"The eulogies expressed at these services, and the feelings we harbor in our hearts, confirm the fact that Elder Burrows and Elder Davis are among the choice spirits of this generation," Elder Nelson said. "Scripture declares that they 'were also among the noble and great ones who were chosen in the beginning to be rulers in the Church of God'" (Doctrine and Covenants 138:55).
Elder Nelson attended and spoke at the funeral for Elder Burrows held in the Alpine Tabernacle. In his remarks, he shared his sympathy and love as he reflected on the importance of having a gospel perspective.
"At times like this we are prone to ask questions," he said. "We wonder, 'Should these choice young men have been sent to a safer place?' But there is no place on earth that is free from risk. ... My advice for each of us is not to torture ourselves with 'what if' questions. They bring neither clarity nor comfort. Substitute your 'what if' questions with 'because of' declarations."