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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 9 2011 12:00 p.m. MST

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AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Our hearts and prayers out to all the families.

Somewhere in Time, UT

These young men have earned their places in Heaven. Let us all pray for their families at this time.

Provo, UT

With my third son recently home, and my last one ready to go soon, my heart breaks for the family whose arms ache to hold him. We lost a son years ago and how grateful we are for the promise and having our arms filled one day.

When the Church looses a missionary, that young man or woman feels like our own. Most members feel this way and we mourn together.


I have a son on a mission in Argentina, and I felt sick inside for these families. We just have to trust in our Heavenly Father that all will be well.

Kaysville, UT

From my limited understanding this shouldn't be a time of sorrow but a time of rejoicing for these young men. They died in the service of their God and their promise is sure. Now the families have to live up to the standards set by these Elders. Now is a time to be like them and be with them once again.
I too feel saddened by their loss but I know they dwell in the Kingdom of God today.

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

May God bless and keep the friends and families of these young men during this difficult time.

Godspeed and God Bless

Sandy, UT

This actually made me shed a few tears. Like many, I served a mission, and I can only imagine how hard it must be for the families to not have their sons come home. Yet, assuming they served God well, I'm sure they are heaven bound. So, it's sort of a bitter sweet moment. Still, my prayers go out to the loved ones of these two fine servants of God.

Centerville, UT

This is one of those things that you just can't quite square up in your mind in this life. I have no doubt that these missionaries are in good shape for the eternities, and in due time, all will be made right.

Big Pappy
west jordan, utah

This does tug at the hearts of LDS members and non members alike. I have a son serving in Paraguay and I pray for his safety and the safety of all missionaries throughout the world. May the good Lord bless and keep them all.
And to the famlies who lost their sons, may the Spirit hold you and comfort you in your time of great need. Know that we all mourn with you and are greatful for your missionaries service. May you know that the Lord has them in his loving embrace and will help you understand why he called them home.
God bless you all.

Milnthorpe, Cumbria

Thoughts, prayers and good wishes are with the families and friends of these valiant young men...God speed.

Idaho Falls, ID

I, too cried as I read this. It's close to my heart as I think of my own son serving a mission right now. Praying for peace and comfort for their families.


heartfelt condolences to the dear family and friends of these wonderful wonderful missionaries. this causes my heart to just ache. you will be in my thoughts and prayers.


I served my mission there from 1995-1997. While I was serving in Donna Texas there was a missionary that was hit and killed by a group of teenagers that were passing another car. This brought back all sorts of horrible memories from my mission. There was only one missionary killed in this instance. It was always a little scary riding my bike on some of those streets. People often are not looking for pedestrians or bicyclists. Makes me feel sick when I think of those families that wil never have their loved ones back

Roy, UT

It is a wonder that the missionaries around the world are blessed with a great safety record. Riding a bike in the hills of Japan, there were many instances when we were protected, many accidents when I walked away unscathed...perhaps the tragic death of these Elders will be turned into a blessing for many who are aware of it. Often that is the case, hope the death of these Elders will bring many more to a understanding of the Plan of Salvation, bring people together in love. Pray the parents and family members may find peace.

Holladay, UT

We're all waiting to go, though it's hard to see our fellows and loved ones taken at any age. May God give us peace and assurance.


My heart is completely broken over this terrible tragedy. None more than both families of these wonderful, valiant servants. I have two sons serving missions at this time and I continually pray for their safety as well as all missionaries throughout the world. I can only say that these two strong and faithful Elders have been delivered safely home into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. They heard there names being called and they obeyed. May the families be carried at this most difficult time through our love for them and through their love of their sons. God be with you, till you meet again.

Salt Lake City, UT

I pray that the families of these fine young men will be comforted at this time. These missionaries truly gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Gregg Weber

If you had a car with headlight problems would you play it safe and keep behind another car so that that other car can be your headlights and also mask your faulty headlights from an approaching police car. Otherwise, if you were in front, the officer would see your blinking lights?
Realizing there was damage done, I wonder if there is evidence of faulty headlights before the accident/incident. There are many questions that any good cop will ask.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Tragedies bring people closer!! Condolences to all families involved!

Granny Barton
Woods Cross, Utah

Maybe it will help to know that he has extended his mission again. Only this time to a better place.

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