Not all missionary homecomings are celebrations with balloons, banners and cameras at the airport.
A few come home each year with critical injuries that require hospitalization, others come home in caskets.
This week Sister Brittany Scadlock died in Buenos Aires, Argentina from E.coli that weakened her system and put her into cardiac arrest. She had been hospitalized and at the time of her death her parents were in California seeking expedited passports to be with her.
Instead, they came home to wait for her return.
In the meantime, well-meaning family members set up a gofundme.com account to help collect money to get the parents to Argentina and to help get Brittany home. Of the $8,000 they requested, the outpouring of donations came to $13,700 in just a couple of days.
“We are extremely humbled with the out pouring of love and support for Brittany and the Scadlock family, said Kally Scadlock Heslop on gofundme.com. “We will never be able to thank you enough for all you have done to help as we grieve Brittany’s loss,”
What Heslop and many others within and outside the LDS Church may not be aware of is the funds there are via the church.
Read the full story at The Daily Herald.