Month: May 2014

Blessins’ of the Lord

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My dear family and friends. (:

This week was GREAT! We had a lot of blessings and miracles happen! I will keep them short though because well, sometimes you just don’t feel like typin it completely out!

So anyways, workin backwards, yesterday we didn’t have ANY of our 80 thousand investigators show up! I was so frustrated! We had 5 tell us that they would show up. DA GUM!

But the positive stuff that happened yesterday was that we got 4 new investigators yesterday and while we were tracting, every house that answered, let us in! It was amazing. (: We also had a day where everything went according to plan! Now, life as a missionary…days just DO NOT go accordin to plan! But Friday everything was perfect. It was kinda weird haha.
We have been teaching more and bearing testimony to so many more people. I know the Lord is blessin us because of our diligence to the work. We have worked hard and I have keep myself positive and happy everyday. Missionary work is hard, but when you are diligent in the work, you receive blessings.

I love y’all so much and I hope that you continue to stay steadfast in Christ!
Have a great week!
Sister Jesselyn Drummond


We were at our recent convert’s house last night and we ended up somehow talking about the dinosaurs and Jesus… and when the dinosaurs were on the earth. And the 11 year old son turned to his mom and says, “Don’t you think that if dinosaurs would have been on the earth when Jesus was, they would have da gum ate him!” It was so funny. I could not stop laughing. It was a good time. (:


Missionary Work

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Alrighty y’all this past week I have not felt like a missionary at all! You wanna know why? Because we have been doin TORNADO CLEAN UP for the past 2 weeks in Tupelo.

It is crazy down there, but they have asked the volunteers to stop coming for a while so they can get out and pick up all the debris that we have piled up. So we get a break, and can I just say, I am SO thankful because I am just exhausted! After we email today, we are going shopping then going back to our apartment to take a nice long nap, because I just can’t do another week without resting up a bit.

So besides clean up this past week, I just want to share an AMAZIN miracle that happened to us this past week. (: So Thursday Sister Gomm and I had gone to a smaller town within our area and this town is called Marietta. Let me just say, there is absolutely NOTHIN there. But we were there from 10:30 til 6:30. A member took us and out bikes and dropped us off. And we went tracting, ALL. DAY. LONG. Oh my goodness, y’all I was exhausted afterwards. So now the miracle comes!! We had gone to Marietta in hopes to expand our teaching pool. And we had gotten some return appointments but we weren’t sure how promising they were… so anyways, it’s about 6 and we decided it was time to call the member to come get us. But right before we did, our phone rings and it’s our recent convert in the ward and her sister is at her house asking all sorts of questions about the church and about God and what not. We were so excited!! We just a referral from a recent convert and when we got back to Booneville, we taught and now she is our new investigator!! Isn’t it just amazing! (: I was so happy and excited. I think it is great.

So that’s about it! Also I’m going to forward this video of the tornado! It’s insane y’all! Just a reminder, I was in it! But the Lord loves his missionaries! We are okay. (:

I love y’all and I hope all the dear mothers who read this had a FANTASTIC Mother’s Day.

Sister Jesselyn Drummond

This is the security video from St. Luke’s during the tornado.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Tornado Warning

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Well, I don’t even know where to begin y’all!

This week was crazy hectic! Because, last week right after I emailed y’all, a big fat tornado touched down in Tupelo, where all 48 missionaries of the Tupelo Stake and President and Sister Hanks were. Y’all it was so scary! We were all in the chapel and we heard wind, that was all we heard, President opened one of the doors and I got a look outside, IT WAS GREEN! I never in my life thought I would see a green sky. That is when I knew it was serious. I was scared. I had never been in a tornado before, or even something that came close! But we were all instructed to take a seat and we decided to all sing hymns, all was well when all of a sudden the power was flicking in and out…then it went black…I was so scared! Sisters were crawling under the pews and Elders were trying to act cool and yelling stupid stuff. And then we decided to continue singing hymns! Y’all it was so powerful, as we sang the spirit in the Chapel was so strong! I felt calmer and I knew everything would be alright. When we finally got the okay that the tornado had passed we slowly opened doors and everything looked fine! Just a few broken branches from trees and leaves everywhere. Ha. It was weird, but I felt good! I had survived my very first tornado!

So we all start going through the church because we weren’t allowed outside yet. But them of course someone opened a door and we were all standing right outside, when President came down the hall yelling at everyone to get back inside because we weren’t quite sure if it was over. So anyways, we all piled back into the church and started playing games in the gym and a group of us decided to play signs! It was fun, and we were all starting to relax when the Zone Leaders called ‘Sister Gomm, Sister Drummond, Sister McDowell, Sister Hazelgren, Elder Hall, Elder Black, Elder Forbush, and Elder Wright’ to see President. I was kinda freaking out because I didn’t know what I did wrong! So we go into the room with President and he tells us that we are the first to leave because all of us were either West of North of where the storms were headed. So we were the first to leave and we were driving the other Sisters so we had to first go out farther then head home!
Y’all, I was NOT excited about that at all. I did not want to leave the stake center full of missionaries. But we made it and let me just say, it was really eerie… But the 4 sisters were the ONLY missionaries out because the Booneville Elders were told to wait a little longer and the other Elders got stuck in traffic. But once we got to New Albany we had to call President and he asked if we would stay the night there at the Sister’s apartment. It was so so much fun haha. We all played Uno multiple times. And the longest game we had going was 45 minutes. It was so long haha.

So anyways, we were all safe and very blessed! now for weekend, all missionaries and members if they could, would go down to Tupelo and help clean up. And oh my goodness it was so bad. I got to see the areas that got hit and y’all it was scary, the Lord watched over us last week. We were so so blessed. But there is debris and trash everywhere on the streets of Tupelo. We helped 2 days in a row and I got sunburned on my arms and a really bad tan line. I am so warn out! But here is a shout out for my daddy! He will be proud when I say this, but yesterday during fast and testimony meeting in church we had a few members talk about the clean up and how ‘the Sister Missionaries did the work of 2 men.’ It felt good to know that people saw our hard work haha. But boy was it hard! I am beat! I’ll send some pictures! (:
That’s about it though. I am safe and ready to help where I can!

Pray for the people here y’all, they need it.

I love y’all so much and hope you have a great week!

Also, shout out for all the mothers, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! Enjoy yourselves

Sister Drummond


Alright, here y’all go! Some pictures! I’ll get some more though! Our first one is our helping hands shirts from the church! I forgot to mention, you can read about the Tupelo tornado on the church’s website and you can look it up on the national news I guess! (:


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