Sister Drummond is on her final transfer, and she’s over two areas now. She’ll end her mission continuing as a Sister Training Leader. She’s exhausting herself in the service of our Savior, but what a great spiritual ride. This special experience is priceless. We have watched her blossom and grow from afar.
As Sister Drummond’s parents, we will be flying to Alabama to pick up our sweet daughter in the middle of April. We look forward to touring the area and meeting the people she has grown to love deeply. We are super excited to see her again and to hug her tightly. We love her so very much.
Stay steadfast in Christ Sister Drummond.
Mom and Dad
So I got a text from a number I didn’t know. It was from Mississippi.
This is what I saw –
~ Jesselyn’s Mom
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!!!
Remember to stay steadfast in Christ!
Hi Mom!! I’m in Mississippi now! (:
Original email March 10, 2014
You know what’s funny. Sister Dormer just had her sister get married on Saturday. We thought it was funny that we both had siblings getting married this month. (: Oh well…
I want lots of pictures of the reception and when they come out of the temple! (:
I love Sage! I know she will be fantastic! Will you get her email for me? And that was sweet of them to ask about me. What did you tell them? Haha.
I laughed about your shots. (:
I am feeling better this week but still struggling. I was also going to tell you that this is hard. Very hard. Yesterday I admit I had the thoughts of ‘I can’t do this, why am I here?’ It was in one of my hardest lessons. And I get teary eyed even now thinking about it because I hate that I thought that and that I am telling myself that. I wondered why the Lord sent me to the ‘Bible Belt’ of all places. I don’t know my scriptures…
and I admit I’m still struggling but the thought that fights all those off is “The Lord trusts me to take on the challenge of the bible. He sent me here because HE KNOWS I can handle this.” Or in other words, I am your daughter.
Oh and ‘Heck yes’ is not redneck speak…sorry. I said it before in Utah. It is NOT redneck.
Thank you for the encouraging words.
Haha I can’t wait! I’ll have to check next week more then. (: I love the one with the Book of Mormon in front of my face. Me and my companion laughed. (: But I think we are going to head out now. I love you mom! (: I miss your brains!
Have a good spring break and I’ll talk to you in a week!
Sister Jesselyn Drummond
Original email March 3, 2014
Well I’m online now! I apologize that we were on so late last time. But don’t worry about it to much.
So when um exactly is the wedding? I don’t actually know and I would like to? It feels weird that my only sibling is getting married and I’m not there…it almost makes me feel bad. But that is okay. I’m here at this time for a reason right? I just wish I could be helpin out in some way.
My week has been so good! Well at least, yesterday haha. It has been a struggle but not at the same time. It’s confusing and a little weird. But I could explain it but then you and your motherly ways would start worrying, but I am here to say that I am fine and that I have an Alabama mom who can read me like you do. It’s quite scary actually haha… But I love her! (:
So yea, let’s talk! 😉
Oh and I forgot to say, but I said it in my weekly email, I met a Japanese woman this past week. It was really weird. She was so adorable and made me want to go back to Japan! It was really cool haha. She was Buddhist though. (:
I knew you would laugh at my ‘motherly ways’ (: Made me laugh as well.
Wow. That is insane! But the Holy Ghost was with Dad. That is good. That is an amazing story. Thank you for that.
Just another reason that I am thankful for the gift of the Holy Ghost. He is there to prompt us in bad situations and to protect us even. He is our guide through this life.
Well I will keep it short because we are getting ready to leave, but I found out Saturday morning when I was in my personal study that I had become depressed and wasn’t working diligently. I hated it. I just cried in companionship study… But it’s okay. Because as I have stated in my weekly letter, I have made the goal to improve. And Sister Dormer is on board and willing! I love her. She is amazing. haha. She is like my long lost sister! (:
But anyways I will copy my email to President. It will explain it better. But we are going now. I’m hungry and we need to still go shopping haha.
I love you so much! And I miss your brains. (:
Your daughter, Sister Drummond
This email has had the most news ever! I started crying when Rachel told me where she is going! Did she tell you!? SHE IS GOING TO PUERTO RICO!! OH MY GOODNESS!
Wyatt may be getting married!?! I KNOW HER!! I love her! Of course I went to school with her! I am seriously like bawling in this library right now!! I’m freaking out and just wow. Like are you serious? This is weird…. I really don’t know how to react.
I didn’t know you are going to be sending another package? That’s cool! And she didn’t take it away from me she just told me not to open it because then I won’t have anything to open on Christmas. But I agree with her. I am going to keep and it’s only a week and a half anyways. And speaking of CHRISTMAS! When is a good time to call? My companion’s family said later at night so I’m thinking if that’s okay I’ll call then too. She was thinking like 7 or 8 for her family so I’ll be going at 5 or 6 unless the family whose house we are going to has 2 computers. I will let you know by next Monday (hopefully) but plan in the evening sometime. But remember you are an hour behind me so if I say 5 it means 4 for you. But yea. (: You get it. I cannot believe that Christmas is here. You know how fast my mission is going to go?! Yikes.
Money on my card. Like my debit card? Yes. I got it. I’m pretty sure. (: Thank you so much. I will be sending stuff home. But it will most likely be late. /: Sorry ha but it’s the best I can do!
I love you mom! I know it’s hard. It’s hard for me too. But I have sorta adopted an Alabama mom. Acutally a couple of them. But I’m taken care of just know that. (: I love you!
I got complemented on the way I speak ha… He said “Your enunciation of your words is so clear, I can understand it perfectly” He then told me that I reminded him of ‘Elizabeth Smart’ with the way I looked and smiled and spoke. (: I told him to thank my mother. 😉
*I kinda plan on losing that enunciation with bein here in the south. (: Sorry ha!
I love you! 😀
*Oh I can hear it when I’m around certain people and I’ve caught it a couple time already. It’s goin….. 😛
I love you so much mom! Remember to stay close to Heavenly Father! (:
So anyways, this week was good! Interesting ha.
I met a guy who was a religion major! He was the type who thought we worshiped Joseph Christ. We set him straight and I even invited him to our scripture study class we started! I really hope he comes because he would be very interesting to watch as we teach about the New Testament.
So I was thinking, with the blanket, I might buy a new one here…I found a really cute one ha. But I need to know if you have sent it already or are going to send it soon. Because I don’t know if I should buy it. What do you think? It’s a queen ha so I would have a new comforter for when I get home! I’m wondering. Maybe even second guessing myself. I dunno. It was really cute though.
So what’s been going on there? I want to know how life is adjusting without me.
How’s Wyatt been? Still not really doing anything with his life or is he? Has he gone to a college ward yet? He needs too.
Transfers are NEXT WEEK!! This week is the last in this transfer. It’s crazy. Weird thinking 6 weeks has already gone by. I will have 1 more P day (after today) in this transfer then Wednesday(the 26th I think) is transfers. I find out this Saturday if I am to be moved or not. So I can tell you next Monday! Time seriously flies so fast out here…
I love you and hope you are doing well!
Tell your kiddies I said hi! (: