Additional Resource

Church Statement on the Status of Nigerian Missionaries

Every effort is being put forth to secure the release of four missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Nigeria.

The four young men, all Nigerian nationals in their early 20s, were taken Saturday morning from their apartment near Port Harcourt.   Local Church leaders continue to review security and safeguard the health and well-being of the missionaries.

A local bishop of the Church has been able to speak with each of the missionaries by phone this morning and has confirmed that they are well.  We continue to be optimistic about the outcome.  Missionaries from the Church serve at great personal sacrifice to them and their families. The missionary work in Nigeria continues to go forward.

Their message is one of peace and love and they are well respected in Nigeria.

We are grateful for the help of local community leaders in Nigeria working for the missionaries’ release.  We also appreciate the prayers of people worldwide in behalf of these missionaries.

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