News / Utah / 

LDS missionary hit by bus in Brazil



Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY — A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints severely injured when he was hit by a bus while serving in Brazil.

Elder Britten Schenk is from Hyde Park in Cache County. Church spokesperson, Scott Trotter, said Schenk was waiting on the sidewalk to cross the street in Sao Paulo when he was hit on Friday.

Schenk had emergency surgery to relieve swelling in his brain. His parents are in Brazil now to be with him.

The Schenk family is updating the missionary's status on a blog, and they want to thank all those who have shared their love and concern.

"We have had so many great phone calls, texts and emails," one post reads. "I have shed many tears from a well that I thought had run dry long ago in front of this computer. There have been so many amazing messages of love, support, and stories."

For more information, visit elderbrittenschenk.blogspot.com.

Related Links

KSL.com

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast