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Mormon missionaries return to Tacloban

Published: Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 10:48 a.m. MDT

Tacloban is covered by debris Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, after powerful Typhoon Haiyan hit the city in Leyte province, central Philippines. Missionaries for the LDS Church returned to the area this week.  (Bullit Marquez, Associated Press ) Tacloban is covered by debris Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, after powerful Typhoon Haiyan hit the city in Leyte province, central Philippines. Missionaries for the LDS Church returned to the area this week. (Bullit Marquez, Associated Press )

Twenty-six missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints returned to Tacloban, Philippines, on Jan. 28, after the Tacloban Mission was temporarily closed in early November as a result of Typhoon Haiyan, according to Mormon Newsroom.

The LDS Church will continue to provide aid to residents of the devastated island, and missionaries will be a part of those efforts.

“They will be doing what they have been called to do, which is to invite all to come unto Christ. However, they will also be performing service for members of the church and others in the local communities as they rebuild their homes,” Philippines Area President Brent H. Nielson said.

Read the complete article on Mormon Newsroom.

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