Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Stake Created in Taiwan

A member has reported that a new stake was created last Sunday in Taiwan. It appears that the Kaohsiung Taiwan Stake was divided to create a second stake in the city. I will provide more details when they become available. There are now 11 stakes and two districts in Taiwan.

I originally posted this information on the Cities Without A LDS Church Presence Blog and I apologize for the mistake.

12 comments:

rfelsted said...

This is good news! When I served in Taiwan a little over 40 years ago Kaohsiung was just a tiny branch--one of 9 on the island. There were about 1000 members vs. over 50,000 today. We have an elder serving from mainland China in our ward in Salt Lake City--one of 2 mainland Chinese missionaries in our mission. He is from Baoding, about 100 miles south of Beijing and he says there are many Chinese-speaking branches in China.

rfelsted said...

Our mission then was huge--it extended from Taiwan and Hong Kong to the Philippines and India.

Sam said...

Not in Church Directory, yet.

Kaohsiung has 9 Wards in it.

Rick said...

The new stake is called the Kaohsiung Taiwan East Stake. It has 7 wards and 1 branch, leaving the Kaohsiung Taiwan Stake with 6 wards and 1 branch.

Rick said...

In order to create additional wards, Church leaders also discontinued the Ping Tung Taiwan District. Four of the five branches went to the East Stake to create two new wards and one branch. The fifth branch went to the Kaohsiung Stake. Other realignments and branch absorptions created an additional ward as well. Most of the units' names were changed.

Sam said...

Kaohsiung Taiwan East Stake
Heng Chun Branch
Chao Chou Branch
Chishan Ward
Fengshan Ward
Ping Tung 1st Branch
Sanmin Ward
Taliao Ward
Yuanshan Ward

Matt said...

Thanks Rick and Sam for the unit information.

Rick said...

UPDATE: The Kaohsiung Taiwan Stake is now named the Kaohsiung Taiwan West Stake. An additional ward was created so that both stakes have 7 wards and 1 branch each.

Kaohsiung Taiwan West Stake
Tung Kang Branch
Chienchen Ward
Hsiaokang Ward
Kangshan Ward
Lingya Ward
Nantzu Ward
Shihchung Ward
Tsoying Ward

Kaohsiung Taiwan East Stake
Heng Chun Branch
Chaochou Ward
Chishan Ward
Fengshan Ward
Pingtung Ward
Sanmin Ward
Taliao Ward
Yuanshan Ward

Josh L. said...

In Taiwan they are moving away from using numbers for units. Taipei Central Stake just went through a reorganization back at the beginning of the year. Besides changing the boundaries and losing one unit, all wards in Taipei except the 7th (English) received a name. I heard the restructure could be related to a possible singles ward created in the near future. Now with a equal number of priesthood throughout the units it will be easier to created a singles ward. There were too many wards, if singles were to leave, that would have no Priesthood.

I live in the English ward, but work for the Church.

Jim said...

Is there an english speaking branch or ward in Taiwan? I might be getting a job there.

Annie said...

i want to know where out church address in taichung.

Annie said...

Where is our church address in Taichung city, Taiwan?