Flight changed since these emails. Elder Tilley will leave Luanda March 19 and arrive in Phoenix March 20.
February 4, 2014
I thought I would go ahead and send this (itinerary) so you would be aware of the luggage charges, if any. Also I want you to know that we think Elder Tilley is a wonderful young man. He has an infectious personality and a caring way about him. You done good Mom and Dad!!!!!
January 31, 2014
Brother and Sister Tilley;
I have submitted the travel plans for Elder Tilley. He will be leaving Luanda on March 17 and arrive at the Phoenix airport.
Sometime within the week I will receive confirmation of these flight plans and will forward them to you. You may also receive a copy of this itinerary from the Missionary Travel Department. Please review this itinerary and let me know immediately if you need to make any other changes. We have a 24 hour period to make changes without additional charge.
Each returning missionary is allowed 2 bags weighing 50lbs each, one carry on and one personal item. If the missionary takes additional luggage or if his bags are overweight, it is the missionary's responsibility to pay out of their own funds. Elder Tilley has been made aware of this policy and will plan accordingly.
I hope you know how much we love your son and what an asset it has been to have him here. Our lives will forever be enriched because of this very special young man. This will be a difficult day for us to say good by to such a great Elder.
Thank you for sharing your son with the Lord and for the sacrifices you have made to have him here.
Angola Luanda Mission
"...I will go before you and be your rearward; and I will be in your midst..." D&C 49:27