LDS Church conducting survey to evaluate missionary safety


The LDS Church released a statement about a survey evaluating missionary safety. (Photo courtesy LDS Church)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is conducting a survey to evaluate missionary safety, the church announced Monday morning. The survey was sent to missionaries around the world.

“The safety of missionaries is of great importance to the Church,” the LDS Church said in a statement. “Missionaries are taught principles to keep themselves safe, and in areas where missionary safety may be at risk, we may alter assignments or provide them with more specific guidelines to enhance their safety.”

With this confidential survey, the church is questioning “day-to-day experiences and perceptions of missionaries around the world related to physical safety” as well as evaluating their personal experiences with safety in detail.

After the survey is completed, the church will evaluate the data to identify areas of missionary work that may be at the greatest risk.

“We intend to use the results to review and modify, as needed, missionary safety guidelines and instructions,” the LDS Church said in a statement.

In the April 2017 statistical report for the LDS Church, the church reported 70,946 full-time missionaries serving in 2016.

“Missionaries are divinely watched over in the work they perform,” said the LDS Church in a statement. “However, we believe it’s important to understand their circumstances and make appropriate adjustments when needed.”

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