The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement about the devastating disaster in the Philippines:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported that all of its missionaries serving in the 21 missions in the Philippines have been contacted and are safe following the devastating loss of life from Typhoon Haiyan.
The parents of those who had been unaccounted for have been personally contacted.
The Church expressed its love and sympathy to all those affected by this disaster and all the people of the Philippines. Church buildings provided life-saving refuge during the storm and are now serving as shelters and disaster relief sites.
The Church is pleased to engage with other relief agencies in the Philippines to address the aftermath of the storm. We are providing food, water, shelter and other life-sustaining resources. More information about relief efforts will be updated on mormonnewsroom.org.