During the past week, all Mormon missionaries assigned to Sierra Leone and Liberia have been evacuated safely from those West African countries and reassigned to other locations due to the Ebola epidemic, according to a statement Wednesday on the LDS Church's newsroom website.
"Missionaries will be traveling to their new assignments over the next few days," the news release said. "When they arrive, they will call their families to update them."
The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has "a strong presence in Liberia and Sierra Leone, where thousands of our members continue to live, worship and serve," the release added. "The church, through its humanitarian programs and partners, is in the process of assessing needs and considering how to best support relief efforts to its members and the people of these countries."