LDS missionary from American Fork caught performing good deed in Washington, D.C.


Elder Torgerson, a missionary from Richfield, Utah, and Elder Brendan Bailey, from American Fork, Utah, eat lunch at Union Station. (Photo courtesy of Matt Whitlock’s Twitter)

Two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were caught doing a good deed. While performing an act of kindness is commonplace for LDS missionaries, this time it was caught on camera.

American Fork High School graduate Brendan Bailey is seen in this short clip handing some money to a man at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Bailey, who is the son of former Utah Jazz star Thurl Bailey, was caught on video by Matt Whitlock, who is the communications director for Sen. Orrin Hatch. His companion Elder Torgerson, a missionary from Richfield, Utah was also part of the video, FOX-13 reported.

This isn’t the first time that Elder Bailey has been in the news since beginning his mission at the beginning of 2016. Shortly after arriving in the mission field in May 2016, Elder Bailey was invited to join his father and the 1983 National Champion North Carolina State University team at the White House to meet then-President Barack Obama.

Before leaving on his mission, Elder Bailey graduated from American Fork High School where he played basketball. In October 2015, the 6-foot-7-inch high school senior announced on Twitter that he had committed to Marquette University. This announcement came after he decommitted from Arizona State after the firing of ASU coach Herb Sendek. Elder Bailey was recruited by Connecticut, Gonzaga, Michigan and San Diego State, according to ESPN.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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