Month: November 2013


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So I don’t have a lot of time left on the computer so this email will be kinda short… But I feel like there a few stuffs I want to say! I’ll do my best!

So first of all, can you believe Thanksgiving is this week!? I sure can’t! Along with that transfers are this Wednesday! YIKES! But just so everyone knows, I AM NOT GETTING TRANSFERRED!! I’m staying in Hoover, Alabama so my address will be staying the same. My companion on the other hand, is leaving. She was my trainer and she was fantastic! I will miss her! She has been here for 6 months! Can you believe it! That’s 1/3 of her mission. Ha.

Anyways, That’s the main thing that I wanted to say ha but another thing, we had an investigator DROP US! We didn’t drop them, she dropped us. That was heart wrenching….My companion had been working with her for a while and she just flat out told us she didn’t want to read anymore. But we are more than welcome to come over anytime we wanted. Well gee what do we say to that? It was hard. We walked back to our car, crying, we hugged and said a prayer for the Lord to continue to work on her heart.

My time is gone but know I love y’all so very much! My prayers are with each of you and I hope y’all are doin well.

Sister Drummond

P.S. Who knew the humidity is FREEZING! When the wind blows, it goes straight to your bones! /: AH! Glad we have a car! πŸ˜‰


Roll Tide

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So my companion’s bike kinda broke and we had been trying to fix it or figure out what was wrong with it for a while and we just could not figure it out! So finally we asked the Spanish Elders near us if they would look at it because they are all mechanically talented. They let us know what was wrong but they didn’t have the right tool this is the text that we got from them:

‘So the bad news is, we don’t have the right tool to fix your bike, but we know how to! The good news is that Alabama won last night? #Rolltide’

I couldn’t help but laugh because how they new we won was just funny and the fact they used a question mark and a hash tag? Who does that!? It’s also sad because one of those elders was just a visa waiter and he leaves today! He’s going to Bolivia. It’s was great to get to know him though!

This past week was good. I have been praying in faith that the work will be picked up because yall know my companion and I have been struggling with finding people to teach. Well, the same Spanish Elders have given us 6 referrals this past week. CRAZY! And then we also met this guy named Lewis. He is a religion major! We were talking about different things and then he says this:

“The main difference that I see is that I believe that Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer. That he died and suffered for me. And y’all believe in that Joseph dude.”

I couldn’t help but laugh at these words! I just had never come across anyone who thought we worshiped Joseph Smith which was hilarious! We asked him how he felt about Moses, Noah, and Abraham. Then we explained Joseph is just like these men. He was a prophet of God. That made sense to him. It just really made me laugh and while I was listening to what he was saying and as my companion answered questions, I could feel my heart beating and I thought to myself, ‘Okay, I know you’re there but what are you trying to tell me.’ I then had the thought to leave him with something and I was going through my mind maybe the Book of Mormon, no that wasn’t right. Based on what he was saying, he wouldn’t read that. Then I thought about a pamphlet, that could work, I could leave him with a Restoration pamphlet, then he said he didn’t want to learn about Joseph Smith. That idea was out. THEN! Oh my goodness then I thought about our scripture study class! DING DING DING! I invited him to our scripture study class that we started and gave him the card about where and when it was held. He said no promises but he was interested. I could tell ha. It was awesome! I think it would be great to have him at our class to have a religion major there! CRAZY! It was exciting.

So that is my awesome story for the week!

And also I forgot to mention this last week, but I had a member mention to me that I reminded him of Elizabeth Smart ha. That my smile was fantastic and that the way I enunciated my words was so clear! He loved it ha. I told him to thank my mother. πŸ˜‰

I then told my mother about it and I told her I could feel my enunciation slippin…oh boy she did not like to hear that! (:
Well I love you all and y’all are doin well!

Sister Drummond

Helaman’s Army Reenactment

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Pictures! Just so everyone knows, Here are some pictures of my zone! We did a reenactment of Helaman’s Army ha. (I was Antipus!) It was great. (:


Time’s A-Flyin

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Well how ya’ll doin??

Sorry for not having my emails done yesterday. It was Veterans Day yesterday so the library was closed. But yea! Here I am safe and sound. (:

So today(Nov 12) is so cold! It’s the coldest it’s been so far this season. Today and tomorrow is supposed to be the coldest so far. CRAZY!

Well everything is going good. More findin ha.

I do have an awesome experience to say! I think it was Saturday this happened. So we were just walking around some apartment complexes, doin our regular rounds and we had seen all these people at least once. Well people here have CRAZY work schedules and just never want to be home when they say they will…URGH! Anyways we were walkin down this hill to Anastasia’s home. We had seen her about twice before. We taught her the first lesson, (Lesson about the Restoration) and she said she wanted to read the Book of Mormon. So you can imagine we are super excited about that I mean she wants to read it!! HAPPY DAY! (: So we set up a time to come back and on that day we go back…she wasn’t home… So we left a note and went back the next couple of days we finally see her again and she said she was just on her way out to go to the store. So she told us to come back the next day. We did. SHE WAS NOT HOME! After this we did not see Anastasia for about a week and half to 2 weeks… So Saturday we were walking to her home already tried to see other people and they just weren’t home. So by this time we were just not feeling it… But as we were walkin down this hill I was saying a small prayer in my head just that she would be home. Just so we could see her and talk. I didn’t want anything else. We get to her house and BAM! She’s home. She invited us and we FINALLY give her the Book of Mormon! YAY! We read from it with her and talked about it. She thought it was interesting and she liked it. She said she would continue to read the book on her own. Woot woot! The lesson was so great! The spirit was there and I know she felt it! She started crying! I wanted to cry but I didn’t ha. It was so great! (: So she told us we could come back Monday evening and we did…but she wasn’t home. Man the inconsistency with these people is just awful. BUT WE GAVE HER THE BOOK OF MORMON!! Happy days ha.
So that’s about all the cool stories I got ha.
Yesterday(Monday) we went shoppin with some of the young women in our ward. It was fantastic! They are so sweet ha. This past weekend we also had Stake Conference and it was so great! (: I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO GO TO THEIR STAKE CONFERENCES!!! πŸ˜€ LOVE it. (:
So yea that’s all really from me this week!
I love you all and hope ya’ll are doin great

Sister Drummond

1 Month!

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How ya’ll doin’??

So as of last Saturday, I have been on my mission ‘officially’ for 1 month! Crazy how time flies. But in about a week and a half I will have been in the field for 1 month. Ha we have a joke with one the elders I work with… He came out in July and is always saying ‘Yes, 20 more months!’ Then I say, ‘Only 17 more months!’ He gets kinda bummed about that because I got here after him and I’m leaving before him! Poor Elder Hadley ha. It’s great though. I like the elders in my area.

So as I said, Time flies! I can not believe it’s November! Who would have thought! I know I wouldn’t have…

So for those of you who don’t know. When I got to the field I did not have a bike yet. I finally purchased one last week and it got here Friday! So Friday night me and Sister Carlson ha took like an hour and a half putting it together! It was so much fun and kinda frustrating, but hey! That’s life of a missionary. So anyways Saturday, we decided to go biking! Oh my goodness it was so much fun! As long as there isn’t too many hills. It made me want to bike more! But sadly, Sister Carlson’s pedal is falling off. So now we are back to walking and riding in the car. Not that it’s a bad thing but we have limited miles and we kinda have a big area…

So how was everyone’s Halloween? Mine was alright. We couldn’t do much…We studied ha. A lot. It didn’t feel like Halloween either. Here they don’t do a lot of trick or treating just because it’s not very safe I guess for the kids. Which I don’t understand if the parents are with them. But the library did a little trick or treatingΒ  thing and the mall did one, and I guess even some stores! It was interesting to see.

So that’s about it really. I don’t have any cool stories this week expect just whenever we tell people we are missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints people just say not interested. Pretty normal though.

But I hope everyone is doing well! And remember I love hearing from everyone even if I can’t write to everyone each week!

I love you all and pray for all of you!


Sister Drummond