Utah Missionary one of four involved in collision in New Caledonia

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Sunday, said several young missionaries, including one from Bluffdale, were recently involved in a serious collision in New Caledonia.

Read the statement below from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff.

Four missionaries serving in the Vanuatu Port Vila Mission were involved in a serious collision with another vehicle Saturday on the island of New Caledonia. The missionaries involved 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. All four missionaries sustained injuries but are expected to recover. The second vehicle involved was carrying three people, at least one of whom tragically passed away as a result of the collision. We invite people of faith everywhere to pray for all those involved in this accident, particularly for the family and loved ones of the individual who passed away.

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