A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently passed away. Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement:

Our hearts are heavy as we share news of the passing of a young missionary.

Elder Antonio Schwenke, age 19, of Vailima, Samoa, passed away Friday due to complications from malaria. He had been serving in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission since May 2019. We are deeply saddened by this news and pray sincerely for his family and loved ones as they mourn his passing and remember his life.