Thoughts and prayers abound online for Mormon missionary killed in Guatemala (+video)

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  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 3, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    Basic safety requirements were flouted in this death. It could have been prevented were there a rule in the mission that no missionary rides in a vehicle absent a used seatbelt. How sad.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 3, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    It is hard to understand why missionaries are allowed to die while serving. Having served a mission in Alaska I can recount many times when I felt protected from the harsh elements or circumstances and yet on the other hand I know others whose life was lost while serving. I don't think there is a hard fast answer to this question other than the rain falls on everyone - wicked and righteous - and mortality sometimes has no answers and you are left to wonder with the hurt and pain but not alone....I know personally how the Savior is aware of each one who suffers and will reach out with healing and love. Hope this family can feel of that healing and love now.

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    Aug. 2, 2013 1:09 a.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Josh's family. May our Heavenly Father and His Holy Son give you comfort and the sure knowledge that Josh was called home for a reason, even though it was way too soon. So much work is getting done in the temples for so many people. There is much work to do on the other side of the veil. Our Lord welcomed Josh, and I know that he is working and doing jobs which he was called to do even before he was born. May God bless his family and give them courage and the knowledge that they will meet again, to be forever reunited in love as an eternal family.