Thursday, June 21, 2012 our family met with Elder Quentin L. Cook and Patrick Kearon of the Seventy. We had the great blessing of being set apart. Elder Cook set Alden apart as President of the Belgium Netherlands Mission. One of the great blessings President Robinson was given was the blessing of discernment. Discernment in so many areas of our lives, the mission, the missionaries lives and the missionary work. Brother Kearon set me apart. It was an unbelievable blessing. When it was done, Elder Cook shook my hand and commented on what a beautiful blessing that I had been given. My mother told me that because of the blessing, she feels at peace and will know that I will be fine--she can let me go. (Sounds like a mom:))
There was a sweet and wonderful spirit in the room. What a wonderful experience to share with my family. Thank you everyone for supporting us in this unbelievable experience. What a wonderful way to spend on of the last days at home with my family. All too soon we will be separated. But we are united in this mission. I ben dunkbaar voor mijn famile.