A young missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 20-year-old Taylor Erin Maw, tragically passed away on Sunday, September 17, while serving in the Philippines.
The cause of her death remains undetermined, but it was reported that she was in the hospital following an unknown illness.
In an official statement, Church spokesman Sam Penrod expressed, “We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of a young missionary serving in the Philippines. Sister Taylor Erin Maw, 20, of Snoqualmie, Washington, passed away Sunday, September 17, in the hospital following an illness that remains undetermined at this time. Sister Maw had been serving as a missionary in the Philippines Angeles Mission since June 2022. We express our love and sincere condolences to Sister Maw’s family, friends, and the missionaries she was serving alongside. We pray they will each feel the peace and comfort of the Savior as they mourn her passing and honor her faithful missionary service.”
Taylor Maw was deeply committed to her mission in the Philippines Angeles mission. Loved ones recount how passionate she was about the country, its people, and her faith. In her memory, they urge individuals to support charitable causes that cater to the needs of the Filipino community she so cherished. You can see the PayPal fundraiser page here.
A recommended charity, Rise and Rebuild, works to alleviate systemic poverty in the region. Those wishing to honor Taylor’s legacy can visit www.riseandrebuild.org for more details or choose any other charitable cause close to their hearts.
-Living Snoqualmie extends its deepest sympathies for this tragic loss