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Hi I'm Jay Glowa

I have 2 awesome sons and a beautiful wife. I am a VP Finance, I love writing songs and playing guitar and.... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love music especially the Beatles and George Harrison. I play a little guitar and occasionally write songs. I work as a VP Finance for an Insurance Brokerage company.  I was born in a small town of 2,000 people. My family moved to a farm when I was in grade 5. My mom and dad joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before I was born. My dad said when he heard the missionaries teach it was like he had heard their message somewhere before and he knew it was true. I served a mission for the church when I turned 19 years old. I was called to serve in Montreal Quebec. I was really nervous because I couldn't speak french, but I was able to learn. I loved Quebec so much I decided to move here after my mission. I went to McGill University and got my Bacheolor of Commerce and then got my certification as a CMA. I got married when I was 22 years old and we started our family right away. After our second child my wife got really sick and we were unable to have any more children. I am so glad I didn't wait to have children or we wouldn't be able to have any. My family is everything to me, I love spending time with them. My sons were born in 1990 and 1991. They both served missions too, my oldest son went to Fresno California and my youngest son is currently in Florence Italy. My wife was born in Portugal, so as a family we can speak and understand English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I grew up in the church I always trusted my parents and went with them to church. When I was a teenager I started to have doubts and realized I needed to find out for myself if it was true or not. I read a scripture in Thessalonians that said basically to "Prove all things hold fast to that which is true". So I started reading the scriptures and praying regularily. On the farm we had a valley near our house near the Little Bow River. I decided to read the whole Book of Mormon and then go to that place and pray out loud and ask. I did and I felt something within me a peacefullness or a calmness and assurance that confirmed to me that what I was doing was right. I have had many similar experience since. I love many of the teachings of the church, for example the idea that I am married for eternity meaning for this life and in the next life and not only until "death do us part". Also that my children will be with my wife and I as an eternal family after this life is very reassuring. I also love that God has not stopped talking to and working through prophets to guide and direct us. I know that this church is true because I have seen the positive effects in my life, the lives of my family and the lives of those I have observed of people who have followed the teachings of Christ in their own lives. I know that God does exist and that he hears and answers prayers, maybe not always in the way we expect or in the time frame we would like, but he always answers.

How I live my faith

I believe that all we do is a reflection of what we believe, whether it is at work, in the community or and home. I try to follow the example of Christ in my life. One of my favorite scriptures about him says that he "went about doing good" and that is what I strive to do. At work I am always completely honest with my co-workers and my employer. I try to be kind to those around me and help cheer people up when they are feeling down. At home I try to teach my sons to be the same to love those around them and to try to help those in need. At Church I serve as a Branch President which is a leader of a congregation. The people in my congretation are called Young Single Adults and are mainly students between the ages of 18 and 31. I try to help them with their problems, give them instruction on prioritizing their days and help them organize activities that benefit them and the local community. I love doing this, and I love being around these young energetic members of our church.