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The SLTrib had this story about a family meeting their missionary daughter who was being evacuated from Puerto Rico. http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/09/26/utah-parents-run-into-daughter-at-airport-after-mormon-church-evacuated-her-from-mission-in-puerto-rico/. The church made this statement on the missionaries in Puerto Rico being evacuated. http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-releases-statement-on-hurricane-irma Some have been sent as far away as Yakima, Washington. https://yakimamission.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/sister-goff-arrives-evacuated-from-puerto-rico/

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3 hours ago, bsjkki said:

The SLTrib had this story about a family meeting their missionary daughter who was being evacuated from Puerto Rico. http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/09/26/utah-parents-run-into-daughter-at-airport-after-mormon-church-evacuated-her-from-mission-in-puerto-rico/. The church made this statement on the missionaries in Puerto Rico being evacuated. http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-releases-statement-on-hurricane-irma Some have been sent as far away as Yakima, Washington. https://yakimamission.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/sister-goff-arrives-evacuated-from-puerto-rico/

It was announced at Stk. PEC this last Sunday that as many as 10 missionaries would be coming to our stk in So. Cal.

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It makes sense to evacuate them if the food and water that would feed them can go to someone else who can't go elsewhere.

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4 hours ago, bsjkki said:

The SLTrib had this story about a family meeting their missionary daughter who was being evacuated from Puerto Rico. http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/09/26/utah-parents-run-into-daughter-at-airport-after-mormon-church-evacuated-her-from-mission-in-puerto-rico/. The church made this statement on the missionaries in Puerto Rico being evacuated. http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-releases-statement-on-hurricane-irma Some have been sent as far away as Yakima, Washington. https://yakimamission.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/sister-goff-arrives-evacuated-from-puerto-rico/

55 were welcome and found housing by the Church in the Atlanta North Mission. So offer General Conference, I expect 2-4 new missionaries in my Ward. Chances are missionaries who only had a few months left, will probably go right home. 

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That would be very disappointing for most, I bet.  Probably happy parents though.

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17 hours ago, bsjkki said:

Here is a Deseret News article with more information. The entire mission has been evacuated. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689733/Heartbreaking-Evacuating-Puerto-Rico-Mormon-missionaries-reassigned-all-over-US.html

News articles also mention that they will return when it is safe to help with the clean up and rebuilding efforts.

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It is hard to get relief in partially due to the Jones Act (suspend it for the duration Mr. President!!). There are several reasons the response has been anemic compared to Houston and Florida but they are excuses and should be dealt with.

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