Four missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in a serious car accident this past Saturday, February 16, in a collision that killed one of the three passengers in the other vehicle.
The accident occurred in New Caledonia; a series of islands that make up a French territory in the South Pacific.
All four elders, serving in the Vanuatu Port Vila Mission, are expected to make a full recovery from the collision.
The missionaries involved in the accident are Elder Jacob Hable from Jakarta, Indonesia; Elder Jérémie Champoux from Drummondville, Canada; Elder Gordon Kimball from Bluffdale, Utah; and Elder Atepa Temaiana from Mo’orea, French Polynesia.
“We invite people of faith everywhere to pray for all those involved in this accident,” said Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff, “particularly for the family and loved ones of the individual who passed away.”