Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Erin has been transferred to Kobe, Japan

Erin has been transferred to the Kobe, Japan mission. You can read about the press conference given by Elder Holland here or you can watch the press conference on the situation in Japan here. (right click on the "here" and open in new tab or window.) I would recommend watching the press conference if you have an extra 15-20 minutes. The letter from Erin's mission President has been included below.

Dear Parents and Friends,

Many of you may have already seen the press conference that Elders Holland and Evans held about the recent news regarding the missionaries in the Tokyo and Sendai missions. Here are a few more details to their announcement. Your missionary is going to be relocated to one of the following three southerly Japanese Missions; Fukuoka, Kobe or Nagoya. The list attached tells you which Mission they will be assigned to. Tomorrow, starting from 09:00am all the missionaries from this mission will board one of three buses, each going to one of those destinations. We expect your missionary will contact you once he or she has made it to their reassigned mission area. The length of this reassignment is still not yet known due to the unpredictable events that have resulted from the recent earthquake. There are a number of
factors that prompted this action. Risk of increased radiation levels reaching the Tokyo area, predicted shortages of fuel, food, and water following transport disruption and panic buying are factors that have most potential for health risks, and the health of these missionaries is the priority. Also, the church wants to provide a place so the missionaries can continue to work. By moving missionaries we will relieve the members of the burden of helping missionaries if anything serious happens. We would like to reassure you that your missionary is safe. There is nothing more important to us than the safety and happiness of your missionary. We also want to thank you for your sincere prayers and concern.

Very best regards,
The Tokyo Japan Mission Office

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