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The following was written by Morgan Jones for the Deseret News. To read the full article, click here

ChenWei Guo, the student who was shot and killed at the University of Utah last week, was someone special in the eyes of those who knew him.

Spencer Murphy is a former mission companion who called Guo the “most humble, most faithful, loving and caring person I’ve ever met in my life.”

Jenine Abegg, whose family was hosting a Chinese foreign exchange student taught by then-Elder Guo as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, described him as “full of love.”

Blake Murdock Jr., whose friends were taught by Guo in his family’s home, said the missionary “had a presence about him that wasn’t in any way pretentious or arrogant. He just was the kind of person everyone wants to be around.”

His fellow missionaries called him “The Chinese Joseph Smith.” And to hear Murphy retell his companion’s conversion story, it’s easy to understand why.

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