"Our members have learned from this experience that the church is true wherever it is in the world," Chen wrote. "We are all sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father and we are not alone wherever we are. We are all grateful for the rescuing efforts performed by these wonderful Saints in Japan."
While on a recent vacation in Japan, an LDS family from Taiwan lost its husband and father. Despite the difficult circumstances, the love and fellowship of Japanese Latter-day Saints became a strong source of comfort for the family.
"It's a sad but uplifting rescue story," Arnie Chen, a friend of the family and first counselor in the Taoyuan Taiwan stake presidency, wrote in an email to the Deseret News and shared with permission from the family.
Bing-Cheng Lin and his wife, Chia-Hsiang Chen, were baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Nov. 2, 2014. They were sealed as a family with their two children in the Taipei Taiwan Temple on Dec. 19, 2015. They are members of the Taoyuan 3rd Ward of the Taoyuan Taiwan Stake.
After a recent weeklong tour in Okinawa, Japan, a large family group, including the Lin family, was preparing to leave their hotel and fly back to Taiwan when the 45-year-old Lin felt pain in his chest and lost consciousness. His wife and her sister administered CPR until an ambulance arrived and took him to the Okinawa Kyodo Hospital, Arnie Chen wrote.