Two districts were recently discontinued in Brazil.
Originally created in 1997 and consisting of only two branches, the Vilhena Brazil District was discontinued and both of its branches now pertain to the Brazil Cuiaba Mission. Mission leaders report that the decision to consolidate the district was due to only two branches in the district. Few priesthood holders in the area appears another contributor to the closure of the district. The stronger branch currently has approximately 70 active members.
Originally created in 2006 and consisting of three branches, the Ponte Nova Brazil District was discontinued. Two branches (Viçosa and Ubá) now pertain to the Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission whereas the Ponte Nova Branch became a ward in the newly created Lafaiete Brazil Stake. The reason for the closure of the district appears due to the strongest unit in the stake qualifying to become a ward in the new stake whereas the two remaining branches are more distant from Lafaiete and have fewer active members. Mediocre prospects for future growth in Viçosa and Ubá and administrative problems may have also prompted the closure of the district and reassignment to the Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission.
There are now 246 stakes and 42 districts in Brazil.