As a former Missionary, and as a parent of those that have served, it always
seems like a personal loss when a full-time Missionary is "called Home."
I have no words of wisdom to offer to the grieving family of this fine young
man as to why these tragedies happen. We just have the knowledge that we will
see our loved ones again, but still we feel the pain of separation.The only comfort I can give you is the personal knowledge that the Holy Ghost
in his role of Comforter does bring peace. I have discovered that there truly
is a "Balm in Gilead."Please know that all of us as a church
grieve with you, and send you our heartfelt love and prayers. God Bless each of
Joakim, Thank you for the personal insight into this amazing young man.
Prayers go out to his family and friends....It is always sad when we lose one of
I had the opportunity to serve with his father in a Bishopric a few years ago
when Jeffrey was in Primary. He was such a great kid, we called him our wards
own "General Authority", I remember his talks when Primary had their
annual participation at sacrament. Jeffreys talks were way beyond his age, he
really had taken the gospel at heart and was eager to serve the lord as a
missionary. The family will be back to Sweden today and we really don´t
know how to deal with this. We are still in shock, although comforted with the
fact that all is well, in accordance with the great final verse of Come Come ye
saints: "And should we die before our journey´s through, Happy day! All
is well", easier said than done.
My prayers go out to the family. He is very busy now doing his missionary work
in the spirit world...
As all have stated our thoughts and Prayers to the family. Must be a special
one for our Heavenly Father to call him home. I know I have a few up there that
need his teachings. God Bless to his Family
I pray God will bless this dear family.
Having lost a son while he was serving his mission, I understand how difficult
this is for this family. Such heartbreaking news to receive, and it takes so
long to process. I know, however, that my son is not far away. I have felt his
presence often and know he is lovingly watching over his family as he does
missionary work in another place. My love to the family and friends of this
young man from Sweden!
:( such very sad news. My thoughts and prayers go to his family
My prayers are going out to the Family and friends of this wonderful young man.
Just remember he's with our Heavenly Father and you will see him againSister Jinafer Marie SharpIrvine, California Lake Ward
I understand the loss to the family. Yet I feel happy for him that he's in
a better place and receiving the rewards of his mission and sanctified life.
This is what we strive for in our daily lives. The remorse is for those still
here. I believe he's well and in the hands of the Lord. What a great life
for him. I know his family is proud as well as sad.
Very sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
From the comments that I read of those that knew this young man, the thought
came to me that he would probably be there in the spirit world saying, it's
OK. He is continuing his mission, it is hard to lose someone unexpectedly, but
what a joy to know that we will see them again. I hope that his family will
find peace during this time of loss.
Elder Guerra belonged to my ward, and was one of the most wonderful people I
have ever known. A combination of complete goodness and strength, he was a joy
to be around. We have all spent the last few days crying, praying and fasting
for his family. I have never seen so many people in tears as this past Sunday at
Church, not even at a funeral. We will all miss him terribly.
We will pray for his family and pray for the missionaries in the field.
I feel nothing but love and hope for his family. I'm very happy they were
able to be with him. I hope they know that he is still with them and they will
reunite. I hope they feel his love right now.This missionary was
serving God and his fellow man. He surely was good and filled with love to
dedicate himself to serving the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are for his
I am so sorry for his family. I pray they might have peace.
Condolences to the family, and thanks for trusting your son to go so far from
home to answer the call to serve others. Best Wishes to you all.
My heart goes out this family. My son is currently serving in the Sweden
Stockholm Mission and got to know this fine young man before he began his
mission. As a mother of a missionary, I can't imagine getting such news! I
know it was a pretty somber weekend in the Swedish Mission this past weekend, as
the news reached them. The family is in my prayers.
Prayers to the family! As I suffered grief with the death of my 2 1/2 month old
grandson, I just had to know that he was special enough that the Lord wanted him
in his presence . This young man was wiling to serve and the Lord felt he needed
him for a more important purpose somewhere else. Yes we miss them but know we
have an angel with us at all times and know we will be with them again. Yes
there is sorrow but also joy. My heart is with you all.