LDS Church reports missionaries in Mexico quake zone safe despite heavy damage to some living quarters

Elder Paul B. Pieper, Mexico Area president, visited food distribution points and met with government and local Church leaders, as well as families affected by the recent earthquakes to show his support and concern. Photo: Intellectual Reserve

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 20, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a statement saying all of its missionaries serving in the Mexico quake zone are safe and accounted for, despite the fact that some of their living quarters were destroyed.

The Church issued the following statement Wednesday night at 6:15 p.m. MDT:

“We have confirmed that all missionaries in the region affected by Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico have been contacted and are safe. Mission presidents have been in contact with families to let them know they are well.

“Missionary apartments in several missions sustained damage, including a few that are uninhabitable. Missionaries are eager to participate in clean up efforts and will do so when they are able to safely engage.

“Several Latter-day Saint chapels were also impacted, and teams are assessing the extent of the damage. We continue to pray for the people of Mexico as they recover from this serious earthquake.”



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