LDS missionary dies while serving in Bolivia

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple in Cochabamba Bolivia. Photo Courtesy: Intellectual Reserve

BOLIVIA, Dec. 6, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 26-year-old Peruvian missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died while serving in Bolivia.

LDS Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said in a news release that Elder Brian Lezama Sanchez passed away Wednesday after a brief illness.

“Elder Lezama was from Cajamarca, Peru and had been serving in the Bolivia La Paz El Alto Mission since August 2017,” the news release said. “He had been receiving medical treatment and was being transferred to another hospital when he passed away.”

The exact cause of death is undetermined, the news release said.

“We express our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones and pray they will be comforted and sustained during this time,” the news release concluded.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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