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Missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dies After Collapsing at South Africa MTC

This story was originally written by the Deseret News. It was used with permission.

A young missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Monday, Nov. 26, after collapsing at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zane Lamping, 19, of Moapa, Nevada, died at a local hospital after collapsing while exercising at the MTC. The cause of his death is unknown at this time, according to a Church statement.

Elder Lamping had been assigned to the South Africa Johannesburg Mission and had entered the MTC on Nov. 22.

“Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones,” said Daniel Woodruff, Church spokesman. “We pray they will feel the love of our Heavenly Father during this difficult time.”