The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is transferring 169 of its 327 missionaries currently serving in Nicaragua.
“Due to growing political instability in Nicaragua, the Church is in the process of transferring 169 missionaries out of that country,” said Daniel Woodruff, LDS Church spokesman. “This includes 37 missionaries from the Nicaragua Managua North Mission, all of whom were nearing the end of their service and will return home. In the Nicaragua Managua South Mission, 20 missionaries will return home, while 112 missionaries will be temporarily reassigned to other missions in North America, South America and the Caribbean.”
For the 158 missionaries remaining in Nicaragua, the LDS Church is moving those missionaries to safe areas.
“The Church will continue to closely monitor conditions and developments in Nicaragua,” Woodruff said. “We pray for the people there as they navigate this difficult time in their country.”