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Published: Sunday, March 2 2014 10:40 p.m. MST

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Admiring Gentile
Salt Lake City, UT

How heartbreaking. What got me the most was the smile this boy had in all his photos. You can't fake a smile like that. It came directly from his spirit.

As a non-Mormon, I can well understand why any family would want their daughter to bring home a boy like this. They'd know in an instant that he'd always treat her with respect and caring.

I hope his family gets comfort in their church's teaching that they'll all be together again someday. And that there was a reason for this "interruption."

Of course they'll miss him deeply though. I never even met him, and I miss him too.

Westra Aros
VÄsterÅs, 00

Another article translated (with google translate and some changes of me).
19 -year-old Mason killed in accident

It was 19 -year-old Mason Bailey who was hit by 21 -year-old who now is suspected of manslaughter.
Mason Bailey was based in Utah, USA, and did missionary work for the Mormon Church. He came to Vasteras seven months ago.
- We are of course saddened by what has happened and we wish he got to be left on earth. But our sadness is not depressed , we believe in eternal life and now he may continue to operate on the other side with our Heavenly Father, says Thomas Otnes, executive secretary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Västerås.

On Monday, the Assembly held open house shocked and saddened members. A dozen people had flocked to church on Ringduvegatan.

(The article continues in another post).

Westra Aros
VÄsterÅs, 00

Continuing translated article

A flower bouquet and a portrait of Mason Bailey stood at the front of the hall.
-We are open to our members and to the persons Maison Bailey came in contact with. It can be difficult to be alone in such a moment, says Roger Pettersson, branch president of the Assembly (equivalent to a priest in the Swedish Church, editor's note) .

19 year old and another missionary was on his way home to his apartment in Hammarby when the accident occurred. Earlier in the day had Mason Bailey held its first baptism in Sweden.
- His last day alive was a nice day with a lot of warmth. He was so happy and reverent after baptism. And so it happens here, it's unbelievable, says Thomas Otnes.
Mason Bailey's relatives received news of the death on Sunday night.

The missionary who survived were shocked difficult and is now cared for by Assembly supreme leader.

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