On Sunday, September 15, Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement from the Church:
“On Friday, two young missionaries serving in the Canada Vancouver Mission were involved in a serious crash when their vehicle collided with a truck. The crash happened in Kamloops in British Columbia. Elder Bryant Keck, age 19, from Sanford, Colorado and Elder Dallin Thompson, age 19, from Sahuarita, Arizona are both in critical condition with injuries that may be life-threatening.
The condition of the occupants of the truck is unknown, and we pray for their well-being. We also pray for both missionaries and their families, and we ask for the faith and prayers of others on their behalf as they navigate the difficult days ahead.”
Jaxon Garlitz, who recently returned from his mission in Canada, posted on Facebook about the tragic accident and his personal feelings about Elder Thompson.
Thoughts are with Dallin Thompson tonight. Elder Thompson was my last companion before I came home from my mission, and he was involved in a severe car accident, which has hospitalized him and left him in rough shape.
He was a good companion, and he’s an even better man. Praying for him and Bryant Keck tonight.
He was a good companion, and he’s an even better man.
Dallin’s aunt and uncle wrote a note on Facebook today sharing an update on the status of the two missionaries.
My sweet nephew Dallin Thompson was in a severe car accident the other day. If you’re a praying person and even if you’re not, please pray for him and his friend, as they are still both in critical condition in the hospital. The power of God and Christ is real and any faith we can show will sure help. Thanks friends! 🙂
Another aunt of Dallin Thompson shared the following post:
MIRACLES HAPPEN WHEN HEARTS & MINDS UNITE IN PURPOSE.
My family needs a miracle.
Elder Dallin Thompson is my nephew. His father Jared is my eldest cousin. Since moving here 4 years ago, our families have lived within a mile of each other. I’ve watched “Big D” grow from a headstrong baby genius to a boldly brilliant young man, willing to devote the remainder of his teens to teaching people the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is beloved.
I don’t know what God’s plans are for these young men, but I know they could use all the good juju and Mana Aloha you can spare. Please keep their families in your heart as well.
Mahalo for loving me and my dear Thompson clan! Love is the most powerful tool for change in EVERY circumstance! ❤️
Concerned members took to Facebook and left messages on Elder Thompson’s profile hoping for a speedy recovery and desiring to pass on comfort and healing.
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