Monday, December 22, 2014

Did someone that I would learn a tough life lesson?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Note:  The heading is exactly as Coco wrote it.  I asked him if he forgot a word, but he isn't very good at answering all my questions.  I would add, think/hope/wish/pray, after the word "that."  It's up to the reader to determine what word he really meant.  Good luck!

This week was hard... Let me explain hard.  Four Lessons. OUCH!!  I don't even know how many miles I walked... I don't want to know either.  It was a lot. 
 
Like I said last week we had a multi-zone in Huancayo, where it's hot! Wow it's hot!  And they have grass! And we played soccer! For 3 hours! And that probably is why it was so much harder to walk up hills all day when we got home to Cerro. 
 
We stayed with Elder Martinez from Ecuador in Huancayo and he was a pretty cool guy!  His companion was from Bolivia which always means shy and quiet.  But Garcia and I broke him out of his shell!  It was a good time!  For real though, if somebody knows Bolivians they are just quiet, all of them. 
 
Then we got back to Paragsha and had the hardest week ever...  I honestly think that Satan knows that Garcia and I are always happy and joking...  He wants to end that but he can't... We are too happy! 
 
To take care of our dog problems hemos comprado "mata pagaritos" ("We bought sling shots!) Sling shots!  It's pretty awesome! ALSO GARCIA BROKE A DOG'S LEG...  It was actually kind of messed up but it was necessary!  
 
Other than that... all is good on the hill.  We have slowly moving investigators... But I mean they are moving forward so I can't complain! 
 
I will see your fat faces on jueves! Navidad!  In my wool knit tie from Mishki!  YAY1 
 
SONRIENDO SIEMPRE,
Elder Glassett
 
Pretty creative Christmas tree.  ....  Mason noticed the empty syringe.  He asked, "Where did you get the syringe?"  Coco replied, "The clinic."  Mason asked, "What was in it, drugs?????"  Coco replied,
"Yea... duh what am i gonna put in??? air?! There is none here!"
 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wow

Monday, December 15, 2014
 
This week we left our investigator drought...  Por Fin!!!!! (Finally!)  I know what president means when he says that not just any missionary gets sent here...  But all that being said... I want to stay here at least one more tranfer!  Cerro has humbled me.  It took away my air.  It made me have to climb to knock every door.  To search for every person.  But I love all of that. Cerro de Pasco is a monster. But, I learned how to live with it and can see no reason to complain. 
 
So we have 5 news this week.  Two families both want to be baptized.  Let's see if this pans out! 
 
Also our pension went to the temple this week and we had to cook for ourselves... We made Peruvian sloppy joes...  They were good!  haha Then everyone was shocked that we didn't eat rice and boiled potatoes with it!.....  If I eat one more potato I will destroy all papas!  ¡les matare´! (They're awful/terrible.) 
 
I wish that I had a million details to tell you all... but this week I don't...  Any questions from anyone!?

The power in Cerro ran out this week... Here's a picture!!!

Sonriendo Siempre!
 
 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lo hemos matado .... hehe (We killed it)

Monday, December 8, 2014



This week church was illegal.  Love you Peru..

Other than that we have tried very hard to cut back on teaching crazy people..... I mean apostasy lessons are fun and all... But to be honest I don't feel anyone benefits from them.... and as missionaries it is frustrating to hear apostasy.  I don't really like it..

The best part of this week.... has been study sessions.... Is that nerdy to say?  I have been thinking about the verse in 1 nefi 2 when it says they left behind their gold and silver and the land of their inheritance.  And brought provisions, family and tents.... What are those things to us?  Why is that part in the Book of Mormon?  I think provisions are spiritual just as much as physical....  The tents are our homes; the only place on earth that can compare to the temple in sacredness.  And our families...  The people that are most important to us...  I really like this verse...  It doesn't matter to God what we have as far as money or what our inheritance.  What matters to God is not of this world.  Juan 18 something... God's Kingdom is NOT OF THIS WORLD.  So then what is it?

Sonriendo Siempre,
Elder Glassett

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I'm on Fire

Monday, December 1, 2014



It is summer here..... which means the Sun hates white people.... and me.

We have been working with a man named Nicanor... He is less active and called us wanting to change...Drunk.... but now he is coming to church and he hasn't been drinking!  It makes me feel good to know people can actually change.

I was studying Moroni 7 this week... which is a really cool chapter... all of you should read it!

Today is going to be a crazy day.  We are replacing a few outlets in our room..yay... 
Yesterday was crazy.... actually all of last week!  It started out with an amazing lesson with Paulina and then she came to church!  After that she told us that she thinks that this is the true church! I was so excited I was smiling during the closing prayer!

Then...

She talked to her pastor and he scared her.... She doesn't want to talk to us anymore.... why does this always happen?

Then we got a reference from a a man from the ward, ____________.  He is a crazy guy from the ward... and surprise surprise...the reference was crazy too..  He said the Book of Mormon was wrong because it doesn't start with Genesis..... again....WHY?!?!

Then.... last night we had a lesson with Pablo... who offered us food... which was nice... we politely said no because we aren't allowed to eat food with investigators or outside of pension.... He got really mad and gave us the Peruvian guilt trip for about 40 minutes...

WHHHHYYYYYY?!?!?!?

We are still working really hard though.... We go from place to place trying to contact or teach or DO SOMETHING!

Any questions or something you guys want to know about Cerro? about Hill?

I am alive. It has actually been really hot at night lately...
 

I'm trying to throw in lots of little fun facts.....

Sonriendo Siempre, 
Elder Glassett
Rio de Pasco, the view from my door in a rainstorm.

Injection... Photo sent to his brother with no explanation except for something related to an allergy.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Elder Garcia and I

Monday, November 24, 2014

So my dad has left me... He went to the Jungle... donde hace bien calor....booo! (I think something about how hot he is going to be there.)  I bet it would be weird to be warm... Actually it has been really warm lately... I don't know what the temperature has been but it has been hot... To answer your question dad, the weather is like Utah in the summer... but cold... and the sun is waaaaaaaay hotter because it's really close... 
 
So we are teaching Paulina, Rosa, The Lopez family and a few less activos!!  All our investigators are pretty new and the ones from before are moving slowly.  We got a call this morning from a member who has been drinking and crying a lot lately.  His wife and daughter have left him and he is sad. 
 
Also I have become a more direct missionary... a little more fearless.... less afraid to tell the people how it is... but i'm still loving.  Don't Worry :) 
 
We are training the ward to understand the priesthood because they don't.  FANTASTIC. 
 
All is WELL UP HERE!!!
 
Fun Fact: Today i get to go to the clinic to see why my hands are swelling like crazy...  Don't worry Mom I'm fine!!!

I love you all!
 
Sonriendo Siempre,
Elder Glassett


Monday, November 17, 2014

What more can I do for this Vina......

Monday, November 17, 2014



Hello... firstly hi everyone thank you for reading this email.. 
This week was RRRRRROOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHH Ouch...  It went too fast and a lot happened... 
First.. Last Monday Maria Lopez died and that made it REALLY hard on her kids...  Then Elder Rojas went to Lima and there were three missionaries in Paragsha so we had to be a three set... which is awful!!!!!  Zach knows...  Then after that EVERYTHING FAILED...  We were working in plan F which is after Pray and Cry.... haha but I'm still happy!....  I don't know how... I really shouldn't be...  I'm cold everyday. People don't like us.  My comp is leaving me and I can't feel my hands... BUT I wake up everyday laughing and that's how I go to bed.  I can't complain. 
Yesterday a woman named Cindy who is usually really shy... OPENED UP TO US!!! NOW WE CAN HELP HER I'M SOO EXCITED I USE RUN ON SENTENCES AND SPELLING THINGS WRONG...  She has been having problems with her marriage... which me and Kampo called...  But we went with a member and he is really helpful!  I would like to say more but time is up! 
Sonriendo Siempre,
Elder Glassett
With Carlos, the gefe - Carlos, the boss


Monday, November 10, 2014

TO ALL PEOPLE IN WARMER PLACES

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello everyone in a place warmer than me.
This week was slow!!  Leaving the area for a conference didn't allot us to set up a lot of citas... so we worked a lot in plan b`s... which FAILED... but its okay we tried!!
 
Today was crazy day.  There is a woman in our ward who has been bedridden since June!  We help bring her the sacrament and visit her and her son a few times a week.. Yesterday we were at her house and she was REALLY bad worse than normal! Crying.  Her visiting teachers were there so we did the sacrament and asked how we could help her... she said nothing so we left...  This morning at 8 we got a call that she had passed. She only had one active daughter and 7 other sons.  We went over at 10 to give a lesson of comfort.  We shared
Alma 40:11-12
Jaun 11:25
DYC 76:62
Helaman 5:12
 
Then shared the mormon message by Elder Nelson about when he was in an airplane and he was calm because he has faith....  It was intense! I have had few lessons in my mission that are intense... I'd say about 5 total... and they have all been pretty recent I think as I have become more sensitive to the spirit it has happened.
 
I am so happy that I have a knowledge of the plan of salvation. What a blessing it is to KNOW what happens when we pass this life.  What a blessing this Gospel is for us! 
 
Anyway... all is well, all is well! 
 
Sonriendoo Siempre, 
 
Elder Glassett
"This is a picture of me contacting with Tyron the Sheep."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This week was crazy ... and fast. It was crazy fast.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HEY EVERYBODY!  I AM WRITING IN ALL CAPS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND MY TONE.  LIFE IS AWESOME AND REALLY HARD...  BUT I LOVE IT A LOT!
Ok to start this week we have to explain that my companion and I suck..  It's a good kind of sucking though..  As in we literally have lists of things we need to do better! 
 
This week I got a 46 on my self analysis... So I'm just batting 1000 right now.  Go me.. 
 
Thought: Sunday we had a conference where President and Hermana Henderson spoke and Mama Henderson is a boss...  She said this...
At some point in our lives we all have to decide for ourselves if the church is true... that made me think.. there is no in between here... no (mas o menos) it made me wonder why this church has members who are mas o menos...  A true convert to this church knows their priorities..  I often (while trying to understand the peruvian mindset which I don't recommend) wonder what they are thinking. Why would God give us everything he has, his kingdom or, the opportunity to be like him if we don't take advantage and make a priority of his kingdom here on earth.  Are we the kind of members that deserve these blessings?  If not, what can we do to change that? 
 
For this cause I have thought a lot about the type of member I want to be! 
 
Sonriendo Siempre! 
 
Elder Glassett
People think we are twins.....

Halloween

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We Will Shlay it!

Monday, October 27, 2014


We Will Shlay it! 
Our comp motto is this.

It is also...
We suck but we are trying...
which is true..

So some cool things happened this week!  I will start with a man name Lucho. Lucho was Catholic... till he read the bible.  Since then he has been changing things about his religion, he has learned things!  Talk about real intent!  He wants to be a follower of Christ!  And we had a milagro con him on martes (miracle with him on Tuesday) we were reading James 1.5 and Lucho freaked out because he read that verse the DAY BEFORE!  He is ready!  As we were thinking about members we could bring that would get along with Lucho (because his personality is a little strong) we thought of Gregorio.  Then we found out they have been buddies for a while.... inspiracion!!! It was cool!

This week I took the liberty to create a self inventory and self evaluation sheet!  I have a point system...  HAHA it's awesome!!  I can receive a total of 88 points weekly!  I'll tell you what I get next week...

Erin and Mason... I have wisdom for you two.  When I was dumb, Zach would tell me to deal with rules and just get used to it they are a part of life.. that didn't do it for me because I didn't see the point of doing things I don't want to... let me explain it a different way.. there will come a time when you are not at home and you will think about the kind of son or daughter you were.  You will most likely regret the person you were either way but you can improve a little!  Be the person you won't regret later!

Love you all!  I have to go!

Sonriendo Siempre
Elder Glassett!
Coco with Elder Cook.  In his words, "from Idaho ... solid guy."


Monday, October 20, 2014

This week was .....

Monday, October 20, 2014


well...
My companion and I are... first of all awesome.

2nd wow we are obedient!

Due to the fact that baptisms are s....l......o.........w we have been trying to at least be obedient.  In interviews, President told us that if he has missionaries that don't baptize but they follow the rules he's fine with that!

Mom, I was laughing the other day because you asked me once how I was gonna be obedient in the mission if I wasn't at home.. I told you I didn't know but I would... well, I WAS right about that! so that's one thing!

More..we have found 6 new investigators this week!!  Which was our goal! That's so good for here!

oh... one little note.  A guy from the stake told us the other day that if we don't baptize in a month they are gonna close the area.... so that's awesome...no pressure to missionaries working with hardened mountain people.....gaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Also....a man told us that the longer you are in Cerro the thicker your blood gets... it is gelatin.... anyone wanna tell me if THAT'S true???   I would like to know that!

JORDY SET HIS OWN DATE!  It's for the 1st of November!  I and praying like crazy his mom lets him do it!!  She doubts the gospel.  She loves us and thinks the Church is good.... for others... we are trying to show her that really there is no other way  2 Nefi 31, 21 which is the scripture that explains that.

But still all is well all is well!

SONRIENDO SIEMPRE,
 
Elder Glassett
 
Coco's apartment.  His companion Elder Emmelkamp on the left.



A short hike 20 minutes from his town, six weeks ago, in his words, "without oxygen."




Monday, October 13, 2014

My wife is in the gym Everyday...

Monday, October 13, 2014


The rule around here here is that when its raining on us our future wife is working out.... she is gonna be strong..

Me and Kampo... Emmelkamp... have renamed our apartment "The Think Tank".   We discuss really interesting doctrine in there I love it!  It gives me a chance to just think.  I don't know if you understand to what extent I love to think.  To theorize to be absolutely ridiculous and then try and back it up with a scripture haha it's awesome.

The scripture I want to share is the most real missionary scripture I can find!  2 Nephi 6.3.  It's how I feel with every investigator ever!

All my investigators are at a stand still right now..  So I'm not gonna share about them.  We are working hard and I know that they know a lot!  They just won't act!  Kampo and I have been on wake up duty lately.  We keep telling them about the blessings they could have if they would just act!  Right now we don't want to teach them more because if they have more knowledge that they don't act on we are just condemning them... it's a rough situation... But I like it.  Everyday is fun everyday!!

Conference won!  It was awesome!  We got to watch it in English which was double cool!  There was soooo much to learn and improve!  The best talk was Uchdorf in Sacerdocio (Priesthood)!  The question we can always ask as a form of self examination..."Lord is it I?"  I love it!  The mission is great!!

Erin: I love you you are awesome!  Keep moving forward!
Mason: Don't act like I used to. I was selfish... I regret that everyday here.
Zach: mornin! Thank you for the example!  I'm not worried about you.
Mom: Sorry i was rude to you back at home...
Dad: Sorry i was rude to mom back at home...

Sonriendo Siempre,
Elder Glassett

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cholos

Monday, October 6, 2014


DAD
I'll probably be here till after Christmas. Transfers are this week, but Emmelkamp and I are most likely going to be here.
We use a computer at an internet cafe.
We couldn't watch conference because Sunday was alcalde elections so it was illegal to go to church.

MOM
Kidd says hi.
We play soccer once a week.
Hearing from people makes Monday awesome!

ZACH
WOW the mission is so real!  You understand! Dad too.  But you're more recent.
This is for you and Dad.
Fulfill your calling with all you have. The ward mission leader here is inactive.  And does nothing.  If I hear that about you two I will run to Utah with my mountain man lungs and slap you like a chicken.
love

ERIN
How is high school!  How is ol' Jordan  High? How are classes?  I heard you killed it in volleyball this week!  That's my sister!!  If you see Pinnock tell him hi for me!

MAS!!
Who are your teachers!  Have you been to a football game yet?  If so, what do you think?  Remember high school is a time to make yourself.  Not find yourself.  If you find yourself you may be unhappy with what you get!  If you make yourself you can change it whenever you want!  Have fun!  But not too much.  Listen to Zach and Erin and mom and dad!

OKay
todovoa no pasa nada can jhordy y su Familia. somos Amigos y nos aman, pero entienden que estamos aqui para cambiar sus vidas.  (Translation:  Nothing has happened with Jhordy.  His family and friends love us but they don't understand that we are here to change their lives.) 
Son though I feel it.  I know this family is going to accept the gospel. But it might not be in this transfer.

My personal goal has been to be more enthusiastic. MISSIONARIES ARE ENTHUSIASTIC. I AM A MISSIONARY.

I think I am starting to understand how huge the plan of salvation is.  It started during comp study when we were talking about forever... it's long.  It's a long time to not be in heaven, with our families, the people we love, God.  What could we do in this life that we could possibly say was worth spending eternity knowing that it's not gonna get better?   I can't stop thinking about this word.  Forever.  I spent time trying to think with an eternal perspective.  You know what I got?  I am small.  I am one of many Children of God and Yet he loves me.  He is counting on me.  And I need him.

I cant believe this is the end of transfer one... I still have a lot to learn and only like ten more years to learn it out here...(I tell myself everyday that I have ten years of mission left) anyway time is gonna run out. please excuse my selling and or grammar. love you all.

Sonriendo Siempre,
Elder Glassett

Monday, September 29, 2014

The week of weeks

Monday, September 29, 2014

No it wasn't a baptism or something like that that made this week awesome... We haven't taught a million lessons or have any recent members saved.. but I have a cool story.


We have been working with a 20 year menos (less) active named Dora.  And she asked us a cool question. She said,  ¨Why is it that I only every feel like I need to hurry home when I know you guys are coming?  Why do I just spend all day anticipating you two?¨  I looked at her and quite simply said, "Sister Dora, we are representatives of Jesus Christ."  And she stopped.  She sat back in her chair and just said "Wow!"  The thing was that I felt the words enter and leave my mouth. They were not mine!  I went on to explain that we have been called by a prophet who was called of God.  We are literally acting and speaking on behalf of Jesus Christ.  I think it took me up until that point to realize that.  Talk about inspiration!!
Also I have yet to have used a computer with a working usb drive but I always check!! Anyway I'm gonna send pictures asap!!


Mason....oh little one. You are like me.  You think that things only happen to you... Believe me when I say you are exactly like me... That's not gonna get you places around the house. You know mom and you know dad!  You don't have A CHANCE AT WINNING... YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE... SO DID I BUT I DIDN'T...  You've got 4 years of high school left and you might as well figure out one thing, be honest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That's my advice.  Be honest and act your age.  You don't need a girlfriend buddy... you're 14... you can't even date according to the prophets... think mas....

Sonriendo Siempre,


Elder Glassett

WOW

Monday, September 22, 2014

Paula'a Note.  It's double letter Monday.  So sorry I didn't get this uploaded earlier.


Being a missionary makes you so tired!!

Ok I'm done with that!
Let me start by saying this...
I know I'm gonna be a scout leader one day... for a while.
Why else would God put me in a place were we camp EVERYDAY?
It's kind of awesome!  Now you can sell my bed.  I think I'd rather live in my sleeping bag forever!


This week was better than last week.  Jhordy got his Animo back!!  Wooooo!  Also his parents are now investigators!  Haha funny story!  So Jhordy has two little siblings who are sooo loud during lessons.  So, Emmelkamp and I bought coloring books and markers to tame those beasts!  Then they gave us the pictures!  They´re adorable of course!  They are hanging up in our apartment!  Also Jhordy's dad had a million questions about the Book of Mormon.  But once we answered them he was excited to have ANOTHER BIBLE... Which still isn't exactly what it is.... But he he told us he'd read and pray about it so we can explain better later...

Dad you had a question about what his ward missionaries could do to help the work.
This is my answer!  Be consistently helpful!  Be on the same page... help them help them!!!  They need help!!!!!!  Tell this to all your ward missionaries!

Love you all!!!
Sonriendo Siempre

Elder Glassett!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Its puppy season

Monday, September 15, 2014

To explain the subject line... there are a million dogs here... and HALF OF THEM ARE PREGNANT!!! Or have recently had puppies...


Anyway this week a lot has happened.  We took a taxi the other day from cenrto and the taxi driver liked me... He loved me!  He told me that my face was white like the devils... but it was fine because I have the power to beat him...  Weird compliment but I'll take it!!  Before we left the car he asked if we could say a prayer.  He said it and during the middle he sartted singing and clapping... Not the weirdest prayer story..  But it's a good one!

Later we had divisions. I was with Elder Kidd! From the Draper Utah Stake!  What?  It was cool!  We went hard on this town... setup up a whole bunch of citas that ALL FELL THROUGH... pucha..

Okay I'm running short on time which sucks but I'm gonna try and be spiritual...

The more I'm hear the better I learn to pray.  I can feel a stronger bond grow between me and my father in heaven...  That's the one thing i've learned so far.  Prayers are becoming a journal entry.

Sonriendo siempre

Elder Glassett!

Questions and Answers.....

Are you the only two missionaries living in the clouds?   No there's a whole zone of about 12 I think.

Do you work with one ward or branch? If there are 70,000 people there as the internet claims, that’s a huge area for one ward.  It's a stake we work in, ward Paragsha!  We usually have about 50 people at church.  Our area is a hill...  That's it.  Just one hill!

How is Jordi?  Jordi is losing excitment... sad i know...  It's taken so long for his parents to say yes that he doesn't know if he wants to be baptized anymore..  Our other investigators are Ovaldina and Nilta and Dora..

You said the pensionista feeds you. All three meals? Do you get three meals?  Yes all three!  We cant eat anywhere but with her...

What do you do on pdays? play 9 card... ha!

What is the best thing you have eaten so far? What’s the worst?  Everything is pretty good.. There's one thing we have a lot called mas amora...which is the worst... but still not bad.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mom Happy Late Birthday

Monday, September 8, 2014

(Mom's questions are in italics.  Coco's answers follow the questions.) 

How was your week?  fast 

How is your comp?   my dad is doing great! 

How are your living arrangements?   cold... we have had no power since Friday... meaning no lights and no heat... fun.. 

Are the people feeding you?   we have a pensionista.  She is the only lady allowed to feed us.. a normal breakfast is fried bananas.. you get used to it.. 

Is your house warm? NOT EVER

Are you using your sleeping bag?  DUH

Is your camera card really broken?   I know I still have it!

How are the altitude headaches?   I'm used to the elevation.. in fact last week we had a conference in Huancayo and I had too much air and got a headache...

How are you feeling in general? listo siempre listo.. (ready, always ready)

Can you breathe yet?  I'm fine!  Todo Bien Aqui!!

I want my missionary scripture to be 
DyC 78: 7.

So power's gone still... it's awesome... 

A drunk guy tried to steal me the other day... It was awesome!  He was like I need help come visit me!  Sorry we have a cita, another day!  Then he just took my hand and started walking...  Dad saved me... I'm okay!

We have been working with a kid named Jhordi..  He wants to get baptized but his parents want to see a change in him first..  They want to see him practice what he learns BEFORE he commits..  He's been stressed out and Saturday night decided to leave his house.  We found this out Sunday morning when we went to get him for church!  Me and dad said a prayer to help us take the right course whether that be to find him or wait.

We both had the impression to go to the highest part of our area... with no luck. When Jhordi came back and we talked to him we found out we probably could have yelled "Jhordi" and he would have heard us...  We were so close... Anyway we were family counselors last night and he and his mom are doing ok!  I've thought a lot about why God brought us so close but didn't feed us the answer.. So close to Jhordi..  A tough hike at a high altitude, so close.  And we didn't find him.

I've thought a lot about this cause i'm a thinker... You all know that and this is what I have..  God takes us to the edge of the light... to the point where we can't see anything ahead of us.  Then he waits. He waits for us to make a move forward... He waits knowing that as soon as we move he will give us the rest of the light...  My comp and I didn't think for ourselves... We didn't make an action to show God we were waiting...  This is what I think.

Sonriendo Siempre, 

Elder Glassett

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Some people hike mountains that are this high .... I just live here.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hi
I'm in
freaking
Cerro de Pasco (Paula's note. 14,200 feet above sea level which means he's breathing about 60% oxygen.)
It's cold.
I don't know how cold exactly...
but I know that I can't feel my hands..
ever.

My area is good!  But at the same time it's hard to work... BECAUSE EVERYONE IS ALWAYS OCCUPIED!!! Apparently.  I don't see how people can think we believe them when they say they're busy... whatever..

I had some picture to send but my card broke... I don't think there was enough oxygen to sustain its poor little life. 

It's hard to breathe here. I never thought I'd be grateful for air... but I am!

If there's one thing I have learned it's how to pray...That's what I think I have started to figure out.  Every day during scripture study it just kind of hits me how much God has done for me... and I crack... every time... I just start praying, saying Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!  I can't explain how it feels... But everyday it happens.  I just break down..in a good way though.  Like is a, I know that God loves me kind of way that shows me how much.  I owe him...  I've gone back to the Book of Mormon, highlighting everything that talks about the Plan of Salvation or God's Mercy..  I figure they're the same.

que mas.... My comp is a white kid like me... He´s dl and his name is Emmelkamp... Mom what country is that name from?  okay..

I have to go,  Next week I'll get you guys some good pictures.

Sonriendo Siempre,

Glassett

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In Huancayo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hey so I cant read anything and I need to go soon!  But I'm in the presidents house and they are sooooo cool!! I love them! 

I find out my area and companion tomorrow so I will tell you that all later.  The bus was 8 hours and I basically relived my Scotland boat trip.  It was great.  I'll tell you guys way more on Monday!

Sonriendo Siempre, (always smiling)

Elder Glassett

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shot to the heart and you're to blame

August 20, 2014

Alright to get a couple of things out of the way... I learned how to do back flips this week...

Today we went to the temple for the last time in two years!!  More like 22 months but I'm not letting myself count like that!  I got some good stuff for Christmas hehe!  I'm on the ball down here!

Also a 70 came last night and spoke and I didn't need a translator... ¡estoy chevere!  To be completely honest not much is going on down here..  My next p day is not in 7 days it's the Monday after Wednesday! Don't feel bad if that time comes and I haven't written.  I will at some point on Monday!  Also I can receive normal letters and packages when I leave this place!  And I'm down to get some one day if anyone wants to write real letters!

I heard that during the 8 hours bus ride to Huancayo four hours of it are freezing... so I'm looking forward to that... Also I bought Book of Mormon in Quechua!  I'm gonna try and learn some of it because that language is sweet!!

Today my thought comes from D&C 82:10.  It's about keeping covenants. And my thought is this, God will always keep his word. The question is will we?  If God broke a promise to us he would literally stop being God because he can't lie.. This is the kicker...  How can we expect to become gods if we don't keep our promises?

I've thought about the fall alot.. haha  I've been speculating on a lot of unimportant details to try and understand things ... like that I don't hold it as doctrine but I like to think.. you guys know that!  It brings peace to me to be able to go to class after studying and give myself visual aids on the board.  Every thing here make you learn faster!

Looking back at this letter it's not nearly as long as a thought it would be... but it's okay.. know that I love you guys!!

Glassett

Friday, August 15, 2014

Yo guys

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This week was month 1...If every month goes this fast I'm gonna be home in...like 23 months!  Really though, I cannot believe that in two weeks I will be out of this place! With real people.  With real problems.  I'm so dang excited! like... I'm vibrating right now. But that's cause it's chilly and I just had some mate!

Last week in proselyting it was sweet!  I was with a guy named Arrieta!  He was a boss!  We got paired up with one of the actual elders from one of the Lima missions.  He is Chilean! And he was sick!  We taught this lady who said the book of mormon is true.. But she still only feels the spirit in her catolico church...estrana..

Anyway that elder said some thing to me that I thought was really cool!  As we were darting around Lima literally through streets he turns to me and says. ¨es un poco peligroso aqui, pero con su placa nada es nada (¨It's a little dangerous here, with your plaque, it's no problem")  ...it was sick!  It made me feel like I am protected which I am... but still!  It was nice to know!

Then we came back to the ccm and a few days later all the 6 weekers were gone.  It was weird that in the short month I've known those guys I have bonded with all of them..  People are funny! We always attach ourselves to other things even when we know those things are gonna leave.  It makes me think of Helaman 5:12,  if we will build on Christ all is well.

ALSO I'M RUNNING OUT OF TIME AND THIS IS SOMETHING I THOUGH WAS REALLY COOL!  The thought came to me the other day. Christ didn't die for our sins, he died for our Salvation.  Think about that for a moment.  I'm sure that while he was in the garden he wasn't thinking about our sins.  I think he was thinking about how he could be with all of us again!

 Anyway much love,

 G-Star

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HEY GUYS!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

THIS WEEK I HAD A GOOD IDEA THAT I SHOULD COVER ALL MY BASIS AND WRITE PART OF MY LETTER BEFORE! I ALSO DECIDED THAT LOWER CASE IS FOR SQUARES AND I'M NOT ONE OF THOSE..

Anyway,this week has been the new fastest week of my life! It doesn't make sense how fast everything is! I have a thoery that everything takes a day... let me explain.

Everything around here takes a day... lunch takes a day. Class takes a day. Personal study takes a day... A day takes a day. A week takes a day... We refer to everything as yesterday around here.

My comp and I are still buddies. Also Evans and Perrins are our friends too!  Yesterday a member of the 70 came and talked to us! It was so good!  He talked about how on June 23 there was a conference where they came up with a plan for missionaries 2.0 instead of the 1.0 Zach was :) ha!  His name was Elder Waddell! He was cool!

Another thing we talked about was the importance of having God's trust. We don't need to work for his love. He gives it to us freely.  What we need to do is gain his trust!

I have focused my time on learning about Cristo. It's unbelievable how much he did for us. I am half way through Jesus the Christ and I finished the bom this week on Friday! If there's one thing i learned from it it would be that God is Extremely patient with us!  He has never given up on anyone! My new favorite verse is Mosiah 7:33!  (But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.)  I always used it when we are fake teaching fake people! it's worth money!!

What else... we cant go to the temple today because its closed but next week we are going!!! At one, we are going to the city to walk around and stuff!  It's a party!!  If you have anymore questions let me know!

G-star

Coco Question and Answer.................

Is everything in Spanish there?  "Everything is Spanish... Me and my comp definitely know more Spanish than most people here so that's good but I'm still not there yet!

In reply to too many questions that will be answered in his weekly letter.  "I'm still typing it doe.. Whilst i converse with thee."

Mom:  "I am hoping the mono is not bugging you."  Coco:  "It's not. Unless it's doing a sneak attack in which case it is being very sneaky because I don't feel a thing!"

Coco with companion Elder Roberts on his right.

The rain forest at the MTC.

Part of his letter with MTC details.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This week

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last week I lied when I said it was my fastest week ever!! This week was even faster!


We got new elders yesterday. The two that were staying in my room left to Cucso and we got some Latins but I haven't had the chance to talk to them yet.


My Spanish is pretty dece. We went in to Lima North on Saturday and we went into the city to teach less activos it was cool! I went with a different companion whose name is Elder Lee. We basically went around the streets talking to people about the plan of salvation! It was cool! Everyone here is very Christian so it's easy to talk about Jesus and people are interested in talking to Americans so that gave us two ins! We handed out 8 folletas so that was good! We didn't know how many we were supposed to give out but I think 8 was solid...


P day was weird... Since the temple is closed we got to go to a place comparable to Mesopotamian.  It's called Caral!  It is the oldest city in the Americas! It was so sweet! I have pictures so ill send those in a sec.


Other than that the normal food here is rice and chicken...  I literally haven't not had that every day... that's right! I haven't not not had it!


I have been reading the bom like crazy like I told you last week!  Page 402 go me!  But something that is very stuck in my head is this principal... God Shocks us because we forget that he is God.  This is most evident in the 17 chapter of 1 Nephi! Nephi by the way is an absolute stud!  He is so cool!  I want to be Nephi!!


And thus I make an end to my epistle!


Glassett


P.S.'s  


Live in the CCM "It's good! It feels like super long efy.... but without trying to impress any girls."


"So much rice and chicken ....................................I think I have gained weight."

"The only part of Peru that is barren... and the only part with sun.  I have seen the sun like four times since I got here."
Working on his "soft smile"