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Kathleen Larsen and Sister Jesselyn Drummond - Twinners!
Kathleen Larsen and Sister Jesselyn Drummond – Twinners!
Sisters: Smith, Zackrison, Drummond, Merriam
Sisters: Smith, Zackrison, Drummond, Merriam
MTC companions
MTC companions
MTC Roommates
MTC Roommates
Sister Drummond & Sister Zackrison Happy 1 year!
Sister Drummond & Sister Zackrison Happy 1 year!
Sister Drummond, Hayes and Matt Greenlee
Sister Drummond, Hayes and Matt Greenlee

Week Two!

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Crazy! My second week of being a missionary and I’m already about to leave the MTC! I’m so thankful for my opportunity to be here and serve the Lord!

So let me try to remember all the many things that happened this week! (:
Something very tragic happened Wednesday night. A Sister in my district who I love oh so much! Had gotten a call and found out she had a family member pass away. She had 2 of the Elders give her a blessing and when they came back we didn’t know what was going on. But they shut the door and said we needed to have a prayer for Sister Greeley. They explained why and without hesitation we all knelt down in a circle in our classroom and said a prayer for her and her family. Our teacher had walked in on us and was in shock. She explained after that she had never walked in on something like that and was very moved. She thanked us for being the missionaries we were.
Wednesday was also the day we received NEW MISSIONARIES!! (: It was so great seeing all the new missionaries with the orange dots on their name tags. Sadly I know exactly how they all felt. (: But that night as my companion, Sister Zackrison and I were called as the Sister Training Leaders, we got to give the new district in our Branch orientation! We go to know them and explained rules and encouraged them to follow all of them and we asked if they had any questions. We then go to give them a tour of the MTC campus! It was so much fun and even though the Sisters were probably all older or the same age as me, they just seem so young and new! They even admitted that it seemed like we were much older and wiser and we seemed like we had been here for weeks! We told them it will feel like that haha. I can only imagine how the Elders were feeling with the Zone leaders… 😛
Thursday was a regular sit in class all day type of day. (: I don’t remember much about it but hey it was an average day. Because we literally sit in class ALL DAY!
Friday I don’t remember much either… Your days seem to blend together. I do know that we pulled a prank on some sisters in our zone. It was so funny! We told them there was a weird breeze in our room and they had to walk right next to the bed to feel it. (Most of you probably already know what is going to happen) One sister, Sister Neufville is so cute and she did it. My companion, Sister Zackrison was hiding under the bed and reached our and grabbed Sister Neufville’s leg. It was so great! Sister Neufville screamed and ran to the corner of the room. She said we got her good. We then tried to do it another sister, Sister Downs but she anticipated the prank and said “No way, I’m not that stupid” And bent down to look under the bed. It was still funny how she freaked out and knew what was gunna happen. (:
Saturday again average day….
Sunday! Woot good stuff. In the morning right away we had branch meeting for all the leadership missionaries. Then thank goodness we go to eat breakfast. Our first and last regular Sunday in the MTC. The sisters went to a recording of Music of the Spoken Word and right after we had Relief Society. After Relief Society we had to go back to our classroom for our district meeting. We were told what to pack and how to pack and what to expect at airports and safety things. Just kinda a normal flight procedure thing. After we had lunch and then went to Sacrament meeting. It was very interesting and a lot different then what I’m used too. We had to use gluten free bread because there is a sister in our branch who is allergic, surprisingly it was weird in a good way. Which I find odd cause I don’t like bread to begin with ha. But then we had to figure out the speakers! Hehe I almost wanted to speak, it was weird. But my beautiful Companion got chosen to speak along with another Elder. Then the 2nd Councilor in the branch got up and spoke. It was very good. After Sacrament meeting we had Dinner and took our temple walk. (: We had to take more pictures because there was an Elder who somehow got all his pictures deleted off his camera. Anyways…it was FREEZING! It wanted to rain but wasn’t getting there yet. The wind had picked up and man it was a piercing cold wind. But anyways it was a good and fun day! (:
Monday, today! We are acting like it’s a P day because we leave tomorrow. ): But so far it has been good! Ha. Doing laundry and then we get to go start packing! Sad. But yea!
If you would  like to send me letters or packages please send them to the mission home in Alabama don’t send them to the MTC any more. After I receive where my fist area is I will tell my mom the address and she will post it on my Facebook page. (: Hope to hear from you all soon!
Lots of love!
Sister Drummond

One Week! MTC Arrival!

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So I have arrived at the MTC and I am so excited! To be honest I was scared but soon realized, I didn’t have to be. Everyone is so friendly and tries to help. The spirit here is so powerful I get filled no matter which building I walk into!

My companion is Sister Zackrison and I love her so much! For those of you who do not know, I met her on Facebook before I came, so it’s quite a blessing we are companions and one of the things that calmed me down when I fist arrived.
My district has 4 Elders and 4 Sisters. Sister Zackrison and I are the only 2 going to the Alabama Birmingham mission, the other 6 are going to the Florida Jacksonville mission. My zone on the other had has 1 other district the same as mine and they are ALL Alabama Birmingham missions. (: There is one Elder who is from Jamaica and he kills me! He is so cute because when it got cold for a couple days he was in a big heavy coat with gloves and a hat on. It was adorable because in Jamaica it’s always warm!
So when we first met our Branch president he was telling us that we would get assignments in the zone and district. Well, Sister Zackrison and I have been called to serve as the Sister Training Leaders in our zone! Or we like to say it as the Sister Zone Leaders! This Wednesday(tomorrow) we get to do orientation for all the new missionaries who are going to be coming into the MTC! Exciting!
General Conference in the MTC is amazing. I have never felt the spirit more strongly! I loved the every single talk! I even admitted that this is the first conference that I had paid attention to all the sessions! I can’t say which talk was my favorite because there were so many good ones! But the Sunday devotional after conference was so good! Vocal Point from BYU came and I love Vocal Point! They are an a capella group and it’s so amazing! The spirit was radiating from them.
Today I went to the temple because it’s P day today and I loved it! The Provo temple is beautiful! But I wanted to share a quick experience with you. When I was sitting in the Celestial room I was just praying for answers for investigators and what not but then I wanted to thank our Father for allowing my family who have passed on (Uncle Travis, Great Grandpa Cutler, Grandma Drummond, and even Grandma Judd) for being there and participating in my setting apart. Anyways after that happened I had so much warmth come over me I was practically sweating! I knew they were in that room with me and that they loved me and were proud of me for serving a mission for our Lord.
I love this Gospel and I know it is true without a doubt in my mind or heart. I love the Lord with all my heart and I know he hears our prayers and will answer them if you have real intent on your questions. He loves all of us and is always with us. We are never alone and remember we can always turn to him in times of need.
I love you all and you all are in my prayers!
Sister Drummond!
P.S. tell people if they want my weekly emails to email me maybe just a short email or something or please send me their emails so I can add them to the group! Thanks so much!
P.P.S Kari! Or anyone else that would like it. My MTC address is:
Oct. 15 AL-Birm.
2007 N. 900 E. Unit 84
Provo, UT 84602