Today we may be called the “Smoke-ane” Mission! We have received a report that there are currently over 30 fires burning out of control in our mission. Last week there were 4 missionaries temporarily evacuated due to fire concern, but they returned to their apartments the next day.
Heavy smoke and ash particles are in the air. We have been advised from SLC to keep the missionaries inside as much as possible during these weather conditions. They will continue to do teaching appointments and make visits but will not be street contacting for the time being. Missionaries in high-risk areas have been asked to have a 72-hour bag in their apartment. Church members are watching out for our missionaries. Zone leaders receive daily reports from each companionship. See attached pictures. Pres. Wayne R. Dymock, Washington, Spokane Mission President