Missionaries to Return to Liberia, Sierra Leone This Summer

The LDS Church is making plans to send missionaries back to Liberia this summer as the World Health Organization prepares to declare the nation free from Ebola.

“New mission presidents have been called and will begin on or about July 1 to supervise the process to reestablish full-time missionary work in Sierra Leone and Liberia,” said Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history prompted the church to remove all 274 of its missionaries from Liberia and Sierra Leone last August.

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