Month: June 2014
Transfers, Spiritual Experiences, and 9 Months!?
Anyways, this week has been awesome so far! I can learn so much from Sister Brunner! She literally talks to EVERYONE! I love it. Because that is my BIGGEST weakness. I always feel so awkward, because you know talking to random people on the street or in the store is really really hard, and then add in trying to relate that to the gospel. Yikes. But the experience I wanted to share this week has to do with well, that God puts his prepared children in your path! (:
So we were walking back to our apartment from a less active’s house and the Zone Leaders called us, I answered the phone and was talking to them. Then this man, named Fredrick, walked out of this house so Sister Brunner waved and then it went a little something like this:
(I had walked away for a second to continue the conversation with ZL’s)
Sister Jesselyn Drummond
STAY STEADFAST IN CHRIST
I hope y’all have had a fantastic week! I don’t remember too much about my week except for a bit here and there.
First of all though, transfers are this Wednesday and I am stayin in Booneville where as my dear companion Sister Gomm will be going elsewhere… So we will be making the 3 hour drive to Birmingham to be at the transfer meeting by 10! Yikes.
Anyways, yesterday we had only 1 investigator come to church. ): So sad compared to the 5 that came last week! BUT! He was there. (: The funny thing about it though is that he was TOTALLY hung over… he told us too. It was funny. But again, at least he was there. (:
Something else amazing that happened yesterday that our Recent Convert in the ward got her patriarchal blessing yesterday! It was SO amazin! She was cryin I was cryin and it was just crazy. She told us there every so often she had her doubts about the church but when she received that blessing, she knew that it was from God, because the man giving her the blessing could have not known the things he said. It was so cool to see her testimony grow from it. (: Made me so happy!!! 😀
Well our investigator pool is like a rollercoaster! We recently weeded out our little bit that we had and now we are the up hill slope again….hopefully. We just went down and we are on the edge of coming back up. (: FUN!
One more thing, EVERYONE here smokes. Smokes something! And I just constantly smell of cigarettes and nasty stuff… We just go in and out of houses full of tobacco and smoke and ick! I finally admitted I had a problem. 😉 Some members were askin about it HA! Just kidding but it’s so sad to see such young people….younger than me….to be smoking!! They are throwing away their lives… It breaks my heart, but it also gives me hope because we are getting into all these homes! Positive thinking is the way to be. (:
That is about it y’all and I hope y’all have a great week! (:
Remember my address for letters is:
205 Jefferson St. #113
For packages it’s:
300 N 3rd St.
Sister Jesselyn Drummond
Where Does It Go?
“Oh it’s MORMON? Maybe that’s why my boss was always so mad at me!”
We know that life gets rough, and that is why it is so important to pray to our Heavenly Father and ask for his guidance each and every day! (:
Alright, now let me explain the ‘subject’ of this message. (: Just yesterday we were invited in to this guy’s house where he kept calling us Norman’s and I just thought it was hilarious because I had never actually heard someone call us ‘Norman’s’ and I didn’t want to correct him right out front because I would just feel bad ha. But he kept telling us that he worked for a ‘Norman’ and that he didn’t think his boss liked him very much. He told us that he went in to work a few times on drugs but not everyday! When he was sayin something about us ‘Norman’s’ again, his fiance yelled at him ‘It’s MORMON, not Norman’ and he looked at her then back at us and said, ‘Ooooh it’s MORMON? Maybe that’s why my boss was always so mad at me!’ We died. It was so funny! I still get a kick outta it. (:
Anyways, how have y’all been doin? Me? I have been doin quite well! Our teaching pool has gotten so big! I really don’t remember the names of a lot of the people we have included…ha. It’s like when you have a small container of water and you keep adding water to that container… eventually that container is going to overflow! (Duh Sister Drummond) Well, that is our teaching pool right now. I feel like we have had to upgrade our container twice! May just be me though… I love Booneville, I really do. There is so much potential here and we just have to find it!! Yay! …
So another thing that happened!! One day this week we were walking! And we saw a sign that said ‘Yard sale —>’ Something to that extent…so anyways, we didn’t think it was very far and we headed to the yard sale to contact people! Well, the yard sale was a lot farther away than we intended! BUT! We finally made it! And lo and behold, the guy who was having it was a CHURCH OF CHRIST Preacher. For some odd reason we have been attracting Church of Christ members… So anyways, he actually invited us in and we taught him a good lesson! I don’t know how far it got, but hey, WE TAUGHT A PREACHER! (: It was an accomplishment. Also, I got a really cute skirt from the yard sale! 50 cents y’all! (:
But there is the Adventures of Sister Gomm and Sister Drummond this week! Hope y’all enjoyed it!
Have a splendid week! Have some fun in the sun for me now and remember I love y’all!!
Stay Steadfast in Christ!
Mom’s Email: Cool Experience
Alright, so this is a bit weird because I am on an iPad sitting in the church using its wifi. But, I’m here. (:
So you are out for school now huh? How does it feel? (: I think that is crazy how fast it went by!
So guess where I got to go on Friday!!!???
We went to Mephis!!! That is out of our MISSION BOUNDRIES!! Haha. We went with the recent convert Amanda. She is so great. That is whose iPads we are using. But it was awesome. I do have pictures that I will have to send next week. I got some really pretty pictures. (: but next year we can go to Elvis’s Museum if you would like… (:
It was really cool, but one of the workers, oh it was so dumb, he wouldn’t let us do the baptisms because he said, ‘missionaries aren’t supposed to get wet!’ Missionaries have done baptisms before and how does he think Elders baptize people? Oh it made me a little frustrated but that is okay. Our Recent Convert did it and another member and she loved it.
I love you though! Have a great week!!!