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We did a 'mini MTC' experience with the young women in our ward. (:
We did a ‘mini MTC’ experience with the young women in our ward. (:
Zone activity! Hiking with Charity! I just love her. (:
Zone activity! Hiking with Charity! I just love her. (:
 A caveish thing??
A caveish thing??
The Spanish speaking missionaries!
The Spanish speaking missionaries!
Hiking on up!
Hiking on up!

 

Sister Neufville and I are going home and these are our last zone leaders!
Sister Neufville and I are going home and these are our last zone leaders!
Sister Neufville and I! It's the lighting and the fact that I'm standing next to her. That's why I look so white. ;)
Sister Neufville and I! It’s the lighting and the fact that I’m standing next to her. That’s why I look so white. 😉
Temple Trip!
Temple Trip!
Sister Nelson has a mini statue of me! o:
Sister Nelson has a mini statue of me! o:
My creative side coming out. ;)
My creative side coming out. 😉
Nothing but trees in the south!
Nothing but trees in the south!
The beautiful Huntsville North Zone! (: #bestzoneever
The beautiful Huntsville North Zone! (: #bestzoneever
Hermana Charlesworth! (:
Hermana Charlesworth! (:
 Hermana Van Dyke! (:
Hermana Van Dyke! (:
More creativity!
More creativity!
Sister Drummond & Sister Nelson
Sister Drummond & Sister Nelson
Birmingham Alabama!
Birmingham Alabama!
TEMPLE!! :D
TEMPLE!! 😀
My last temple trip with the ABM!
My last temple trip with the ABM!
President Hanks! (:
President Hanks! (:
Sister Zackrison! We started this together and we are ending it together!
Sister Zackrison! We started this together and we are ending it together!
This awesome carnival we went to to do some contacting!
This awesome carnival we went to to do some contacting!
General Conference! Saturday sessions!
General Conference! Saturday sessions!

 

Sorry for so many emails! But I love y’all so much! Just another week! (:
Love,
Sister Jesselyn Drummond

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!!!!

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Sorry about last week y’all I got really busy and ran out of time! Which I’m running out of time again!! I have had a lot of people to email and getting ready for the end! Like my subject says: ‘ it’s the final countdown’ y’all!

Next week you will have many pictures! I PROMISE!!!

I love y’all so much. I’m doing well and just letting y’all know I’m alive. (:

Love forever,

Sister Jesselyn Drummond

Here’s at least 1 picture for y’all to enjoy and a sneak peak of what is coming next week! 😉 Ha.

Sister Nelson and Sister Drummond at the Alabama Birmingham Temple
Sister Nelson and Sister Drummond at the Alabama Birmingham Temple

*Picture below added by Jesselyn’s Mom.

April Cook and Sister Drummond saying goodbye
April Cook and Sister Drummond saying goodbye

Transfers…ALREADY!?

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Well, this transfer is already over! o: Transfers are Wednesday and Sister Wittwer is headed out…. ): I am very sad, but I know she is going to be great where ever she goes! (:

So anyways, this week was AWESOME!! The Lord is so cool, let me just say that. Life has been good and He has showed me and Sister Wittwer some AWESOME miracles!! It has been so good! (:
First our investigator Addine has been progressing and she is phenomenal! (: She came to church yesterday and brought her 22 year old son, Joe. We haven’t actually started teaching Joe yet, but we plan on it soon! Addine is so great! She has been reading from the Book of Mormon diligently and when we taught her about the Plan of Salvation she said she was mind blown! She said it was familiar to her and she never wants to forget it. Y’all some people in the south get taught that they won’t know their family in heaven. It’s quite sad. So the Plan of Salvation gave her reassurance and she said that everyone needs to know about it! I am so grateful for that lesson and for the Lord being so kind and softening her heart. (:
We also had our Recent Convert  MJ invite a friend to church, which he did and we are hopefully gunna start teaching him too! (: The Lord is working hard y’all! (:
Another cool thing happened yesterday! (: Sister Wittwer and I had some free space in our schedule, so we decided to go tracting! Whooo! And ALWAYS, with out fail, missionaries in general seem to always get that feeling of ‘I don’t want too’ …and we did, I got ‘super tired’ all of a sudden and did that stop me!? NO! Try again Satan. 😉 But we went tracting and the first door we knocked on wasn’t too interested but they told us to stop by their neighbors so naturally we did. Alrighty y’all, hold on to your britches! We met, Kayla she was so cool!!! She invited us in and started talking about this and that…we found out a lot of hard trials that Kayla has been going through and we asked her why she thought God sent us to her and she said, ‘Because of what I’m going through right now.’ Wow…y’all I can testify that I know that is true! God loves us!! (: But the other cool thing about Kayla is that she has met with missionaries before!! WOW! We invited her to learn more AGAIN and we have a return appointment on Thursday! SO COOL!!! GOD IS SO GOOD!!! I LOVE HIM! Her heart has slowly been softened. (: 
Today even we met another person who has met missionaries! It’s so crazy, the Lord really is working hard with helping us as a mission reach our goal of 500 baptisms by the end of the year. (:
 
Another small miracle and testimony builder for me. But first, story time, I promise it will connect. 
So Saturday Sister Wittwer and I had the pleasure of going to a Christmas Program that a very well known baptist church put on and we had some potential investigators in it so that is why we went, also to show people that Mormons do things ha. BUT, while we there and were watching and listening, both Sister Wittwer and I had this overwhelming love for everyone. We knew that all of those thousands of people that were there loved Christ and then, the even cooler part was that we knew that Christ and God loved them all, ALL. It was so overwhelming to me that I just started crying. It was so cool! I am so grateful to serve in a place that I know these people love their Savior. Wow…. So yesterday, being fast Sunday, I had the STRONGEST impression that I needed to get up and share that experience and testify to everyone that God loved them. So I did. And when I did so, there was a woman in the ward(whom I love so much!) that got up right after me and bore testimony of missionary work. She said that everything I said was meant for her and that she needed to hear it. I know that we are truly instruments in God’s hands. He knows us perfectly and loves us unconditionally. It was so cool to see how much we,as missionaries especially, are used as tools. (: 
 
So that is my week! I hope y’all are enjoying the Christmas spirit!! (: If any of y’all didn’t watch the first presidency Christmas message, GO WATCH IT NOW!!! It’s on lds.org. (: You will not regret it. Also if you haven’t looked up ‘He is the Gift’ yet either, WATCH THAT FIRST then the 1st presidency message. (: 
Love y’all so much!
 
Also for those of you who want to send things for Christmas, here is my address just in case you have lost it… (:
 
2690 McCullough Blvd #130
Belden, MS  38862
 
Love,
Sister Jesselyn Drummond
 
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Can you tell I’m in Tupelo yet? 😉

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one more Elvis!
one more Elvis!
I found WALDO!!!! (:
I found WALDO!!!! (:
Thanksgiving!! Like my ugly sweater? ;)
Thanksgiving!! Like my ugly sweater? 😉
Temple fun! (:
Temple fun! (:
more temple fun! With the zone..most of it.
more temple fun! With the zone..most of it.
exchanges in Russellville again!
exchanges in Russellville again!

Trials and Tribulations

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Alrighty y’all, this week was a bit rough, but has that gotten me down!? OF COURSE NOT!! Because this is the Lord’s work and it’s not all easy sailing now!
So Monday, Monday I would say was the worst. First we found out that our only PROGRESSING investigator BLOCKED us. Say what!? It was horrible! Both Sister Platt and I wanted to cry. Like no joke. Then later, we found out that another one our investigators thinks we are STALKING her?? Okay…well good feeling of preparation day GONE. Yikes. So the end of the day, finally comes and we begin our planning session with long faces from the day’s events and because we have absolutely NO PLANS for the next day when all of a sudden, we get a text from another investigator sayin, “Hey ladies, is there a time in y’alls schedule this week that we can meet?’ Alright, pause, what just happened!? AN EMMAUS EXPERIENCE just happened that’s what! (: The Lord gave us that boost we needed to continue on. It was so nice of Him! (: AMAZING!
Tuesday we went on a team up and just a funny quote for the day! Sister Swift(the member) said, “By ‘Grace’ we are saved.” and then Sister Platt said, “PREACH IT!!” Because Sister Platt’s first name is Gracie. So cute. (:
Wednesday I was blessed to go to an endowment session of the amazing April Cook! It was a year since she was baptized and EXACTLY a year later she was endowed. It was so amazing to see such a beautiful strong woman go through the temple for herself. I am so proud of her and I love her dearly! (: It was a great day!
Sunday was they next awesome day. Of course if was fast Sunday so it was testimony meeting! And it was so good! So many people got up and bore their testimonies about missionary work! The branch is doin good and their hearts are softening. Slowly, very slowly the walls are coming down and they will soon be excited about doing missionary work always! (:
By the way, I forgot to say last week that I tried this really weird stuff called souse. I will explain what it is. They take the head of a pig and let it soak in vinegar and then when all the meat falls off they take the skull out and the meat separately. They pack the meat very close together and then slice it. Very gross….and I tried it. Never again will I. (:
I love y’all so much! Oh and transfer calls are this Saturday! Hold the mail NEXT week til I email and let y’all know if I’m stayin in West Point or getting transferred. I think I am stayin. But JUST IN CASE! (:
Love,
Sister Jesselyn Drummond
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Yummy
Yummy
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Families ARE Forever
Drowned Sisters Drummond and Platt
A little water never hurt anyone
Shampoo, rinse, repeat
Shampoo, rinse, repeat
Getting wet naturally
She’s singing in the rain
Meow. Here kitty, kitty
Meow. Here kitty, kitty
Sister Drummond, April Cook, Erica Leahman, Callie Denning
Sister Drummond, April Cook,  Sister Denning, Hermana Smith
Sister Drummond and April Cook
Sister Drummond and April Cook
Putting on the armor of God
Putting on the armor of God
Rain rain go away
Rain rain go away
This is the Church, this is the steeple...
This is the Church, this is the steeple…

“It’s not a religion. It’s not a church. It’s who I am!”

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This past week has been so great! The Lord has really been with me and I have felt him.

I know I’ve been having a hard time lately but all the prayers y’all have been saying have really been helping! Thank y’all so much! (: This week was the ‘spiritual boost’ I needed to get going again. I didn’t mention last week because I forgot, but we went to the temple again last Tuesday! Such a fantastic boost! For those of you who have not been to the temple in a while, Y’ALL NEED TO GO!!! I’m not even kidding, it will bless your life and you will feel the Lord in your life.

The Lord has also sent people in my path that either needed my influence or I needed theirs. He is answering my prayers! (:

Yesterday during the sacrament, it was the first time in a while that I really felt the Spirit speak to me during the sacrament. The sacrament is a blessing! Remember to use Christ’s Atonement. He did that sacrifice for US. Even the smallest of sins need to be repented of. But as long as we CONTINUE to do better each day, God will bless us.

This ‘spiritual boost’ that I needed has been an encouragement from God. He is encouraging me to keep going and that everything will work out. (: I AM A CHOSEN SERVANT TO TAKE PART IN THE HASTENING OF THE WORK.

Oh and my mom wanted me to put on this web address of my blog I guess. So if you are interested take a look! (:
sisterjesselyndrummond.wordpress.com

Also there is a mission blog too here is that address:
http://albirminghammissionhome.blogspot.com/

I love y’all so much and I hope this week is a splendid spiritual uplift!

Love,

Sister Drummond

 

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Sister Drummond, President Hanks, Sister Dormer
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I love to see the Temple.
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The “D” Sisters

Mom Email – Random Thoughts

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So, we have been coming to the library a little later and I’m sorry if that’s any inconvenience! But I’m here!

And transfers, I’m staying in Hoover again…but sadly Sister Christensen is getting transferred… ): It’s okay though. I guess other people need her more than me… ):

And guess what!?!?!

WE GOT SOMEONE COMMITTED TO BAPTISM!! I’m so happy. We met her 2 weeks ago and then last week we committed her to baptism and this week when we go see her again, we are going to set up a date. Oh my goodness I was freaking out when I came out of that lesson. The spirit did not leave during that entire 1 HOUR lesson! IT was insane! I loved it and I’m looking forward to seeing her again(tomorrow).

I love you!

Oh my goodness…IT”S FREEZING!! It snowed this morning! Ha.. Nothing compared to Utah. If you looked outside you could see white stuff flyin around in the air. It is so cold and today and tomorrow are supposed to be the coldest yet! I don’t like it… The humidity man, it really does bite! Ha.

I did get the SD card. Tell him thanks for me! (: And I have already started taking pictures!
My coat is great! It’s still cold though. And for some odd reason, the buttons on my coat DO NOT WANT TO STAY ON! 3 have already popped off! And 2 are loose. We are going to sew them on again today. I actually didn’t have any gloves when I first got here…And the pair I bought…they magically disappeared. I have looked EVERYWHERE for them and cannot find them. So I’m going to buy another pair today, a cheap pair though. I was actually thinking about the thermals! I think they would be very warm. (: But see, I would never wear them again, well actually I probably would. 😛
I’ve been thinking about recording myself saying something to them on my camera so the next time I send the SD card you could show it to them. It would be just short but I don’t know what I would say ha. Oh well.
You know random side note…For some weird reason, I was thinking the other day about if you were to die. And then I started to cry and think about how you said that if you did, you would be right next to me and that I would start to hear ‘you are so beautiful’ bein sung in my ear. It made my teary and laugh at the same time…
Ha. I know this is my random thought I have. (:
I’m going to be sending pictures from my companions’s camera.
Enjoy those! I love you so much! I think we are heading out now.
Be good and remember to pray oft! Tell the class hi for me! (:
Love and miss your brains!

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