As a mom of two missionaries currently serving, it is with a broken heart that I write this post, but many have messaged as the news has been heard. We have not heard much from the Pacific Islands since February because of internet being down and mail not being sent, but received word of a tragedy that happened on March 13, 2014. We know that these dear Elders have an eternal bond that cannot be broken.
An amazing Elder in Sean McEwan's mission has passed away from a fall. Elder Miller Toa was an incredible missionary and served the people of Chuuk valiantly. He and Sean became companions in August. As I reread the letter written by Sean at that time about this dear Elder, there is no doubt that he was a wonderful person loved by all. Sean loved him dearly.
Please pray for his family and loved ones. Pray for our missionaries in the Micronesia Guam Mission. Pray for our Elders on Chuuk. There are not many of them on this small group of islands and they are truly brothers who I'm sure have broken hearts at this time. They are strong young men and have an extra special Spirit with them, but I'm sure they are hurting.
I am so thankful to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and to know the plan of a loving Heavenly Father. Especially through hard times, it is comforting to know that He is there for us. He definitely has an ultimate plan for each one of us. I am grateful to have been able to share in a bit of Elder Toa through Elder McEwan.