Thursday, May 26, 2016


Hey everyone!!! 

It's been another amazing week here in the not-so-tropical island of madagascar. This week was great! We went down south to a city called Antsirabe. It is the coldest part of madagascar. We were all freezing! It got down to about 50 degrees. We all thought that we were going to get frostbite! haha But while we were down there we did splits with all of the missionaries and tried to build up their programs! There are some awesome missionaries here! They are all doing great and were really nice to us while we were there. 

On Sunday we went with the zone leaders and took some of the leaders in the District to Ambositra. It is a city about 2 hours south of antsirabe. It's still part of the antsirabe district, so we took the district president and a couple of the ladies in the relief society down to go to church and do some meetings down there. It was fun. It's this little tiny city that doesn't have any missionaries right now. There used to be two, but we pulled them out because we don't have enough missionaries anymore. One of the elders that went with us took a couple pictures so I'll try to get them from him and send them. Other than that not a whole lot has happened. The mission is great! Lately I've been reading Jesus the Christ and the Atonement has been on my mind a lot. I love studying about Christ and the sacrifice that he made for us. I know that he is our Savior and Redeemer and that he suffered for us, died for us, and was resurrected too. Without Him we not only couldn't receive the celestial kingdom, but we also couldn't receive the terrestrial or the telestial kingdoms either. We would be filthy spirits forever and would be below satan. But because of Christ we will ALL be made clean and receive a kingdom of glory and a resurrected body. We will be above satan and his angels. I am so grateful for Jesus Christ and all that He has done for me. 

Have a great week! 

Love, Elder Glazier

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Well I don't have very much time, but I just wanted to write home and give a quick update of what's happening here in Madagascar. Everything is going great! The weather is cooling down which is nice. That means that I can wear a sweater. That might not seem that cool, but it's a big deal to us missionaries because that means instead of just choosing if I want to wear brown, grey, or black pants, and which tie to wear I can also choose if I want to wear a sweater or not, and I have three colors to choose from and I have to make sure that it matches my pants. Big decisions!!! 

So this transfer brought some big changes for me! I have been working with Elder Covey, but this transfer we got put into a foursome, so now it's me, Elder Covey, Elder Rasmussen, and another Elder named Elder Wiscombe. Yep, I'm working with Elder Rasmussen again!!! We were so excited when we found out! It's been a ton of fun and we're way excited for the rest of the transfer! We have planned to try to do splits with every single missionary in the mission this transfer, so that will be great! 

Our investigators are doing great! Tina and Harilala are going to be getting baptized on June 4th and they are so so so ready! I want to baptize them so bad, but we're really going to try to encourage them to have their son do it. He is preparing to go on a mission. I can't think of too many things cooler than getting to baptize your parents right before you go on a mission! 

Other than that, we had a great p-day today! We played soccer against one of the wards here in tana. they are pretty good, but we beat them 5-4! It's a pretty bad field (if you call it a field). It's just a big open dirt area that they draw lines on using crushed up charcoal. But it's still really fun! And then we came back to the office and played basketball with a bunch of missionaries for a couple hours! I couldn't have asked for a better pday. 
Lately I've been working on pondering the things I've studied, and just pondering life and the scriptures in general. The thing I have really noticed myself pondering more than anything is the savior's life and Atonement. I try to think of a story, and then put myself right in the middle of it as a bystander. It's a cool little strategy I learned from President Foote this week. I really like it, it really makes the scriptures come to life. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. I know that he lived a perfect life and performed countless miracles here on Earth. I know that the ultimate miracle he performed was taking upon Himself our sins, dying for us, and taking His life again on the third day. Jesus Christ lives. He lives.

Love you all! Have a great week!

Love, Elder Glazier

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hi everybody!! 

So this week has been crazy! I don't have a whole ton to write about because we have literally just been driving missionaries all over the place and planning out transfers and helping missionaries get where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. We have 6 missionaries going home this transfer, but they are going home in two groups. The transfer is actually next week, but 3/6 missionaries going home wanted to go this week to make it home in time for mothers day so we have been taking care of them. It was really weird to see them off. I was companions with two of them. And one of them was my trainer. I can't believe he is gone. It's so weird to think that it was over a year and a half ago that we was training me how to be a missionary. I was trying really hard not to get trunky, but dropping them off at the airport and watching them go through security and everything just got to me and I realized how little time I have left. I want to try so hard to use these last few months the best I can. I want to live them to the fullest. I didn't come on a mission to serve with all of my heart, might, mind, and strength for 20 months. I am going to give it everything I've got all the way to the very last day! There are still tons of people who are waiting on me to bring them the gospel. I can't let them down. 

This week in my studies I have been focusing a lot on patience and on choosing to be happy. I noticed myself getting really annoyed with missionaries and other people calling me all the time asking for help. I realized that that's not okay. I really want to master being patient with others and seeing the good in life. God has given me so many blessings in my life. It's my choice if I want to focus on the good all around me or if I want to focus on the shortcomings of others and myself and all the problems all around me. I decided it's not worth it to be negative, or even to point out something negative. When we focus on the good in ourselves and in others we are encouraging growth in those areas. I know that Heavenly Father doesn't see us as who we were yesterday, or who we are today, but He sees us as who we are capable of becoming. 

I hope you all have a great week! Love you tons!!!

Love, Elder Glazier

P.S. Happy mothers day to all those incredible moms out there! Especially mine! She has raised me and taught me since birth how to be a desciple of Christ. She teaches me by words, but even more than that she teaches me by how she lives! 

  Love you mom!