This is a tragic accident, but nothing with which we need trouble ourselves. As Sister Bentley was where she was supposed to be, preaching the Gospel of the Son of God, we can be assured that Sister Bentley is doing the Lord's will, having received the eternal transfer which makes any missionary's mother proud. As it was said of Elder David W. Patten of the Twelve, so it can be said of Sister Vanessa Bentley, "when [Elder Patten] shall finish his work I may receive him unto myself, even as I did my servant David Patten, who is with me at this time. . . . David Patten I have taken unto myself" (D&C 124:19, 130).
At this tragic time, I, Clark LeRay Herlin, leave my condolences with the Bentley family, knowing that the Son of the True and Living God watches over His Saints, and that His Atonement will console all at this time of mourning, giving the needed hope and strength and knowledge of a glorious resurrection.