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 10, 2016
Snow! Dear Reader,
It's been a good week. Lots of learning and great
experiences. The work is really picking up. My companion has got a lot of drive
so we've been going pretty hard. Lots of testifying and whatnot.
This week we decided it would be good to just hit up a lot
of the smaller towns that rarely get attention. Like Simms, Fort Shaw and
power. We spent a full day in Simms just walking around and knocking on doors
and talking to random people. It was a good experience. We found some potentials
so we are hoping they are ready to turn into new investigators.
We also got to do some service this week since the leaves
are falling and there is lots of raking to do. I love service, it's too much
fun. And you always feel better after you leave.
We also had some fun experiences in Power. Some pretty
interesting people there! One that made us laugh was an old guy that we talked
to. He came out before we could knock on the door and tried to wave us off but
we asked him a few questions, cause ya know, we tend to do that as missionaries…
but he had really bad hearing so he kept giving us answers that had nothing to
do with what we asked. When we told him we were missionaries he replied with
something along the lines of, "it's ok I can fix my own stuff" as he
pointed at his cars and old junk. And then I asked him if he liked to read at
all and he replied, "I'll eat whatever I d*** well please!". So it
was a good laugh, even though we felt kind of bad that his hearing was so off.
Also, random detail of this week. I hit my first animal ever
since being on my mission. Which is quite surprising actually. But I hit a
pheasant. It flew in front of us and I couldn't miss it. But that thing was
big, like the size of a chicken. It broke the plastic of the grill on our
Snow! We got our first snow this morning as well. Just a
little layer of powder on the ground but still snow. I've never had snow before
Halloween. I'm used to being able to
wear normal clothes. Ha all the little kids will be dressed up as the same
thing, Eskimos haha. But the weather here is crazy! Yesterday it got up to
about 70 right? And then we went to a lesson around 4 and when we came out
an hour later it had dropped down to low 50s and then after that we ate dinner
it was high 30s. And now there is snow on the ground today.. so it in less than
a 24 hour period it went from 70 to snow. I don't get it?? Elder Darner is
dreading it haha, but he will adjust. That's what I keep telling him at least,
I hope it actually happens.
We also had the opportunity to be at a very spiritual
baptism yesterday. He wasn't a convert baptism but it was just as exciting.
This little boys name is Mac. He has down syndrom. There was a lot of family
and friends there to support him. We all knew that he didn't really need to get
baptized but it was just a good spirit because he really wanted to so he could
be like the rest of his family. Many tears were shed.
Anyways, that's all for this week. The church is true, the
Book of Mormon is the word of God. Enjoy it! Love you all!