A new stake was created in Queretaro, Mexico. The Queretaro Mexico El Sol Stake was organized from the two previously operating stakes in Queretaro and includes the following five wards: The Cimatario, El Sol, Hidalgo, La Joya, and Tejeda Wards. The Church has experienced more rapid growth in Queretaro than in most other major cities in central Mexico as indicated by the Church organizing the first stake in the city in 1995 and the second stake in 2000. With the exception of Mexico City, most major cities in central Mexico have had only one new stake organized within the past 15 years.
There are now 225 stakes and 36 districts in Mexico
For the first time since 1996, the Church created a new stake in Samoa. The Savaii Samoa Pu'apu'a Stake was organized from the Fagamalo Samoa and Savaii Samoa Stakes. The new stake includes the following six wards and one branch: The Lano, Moesavili, Patamea, Pu'apu'a, Saasaai, and Saipipi Wards, and the Samalaeulu Branch. There are now six stakes on the island of Savaii; none of which appear close to splitting in the near future. A couple stakes appear close to splitting on the main Samoan island of Upolu however.
The LDS Church now has 17 stakes and no districts in Samoa.
The Church created a new stake in Uruguay for the first time since 2003. The Montevideo Uruguay De La Costa Stake was organized from the Montevideo Uruguay East Stake and includes the following six wards: The El Bosque, El Pinar, Lomas de Solymar, Parque del Plata, Salinas, and San Jose de Carrasco Wards. The Church has no other stakes which appear close to splitting, but missionaries report that the district in Treinta y Tres may become a stake in the near future.
There are now 17 stakes and four districts in Uruguay.