The Church reports all missionaries are safe after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami hit New Zealand Monday.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christchurch are gathering food, water and other emergency supplies which will be transported this week by helicopter to rural and remote communities in North Canterbury hit hard by Monday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
Two people lost their lives when the earthquake struck the small towns of Waiau, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura and surrounding areas. Train lines, the main national highway and other roads have been damaged, cutting off several communities. . . .
Local Latter-day Saint leaders report that all missionaries are safe, as are all other members of the Church in affected areas.