Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

Dear Family,

Oxford has just been completely bonkers ever since the move and new comp. We just can't have a regular week! Yesterday was Stake Conference and Elder Moreira from the Seventy was there. There was also a Saturday session. Elder Moriera is the man! He gave some wonderful talks and was really funny. And afterwards he took loads of time to talk to as many people as he could. even me and Elder Herrod! He's a very christlike individual and makes me want to work so much harder!

Our investigator pool has been all over the place this week. Just to throw out a few names you guys can pray for: Tim, Caroline, Maurito, Rio and the Araujo's. We just need time to meet with them and some miracles to happen.

So, about the World Cup. We are not allowed to watch it. In fact, Pres has asked the Zone Leaders to ask everyone if they have watched any of it. I don't know what the concequences are but we haven't watched any. It really hasn't effected any of the work at all, yet. 

I'm so glad to hear from you all. I would like to share with you guys one of my comps favorite scriptures. "All things have been done in the wisdom of him that knoweth all things."  2 Ne. 2:24. It's really that simple. Look unto Him. Doubt not, fear not. If we are following the commandments and being good people, we need not worry. The Lord will provide. Though there may be struggles, and sacrifices may need to be made, the Lord always provides. 

I'm so sad to hear about Grandma Stapley. I just love that woman. She took me in as one of her own. 

Well guys, I don't have loads of time because we're going to go play some football at the park with the District.  And even if my letters sometimes aren't super great and long, remember, always, that I do love you. 


Elder Glasgow

Pic.  Elder Herod's mom sent some Taco Bell sauce and Refried Beans.  I'm in disbelief.  Oh, Baby!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

Dear Family,

This week has been the craziest week of my mission so far. Lemme tell you... On Tuesday we had to move. Which means Monday was completely gone because we had to get ready for that. So, on Tuesday we also had DLC which meant that Elder Herrod had to go on an e-exchange with Elder Greere so that he could go to Reading, and me and Elder Lam had to do the move. The Office Elder came over with a van by 9 and we were out of there by 1030, but then the Letting Agents had to do a walk-through which was super nerve racking. Then the biggest problem, though, was getting the keys to the new Flat. We didn't get them until 530 that evening.... so we had to go contacting all day and we kept having to move the van around so we weren't breaking any parking rules, but we got the keys and are moved in! It was a crazy day. And then the next day we had a District Meeting to set some transfer goals and then we missed a bus, and that was just not fun. Then Thursday we had Zone training and me and Elder Herrod had to give a presentation on seeking the spirit (it was super great) all how to overcome pride and unworthiness so that we can have the spirit at all times. Anyways, Friday we went on an Interfaith Walk which was suuuuper cool because we met a whole lot of Jews and Muslims and Christians and Catholics and just loads of people, and we had lots of great conversations and went into the Mosque and the Synagogue. Sweet. Then there was a fire in southern Oxford so we couldn't get a bus, so we had to stay at the Chinese Elders Flat on the floor and I am just so tired. 

Yup. But we did see lots of miracles. There's a whole load of BYU students here for a short Study Abroad and they've helped us a lot. It's really nice. We're going to go have lunch with them tomorrow

Man, I miss Cub Scouts, Pinewood Derbies, Campouts... all that stuff. I just love Scouting. I hope I get to be in Young Mens when I get home. That would be the best. 

Just so you know, the winter was not that terrible. It was suuuuper rainy and there was a couple nights where we were contacting and everyone seems so confused when they opened their door to see two soaking wet young men trying to share a message with them about Jesus. haha. We did get a few investigators from that. It was fun. 

Right now the weather is just wonderful. The new Flat is great. The new comp is just great. I'm doing great. 

I love you guys so much!

Elder Glasgow

Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014

Dear Family,

I am so happy for all of you guys. It sounds like all of you are having a blast! I miss fishing so much. And swimming. Just water in general. And catcus. And rocks. I just miss good ol' AZ!

Well, Edler Herrod is here. He is such a great missionary. He's actually from my MTC group which means, as of yesterday, we left 10 months ago! He's from San Diego, CA. I love him. I didn't really get the chance to talk to him in the MTC but I wish I would have. But now we're comps so it's all okay. We are going to be super diligent this transfer. Elder Herrod just left Welling, which is out there in London. It's just the Highest Baptizing Stake in Europe. And now were going to do it in the Reading Stake!

It's so exciting for you guys to see the Work hastening over there in the Windsor ward. Does the Sisters area only cover our ward boundaries? Because that is pretty tiny. 

Our investigator pool right now is pretty diverse. We've been teaching the Araujo's from Brazil and our friend Rio, from East Timoor has accepted to be baptised! He's so funny. His english isn't very good and he's always calling us asking questions about the gospel. Such a humble guy. 

We've been doing a lot of finding as well and hope to increase our pool a lot. 

Tuesday, tomorrow, is our move and let me say - its going to be intense. Tuesday is also when we have DLC so Elder Herrod is going to go on an exchange with one of the Chinese Elders so that me and another Elder can move. The Office Elders are coming with a van so that we can move it all. We have to have everything ready by tonight, pretty much. Then, on Thursday, we have Zone Training! So today, we are just emailing, getting the Flat ready and then whatever time we have left we are just going to go work!

I'm doing so great. The spirit has really made itself manifest in the last few days and miracles will soon come and we will do a great and marvelous work here in Oxford. 

This is the same Church that Christ set up and the same things that happen in the scriptures can happen today, so long as we have faith.

I love you guys!

Elder Glasgow

(pic - my best tree and me)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June 2, 2014

Dear Family,

So, guess what? I'm staying here in Oxford!! That's right. I'm outliving my companion and getting a new one. His name is Elder Herrod and he's in my MTC group! A Southern Californian, but a good guy, nonetheless. We haven't moved into our new Flat, yet, but will be moving in on the 10th of this month. To be honest.... I'm not too excited for it. We have only 1 day to move and still haven't sorted out cars. We'll probably end up just calling the Office and having them send up a van. 

Interviews with President were great! I always love talking to him. We get interviews every other transfer so I won't get another until I've been out for over a year. Speaking of which, in 6 weeks I'll hit the hump! But back to interviews, they took place on a Wednesday which is the same day as District meeting which was also the day a nice Taiwanese girl named Diana was baptized by the Chinese Elders. It was also the day that there was some rain/drain problems and a corner of the parking lot turned into a cesspool..... it smelled soooo bad! We have no idea what caused it but it did not stop Diana from being baptized. 

President also told me that I'll be training soon so I'm guessing next transfer I'll get a boy! I'm so excited for that.

CREW!!!!! you got baptised!!!!! How do you feel???? I remember when i was baptized. It was the best day ever. I wish I could have been there with everyone. 

The other night my trainer, Elder Erickson, gave me a call. He's going home this week! I'm so old. He's so old! He's planning on coming to my homecoming talk, so you guys will be able to meet the legend. haha.

We've have some great miracles this week. One of our investigators, Rio, invited three of his friends to join us on our next teach on Saturday! And we're also teaching a new family from Brazil, named the Araujo's. They're great. Really humble people. And Tim came to church. Even though we dropped him.... we're still on good terms, though, which is good. 

Life is just great right now. It'll be kind of crazy these next few weeks with the move and a new comp but change and new stuff is good. It makes us grow. It allows us to learn a lot. 

Dad, Bishop Bailey did sent me your talk. I liked it a lot. Prayer is such a simple yet amazing tool that the Lord has given us. I will say though, it would have been much more enjoyable if those little girls in the audience wouldn't have been yelling and stuff. haha. 

Oh, and Sam, my old Boss. Great vid.  Thanks.  Man, that guy is great. Hopefully there will still be some people I know by the time I get back. I miss Chipotle so much!

I love you guys. Don't let anything get you down. It doesn't matter what happens. It only matters what we are doing.

Elder Glasgow

Pic. Oxford District playing in the rain...