Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Update on California Carlsbad Mission Safety Friday Afternoon 5/16/2014

Dear Parents,
All missionaries are safe. On Wednesday night we had 13 companionships stay at member homes as their apartment complexes were in evacuation zones. Thursday night only 2 companionships stayed at member homes.  We may not be at an end for evacuations, but we will keep the missionaries safe.  Heavenly Father is aware of each of them.
None of our missionaries were ever in danger nor were their apartment complexes in imminent danger. All evacuated missionaries, except one companionship, were able to retrieve their personal belongings before being evacuated. Evacuation orders for the missionary apartments in some areas were lifted as of this morning, but other areas may still be evacuated. 
Most of the fires in our mission are beginning to be contained.  Twenty fire chiefs are working together with officials from Cal Fire and other agencies to coordinate the firefighting effort. Eleven helicopters, two air tankers and some bulldozers have come in to help, along with experienced crews of firefighters from various areas in California and other states.  This is a highly coordinated fire-fighting effort, with massive support.
We began sending out mass emails to you all on Wednesday but soon learned that some were not receiving them. We now think our technical issues have been resolved and we will continue to keep you updated via email.
If you have question please respond to this email or call the mission office at  (this number contains an option to contact us for emergencies 24/7)
Thanks for the tremendous support you offer your children as they faithfully serve.
President Kendrick

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