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
January 16, 2017
Hey all, That was fast!
It's been an eventful week! 3 main big things happened.
First off, we had a zone conference in Butte. That was fun.
We went up the night before so we could avoid waking up early to drive in the morning.
We met there with the Butte and Helena Zones and learned quite a bit from our
mission president and the assistants. It was also good to see some familiar
faces. But the thing that scared me the most was the fact that I'm now an older
missionary. There is only 3 missionaries that have been out longer than my
group in the entire mission. Gotta keep my mind focused!
As for zone conference, we had interviews on Friday.
President came through and gave us all and interview to see how we are doing.
He's going to be doing that once a transfer now. But I really like meeting with
President, it’s always a strengthening experience. He also told me of some
things that could potentially be happening next transfer of which I'm not at
liberty to tell anyone yet. Just regular mission stuff. But I got a blessing
from him cause I thought it would be helpful for the work. I'm so glad I asked
because I hadn't realized that it's been a year and a half since I've had a
blessing so it was really needed. And plus mission presidents are super
spiritual so he said some really amazing things. I truly am grateful for the
mission president we have.
And the last important thing that happened this week was a
baptism! We didn't even expect to have one! Her name is Meg haha. Kind of funny
because the last girl we baptized was named Megan. Anyway, she was gone over
the break and just got back on Tuesday. So we met with her on Thursday and we
just talked about where she is at since she left and then she asked us, can I
get baptized on Saturday? Our eyes got huge and we were like, yeah, I think we
can make that happen. So we set up a baptismal interview for Friday and had her
baptized on Saturday. I have to say that two days to prepare isn't much time
but she is getting married next week so she wanted to be baptized before they
get married. She had taken all of the lessons before she left and has been to church
several times so she was completely worthy and qualified, it just went so fast
you couldn't even enjoy it hardly! But as long as she is happy that's all that
matters right? I barely even knew her so it was like a flash and now she's gone
and getting married and going into a family ward. Just like that!
I think that’s all that's worth mentioning for now. But I
know that this work is real and that God is behind it. The church is true and
the message we share changes lives. I've seen it! Hope your week goes well. I
miss you all so much!