Zone Leaders

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



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