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
April 10, 2017
A slow but busy week. We for some reason didn't have much
lessons but we did try to work and find a lot.
A funny story that happened this week. So about 6 weeks ago
a guy self-referred himself to the Bozeman 3rd Ward missionaries online. So the
3rd Ward Sisters gave him to us cause he is a YSA. So we go and contact him and
tell him where our church is and when it starts and all of the little details.
So when we told him where the church was we told him it's on the corner of south
5th and Grant. Well after that, 6 weeks goes by and we haven't been able to
make contact with him again. We text him, knock on his door and call him.
Nothing works. Finally this last Thursday he replies and is like who is this
and why won't you leave me alone. And we're like, it's the missionaries that
you wanted to meet with and come to church with. And he replies, what are you
talking about I thought I joined you guys already? And we are like, what do you
mean? And he's like I've been going to the building on the corner of south 5th
and grant every week. And we sit there for a second and realize that right
across the street (also the corner of south 5th and Grant) is a college
fraternity house. So this awesome self-referral has been going to a frat house
for 6 weeks and is now going to be joining them soon. He was like, I had no
idea you guys had so much fun thank you so much. So we had to tell him the
awkward info that we were the building on the other side of the corner. He
texted us back and was like, so the organization I'm joining is not the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? And we're like no. And then he wouldn't
respond again so I think he decided he wanted to stay with the frat house
instead. So yeah, we converted a self-referral guy to a college fraternity,
that's some quality missionary work right there. This goes to show that we as
members and missionaries need to be VERY specific with the little details when
talking to non-members. Oops.
On a brighter note, some awesome members that went to
conference over the weekend brought us up some Chick-Fil-A on their way back.
It was delightful. I feel the love.
Over all, the life in the YSA is the best. Good people, good
work, I'm gonna hate the day when I have to leave. So I'll make it count while
The church is true for sure. But more importantly, the
church is true because God loves us and loves us. I hope you all feel that too.
I love you all, have a good week!
Me and Elder Rich in the Lutheran church to hear an Elder in
our zone play their organ.