The Freetown Sierra Leone District was split yesterday to create a second district in the city, the Freetown Sierra Leone East District. During the first session of the newly organized district there were over 1,000 in attendance. Full-time missionaries report that plans to open additional cities to missionary work were recently postponed to coordinate with local priesthood leaders in establishing the first LDS stakes in the near future. There are now three districts, 23 branches, and several groups meeting throughout the country.
A new stake was organized in the Boise area based in Star from the Eagle Idaho and Meridian Idaho Paramount Stakes. The Star Idaho Stake includes the following seven wards: The Beacon Light, Lochsa Falls, Silverleaf, Star 1st, Star 2nd, Star 3rd, and Verona Wards.
A new stake was organized in Rexburg named the Rexburg Idaho YSA 4th Stake. The new stake includes seven wards and two branches in Rexburg and the Upper Snake River Valley. There are now 123 stakes in Idaho.