(A post from Elder Morris' Mom...)
We are very blessed that Elder Morris' dad works part time for Delta. Because of this, we are able to travel wherever Delta flies - as long as there are seats available. We decided to book a day trip to Portland, Oregon on Thursday, 8/6, and have lunch, see some sights, and then fly home. Well, guess who we ran into at the airport!!! (Ok, it wasn't purely coincidental!) Elder Morris had called while we were in the airport parking lot, but 3 minutes into the call, the call dropped and he wasn't able to call back. I was so excited knowing that we were going to surprise him, as I know he was extremely disappointed not to be able to talk on the phone. We made is through security and found the gate. It was packed. I finally spotted Elder Morris. Actually, he was looking down and I spotted his new tie we got him for his birthday! He looked up and saw me and Hannah and was SO surprised!! He got up and gave me a big hug. It felt so good to see him and hug him again. The rest of the family spotted us and came over also. We met his companion and other missionaries from his zone. There was about 30 of them flying to the Philippines. Only three were going to Cebu.
We were able to fly to Portland with him and see him off as he boarded the next leg of the flight to Norita - Tokyo. He was very happy that he was able to give out a Book of Mormon on the flight to Portland. Gonna miss him so much over the next two years, but so proud of him.