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Flowers bloom near the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)
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All Liberia Missionaries To Be Transferred Due To Supply Concerns

Flowers bloom near the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – All missionaries serving in Liberia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be temporarily transferred out of the country due to concerns about the availability of adequate supplies.

The announcement was made Thursday afternoon.

“Economic conditions in Liberia have continued to deteriorate, leading to increased difficulties in obtaining basic supplies and conducting missionary work,” said Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff. “For this reason, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to temporarily transfer the remaining 99 missionaries out of that country. We continue to pray for all people in Liberia at this difficult time, and we look forward to missionaries returning when the situation improves.”

Earlier this month, Church officials announced 23 missionaries who were nearing their departure date would return home and another eight who were scheduled to arrive in the Liberia Monrovia Mission were reassigned.

Liberia is home to around 13,200 Latter-day Saints, spread throughout 48 congregations. The Church’s missionaries have been in the country since 1987.