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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint missionary dies in African country of Congo

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died in the central African county of Congo.

The Church said in a news release Tuesday 21-year-old Hermann Keredjim Mwanken died Monday after a brief illness. Church officials didn’t provide any additional details about the illness.

Mwanken is from Kinshasa, Congo, and had been serving a mission there since November 2017.

Church figures show there are about 65,000 missionaries currently.

AP Only 2019

Regional News / Top Stories / Utah

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