Later this evening as I checked my email, I found an message from a member of the church in Texas, where Elder Clarke had his longer layover. This is what it said:
My name is Aljean Blake. I am a member of the Carrollton 1st ward,
Carrollton, Texas stake (Dallas area). I met your son as I was boarding
a plane to go back home. He looked very handsome in his missionary suit. He
positively glowed as I was talking to him. I know he will be a wonderful
missionary in Peru. I was a little sad he wasn't coming to Dallas to serve.
Have a great day,
I am so grateful for members of the church everywhere, who are watching out for our missionaries! I can't wait to hear from Elder Clarke next Monday on his p-day, and find out about his new companion and area!