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.