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24-Year-Old Fully Vaccinated Mormon Missionary “Unexpectedly” Dies After Church Mandates COVID-19 Jab for Foreign Missionaries


A 24-year-old Congolese missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unexpectedly died on December 19, 2021.

Elder Tshiama Anaclet Tshiama was originally from Luputa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and doing missionary work in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in 2021.

He reportedly died in his sleep, but the Mormon Church said it wasn’t clear how the young missionary passed away.

Mr. Tshiama was found unresponsive by a companion and later passed away at the hospital.

The COVID Blog wrote:

Elder Tshiama Anaclet Tshiama was originally from Luputa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It’s unclear how long he’s been a member of the LDS Church. But Mr. Tshiama was doing missionary work in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in 2021, according to a press release by the church. Note that Mormon missionaries are not paid, per se. They volunteer and, according to Mormon missionaries on Quora, “might receive” $400-$500 per month from the church, depending on mission location.

A travel companion found Mr. Tshiama dead on December 19. He reportedly died in his sleep. The LDS Church said there’s no definitive answer as to how the young man died. But “preliminary reports suggest it is the result of an undiagnosed medical condition,” the press release states.

According to the Official Statement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints:

Shortly after awaking in the morning, he was found unresponsive by his companion. He was taken to a hospital where he passed away. His cause of death remains unknown at this time, but preliminary reports suggest it is the result of an undiagnosed medical condition. Funeral plans are still being finalized.

We send our love to Elder Tshiama’s family and to all those who served alongside him during his missionary service and pray they will feel the peace of the Savior’s love during this difficult time.

It’s worth mentioning that the Mormon Church mandated the COVID-19 injections for foreign missionaries.

Russel M. Nelson, the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints, took the COVID-19 jab with other senior leaders on television.

The Mormon Church made this statement in January 2021:

Now, COVID-19 vaccines that many have worked, prayed, and fasted for are being developed, and some are being provided. Under the guidelines issued by local health officials, vaccinations were first offered to health care workers, first responders, and other high-priority recipients. Because of their age, Senior Church leaders over 70 now welcome the opportunity to be vaccinated.

As appropriate opportunities become available, the Church urges its members, employees and missionaries to be good global citizens and help quell the pandemic by safeguarding themselves and others through immunization. Individuals are responsible to make their own decisions about vaccination. In making that determination, we recommend that, where possible, they counsel with a competent medical professional about their personal circumstances and needs.

Last April, the Mormon Church issued a press release to begin requiring proof of COVID-19 inoculation for missionaries who travel outside their home country:

Young missionaries in the United States who will travel to a mission outside their home country on or after August 1, 2021, should be vaccinated before traveling. Senior missionaries may travel to their assigned mission, where visa and travel conditions permit, after they have been vaccinated.

Missionaries who have begun a COVID-19 vaccination series should complete it before traveling.

Missionaries who choose not to receive the required immunizations, which will now include the COVID-19 vaccination, will be assigned to a mission in their home country in accordance with long-standing existing Church policies. As the COVID-19 vaccination becomes more widely available in other countries, these missionaries will be asked to be vaccinated before leaving their home country.

Mr. Tshiama was from the Congo and doing his missionary work in the Ivory Coast. Thus, he would have to be “fully vaccinated” in accordance with church policy.

In August, the Mormon Church issued another press release confirming their urgency for members to receive the experimental COVID-19 injections:

To limit exposure to these viruses, we urge the use of face masks in public meetings whenever social distancing is not possible. To provide personal protection from such severe infections, we urge individuals to be vaccinated. Available vaccines have proven to be both safe and effective.

We can win this war if everyone will follow the wise and thoughtful recommendations of medical experts and government leaders. Please know of our sincere love and great concern for all of God’s children.

It’s also worth noting that Dr. Nelson and the Mormon Church have financial ties to Big Pharma.

The Expose commented:

It is worth mentioning that Russel M. Nelson, the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints, has links to big pharma (not just through his medical degree) as the LDS Church owned $646 million in Johnson & Johnson stocks in Q4 2019. Dr. Nelson assumed his role as president in January 2018.

Read through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Ensign Peak Advisor’s stock holdings in the following document.


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