Latter-day Saint Missionary Dies in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Contributed By Church News

  • 9 November 2018

A 24-year-old full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, died Thursday, November 8, of a sudden illness.

Elder Spencer Owusu, 24, from Ghana, had been serving in the Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan West Mission since September 2018.

Before his death, Elder Owusu reported not feeling well and was taken to an emergency room, according to Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff. However, the exact cause of his death is still not known.

Church leaders announced the death of the young missionary “with profound sadness.”

A Church statement said, “We sincerely pray for his parents and loved ones as they mourn his passing and remember his life and service.”