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LDS Church temporarily transfers all missionaries from Liberia due to 'economic conditions'

Posted: 3:56 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 17:56:11-05
LDS Church to temporarily transfer missionaries from Liberia

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that all missionaries serving in Liberia will be temporarily transferred due to "economic conditions."

In a press release, spokesperson Daniel Woodruff said deteriorating economic conditions have made it difficult to obtain basic supplies and conduct missionary work. The church will transfer 99 missionaries outside of the country to temporary, undisclosed sites.

Earlier this month, the church reduced the number of missionaries in Liberia due to the same reason. As a result, 23 missionaries nearing their scheduled departure date were returned home, while eight other missionaries scheduled to arrive in Liberia were reassigned to other missions.

The Church said they continue to pray for the people of Liberia and hope to return to the country.