News Release

Church Statement on Missionaries in Japan

(See an updated release on Newsroom posted 15 March)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan following the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami.

( Note that an updated news release reports that all Mormon missionaries are now safe and accounted for ) There has been a high volume of inquiries concerning the safety of missionaries serving in the area. The most immediate information is that five of the six missions in Japan have reported all missionaries are accounted for and safe. Communication is difficult in the Sendai, but all but eight missionaries have been contacted and are safe and accounted for in the Sendai Japan Mission. Church leaders are working diligently to make contact with the other eight missionaries.

Initial reports from missions in areas affected by tsunami activity show all missionaries are safe.

We are also assessing how the Church might help meet the needs of people affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

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