Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies at South Africa MTC

Contributed By Sarah Jane Weaver, Church News editor

  • 27 November 2018

Elder Zane Lamping, 19, of Moapa, Nevada, died Monday, November 26, after collapsing while exercising at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo courtesy of the Lamping family.

A young missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Monday, November 26, after collapsing at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zane Lamping, 19, of Moapa, Nevada, died at a local hospital after collapsing while exercising at the MTC. The cause of his death is unknown at this time, according to a Church statement.

Elder Lamping had been assigned to the South Africa Johannesburg Mission and had entered the MTC on November 22.

“Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones,” said Daniel Woodruff, Church spokesman. “We pray they will feel the love of our Heavenly Father during this difficult time.”

Elder Zane Lamping, 19, of Moapa, Nevada, died Monday, November 26, after collapsing while exercising at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo courtesy of the Lamping family.

Elder Zane Lamping, 19, of Moapa, Nevada, died Monday, November 26, after collapsing while exercising at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo courtesy of the Lamping family.