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.
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.
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.