Elder Drew Schneider is serving a full-time LDS 2 year mission in Billings, MT. Drew is originally from Snowflake, AZ but had recently moved to Mesa, AZ before heading out to Montana. His family loves and supports him. Thank you for your interest and support via this blog.
Red Lodge Montana
October 12, 2015
To all my friends and family around the world! Jk you all
live like 20 min apart haha. But it's the beginning of my 3rd transfer! I'm
officially not a trainee anymore! It's so nice to not be a "new" missionary
anymore. I'm a cool normal missionary now. But I still feel like I just barely
got out. But anyways, things are all good up here in Montana.
The work was much better this last week. We had some success
that made us feel a little better. We actually have two people on date for
baptism right now. We were out tracting a trailer park neighborhood and two
kids rode up in their bikes and were like, “hey who are you?” and we were like,
“hey we are the Mormon Missionaries” you wanna learn about Jesus? And so they
took us to their house up the road and we taught them and their mom. We put
them on date a few days later and things are looking pretty good for them. We
will see if they continue to progress. So they were pretty much just a straight
up miracle. I'll take it.
As far as training goes, it's just the same. Me and elder
Wylie are learning to teach a little better and I feel like I'm starting to be
a better leader. He is still as shy as can be but I have to be patient and just
let him work through it. He has a desire to improve and is trying to speak up
more. Encouragement is the best thing to do in this case, but I still love the
kid. I talked to the zone leader and asked them what I could do to get him to
speak up, they said I was doing the right thing so I just keep doing what I'm
We got transfer news today! I'm staying in Belgrade. Which
I’m happy about so that I can stay to teach this family we have on date. Oh and
if any of you remember, there was a family that we taught at the beginning of
my mission that just walked into church one Sunday, the Robison family is their
name. Anyways, the problem was that they were in the other wards boundaries and
we had to pass them off to them and do it without offending the family. But
they went quiet on us for a bit, so we just kind of let them go. But they came
back! And the other Ward elders are teaching them again and have them on date
for baptism and all that good stuff! I'm pumped because I taught them two
lessons and got them started and all and now they are following through! I'm
counting them as a baptism. They are an awesome family that was super prepared.
I think that's most of it for this week! We had some awesome
stuff happen and I'm really happy. I love you all and miss you all so much.
Keep the emails coming! Have a good week!