20-Year-Old LDS Missionary Dies in the Philippines

A 20-year-old woman from Snoqualmie, Washington, who was serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has passed away. Sister Taylor Erin Maw was hospitalized in the Philippines, where she was serving as a missionary, due to an undetermined illness. Church spokesman Sam Penrod confirmed the sad news in a statement, expressing deep sadness and offering condolences to Sister Maw’s family, friends, and fellow missionaries.

Sister Maw had been serving in the Philippines Angeles Mission since June 2022. The specific details regarding her illness have not been disclosed. Penrod emphasized that the church is praying for the peace and comfort of all those who are mourning Sister Maw’s passing and honoring her dedicated service as a missionary.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a global religious organization with a vast missionary program. Currently, the church has over 69,000 missionaries serving in 414 missions across 160 nations. These missionaries dedicate their time and efforts to share the teachings and gospel of Jesus Christ with people around the world.

Losing a missionary at such a young age is undoubtedly a tragic event for the church and Sister Maw’s loved ones. It serves as a somber reminder of the sacrifices and risks that missionaries undertake in their service. The church community will undoubtedly come together to support and mourn the loss of Sister Maw, remembering her faithful dedication to her mission and the impact she made on the lives of others.