U.S. missionaries leave Venezuela

Difficulties concerning visas for missionaries have led the Church to remove its U.S. missionaries from Venezuela, said Dale Bills, Church spokesman.

The problem involves renewing visas and obtaining new visas for missionaries serving in that country, he added.

Consequently, the Church "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," he added. Brother Bills said the Church will keep the matter under review.