LDS Church confirms Chile missionaries are safe after Sandy family expresses concern

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday that all of its missionaries serving in Chile have been personally contacted and are safe, with access to food and water.

On Thursday, the family of a missionary from Sandy, serving in an area hard hit by the earthquake, said they were concerned their son was stranded and out of contact with his mission leaders.

The Church reiterated Friday that all of those serving in the Church's nine missions in Chile are "safe, have access to food, water and shelter, and are being watched over by Church leaders."

The Church also said many of the missionaries are actively engaged in various relief efforts throughout the country.

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