SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that their missionaries in Sierra Leone and Liberia have been reassigned and have departed from those areas in the wake of an outbreak of the Ebola virus.
The information released Wednesday on mormonnewsroom.org stated: “all missionaries are safe and in good health.”
LDS Church officials stated the missionaries would be traveling to their new assignments in the coming days and would be able to call and update their families.
The statement concluded with: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a strong presence in Liberia and Sierra Leone, where thousands of our members continue to live, worship and serve. The Church, through its humanitarian programs and partners, is in the process of assessing needs and considering how to best support relief efforts to its members and the people of these countries.”
A prior statement issued on August 1 indicated that all missionaries in the nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia were being transferred out and reassigned in order to ensure their health and safety.