Month: June 2014

Transfers, Spiritual Experiences, and 9 Months!?

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Alrighty y’all, this past week was transfers and Sister Gomm is now in Montgomery! I now have with me the amazing, fantastic, beautiful Sister Brunner! I love her so much and I had actually met her before and the crazy thing is that when we first met each other we had felt a connection with each other! and another crazy thing is that ever since I first met her, I had always wanted to be her companion! Wow who knew!!??! I guess God did. (:

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)

Orange is both of us


 “Hey, What are ya’ll up to?” 
“We are Missionaries for Jesus Christ’s Church”
 “Oh really! Tell me more about your church.”
 “Well, believe in Prophets restored to the earth and in Personal Revelation from Heavenly Father to his Children”
 “Is that it?”
 “HAHA No.. We also Beleive..”
Sister Drummond came in at this point (off the phone with the Zone Leaders)..
 “Wait, are you a Mormon? What is a Mormon anyway?”
 “Excellent Question! (Then we pulled out a Book of Mormon showed him the cover page, explained the story using the pictures, and bore testimony about prophets being on the earth today)”
 “Wow, I like this church. I am going to get me one of those Books Sometime”
 “Here, you can have this one!” 
“What?! For Real?!” (BIG SMILE!!)
 “Yes, Sir and you can have this picture of Jesus Christ talking with the children, AND our card that has the website you can go to to learn more about the church. Can we get your number so we can contact you and meet up with you some other time?”

So now, it probably wasn’t said, EXACTLY like that, but it was the general idea. The point was that HE started talking to us and HE asked all the questions, HE wanted to know more. It was so exciting! We like to call these Emmaus experiences. Meaning, that on the road to Emmaus in the Bible two men were walking and Jesus Christ,after he is resurrected, begins walking with him, but the men don’t realize that it is Christ. Only after Christ leaves did they realize that it was Him who was walking with them. You can read about this story in Luke 24:13-32. Great story! (: 

Last part of the letter, this Wednesday, y’all I will have been out for 9 stinkin months!! Yikes. I really can NOT believe that, because, that is my halfway mark. I’ve only got 9 months left now! Scary thought isn’t it?? 

Well that is it for now y’all! 

Have a great week and I hope to hear from y’all soon! (: 

Sister Jesselyn Drummond




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Well good mornin y’all!

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

Booneville, MS

For packages it’s:

C/O Murphy’s

300 N 3rd St.

Booneville, MS

Love y’all!!

Sister Jesselyn Drummond


Where Does It Go?

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Alrighty y’all, this week whipped by me so fast, I don’t even remember what happened haha.
First of all, I want to wish all the Father’s a Happy Father’s Day! I hope it was full of happy memories!
And now, we did help out with a food drive. That was fun. It is done by a small church which is literally 1 family. If y’all know my family and how we all live by each other…it’s pretty much if all of us attended one church and had an uncle for a pastor. But! Nevertheless we helped out and we are determined to baptize them so we get an ‘entire congregation’ 😉 How cool would that be! Just tryin to get a quick start on the Vision of the South! (:
So yesterday at church, it was HECTIC!! We had 5 investigators at church, can you believe it, 5!!!??!!?!!?! That is the most I have ever had haha. It was also one of the investigators birthday and he turned 11 so primary was fun for him. (: It was really fun to have all the investigators there. Let’s me know that the work is picking up. (: And that isn’t the only thing picking up! The temperature is getting higher as well. Da gum it’s hot! And the humidity isn’t helping!!!! I am very blessed to only have 1 summer though. (: I would only want 1 summer(as a missionary) if I were to ever come back I think I could handle it because well, I could be inside most of the day! (: Hehe.
But that is about it! I hope y’all have had a great week and remember to try for an even better one this week! (:
I love y’all and stay steadfast in Christ!
Sister Jesselyn Drummond

“Oh it’s MORMON? Maybe that’s why my boss was always so mad at me!”

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Isn’t life just a ray of sunshine?? Always warm and so kind. Greeting you with a nice smile each morning you wake up? Only until your feet hit the cold floor and Satan knows you are up! But that is why right after our feet hit the ground, our knees do!

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!

Sister Drummond



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Hey Y’all!
Sorry for the inconvenience of the no letter last week….
But anyways, it is getting hot and it will only get hotter! This humidity is a killer just so y’all know! I come from a very dry DESERT! I thought I could handle heat. Boy was I wrong… I will just say, after I get home, I don’t think I will be wearing too many of the shirts that I brought out with me! ha.
Well, this week, I’m sorry, but it won’t be very long. We have had our teachin pool increase so much! I realized it just yesterday. It has been a great week and I feel like a very long one at that. But hey! Can y’all believe it’s already June! I for sure can’t! I realized that August is only 2 months away now…That is like 1 transfer away! Where is my time going!? ):
Well I have felt and seen myself grow in so many ways. I know that there needs to be an opposition to all things in order for us to learn and grow. We all have hardships and I know that our Heavenly Father wants to help us, if we only let him. Turn to your Heavenly Father in times of need, ask for help and guidance and I know that you will soon come to see the blessings of having faith in him.
I am here to do the Lord’s work. I am a representative of Jesus Christ. God has chosen me to help his children find the truth and guide them back to Him.
I love this Gospel, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the church that I represent, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. I love the Book of Mormon and its teachings. I am proud to be a Mormon.
Have a great week y’all and remember, stay STEADFAST IN CHRIST!
Sister Jesselyn Drummond
P.S. Today is my 8 month mark….halfway through!? Yikes…
(Mom’s note – she actually has one more month before she’s reached her halfway mark.)