Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Crash in Honduras kills LDS missionary, injures companion from Utah

By Tad Walch, Deseret News

Published: Fri, May 23 1:20 p.m. MDT

 An LDS missionary serving in Honduras died Thursday.

An LDS missionary serving in Honduras died Thursday.


SALT LAKE CITY — An LDS missionary from El Salvador died Thursday after a car accident in Honduras. His companion, who is from Utah, survived the incident.

Elder Angel de Jesus Martinez Campos, 27, of Usulutan, El Salvador, had served in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since October. He died of injuries suffered in the crash.

His companion, Elder George B. Lewis of Francis, Summit County, was injured but is expected to recover.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy," LDS Church spokesman Cody Craynor said.


1. WilliamLee
Ogden, UT,
May 23, 2014

Most sincere condolences to the family on the loss of their son. Prayers for the Elder from Utah that he makes a speedy recovery. Serving in the Lord's Vineyard was never promised to be easy, and those who serve and return with honor, many blessing will be with them. Those who serve and suffer the ultimate sacrifice in the Lord's Service will be blessed to pass the Angels in Heaven. God Bless to all Missionaries.

2. hockeymom
Highland, UT,
May 24, 2014

"And should we die, before our Journey's through, Happy Day! All is well!" This young El Salvadoran Elder has a "ticket straight to the Celestial Kingdom", as my former missionary sons would say. We wish all missionary mother's peace at this time, especially the mother of the Elder who passed away.

3. TripleCrown
Santa Ana, CA,
May 24, 2014

Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life. And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow. Alma 40:10-11

Via con Dios, Elder Campos. Gracias por su servicio al Senor.

4. ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington,
May 24, 2014

This is the type of story you never like to read about. To say that it is those left behind who suffer; while those who pass on are in a good state does little to console. May both families have an extra portion of the Spirit to their healing.

5. General
Alpine, UT,
May 24, 2014

That is the only comment from the church?