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Elder Oaks visits injured missionaries Mason Wells, Joseph Empey at hospital

By Devon Dewey  |  Posted Mar 30th, 2016 @ 10:01pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Mason Wells and Joseph Empey, who were both injured in the Belgium attacks while serving their missions.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apostle and Elder Brent H. Nielson, the executive director of the Missionary Department of the LDS church, visited Wells and his parents at the University of Utah Burn Center on Wednesday.

Wells' mother, Kymberly, described Elder Oaks as being “very personable and funny.”

"Elder Oaks told Mason that the Lord is pleased with his service and that it may never be known all the ways Mason’s experiences and testimony have impacted others for good," the Wells family said in a statement.

Wells was one of four missionaries injured in the Belgium bombing attacks on March 22. He was transferred to University of Utah Hospital along with Elder Joseph Empey earlier this week. Both are listed in fair condition, said Kathy Wilets, the hospital's director of media relations.

Elder Oaks also visited Elder Joseph Empey, but no other details were given of that visit.

The other two missionaries wounded in the bombing, Elder Richard Norby, 66, of Lehi, Utah, and Sister Fanny Clain, 20, who is from France, continue to receive medical attention in hospitals in Brussels.

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