SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 30, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the LDS Church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles, visited with injured missionary Mason Wells Wednesday.
Wells, 19, of Sandy, is one of four missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints injured during the March 22, 2016 terror bombings at the Brussels Airport.
Three of the missionaries are from Utah.
Wednesday, Jeanette Waite Bennett, spokesperson for the Wells family, posted a statement and photos on social media announcing Wells had been visited at the University of Utah Hospital Burn Center by Oaks and Elder Brent H. Nielson, executive director of the LDS church’s missionary department.
Wells’ parents, Chad Wells and Kymberly Snowden Wells, were present during the visit. Kymberly Wells described Oaks as being “personable and funny.”
The church leader reportedly told the injured missionary that “… the Lord was pleased with his service, and that it may never be known all the ways (Mason’s) experiences and testimony have impacted others for good.”
Other Utah missionaries injured in the attack are Elder Joseph Dresden Empey, 20, of Santa Clara, and Elder Richard Norby, 66, of Lehi.
Also hurt in the attack was Sister Fanny Rachel Clain, 20, of Montélimar, France, whom the men had escorted to the airport. Clain was in another part of the building when the explosives went off. All four had been serving in the France-Paris Mission.