Local missionary thankful to be home from Brussels

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A young woman doing missionary work overseas near the explosions in Brussels, arrived home safely late Tuesday night at KCI.

Although Joshlin Manning didn't witness the deadly explosions, she did spend lots of time in Brussels doing missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints.

Lots of balloons welcomed home the tired traveler as her flight landed just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.  She was met by family and friends and lots of hugs and tears.

Manning told FOX 4 that she was exhausted from the long flight home, but the day's events also took a toll on her.

"I know the lord has a plan for all these people involved, but it is really sad," Manning said.

Manning added that her thoughts as she landed at KCI were of the missionaries who were injured and others who remained in such a volatile situation.

"It is heart-breaking, you know what people do," Manning said.

The Mormon Church says the three missionaries who were injured were from Utah. While their injuries are considered serious, they are expected to recover.