After removing missionaries from certain areas in Africa due to the Ebola outbreak, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reopening both the Liberia Monrovia and the Sierra Leone Freetown missions this summer.
Missionaries were removed from their areas and relocated nine months ago because the Ebola virus was spreading throughout the West African region, according to The Daily Herald.
At the time of the outbreak, 274 missionaries were removed from Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to The Deseret News.
Before their relocation, each missionary was tested and treated for the virus, according to Local News 8. The Church will restore full-time missionary work once the World Health Organization deems the region safe and free of the Ebola virus.
New mission presidents will work to reopen the Liberia and Sierra Leone missions beginning July 1, according to Local News 8.
The Ebola virus has claimed over 10,000 lives between Sierra Leone, Libera and Guinea, according to Local News 8.
Throughout the outbreak, the Church has delivered food, supplies and other aid to those affected, according to Deseret News.