Elder Miller Toa poses with his father, Kaiser Toa, and his mother, Vei Toa, outside the Provo Temple on the day in April 2013 when he arrived at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Toa, 20, of Layton, Utah, was nearly halfway through a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he died Thursday of injuries suffered in a fall.(Courtesy Toa family)
WENO, Micronesia — Kaiser Toa is blind, but he is grateful that in his mind's eye he can still see an image of his son, Elder Miller Toa, who died Thursday while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"I have been blind for three years," Kaiser Toa said, "but I still have a clear picture of him, smiling as a boy."
Elder Miller Edward Toa, 20, died after falling from a tree in Micronesia.
“We will miss him so much...but we have faith and hope in Christ, and we were lucky to have him for that season of 20 years.”