have so much of it.  But I know that we are free to choose. We can choose to overcome the flesh.  Like Nephi in his psalm, ''why should I yield because of my flesh?... Awake my soul!  No longer droop in sin!''  We are a fallen people so we can’t be perfect, but we are children of our Heavenly Father and He has given every single one of his children the ways and means to return to live with him, again. Every last person.

And Dad, I completely agree with you - rejection hurts.  My very first door that I knocked on was a complete anti-religion, angry Atheist. Yup.  But I’ve learned to laugh it off. Some people just aren’t ready. We are called to teach those who are ready to hear our message.  We can’t teach a rejecter.  Bummer.

I hope everyone is doing alright. I always loved November back home. It was so exciting.  Oh, get this… my birthday falls on a Zone Conference and an Area Presidency member will be there! Yeah!  Birthday with the mission!  And, I got my birthday package, Mom. Thank you so much!  Don’t worry, I haven’t opened it. But, I may have to open it on Thursday, before my birthday on Friday, cuz I have to travel all the way to Staines, via train, and I don’t want to lug it all around.

I should probably talk about the week, huh?  We taught 25 lessons this week!  Yeah!  Sweet!  We even had an investigator at church! Church with an investigator is so much different.  We don’t really pay attention to anything but the investigator, and we just worry the whole time about what they’re thinking.

So, it’s going great over here. No complaints. Oh, I don’t know if I already told you about our investigator, Alan.  He won’t come to church until his dog dies. (she’s reeeeeally old)  I know this sounds terrible but I need you to do it…  I need you to pray that the dog will die.  Okay?  Great.  Thanks.

I can’t wait until Christmas when I get to see and talk to all of you, especially Wake and Avery.  Oh, my days, that will be the best!!

Here’s a picture of me fencing last week. haha.  It was great.  I'm the little guy on the right.  I’m ready to be a Musketeer.  

Love, Elder Glasgow

November 18, 2013

Dear Family,

This week has been a crazy one. I really don’t like transfer week. But, like I said last week, my new comp is Elder Rogers. He’s from Seattle, WA. He served in Farnborough before here. He’s only been out about 6 months, so just 2 transfers ahead of me. He was trained by an Elder who had just finished his own training and then Elder Rogers trained right after that! Crazy!  But, he’s a great missionary, a contacting beast, really. He just loves talking to everyone.

He’s not like Elder Erickson, but Elder Rogers is pretty great.  We get along well. To tell you the truth, though, he’s a still a little green, but we should be doing some great work this week.

Because of Transfers we weren’t able to get much done but we did have some good teaches. Yesterday, we took the sacrament to a sister in the hospital, Sister Collins.  She’s a super cool lady, but just having some really crazy health problems. I love visiting her, she’s great.  Afterwards, we were waiting for a bus and Elder Rogers starts talking to this guy and next thing you know the guy is asking us if we can bless his newborn son who was just born like 5 hours ago!  He’s only 17, btw, and his name is J.  Crazy!  But, his partner doesn’t believe in God so she wouldn’t let us in.  But, we’ll contact J soon and teach him.

Anywho, thank you so much for the letters. I’m still waiting for replies from a few family RM’s about that assignment I gave you all last week.  Thanks Aubs, you’re the best!

Mother, I’m thinking a suit can wait. I don’t need another one just yet. I think a nice humble little Christmas package would be better. I still don’t know what you could put in it, though.  Maybe some ties, an apron, some music, maybe. I dunno.  I’m doing great, though  My socks work great, I’m warm, my shoes are champs, I’m fine. Don’t you worry about me.

Man, I am so excited for Dallin!. How are his parents?  Are they doing alright?  Could you send me their email? I would like that.  Was Dallin pretty nervous at his farewell? He sounded pretty scared in his emails to me. haha. He’s gonna be great, though. Thanks for all my friends’ emails addresses, too, Dad.

Being over here in England makes me appreciate families so much, especially my own family.  You guys are the greatest. In my Patriarchal Blessing it says that I’ve been raised in the family I have, so that I can share Gods Plan of Redemption and Mercy with everyone I meet.  And let me tell you, it’s happening.  I love all you guys. Mom – it sounds like you need a little “Me Time”. I think you should do that Wellness Program with Dr. Brimhall. You always do so much for everyone – it’s time to think about yourself for a bit, okay?

I love all you guys.

Elder Glasgow

Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013

Dear Family,
Well, I'm staying on the isle for another two transfers.  I'll be here for 6 whole months, in my first area.... anyway. My new comp is Elder Rogers.  I don't think I've ever met him but I'll find out on Wednesday!
It's so great to get all your letters.  They're  the best things ever.  Oh, before I forget, all you RM's in the family...  What was the biggest thing you struggled with on a mission and how did you over come it?  I expect extensive essays next week.  Hop to it!
Anyway, this p-day was a doozy. We were originally going to go Fencing with a member, with swords, eppee's, and sabers and everything, but he had to work so we decided to go to Carisbrooke Castle.  But the day we came the hours changed so it's only open on the weekends all the way until February.  Yah, bummer!  I got a cool picture with it, though.
So how's everyone doing??  Happy birthdays to Cedar and Chase!  I miss all the festivities of November at home.  Seriously, nothing happens around here.  Well, we have Remembrance Day.  It's pretty much Veterans Day and everyone wears poppys and stuff and they decorate the war memorials that are in the center of town.  I'll send a picture.
Getting a new comp is kinda scary.  I don't know what to expect at all.  It's so new.  But I'm not too worried, it will be alright, haha.   Elder Erickson is moving to Romsey and his new comp only has 5 weeks left and is going home right before Christmas.   How crazy would that be, coming home the week before Christmas?? I couldn't deal with that.
To answer your question mom, I think I may only get to go to the temple once or twice while I'm on a mission, here.  Yah bummer, but I'll survive.
I cant wait to hear from you all next week!  Tell everyone to write!
Elder Glasgow

Friday, November 8, 2013

November 4, 2013

Dear Family,
I love all your letters every week, they're the best!
Lets see, so this is the final full week of the transfer which puts actual moves on next Wednesday, the 13th.  I'll still email every Monday, don't you worry.  I'm not really sure what's gonna happen on the island, to be honest. Next transfer is on Christmas day!  They can't really move anyone if they move anyone at all, so any moves, which will be few, will happen on Boxing day, the day after Christmas.  So, wherever I am next transfer I'll be there 'til February.  I'll probably stay here, though. Elder Erickson has been here since July so it's about time for him to skip out.  I'll probably just get a follow up trainer and then move in February, but that's just my guess.  If you were to send anything this week it would be safest just to send it to the mission office.
Halloween here is kinda lame. It's nothing compared to back home on crazy Clovis Ave.  A member asked me the other day if American Halloween's were anything like the movie, Hocus Pocus.  I told her about our neighborhood, and she thought that was so cool!  Halloween was so lame here that we, the American Missionaries, had to take it upon ourselves to put together the ward Halloween party. It turned out pretty good. We had pumpkin carving and a cake walk and some games and food and stuff.  I thought everyone enjoyed it.
It is rather sad that there is no Thanksgiving here.  I don't know if there's any members that would know how to put one on for us, but you never know. We better start looking around for some Americans.  I was just thinking, is Christmas music playing on the radio, yet?  Oh, that's what I wanted!  Is there any chance one of you can put together some Christmas music for me?  I really want some, like all the classics and Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas) and whatever else you think I would like.  That would be great, and if you could get it over here asap that would be even better.
Now, the work.... lets just say its going.  We do lots of knocking, I mean LOTS. We only have a handful of investigators and most of them are really difficult to get a hold of, but one seems like an eternal (Louis).  Tonight we're going to go see one of our investigators down in Ventnor, and it should be pretty good.
It's crazy to think it's already November.  I am 1/8 of the way through my mission!  Time just fly's by so fast out here!
I miss all you guys, lots.  I love when people ask about my family.  I always show off the photos you just sent me, because I always carry them with me.  It's great. Everyone thinks I have like the most beautiful family ever.  I would agree.
It's great to hear about the work in Mesa moving all so great. We were supposed to get our ipads this month, but its been delayed for some reason... but soon, hopefully.
Just remember that missionaries can only do so much. We move around a lot and it's the job of the members to befriend everyone, cuz we just can't.
I love you guys. I pray and think about you all the time.  The gospel is true, there's nothing that can say otherwise.
Elder Glasgow

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013

Dear Family,
I love all your letters so much!!! They're great!  I got Crew's letter last week after I got back to the flat after emailing and it just made my day so much better!! I love you Crew-Beans!  Hearing about all the miracles and great stories just makes me so happy.
This week has been.....i dont know. It rained LOADS on Wednesday. I have a picture of it I'll send you.  My jacket is working fine, btw. (you'll see).
I haven't told you guys much about President Millar so I will now. He's is the best, hands down. He is the oldest mission president out right now. I'm pretty sure hes 73? He got special permission from I think it was Elder Nelson to be a mission president.
His rules are pretty simple.  He puts a lot of trust in all his missionaries, but, so would I, because I haven't met a waster missionary, yet.  He knows we'll all choose the right.  As for blogs and stuff like that, he doesn't mind at all.  Again, he lets his missionaries, for the most part, decide the limits.  He is truly an amazing man and an inspired one at that.  And Sister Millar is super great, too.
We've been struggling to find new investigators and the ones we have right now are moving along slowly. I could see at least two getting baptized soon, though.  One of them, Louis, just needs to find his answer if the Book of Mormon is true and he'll completely change his life.
I starting to forget what life was like back home in America, haha.  But I'm telling you all right now, I don't think I'll ever ever ever get a British accent.  There are like a million different accents, so if anyone ever asks me to talk with an accent when I get home, I'll just ask them which one?  So, no British accent.
I found the coolest thing ever last Monday.  We wandered into a charity shop and I totally found a '09 Glasgow Ranger football (soccer) jersey for 3.50 quid!!!  So, I finally have a European jersey and its super sweet.

Mom, I like what you said, praying for people by name is really the way to go. I do it every single night, and it works.
Thanks again for the emails and letters. I love you all.
Elder Glasgow
Aw, dang
Hello, ZL's?  I need some more Books of Mormon.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Dear Family and Friends,
its sounds like all you guys had a blast at cedar and courtneys wedding and in idaho. haha, cedar has one classy suit. I'll oneup him when i get home. speaking of suits, i can get a really nice one for about the equivent of 100-120 bucks? yeah, sweet. and cash would be nice. im actually gonna go shopping today. they have some cool stuff here.
Its crazy to think i have a new sister in law that i dont even know!!! our family just gets bigger and bigger. next thing you know ill be home getting hitched too! I have to say the mission is going by scary fast. like im terrified. this is week two of transfer two right now and it feel like i got here last week. its crazy.
just this weekend we had stake conference (i dunno why we had it so close to conference) so ive seen like maybe a dozen members of the ward in the past two weeks. but stake conference was great. Elder erickson and i even sang in the chior. we sang ''savior redeemer of my soul'' it might just be my new favorite song ever.
the talks were great too. our stake president is amazing. his name is mark gilmoor and i could see him becoming a general authority in his lifetime. hes only like 30 right now. but the conference was all about rejoicing and sharing the gospel cuz that makes us rejoice!! President millar even got to talk. he talked about jacob chapter 5. yes, i know its super long but its is probably one of the most important scriptures of my mission. as you know, the allagory talks of the lords vineyard and of an olive tree. since the beginning of time, the lords servants have always asked for more time. but its not until the last time they work in the vineyard does the lord call for more servants. starting in about verse 65ish? but these days that we live in are that time jacob is talking about! like president monson said ''now is the time for members and missionarys to come together, to work together to bring souls unto him'' and along with that, guess whos working with us??? i beleive it is v. 75? but the Lord is!!! the lord is working with his servants, though they be few, there are more than ever. now is the time.
i get all excited about this kind of stuff now. aaaallll the time.
but keep up the good work at home. my comp said this awhile ago: ''baptisms will come when members help out. Baptisms might come if they dont.'' i dont know about you guys but i like will. not might.
anyway, i love all your letters and you will be all getting a sentimental hand written letter for christmas and maybe some cool british stuff.
stay classy and keep going.
elder glasgow