Mormon Church Cancels Missions To Venezuela
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SALT LAKE CITY The LDS Church has put a stop to missions in Venezuela.
Spokesman Dale Bills says difficulties concerning visas for
missionaries has led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
to remove its missionaries from Venezuela.
Bills says the problem involves renewing visas and obtaining new visas
for missionaries serving in that country. He says the church will
reassign missionaries serving in Venezuela to other Spanish-speaking
missions in Latin America, the United States and Canada.
Here's the officical statement from the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints:
"The Church has experienced difficulty over the past few months in
renewing visas for missionaries, and in obtaining new visas, in
Venezuela. Consequently, it has decided to reassign U.S. missionaries
serving in Venezuela to other Spanish-speaking missions in Latin
America, the U.S. and Canada where such missionaries are needed.
Parents have been advised accordingly. The Church will keep the matter