Church transfers missionaries out of Ethiopia

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Missionaries of the Ethiopia Addis Ababa Mission prepare to leave Ethiopia on Nov. 5, 2021. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints moved the missionaries based on concerns of civil unrest in the country. (Church Newsroom)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temporarily moved 60 missionaries who were serving in the Ethiopia Addis Ababa Mission out of the country. The press release from the Church said they were moved out because of growing concern of civil unrest in Ethiopia.

The mission leaders, President Robert J. Dudfield and Sister Darice Dudfield, and the other 60 missionaries who were moved are now being temporarily housed in Kenya. Ten of the full-time missionaries are from Ethiopia and decisions for them are being made to best meet the individual needs of the missionaries and their families, the press release says.

“Our prayers are with the members of the Church and the people of Ethiopia as they face these difficult and unknown circumstances,” the press release says.

The missionaries will continue to serve under the direction of their mission president and as the situation in Ethiopia is evaluated to make further decisions on where the missionaries will be assigned.

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