Re: Body of Mormon missionary
Condolences to the family of the dear missionary. RIL!
Just a little clarification in case non-members (and some L.D.S. Church members as well) misconstrue some parts of the article with regards to the core expenses.
The following quote therefore may shed some light on the issue, and I’m certain the information is still valid and current, even though it was given two years ago at another missionary funeral where the same expense issues were raised.
“The death of a young missionary is a tragic time for the family and for all those who love them, and the Church seeks to ensure that there are no financial concerns that make the mourning process more difficult,” said Eric Hawkins, church spokesman.
“When a missionary is injured or becomes ill and then passes away, the Church covers the costs of medical treatment and transportation, return of the deceased to their home and funeral expenses.
“Families may choose to supplement what the Church provides to personalize the funeral at their own discretion.”