1 of 2
Jaren Wilkey, BYU
The LDS Church's Provo MTC is shown in this aerial photo taken on Sept. 6, 2013.

PROVO — An unwanted guest was recently discovered in the residence-hall room of sister missionaries at the Provo Missionary Training Center.

One LDS Church sister missionary awoke to find a bat in her room, said a church spokesman Wednesday.

"Sister missionaries at the Provo MTC were recently moved into a building that had been vacant for some time," said Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Following that move, one sister missionary reported being awakened by a bat in her room."

7 comments on this story

All appropriate preventative treatment for rabies is being administered to those exposed to the bat, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, he said.

"All sister missionaries in that building have been moved to other housing areas until it can be determined that it is safe for them to return,” Hawkins said.

The missionaries were being relocated from several residence halls to the larger hall that had been vacant for some time during recent MTC campus expansion and demolition efforts. After the discovery of the bat, the 600 relocated sisters were promptly moved back to the original residency halls as a precaution.

Email: ttoone@deseretnews.com Twitter: tbtoone