News Release

Missionaries Serving in New Caledonia Relocated to Other Locations


44 full-time missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in New Caledonia have been relocated to nearby countries across the Pacific.

New Caledonia has been experiencing civil unrest so it was decided that all missionaries should be moved to other countries to continue their service.

Some missionaries, near the end of their service, were given the option to return home early.

Two senior missionary couples opted to stay and continue their service in New Caledonia.

Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, a member of the Pacific Area Presidency, thanked the missionaries for their faith and devotion to the Lord. He expressed deep gratitude for the fact that they were all safe and well and could now be in places where they could continue their missionary service.

Latter-day Saints and many others are praying for the people in New Caledonia, that a peaceful resolution will be achieved soon.

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