April 27, 2007

Katy Joy

Kathleen Joy Largent was born to Ivan and Tania Largent (my sister and bro in-law) on April 21st about 4 pm. She was 9lbs and 12 oz and 21.5 inches long. I might be biased, but I think she's adorable!

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Posted by tomglass at 11:05 PM

November 30, 2006

Dad and Mom

Dad and Mom

Just wanted to tell you guys that I love you and miss having you around. It was good to just spend time with you in WV. Can't wait to see you next year! I'm proud of you guys! I thank God for you two and the ministry that you've had in my life and the Uruguayan people.

Posted by tomglass at 11:09 AM

November 29, 2006

It's a girl!

Tania and Ivan

Well, not yet... That's just what the Ultrasound technician type-person told my sister and brother in-law. The baby is due in April sometime...
Ivan and Tania will name her Kathleen Joy and probably call her Katie. I'm very excited, I've been praying that it would be a girl. My two older sisters have had boys so far, it's about time that the family had a girl. :) Yippee!! It was a good Birthday present to find out that they are having a girl!

Posted by tomglass at 10:00 AM

September 19, 2006

One more Nephew and/or Niece

My little sister Tania and her husband Ivan are expecting!! I found out a week or so ago, but I've just neglected to put up a post. Anyway - YAY! They have been married for a little over a year now and are just about done with school, so the obvious next step is children... right?
I'm very happy for them. I just kind of hope that they have a girl. Teresa and Tammy have had boys so far, so I'm ready for some girls to join the family. We can only pray.

Ivan and Tania spent the summer in Uruguay on their missions internship. They really loved it! God has been leading them to become missionaries and I'm pretty sure that they will go back to Uruguay. As I said, they are almost done with college, then the fun stuff begins: Candidates school with BMW, Deputation, Language School, etc... So we're looking at a couple more year before they make it down there. Ivan was raised in Texas as a cowboy, so their desire is to establish a rural ministry- maybe a camp/ranch camp kind of operation. So pray for them if/when you get a chance.

Posted by tomglass at 12:05 PM

August 28, 2006

Church Building

My Parent's church (Iglesia Biblica de Parque Battle) in Uruguay is going to be celebrating it's 12th anniversary this coming month.

After many years of prayer and saving money, the Lord has provided a more permanent building in which the church can gather. We originally started meeting in our house, then garage, and then a rental property. It's really cool to see God provide in a miraculous way. My parents and co-workers had been looking into the possibility of buying land and then building, but the cost for land alone would be about $145,000. Not long ago, we got a call from a real estate agent saying that he had a old Roman Catholic building for sale for only about $70,000! As you can see below, the building needs lots of love and upgrading, but it's exactly what the church needs.

God's timing is perfect, and His provision is perfect according to our needs!

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Posted by tomglass at 12:52 PM

July 05, 2006

New Nephew

Drew and Teresa Rietjens are proud parents of one more boy!

Reid Jerry Rietjens was born this morning weighing in at: 7lbs 10 1/2oz and 20 inches.

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Mom and baby are doing great.

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Posted by tomglass at 10:17 AM

April 10, 2006

Answered prayer

After much prayer and searching, God has lead Drew, Teresa, Roger, and little "R" to a church where they can serve. The door has opened for Drew to be the pastor of a little Baptist church in KC. The church has been hurting and is in need of God's comfort and some good ole bible preaching.

My prayer was that they would somehow make it down here to SC, and God answered that prayer. =)

Posted by tomglass at 09:57 AM

February 01, 2006

Another Baby!

I should have posted this sooner... Last week my sister Teresa found out that they are pregnant again! Yay! Drew, Teresa, and Roger and soon... little R.

Here is Drew's take:

"About a week after returning, we were pretty well adjusted to the sleep wake cycle on this side of the world as well as Roger and Teresa being over their illnesses. I made an observation. Teresa's arms, legs and upper abdomen were lean but her lower abdomen seemed distended. In response to this Teresa said, "Well, I have just been eating more." I said, "Could you perhaps be pregnant?" She replied, "No, no how could that be?" Well, we got a pregnancy test and both tests confirmed Teresa was pregnant! What an unexpected blessing! What a joy, another baby!"

Drew, you crack me up! Congrats, I'm very excited.
Now pray for them that the Lord would provide somewhere for them to minister full-time.

Posted by tomglass at 01:25 PM

January 20, 2006

They're back!

Drew, Teresa, and Roger - Family in China

They made it back safely and are in the recovery process. Roger has an ear infection and is still adjusting his sleep schedule and hence Dad and Mom aren't having an easy time adjusting their sleep schedules...
Drew has started working on getting some applications out to different churches and ministry opportunities. They are looking for the Lord's leading in their next ministry. Their main focus right now is on a position over a children's ministry at a church.
Pray for them! Thanks!

Posted by tomglass at 03:40 PM

December 24, 2005

Family in China

Please be praying for my sister and brother in-law in China. They have been having a rough time. With their son, Roger, being ill several times in the past several months. The Lord has been putting them through the wringer.
They hope to be back in the states soon.

Love you guys and I'm praying for you!

Posted by tomglass at 11:14 AM

December 13, 2005

little bro

So my littlest (not so little - he's twice as wide as I am) brother is on xanga.
Here is a shout out to Anthony Vernon Glass.

Yo Tony!

Posted by tomglass at 04:33 PM

December 05, 2005


I've had these for a while... Finally made the time to sit down and rip them out of Word. This is Roger. His parents - my sister and brother in-law - are currently in China teaching at a University. I can hardly wait to see them again. Roger is growing by leaps and bounds! See for yourself.

The lollipop is mine!

Curious Roger

The next great Emperor of China.

The Halloween Loot

Posted by tomglass at 09:50 PM

February 25, 2005

Meet my Parents

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These are my parents, Jerry and Linda Glass. I was just searching through some pictures on my harddrive and found this one. They have been faithful missionaries in Uruguay since before I was born. Just wanted to let you know that I'm very proud of them.

I love you both very much! I pray and think about you a lot.

Posted by tomglass at 09:51 PM

January 14, 2005


I finally got a picture of my newest nephew!

He is sooo adorable! Here is Roger James...

I'm an Uncle!

Posted by tomglass at 08:37 PM

January 04, 2005

I'm an Uncle!

I'm actually an Uncle twice over... So, I'm a little late posting about one of them.

Robert Daniel Poole - son of Jason and Tammy (Glass) Poole
Born 12/11/04 @ 10am
Weighing in at 7lbs 11 oz.
Stretching to 20 inches long.

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Roger James Reitjens - son of Drew and Teresa (Glass) Reitjens
Born 1/3/05 @ 11:55pm
Weighing in at 8lbs 14 oz.
Stretching to 21 5/8th inches long.

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Pray with me that they would both grow up to be faithful servants of the Lord.

Posted by tomglass at 06:37 PM

December 28, 2004

Wedding Bells

My little sister Tania got engaged this past weekend to Ivan Largent. They plan on getting married mid June and she already bought a dress! Yep, they really want to get married soon...

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Isn't she beautiful? I'm so excited for her!

Posted by tomglass at 01:38 PM

November 16, 2004

Parental Wisdom

My Dad, a faithful missionary for the past 27 odd years, recently handed me a little nugget of wisdom… We were just talking about life in general and he suddenly said; “That’s what it is to be a man, just being consistent in life.” We talked on about that and many other subjects… But that idea took hold of me and I’ve decided I needed to blog about it.

What is that? What is a man? What does it take to be a man?
(I’m not going to get too in-depth here, just skimming the surface. Feel free to expound on this topic).

First of all, a man is not “Macho Man.” A man doesn’t have to be 6 foot 200 lbs. of muscle to be a man. He doesn’t have to be a sports fanatic. He doesn’t have to be a lot of things that this world portrays as an ideal man and sadly many Christians accept.
Secondly, it doesn’t make a man less of a man to be sensitive, caring, respectful, loving, and faithful.

A man does have to be, as my father put it, consistent in: his walk with God, bearing fruit, love, honor, service, ministry, going to church, going to work, paying the bills, everything...
When it comes down to it, a man is a faithful steward.

What’s really cool is the picture of Jesus as the Rock of Ages in relation to this topic. He is consistent and unchanging. He is the man and the God.

Thanks Dad!

Posted by tomglass at 01:01 AM