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Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies Serving In Home Country Of El Salvador

Mar 5, 2021, 10:47 AM
Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia (Photo provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai...
Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia (Photo provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
(Photo provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SONSONATE, El Salvador – An El Salvadorian missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died while serving in his home country, according to a church spokesman.

Elder Fernando Antonio Ramos Garcia, 21, was serving in the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission when he reportedly drowned in a river in the municipality of Nahulingo.

His body was recovered Friday morning, authorities said.

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

Ramos had been serving since March 2020.

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Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies Serving In Home Country Of El Salvador