When I went to check my email today to see if there was one from my Elder, I was also surprised to see a screen name that I did not recognize until I read the email the whole way through---
I just wanted to tell you, I LOVE ELDER PINSENT.
We've laughed, we've cried, we've even spooned (many times), and love(d) serving together. He's sitting next to me.
I love you!
KEEP CALM AND CHEW BUBBLEGUM
Elder Pinsent has known Elder Alpert for a couple months now and it is safe to say that they have become Best Friends. I got to 'meet' Elder Alpert for a second on Skype on Christmas Day and he told me how proud I should be of Elder Pinsent. And I am. I am also happy that he has been in the good hands and that they have built a bond that will go beyond their mission. Elder Alpert lives in California, so someday we will go visit him. He has made Haig a better missionary and has made him happy which in turn makes me happy.
And in other news, Elder Pinsent is also doing very well and he is loving the work. He is currently serving in Mankato Minnesota and he is training a new missionary. The work is moving forth and they have baptismal dates set for a number of families. He is growing strong spiritually and I love what he said in his family email today---
I have spent some time considering the meaning of the word "Keys" lately. We throw it around a lot, the Prophet has keys, bishops have keys...But what are they actually for and how do we use them. Keys are used when we seek revelation and inspiration for an individual or group. If you hold the keys for an individual you are entitled to revelation for them due to those keys. As we know keys are also a tool, they are something that we use every single day. Unlock doors, start cars, all kinds of things. Therefore keys are also tools in the Lords hands. If we are using our keys properly then the Lord can use them to do whatever He needs to.
I just Love my Elder Pinsent