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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints moving missionaries out of Ukraine

Jan 24, 2022, 2:35 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is temporarily reassigning full-time missionaries who are assigned to two missions in Ukraine.

In a statement, a Church spokesman said the decision is being made “out of an abundance of caution.”

“Due to ongoing uncertainty in Ukraine, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is temporarily reassigning full-time missionaries assigned to both the Ukraine Dnipro and Ukraine Kyiv/Moldova missions to locations outside of Ukraine. The decision is made out of an abundance of caution, as some government embassies in Ukraine are preparing to move certain personnel and their family members.”

The spokesman said that many of these missionaries will be assigned to missions in Europe. Those who are approaching their planned release date will return home. And missionaries recently called to Ukraine will receive a temporary assignment somewhere else.

“We pray for a peaceful resolution to the tensions in Ukraine and look forward to when the missionaries may return,” the statement continued.

 

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