Young Mormons encounter many challenges at Provo’s Missionary Training Center: being away from home, having a stranger suddenly become a 24-7 companion, perhaps learning a new language.
But a bat?
Well, one of the creepy web-winged mammals recently awakened a “sister missionary,” and now she and her roommates are undergoing “appropriate preventative treatment for rabies,” LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed Wednesday.
In addition, just to be cautious, 600 other female LDS missionaries — housed in a once-vacant building on the south side of the MTC campus near Brigham Young University — have been moved to nearby areas so pest-control experts can address the bat infestation.
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