An LDS missionary from Cache Valley sustained serious head injuries in Brazil on March 16 when he was hit by a bus.

Britten Schenk, a 2009 graduate of Mountain Crest High School, has undergone surgery and remains in very serious condition. His parents, Steve and Karla Schenk, obtained emergency visas and are on their way to Brazil to be with him.

The Schenks live in the Hyde Park 6th Ward.

Scott Trotter, spokesperson for the LDS Church, confirmed that Schenk was seriously injured while waiting on a sidewalk to cross the street.

“Our prayers are with him, his family and friends," Trotter said.

Schenk was serving in the San Paulo East mission.

His family has posted updates on his condition at


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