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
February 6, 2017
Ups and Downs
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.