Missionary serving in Nigeria passes away

Church members are mourning the death of a full-time missionary serving in Nigeria.

Elder Samuel Joseph Iseh, Jr., died Friday, Jan. 1, while serving in the Nigeria Lagos Mission. The 20-year-old missionary experienced a “sudden health episode” (unrelated to COVID-19) and was taken to the hospital, where he passed away, reported Church spokesman Sam Penrod.

Elder Iseh was from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and had been serving as a missionary since May of 2019.

“We express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends and pray they will be comforted during this difficult time,” Penrod said.

Elder Samuel Joseph Iseh Jr. of the Nigeria Lagos Mission died Friday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Elder Samuel Joseph Iseh Jr. of the Nigeria Lagos Mission died Friday, Jan. 1, 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.