LDS Church to once again send missionaries to Liberia

Posted at 8:35 PM, Jun 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 09:27:13-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday they would once again begin calling missionaries to serve in Liberia, and the move comes after an outbreak of Ebola prompted the LDS Church to remove their missionaries from that area last year.

LDS Church Spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following statement Wednesday addressing the issue:

“Missionaries are once again being called to serve in the African nation of Liberia. Non-native missionaries (those from outside Liberia) will serve in surrounding areas until it is determined that it is safe for them to enter Liberia. We are touched by the faithfulness of the members in this region as they have continued missionary work in the absence of full-time missionaries. We know they will welcome the return of elders and sisters to their country.”

The LDS Church moved to relocate their missionaries in Liberia and Sierra Leone back in August of 2014 due to the Ebola outbreak in that region.