Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released an update about Latter-day Saint missionaries in Liberia:

"Economic conditions in Liberia have continued to deteriorate, leading to increased difficulties in obtaining basic supplies and conducting missionary work. For this reason, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to temporarily transfer the remaining 99 missionaries out of that country," he said. "We continue to pray for all people in Liberia at this difficult time, and we look forward to missionaries returning when the situation improves.

Liberia is home to some 13,200 Latter-day Saints, spread throughout 48 congregations. The Church’s missionaries have been in the country since 1987.