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Mormon Missionaries Being Cut In Liberia Over Supply Worries

DFID - UK Department for International Development

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reducing the number of its missionaries in Liberia because of supply concerns due to the country's economic problems. The church announced Sunday that 23 young missionaries who were close to ending their assignments in the West African nation will return home in the next few days. Eight other missionaries who had been preparing to go to Liberia have been temporarily assigned elsewhere. A church spokesman says there are adequate supplies for the 99 people who will remain at the Liberia Monrovia Mission.