LDS Church to transfer remaining missionaries due to unrest in Nicaragua

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Due to continued violence and deteriorating conditions in Nicaragua, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to transfer the remaining 158 missionaries out of that country.

These missionaries will be moved to temporary assignments in North America, South America, the Caribbean and New Zealand, the Church announced Monday.

Most of the missionaries affected have already left the country. The others are in a safe location awaiting travel to their new assignments in the next several days, according to Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff.  

In May, the Church transferred 169 missionaries due to the political instability. 

The Church will continue to monitor developments in Nicaragua and make a decision in the future about the possible return of the missionaries.

“We pray for peace and stability for all who live there during this uncertain time,” said Woodruff. 

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