Comments about ‘Mormon missionary critically injured in Idaho car crash’

Return to article »

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4 2013 9:45 a.m. MDT

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Carson City, NV

Nice to see that Deseret News corrected all the many mistakes I pointed out in the original article. The update to the article corrected them.

Ivins, UT

Thorn Bird of St. George....

Doubt and fear generally do not enter into the mission factor with dedicated LDS missionary families. It is more often the spirit of sacrifice and obedience to the Lord's work that see the missionary work move forward.

Provo, UT

If this truly is the Lord's work, which it is, we have no reason to doubt. It doesn't mean our hearts don't break, but who are we to second guess the Lord?

If He is calling 18 year olds to all parts of the world, then that is the way it needs to be. My heart goes out to the families involved.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

Has there been an update since this article was published?

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

It is interesting that people attack the lower missionary age in an article about an accident that involved a 20-year-old missionary driving and his 19-year-old companion being injured. These are people who would be on a mission no matter what the age is.

We need to focus more on driving safety for missionaries, but I do not think the answer is primarily in the hands of church leaders. Like other good practices, it needs to start at home. Parents need to teach their children better to be good drivers, not expect this skill to be inculcated in their child's mind on the mission.


My heart goes out to Elder Floyd and Joshua Morris. This is going to be very hard for both of them.

Concerning safety for missionaries--considering the countries, neighborhoods, and homes that missionaries serve in, I can only conclude that the Lord spends a great deal of time watching over our missionaries. Frankly, were it not so, we would be seeing vastly more fatalities. I served places no woman, especially as a Caucasian American, should have been safe. I was robbed and mugged on my mission, but never physically injured. One of my children served in an area where he frequently saw dead bodies, the results of crime. Another served in an area where drug deals went down in broad daylight. Missionaries do get hurt and injured and beat up on missions, but not in anywhere near the frequency that should be expected for their ages, or where they serve.

It is the Lord's work. Most he sends home to their families. Some return home to him. That's never easy, no matter when it happens.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments