Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 LAST ONE

Dear Family,

I may as well fill you in on my week so we can get to more pressing matters when I get home. 

We've had some really good teaches with Amanda and Collin and Yvette. We had Colling download the LDS Pamphlet app on his tablet and went through the Plan of Salvation. It was pretty funny. He kept asking all these questions and our response was always, ''just wait a slide or two, your answer is coming up.'' We're hoping he's going to read them all. 

We taught Yvette about the Word of Wisdom. She took is really well and a lot of what we said was backed up in Gospel Principles, even though the lesson was on The Lords Covenant People. Yvette will come around shortly, though. We also got to help Val Hawkins move some stuff to a storage unit with Bishop. It was good to build our relationship with him. We had a fun talk about Tithing. 

So tomorrow at 3 o'clock in the morning Elder Bethers and I will be picked up by the Helston Elders to go to the London Temple. This includes Elder Douglas, who is finishing his mission, too. Then we'll pick up Elder Jackman, my MTC District Leader, who is also finishing his mission. So, Elder Bethers will have to endure 7 hours with 3 dying missionaries. Poor him. Hahaha. 

The ward has been taking care of me here in St. Austell. I'll miss them a lot. It's like I have 7 families now. *6 here in England and one back home. 

I will not deny anyone wanting to come see me at the airport. The more the merrier! 

See you all Wednesday!


Elder Glasgow

*Cannon served in the following areas.

Isle Of Wight, Aug 2013 - Feb, 2014
Oxford, Feb - Aug 2014
Welling - London, Aug - Dec 2014
Sutton - London, Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
Newton Abbot, Apr - May 2015
St. Austell, May - Jul 2015

He reports his Mission in the Windsor Ward
July 26, 2015
532 S. Greenfield Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85206

Open House that night
3732 E. Clovis Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

Dear Everyone,

I don't have loads of time to email everyone so I'm just replying to you all. Today is my very last p-day. Sad, isn't it? But hey, it was bound to happen. Today we are in Plymouth, which is nice because now I can spend it with more people than just my comp. 

Last week was pretty good. We dropped John. He wasn't commiting and just kept making excuses. It'll give us more time to find the elect. 

I'm doing alright. Everyone always has to ask how I feel about going home. It's almost as bad as when I moved into a new area and everyone found out my last name is Glasgow. 

But for you who don't know, my homecoming talk is on the 26th, my first Sunday back home. I'll be giving a discourse on the Sanctifying Power of the Spirit. For those who can make it it's much appreciated. For those who can't, I forgive you and still love you. And I'll be seeing you soon enough. 

Oh, so I had my exit interview the other day so I will have one more email session next week. That was really weird. But President Gubler gave me some really good advice that should prepare me for coming home. 

I'll quickly try to send off a few more personal notes with the remainder of the time I have left.


Elder Cannon Glasgow

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

Dear Family,

Happy Fourth of July! I can't say it was the greatest one in my life but it was pretty good. We made a few jokes with some members about some choice verses in the Book of Mormon about it all. All in good fun of course. They laughed. We also had a bit of extra food money sitting around so we bought some steak and baked some potatoes with some sour cream to top it all off. Pretty good stuff. and Elder Bethers made some very delicious brownies. And we watched some fire works.... from Elder Bethers' camera, so like I said, it wasn't the best but we did alright.  We made (colored) a flag and listened to some Patriotic MoTab aaalllll day. 

To change courses rather drastically, it would be super great if I could get released ASAP and then go to Chipotle. Some other choice few restaurants will have to wait until Thursday. And golfing and fishing will also need to happen, ASAP.

I always loved those holiday pool parties at Aunt Michelle's. Good times. Thanks for the pix and video clips.  My, everyone is growing up.

I've been doing lots of studies in the scriptures and general conference talks about coming home. It's been very interesting. I'll have to do my best to be a Returned Missionary soon. I won't be returning to my former life, but really starting a new one - a new creature in Christ. It's probably going to be pretty hard, but hey, I've been doing loads of really hard stuff the past 2 years!

We had the chance this week to meet our new Mission President, President Gubler. His smile is contagious. He is going to lead this mission to great success. He talked a lot about the Pre-existence and who we were and are. We came to the conclusion that we were foreordained to serve in the England London South Mission, and we are part of the Great and Noble Ones, alongside Abraham. It was a very spiritual experience, one I won't forget. It gave me loads to think about, too. 

Our investigators are doing good. If you can pray for John Saunders, that would be great. When he comes to church he progresses, and will be baptized - it's just getting him there. He suffers from depression and some other health problems. And Yvette... We'll be extending a baptismal date to her on Thursday - fingers crossed. She's progressing so well I don't see anything too big getting in the way. Amanda and Collin are also coming along alright. Amanda would have been to church on Sunday but was sick. Harry was there, as well. We think the Quakers might be telling him some stuff about the church. But that's nothing too big we can't handle, either. We also had a new guy come to church Sunday. He is a work associate and friend of one of the members whom is from the Netherlands. Really nice, smart guy. We'll be having dinner with him and the members on Sunday

I'm going to be perfectly honest right now. England holds a massive place in my heart and it's going to be so hard to leave. Whenever we travel around and I notice all of the rolling hills and beautiful beaches, my heart kind of aches because I know I won't be around for much longer. This truly is a magical place. But I'm so excited to see you all at the same time. It's going to be really bittersweet for me. 

Anyway, next week is probably going to be my last time emailing, unless I get a bit of time at the Temple. 

I love all you guys! 

Elder Glasgow

Truro Cathedral

Castle at Penzance

Happy Independence Day from England!

Monday, June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

Dear Family, 

Well well well just another three weeks left here on the good ol' mission. Time has flown by much too fast for me. Things are looking good though. All should end well here in St. Austell. 

This week we didn't see everyone we wanted to see but it gave us some good time to go out finding. It can be kind of hard here to find new people. They don't really spend too much time at home or on the streets. They also can be very laid-back. But we did have a good week. Yvette is progessing nicely. We'll be seeing her on Tuesday. She is so prepared it makes her scared so we have to be careful with it all. But she has a very bright future ahead of her. We also made some really good progress with John this week. Once he comes to church he will be baptised. He just needs to get over some depression and fear. He should have come yesterday but he wasn't feeling too good. 
Antony was at church though. He even wore a tie. I was very impressed. We'll see him on Tuesday and help him in his house again and just see how he's doing. 

We also got to be part of a Mormon Helping Hands project this week. We all went to a local park and cleaned it up and did some landscaping. We even had a few non-members come along and get involved. It was really great. I love stuff like that.

Tuesday we also had a Zone Training. I got to give my last Mission meeting testimony. It was not fun. Well, it was a good testimony but I didn't like the fact that I got to do it because I'll be going home soon. 

Also, I figure that because I come home in a few you won't be too bothered that I stop sending photos of me specifically? Cool. I do have some good pictures of Cornwall this week though.

Oh, and to update, I destroyed another pair of trousers.... and my brown shoes have already on their last leg. But luckily there are a few sales going on right now so I'll be making some of my last purchases of my mission this week. Thank goodness. 

Oh, President Millar goes home this Wednesday and Thursday we are having Zone Conference to meet Pres. Gubler. So many meetings!!!

I love you all!

Elder Glasgow

Monday, June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

Dear Family,

Well. It has come. My last month in the mission. I never thought it would come! Last night I even got a phone call from the Zone Leaders asking me if I would bear my last and final testimony in Zone Conference.... It was quite the killer phone call.

Thank you for the emails this week. It was quite refreshing to hear them. I love all of you guys so much.

​Happy Fathers Day, Dad. You're my hero. 

​So today it is raining..... and the high is 15 degrees Celsius. Thats only 60 in Fahrenheit. So it's June... and still jacket weather. I think I may just have to go for a swim the day I get home to cool down... 

This week has been pretty good for us. We saw Dave at Helena's house and Louise (a recent convert) came along and we all had dinner together. My first Thai Curry. Very yummy. Tuesday we had Ward Council. It was all about Sacrament Meeting and how we need to give the sacrament back to the Savior. I really enjoyed it all. By September all Sacrament Meetings will be the first meeting in the Block here in Europe. Right now we have it last.

We had a good first District Meeting of the transfer and afterwards I got to have Lunch with one of my previous companions and his family, Josh Pulman! He just finished the other week and was down here in Cornwall to do some surfing and they came into St. Austell and took us out to lunch. It was really good to see Elder Pulman again. He's doing really good, too. We also taught the Valetines again and answered a lot of Alfie's (one of their sons) questions. And then they asked too many questions about me and found out I do Parkour. So, naturally, I had to show them a few moves out in the back garden.... they forced me to do it!!!

Thursday we saw Thomas. Sadly, he dropped us. He felt bad that he took time to meet with us but wasn't spending any time with his family. So we forgave him for it. We'll see him around town, though. We also taught Harry again and made some really good progress with his concern with the Word of Wisdom. I understand D&C 89 so much better now! Friday we saw Francis, Emaline and also Antony. We helped him install a window on his house. We're going to see if we can help him again this week as well. 

We also had a really really good teach with a referral from a member of our ward. Her name is Yvette. Val Hawkins has been working with her for quite some time now and she's finally agreed to take the missionary lessons and she is just golden! All of her prayers about the church are being answered and I would imagine she'll be baptized before I come home. She's really great and super prepared. 

We also saw John that day and read the scriptures and then went over to Louise's to help out in her garden with her non member friend. I learned how to do a bit of stone work. It was pretty cool. 

Sunday was mostly finding but it being Fathers Day... no one was out... Oh well. 

And that was my week. 

As for dates and activities and stuff for when I get home, you guys decide what you want to do. I'll work around it with my friends and all that. They don't get priority over you guys. 

Thanks again for the emails. 


Elder Glasgow

Me and Elder Bethers at Hyde Park.  Elder Holland was too busy to be in the pic with us. 

P-Day Caving, spelunking, and crawling around in a dark hole.

Elder Pulman finished his mission a few weeks ago.  He came over with his family, from Wales, to Cornwall for some surfing.  We went to lunch.  We were comps in London a few months ago.  One of my favorites.

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

Dear Family,

Thank you so much for your letters.  I love to read your letters, and most all of you wrote me!  What's up with that?! 

So, you probably want to hear about my week?
We've been running around a lot. Because we went all the way to London on Friday it kind of sucked a lot of time out of our schedule.  But seeing Elder Holland was awesome. The bus was late getting us to Hyde Park so Elder Bethers and I only caught the last 45 minutes of his talk, but I got some good stuff from it. This week has really just rushed by.

Tuesday we had some good teaches with John and Amanda and Collin. I showed Elder Bethers around our area. Wednesday we helped a member of the Ward with one of the houses he is flipping. He's really behind on all the repairs and fixes. He was injured in an electrical explosion and was in a coma for a few weeks and his 20 year old son recently died. Just a whole heap of stuff happened, but he's finally feeling up to coming back to church - so we helped him out. Lots of drywall and painting and fun manly construction stuff. 

A few of our investigators have dropped off and one might end up homeless this week. We'll find out later this afternoon. If I could I would give up most of my time and try and help him find a job or money or a home or whatever. But I can't do that because I am a missionary. I've been called to build the kingdom of God here on the Earth. Yep, me and the Quorum of the 12 - we're building the Kingdom.

This should be a good transfer, though. Elder Bethers is a good guy. Funny side-note, his older Brother served here in St. Austell 4 years ago. Small world, huh? 

The coming week should be good as well. We recently got some new sisters in the District so that should shake things up a bit.

Everything we need is here in the Gospel, just as Elder Anderson recently put it. So, however hard it gets there at home keep on keeping on.  Endure to the end, the reward is coming. 

Love to all. Talk to you next week. 

Elder Glasgow

Elder Holland's Army.  That's me way back there on the left - the small face peeking over the arm.

Night at London Temple

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8, 2015

Dear Family,

Well, I don't have loads of time this week. Plus, I'm on my ipad.  Right now I'm down in Plymouth with my new companion, Elder Bethers. He's from Holiday, Utah. He's been out 10 months. He's a good companion. We'll be spending the whole day here until Elder Douglas comes back from the Temple to come and get us. There are going to be Sisters over in Redruth this transfer, too. It's been almost a whole year since I've had Sisters in the District.

This week has been pretty good. We've found some really good new investigators this week. Thomas is only 22 and we also found a young couple with three kids, Amanda and Collin.

We had some really good service projects with some less-actives in the ward. The Allens' back garden was a massive bramble jungle. We used an electric lawn mower like a trimmer kinda thing to take it all out. I got poked and jabbed so many times! We also helped out a member of the Ward take a load of stuff to the dump. It was good fun. I love doing service.

We had a Multi-Stake Broadcast with Elder Holland, from Edinburgh, Scotland, the same area where Elder Holland was Mission President of, back in the early 90'sIt was broadcast all over Scandinavia and the UK. He gave a really good talk about the Book of Mormon. He speaks with such conviction. It's amazing. We will go to Hyde Park with the London Mission and listen to him. Can't wait!

Dave, the one with the baptism date, got scared off because of the Word of Wisdom. But Helena, a member of the Ward, will keep a close eye on him. Harry is still thinking about it all. He came to the broadcast and enjoyed it but in the end it just gave him even more to think about.

But that's really about it for my week.

Oh, and just so you guys don't worry about me too much, last week I had a good ponder and I decided I'm not worried about coming home and all that. When it comes it comes, and that is life.

Also, I would like to buy some shirts to bring home. And I want to get some stuff for you guys, too Thanks!

I love you guys!

Elder Glasgow 

Monday, June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Dear Family,

Thank you all for the letters this week. I don't have loads of time today but I'll try to get through everything.

This week has been pretty good for us. Antony cannot make up his mind so he will not be baptised yet. That's really what it's come to. Yes or no and a confirmation. We had some funny teaches as well with Harry and Dave. They both had had a little to drink before the lesson.... So we taught them the Word of Wisdom! I don't know how deep it sunk in, but it's on their mind at least.

We also met some really cool new people this week. One is named James. Stellar kid. Goes to Uni down in Falmouth and studies Sport Science and wants to be a body builder. We'll be seeing him later this week. We also found a guy named Murray. Does fruit and veg at Asda. But he can only meet on Thursdays.... which is a shame because the next two Thursdays are packed....

Did I tell you guys that Elder Holland is coming on the 12th?!! The whole mission is going. I'm super excited. Round 2 with one of my favorite Apostles. 

Joan is moving along. We really do hope her husband calms down though. It's nothing serious. He just doesn't like us too much. 

We'll see Gwen as well on Tuesday. We're going to be reading the Book of Mormon with her.

It seems like everyone we're teaching just needs a testimony of the Book of Mormon and everything would work out!! But it's just getting them there that's the hard part.... 

Monday we had a really great p-day with the other Elders. We went down to Charlestown. It's where most of "The Pirates of the Caribbean" was filmed. It was a really cool place. Lots of good pictures. 

We also had our last interviews with President Millar. He's such a good guy. I'm going to miss him a lot.  He's going home just a few weeks before me. So, I'll only have about 3 weeks with the new one. President Millar is thinking about sending me a greenie for my last transfer, which I would like a lot. Good motivation to keep me going. But that's really my plan for my last transfer. Make it as spiritual as possible and work hard. 

Have a great week. I love you all!

Elder Glasgow

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015

Dear Family,

Thank you so much for the letters and pictures and stuff. I always love seeing them. Everyone has grown up so much since I left. We'll have so much to catch up on. 

I'm glad to hear things are going alright back home. Everyone is staying happy and faithful. Chase, are you sure you really want to finish high school as a Toro? really? really really? Volleyball isn't everything. Think about it.

For Dad I will share 3 miracles of the week. 

1. We had a really great teach with our investigator Antony. He has let us know that his experience at the Temple this Thursday will determine if he will be baptized, or not. He will be taking the 5 hour trip to the temple with Bro. Dean. They will go to the Visitor Center and watch some films, and whatnot. Du, the Chinese Sister I taught back in Welling, in London, was in the exact same situation Antony is in right now. Du went to the temple, watched "Meet the Mormons" and was baptized shortly thereafter. So, let's all have faith in the Temple and the spirit that is there, for Anthony. A prayer Wednesday night for Antony will be good timing on your part.  Thanks.

2. We were out in St. Blazey the other day looking up some potentials. We were about to go to the Valentines, but had a few extra minutes. So we decided, instead of being 10 minutes early to the Valentines, to go knocking. The first door we knocked on, we taught her about Eternal Families and will be seeing her tomorrow!  Our teach with the Valentine's was very good, too. 

3. We are teaching a Seventh-Day Adventist named Dave (not the one whose getting baptized soon). He is quite the Bible scholar and likes to ask the deep questions. But, last week he read loads of the Book of Mormon, and agreed with what he read. We testified of Apostles and Prophets, and he liked it. I then talked about being quickened by the spirit, and it totally made sense to him.  We then read 2 Nephi 32 about pondering these things in your heart, how the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do, and how he needs to pray about all this. And he's also agreed to come to church. Most of our lessons with Dave can be sporadic, and all over the place, but it was a super good teach. Then he opened up to us at the end about how he's uncomfortable with the women ordination thing, and how it's creeping into his church. We shared our take on Priesthood and Ordinations, and he liked it a lot. So, it's been good with Dave.  The Lord was involved in this one!

I thought it was pretty good week. There was some other cool stuff that happened this week but I can't remember it all right now. 

Dave (out baptismal date) is doing alright. We need to teach him about the Word of Wisdom. We might have to move back his date. Let's all pray for him, too.

We also had another part-member family at church! Also, a member invited her sister to church and she should be getting in contact with us soon when her sister is ready for the lessons!

Yeah, I'm feeling better this week, too. My sinuses are calming down, finally.

We should be having interviews with President soon, and Elder Holland is coming to the mission next transfer!!!!! Great News!!!  I'm so excited!!! 

So that's my week!

I love you all!

Elder Glasgow

St. Austell is a pretty place.

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

Dear Family,

Thank you for your letters this week. I've been praying a lot for you guys this week and I'm glad to hear you are all doing okay. There's only, like, 1 more week of school over there, right? That's weird. School here will hit their half-terms in 2 weeks. I still don't understand the system here. Their summer breaks are pretty short, if I remember right. 

So, it's been a pretty alright week. We had 4 investigators at church! Everyone we expected. It was really good. We have about 7 investigators we see regularly but only 2 of them are really progressing. Dave is scheduled to be baptized next month and Harry will get baptized as soon as he wraps his head around authority. 

I got a sinus infection this week.... My head has been just throbbing the last 4 days. Ever since we got back from Zone Training, which was really good. We had to drive 4 hours to Poole, but it was okay. We had a brand new greenie from South Africa in the car with us. I laughed a bit when he asked me how long I have been out.... And then laughed even harder when he asked how long Elder Lee has been out. It's kind of strange to think that almost 2 years ago I was in his seat.... sometimes it feels like I was just in his position, but not. It's strange. It feels like I'm in limbo on a mission, sometimes. Strange 

We got back in contact with 2 really great families this week as well. The Greens got baptised back in January and are struggling a bit. They were baptised in the Newton Abbot Ward and then moved here to St. Austell. They really miss Newton Abbot a lot. Newton Abbot is pretty hard to compete with, though. But we're doing our best to help them. We also got in contact with the Valentine Family. The Dad is a member, but he's married to a non member and between the both of them they have, like, 14 kids. I think only 9 live with them all the time. But they are super cool. 

That was pretty much my week. Still trying to figure out how to use these ipads the best. I'll figure it out eventually. Then it will probably be time for me to go home. haha. 

I love you all! 

Elder Glasgow

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

Dear Family,

It was really great to see all of your tired smiling faces yesterday! Skypeing is always a weird thing for me because I feel so informed about everything going on over here and with missionary work, but then I'm asked questions about things back home and I just have no idea. I've been forgetting lots of silly things lately. Like, do we have a double sink back home, or is it just one big sink? I cant remember!

I'm pretty sad to hear about what's going on back home - Chase getting booted outta the State Volleyball Tournament and with the car. I'll pray for you guys. Everything will turn out alright. 

This week has been really good for me. I like St. Austell more and more. The Cornish people are really laid back and nice. And we have a good sized teaching pool as well, which is nice. There's Dave, and another Dave, Antony, Harry, Gwen, Sarah and some other people just kind of in the works. It's hard to keep track of them all. And we're always doing our best to talk with the few people that are actually roaming the streets. 

The Ward here has about 90 people that come to church, so not as big as my last area, but church is good. Later today we'll be having a meeting to get our ipads as well. It should be fun. Then, on Thursday we have a Zone Conference over in Poole. 

That's pretty much my week. But I might have to mail those forms for school to you because I don't think we have a scanner here. But I'll see what I can do!

Love you all!

Elder Glasgow

(here's my surroundings)

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 3, 2015

Dear Family,

You'll never guess what is happening to me.... I'm getting moved again! Later today I'll be heading over to St. Austell with Elder Lee. Yup. No more Newton Abbot. Even though I've only been here six weeks I am going to miss it dearly. Such wonderful people in this Ward, especially the youth. They are all great. Yesterday we went around and saw about half of them. It was really nice. They were all pretty gutted to see us leave. All of their mothers thanked Elder Fairbourn and I for the positive influence we made on them. It made me really happy. I was suprised when a choice few of them told us directly that they were going to miss us a lot. Some of them can act a little hard sometimes. haha. 

Last night our last stop was at the Miles' house were Ben (he's 16) had out all of his guitars so that we could play a bit. They were pretty impressed with my skills haha. But Ben had a beautiful Gibson Les Paul SGJ. Man, it inspired me. 

We also had a chance to teach James and Anita Gilbert one last time. The lesson was so powerful. We gave them one of the Book of Mormons that the Whiteheads put together (yes, i have been lugging it around this whole time) with a note in it and they really appreciated it. And then we bore testimony of the Savior and how we might forget him, He will never forget us. He has engraved us on the palms of his hands. We also talked about eternal families. I think they are all on the right path. I can't wait to see how they are doing after my mission. I will dearly miss them.

So, ipads should be distributed on Friday? Something like that... 

Thanks you so much for the letters this week. I just love every one. 


Elder Glasgow

A little Missionary Service Project in our Area.

Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,
So, about an hour ago I was sitting in the McBride's house (they're the Senior couple here) just about going crazy, borderline freaking out. Last night, being the wonderful citizens we try to be, we saw that the Recycling bin was out for pickup, so we took out our recycling because it was piling up in the kitchen quite nicely. Luckily, my companion and I were both wearing shoes, but we took no thought in bringing keys or the phone or anything else for that matter, because we were just taking the recycling out to the street. But after a series of unfortunate events (well, I guess it was just one event...) we locked ourselves outside of our Flat.... So we wandered over to the Mcbride's (who didn't have a spare) and ended up spending the night in their Flat.
The next day (this morning) we woke up and decided to call the Office because if anyone knows how to get us out of this it's the office. But no, they didn't have the right number for our Landlord and, according to them, we have both keys.... which were in the Flat. But after a lucky phone call to our Ward Mission Leader, it turns out that they have the spare. So we got back to our Flat at 10am this morning and now I'm here. So yeah, quite an eventful last 16 hours....
Anywho. Thank you so much for all the emails this week. I loved reading every last one of them and seeing all the pictures! I didn't get a video of Chase playing volleyball, though.
So, my week. I'm going to be honest, it was a bit of a doozy. Elder Fairbourn has been sick all week and then on Friday he had an allergic reaction to some medication and now he's on a trial run to see if he's lactose intolerant.... So its been pretty crazy. 

We lost contact, for a bit, with our paraplegic friend, Andy, but we found him again and will be seeing him next week. He is doing alright. We're going to go have a BBQ at his house with the Sisters and teach him about prayer. It should be good. James and his family are doing alright. Hopefullly we'll have time to teach him this week. This week will be a busy one, though. We are going all the way to Crawley for IPad Training. Oh boy. It's Mission Conference so it will be really nice to see everyone there. 

Lately, Elder Fairbourn and I have been struggling to get some quality work in, but this week we will be striving for perfect, exact, and over-the-top obedience to whip us into shape. I feel that as my due date gets closer and closer I get more and more tired. But we'll do our best to push through and get past it.
Last night we hade an extra Sacrament Meeting over in Tiegnmouth with a couple of the members and Less Actives over there. It was really great. Elder Fairbourn and I got to pass the Sacrament. The talks they gave were wonderful and the spirit was so strong there. It's been different going to a school where we meet in right now. It's kind of noisy and bleak and lots of members don't come out because of that, so it was really nice to just meet in a nice little cozy place and enjoy it all.
So, that was pretty much my week. Thank you again for the emails. They're the best.
I love you all!
Elder Glasgow

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Dear Family,
Well, well, well. Another week gone by on the good old mission. Thank you for the letters this week. I'm sad to hear about Bro. Waite. Sister Waite was one of my Primary teachers. I always enjoyed her lessons and learned a lot. We do have quite a wonderful ward back there, though, and I'm sure you guys are doing your best to help her.
I can't wait to see everyone when I get home. So many stories to share! I want to have a big mission potluck with the gang one day. That would be so cool.
Has the Volleyball season already been going? Why haven't I been updated on this stuff??? Is Chase the Varsity setter? I need to see some footage of him playing.
So, maybe I should finally tell you guys a bit about Elder Fairbourn. First and foremost, I love the guy. He's really great to be around. He's from Logan, Utah. Some of his hobbies include Ultimate Frisbee, Hiking, Camping and just being outside in general. We want to hang out when I get back. He might even be at my homecoming if all works out. We also got the great idea to build proper dugout canoes together. I'm pumped for it.
He did get sick this week, which wasn't super fun but we did manage to get some work done. Got another new investigator. His name is Andy, and he even came to church! It was really great. It was actually his first time ever coming to a church in general. I think he enjoyed it. Made a few friends there.
We also went guitar contacting this week. It was pretty sweet. I put together some hymns to sing to and play with the guitar on the High Street. People enjoyed it. One lady asked when I was gonna release an album. haha.
Other than that.... not much. Just finding and visiting members and serving them and all that lot!
Thank you so much for the letters this week. You guys are great.
I love you all!
Elder Glasgow

Guitar Contacting

Buckfast Abbey

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

Dear Family,

Thank you again and again and again for the letters this week. I love them every time.

I'm doing good this week. We just had Stake Conference, yesterday. It was really nice. The speakers were President and Sister Millar, President and Sister Crossland, from the Temple Presidency and the Stake Presidency. A lot was about the spirit. President Millar's talk stood out to me a lot. It was about the Liahona and the scriptures. The Liahona guided Lehi's family through the wilderness. It was dependent on their faith and diligence to keep the commandments. The scriptures are the same. If we have faith and are righteous, not only will we gain knowledge from the scriptures but intelligence from our obedience.

This week has been pretty crazy for us. Lots of our plans fell through and lots of our appointments were cancelled. Nevertheless it was a good week. The Ward here is just great. Yesterday we were invited by the Bishop to the Youth Fireside at his house. There is a solid bunch of youth here. I like it. We want to start working with them more. It's kind of hard when we don't have a Chapel to meet in but we'll try our best. We are going to start putting on Ultimate Frisbee every Saturday morning. I bet the youth will love it.

Funny thing... so, ever since I started serving with Elder Pulman, my last comp, I've have the chance to learn how to play the guitar. So, I've been playing for like 3 months now and I've already had loads of chances to share it with others. There's a less-active man here who has a non-member family, and we are working a lot with them. I've gotten to be really good friends with James and it turns out that he also plays the guitar and we are going to have a jam session soon. There's also a Priest in the Ward here who plays and he wants to jam with me and Elder Fairbourn, as well. It's just amazing how improving our talents can do so much good around us.

On a side note - Happy 53rd birthday dad. I love you.

We have picked up another new investigator this week as well. His name is Pedro. He's talked to us about a dozen times in the street over the past month or two. He's a real funny guy. He's atheist but he loves the Mormon church! We'll be teaching him on Saturday I believe. I'm excited to see how it goes.

So, how to be a good Ward Mission Leader. Lets see....
A good Ward Mission Leader:
-Sets the example for member missionary work in the Ward
-Studies Preach My Gospel
-Follows up with his full-time and Ward Missionaries
-Holds a weekly Correlation Meeting (preferably with members of the ward council in attendance)
-Goes out on teaches with the Missionaries
-Works closely with the Bishop in the conversion, retention and reactivation process of the people in his area
-Knows the ward members all by name
-Arranges activities that both the members and missionaries can bring their friends and investigators to. (working with auxiliary leaders of course!)

I can't think of anything else....

But this week was good. Next week should be good too. I'll get to go to church for the 2nd time since moving here. haha.

I love you all and miss you.

Elder Glasgow

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Me and Elder Fairbourn in Ogwell