Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New District in Papua New Guinea

A new district was organized last Wednesday in Papua New Guinea in Madang.  The Madang Lae Papua New Guinea District includes two branches in Madang and one branch in Lae.  The new district becomes the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea to cover such a large geographical area and is the first new district organized within the past decade with as few branches.  The Church has experienced slow growth in this region of the country, but the organization of the new district may indicate that growth has accelerated and additional branches may be organized in the near future although church leadership has not confirmed this assumption.

There are now two stakes and 11 districts in Papua New Guinea.  The Church in Papua New Guinea would greatly benefit from the organization of a second mission to meet the large administrative burden on mission leaders and to spur greater national outreach expansion. 

5 comments:

elderau said...

check out pictures and information about the MadangLae District Creation
on the Papua New Guinea & Solomons Is. Mission Blog
http://papuanewguineasolomonislandsmission.blogspot.com/

Ray said...

Shouldn't that be "2 stakes and 12 districts" now operating in Papua New Guinea? Thanks for the good news! There has been rapid growth in Papua New Guinea for the last few years.

Irwin said...

First organization created in 2012, so far no stake, bad star, I expected 1 or 2 stakes wait for this to improve in February.

Ray said...

Sorry! My mistake. Two stakes and 11 districts is correct for Papua New Guinea.

According to the Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders, here is what I have found for January:

Message flagged Saturday, February 4, 2012 10:19 AM
1-4-12: Braz. - 2 br, Panama - 1 br, US - 1 br Vt, - 1 br NY, + 1 br Al; Phil + 1 br, Costa Rica - 1 W, US + 4 W (+ 3 W UtNo, + 1 W Vt)
1-5: Malaysia + 1 br, US - 1 br + 1 W Tx, Mexico - 1 W
1-6: Uruguay - 1 W, Arg. + 1 W - 1 br
1-7: Braz. - 1 br, - 1 dist.; US - 3 br ( - 2 br Ca, - 1 UtSo), Ca + 1 W, Mn - 1 W
1-10: Rus - 1 br, - 1 dist.; US + 2 br, Az and Wa, + 3 W (+ 2 W Id, + 1 W Ca
1-11: Braz + 1 br, Mozambique + 1 br; Tonga + 1 W - 1 br, US + 4 W (+ 3 Ut, 2 UTSLC and 1 Ut So, Co + 1 W)
1-12: Rus - 1 br, US - 1 br Wa. + 1 W Ut. UtSo
1-13: Phil + 1 br
1-14: Colombia + 1 br, Nigeria - 1 br, Us - 1 br Illinois
1-17: Braz - 2 br
1-19: US - 1 br Ut, UtNo, + 3 W ( + 2 Ut, 1 each UtNo, UtSo, + 1 W Hi
1-20: Canada - 1 br, BC; Braz + 1 br, Sierra Leone + 1 br, Ghana + 1 br, Nigeria + 1 br
1-21: Nigeria + 1 br, Sierra Leone + 1 br, Ukraine - 1 br, Uruguay - 1 br, Mex + 1 W, US + 2 W ( + 1 W Al, + 1 W Ut, UtSo)
1-24: Cote d'Ivoire + 1 W
1-25: Venez. - 1 br + 1 W,NZ - 1 W,
1-26: No Changes
1-27: US - 1 br Id, - 1 br Ut, UtSLC
1-28: No Changes
1-31: Braz + 1 br

January 2012 Totals: + 10 units (+ 19 W, - 9 br), - 2 Districts (non-US)
US: +10 units (+ 18 W, - 8 br)
non-US: + 1 W - 1 br (no net change)

TempleRick said...

Branches in the Madang Lae Papua New Guinea District include the Lae Branch, Madang Branch, Motanau Branch, and Sisiak Branch.