SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that two groups of missionaries will return to their assigned countries after being removed because of plague in one case and and hurricane devastation in the other.
The groups are returning to missions in Madagascar and Puerto Rico.
The LDS Church released the following statement:
With the recent containment of the plague outbreak in Madagascar, missionaries who were temporarily transferred from the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission are preparing to resume their service in that country. At this time, 12 missionaries are in various stages of returning to the island of Madagascar. Additional missionaries will arrive as the mission is ready to receive them. All missionaries serving on the island of Madagascar had been temporarily relocated or reassigned in October.
A second group of missionaries will soon return to the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission. Church leaders have approved the return of 16 additional missionaries with plans for others to join them as conditions allow. Missionaries in Puerto Rico and most surrounding islands had been temporarily assigned to other missions in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.