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 24, 2017
Hey Hey Hey!!
Been a long but good week. I was so sad to leave the YSA. But
I can't be in the most awesome area forever unfortunately. I will definitely
miss all the people who have touched me so deeply.
This is the first time that I've been doubled into an area
so it’s a new experience. I kind of feel like a chicken running around with its
head cut off. Usually I have a companion that knows everybody already and can
kind of lead out for a bit, but not here! But this is a good place to be
doubled into. The sisters that were here before were great and worked hard, but
the attitude was kind of stagnant so the wards were ready for change. They get
all lit up and say, “oh wow we have Elders now!” So it’s just good for change
every once in a while.
As far as what we have been doing, simply just hitting the
pavement. We got a box of 40 copies of the Book of Mormon on Thursday and we are trying to hand them all out
by the end of next week. We are probably a third of the way in right now and we
have been tracting so much. And we are just trying to get as much fire into
both of the wards to be missionary minded. The third ward bishop is such a
boss. Super funny and he has a fun little family. And he actually has a son out
on a mission right now as well. And there is like three people that come
to the third ward regularly and are not members. I guess they have just been
too stubborn in the past to get baptized or something like that. It will just
take a lot of love and service to soften some hearts of these stubborn Wyomingites!!
Well, for this week I think that’s all. Just work work work
work! My companion has really impressed me. He's ready to go to work and so far
he's been a great support and I have no complaints. We will have to see if he's
willing to keep the pace we've been going at though, cause I'm gonna finish my
mission strong that’s for sure! And this may be my last area so I have to go
out with a bang. No regrets right?
Last of all, know that I know that this is God’s work and he
wants nothing more than to see it move forward. You can either hop on and be a
part of it or watch it go by but either is going! I hope your week goes good
for all of you. I love you all.