Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dies in El Salvador

Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia. Photo Courtesy: LDS Church

SONSONATE, El Salvador, March 5, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died in El Salvador.

“With great sadness, we share news of the death of a young missionary serving in the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission,” said a news release from LDS Church spokesman Sam Penrod.

“Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia, age 21 from Juayua, El Salvador, died on Wednesday after drowning in a river in the municipality of Nahulingo, Sonsonate.”

His body was recovered Friday morning.

“Elder Ramos had been serving since March of 2020,” the news release said.

“Our sincerest condolences and prayers are with Elder Ramos’s family and loved ones as they remember his life and mourn his passing. We pray they will feel the love of our Heavenly Father at this tragic time.”


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