Missionary killed in Sweden was inspiration to others

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  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 7, 2014 7:31 a.m.

    I'm not even LDS, but still extend my sympathies to the family. The fact that he, according to news reports, had earned and saved the money himself to cover the cost of his mission speaks very well of him. Clearly, he didn't view this just as an extended vacation.

  • goosehuntr Tooele, UT
    March 6, 2014 8:08 a.m.

    Just want to express my greatest sympathies to this family. I have two boys out serving, with another preparing to put in his papers and two more anxious to follow suit. The thoughts of losing any of them have always been in my mind. I know how bad I miss my two now serving. But to have either not return home is a thought I can scarcely entertain. My heart is full of emotion as I write this. I can only inform my sons of the cost the gospel of Jesus Christ sometimes demands. I can tell them of those of their brothers around the world that have given the last full measure in a war more important than any this world will ever know. May his memory and the memories of all others who gave all, and their individual legacies, short though they may have been, be classified in sacred company with all the servants of the Most High throughout time who gave all they had for the cause of Christ. May He walk with you in the days, weeks, months and years to come until the joyful reunion that awaits be accomplished.

  • Open to Reason Sparks, NV
    March 4, 2014 10:11 a.m.

    I am very certain he has been greeted by the Lord himself in Paradise, having given his life in the his fathers work. What a great sadness the family must be going through, but they must be so proud of him. I am sure I stand with many others in gratitude for his sacrifice, I don't know him, but I will always remember what he did for the work. Thank You Mason!

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    March 4, 2014 8:36 a.m.

    Sad news. From the local Swedish paper.

    A young man was just before 21.30 on Sunday evening hit in the intersection Narvavägen - Hammar Backvägen at Hammarby City Hage .

    According to witnesses, the place were two young men walking across a pedestrian crossing at Narva road when a car came driving at high speed from the north on Narvavägen . The two men rushed in opposite directions , one forward in the crosswalk and the other backward , to escape the car.

    The driver , in turn, swerved toward the man who ran back and drove at him.

    The man was badly damaged and passersby rushed to do CPR , which rescue and paramedics continued when they arrived at the scene before the man was taken by ambulance to hospital.

    The driver of the car was taken to the police station for questioning and testing . On Sunday evening there was a suspicion of drograttfylleri . The rest of the offense is unclear.

    A lot of upset people in place testified to VLT about the high speeds at Narvavägen .

    - It's 40 here , but few running 40 here. It goes in a hundred every night , says a woman at the VLT .

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    March 4, 2014 8:08 a.m.

    I am truly saddened by this. As a father of a current full time missionary, my condolences to the family. That he was serving a mission at the time of his passing is only a small comfort as I know you will sorely miss him. I am grateful for my knowledge of the Plan of Salvation--parting is difficult enough with that knowledge. Blessings to you all.

  • Unbelievable West Jordan, Utah
    March 3, 2014 8:18 p.m.

    What a great kid. Glad he was on my team/ the Lord's team.