This is the first reported death of a full-time proselytist for the Utah-based church this year.
A 22-year-old missionary from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died of injuries on Friday after losing control of his bicycle while riding down a steep and slippery hill in Mexico City.
Francisco Rene Lamadrid, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, had been serving in the Mexico City East Mission since March 2021, church spokesman Sam Penrod said in a news release Saturday, and was a member of the Mérida Itzimna Mexico Stake. a regional cluster of municipalities.
“We extend our love and condolences to the family and friends of Elder Lamadrid and to the missionaries he has served with over the past 15 months,” said Penrod. “We pray that they will be strengthened by the Savior’s love during this difficult time.”
The young convert’s death was the first reported by the Utah-based faith community this year. In 2021, 11 Latter-day Saints died while on voluntary missionary service.
The Church noted that by the end of last year more than 54,000 members were on full-time missions.
https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2022/06/18/latter-day-saint/ A Latter-day Saint missionary dies in a bicycle accident in Mexico