Red Lodge Montana

Red Lodge Montana

February 6, 2017

Ups and Downs

Hey hey! 

It's been a great two weeks. So much had happened I can't even remember half of it. But that's a good thing though right? 

So me and Elder Tippetts have really been getting into the swing of things. We know what each of us wants and are setting goals and working together well to help our area and the zone. We also meet with our stake president once a month to talk about his vision. We met with him yesterday to talk about how we can work together. It seems to look pretty good. He's got a lot of drive, which is what we need. 

The daily life of being a YSA missionary is always changing! That’s the best part about it. You never know what you're going to get, it's a thrill. But as a part of that, you get lots of ups and downs. We found a super sweet guy named Philip this week that was sooo interested and wanted to learn so bad. We had a great first lesson with him and he ate it up. Then two days later he dropped us. It was such a sad day. And there was nothing we can do about it besides try to stay in contact. And he totally felt the spirit in that lesson. So that sucked. But we also have a sweet girl named Kelsie that got referred to us. She's great and is preparing to be baptized at the beginning of next month. So that's an up. Super grateful for her. All around our teaching pool is expanding, it just has a lot of people come on and off of it. But that's kind of the culture of young adults. Still love it and wouldn't want it any other way here. 

It's been a blur over all. Me and Elder Tippetts are just getting a handle on the ropes. We did a zone training on Friday that was a good learning experience. When all eyes are on you, things can seem a little dicey, but you get a lot of help from above as well. Plus our zone is awesome so I really love being around them. 

I think the thing that's been on my mind over all is how small and simple things brings about greater things. The little daily stretches of faith and all the change leads to great results. Both in me and in others. You just never fully know what your efforts are doing. Sometimes miracles happen and you never even know it! That's why you just keep going and the big picture starts to come together over time. 

Missionary work is blast. Never a boring day! I hope your week goes great as well. Love you all and miss you.

     -Elder Schneider

Bozeman Zone

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