Sunday, June 21, 2009
New Stake In Arizona
The new stake in Tucson, Arizona I spoke of in the previous post was created today, June 21. The Sahuarita Arizona Stake was created with six wards and one branch. Sahuarita is located only 10 miles south of Tucson and has a population around 16,000. With the creation of the Sahuarita Arizona Stake, there are now six stakes in the Tucson area. A new stake in Tucson does increase the likelihood of a future temple announcement for members living in the area. Hopefully a sixth temple for Arizona will not be to far away for Church members in this area. There are currently 89 stakes in Arizona.