A new stake was created in Brazil a couple weeks ago in the Campinas area. The Sumaré Brazil Stake was organized from the Hortolandia Brazil Stake and includes five wards. Church growth has been strong in the region as several new congregations have been organized in the area over the past year. The Hortolandia Brazil Stake was originally organized in early 2007 with seven wards and had ten wards and a branch prior to the creation of the new stake.
There are now 240 stakes and 49 districts in Brazil.