Friday, January 4, 2013

New Stake in Honduras

A new stake was created in Honduras last month.  The Choluteca Honduras Porvenir Stake was organized from the Choluteca Honduras Stake and includes the following six wards: The Cabanas, Centro, Los Graneros, Porvenir, San Luis, and Tamarindo Wards.  The Church recently experienced rapid congregational growth in Choluteca resulting in the number of wards in the area increasing from seven to 11 within the past couple years.  With the creation of a second stake, Choluteca becomes the third urban agglomeration in Honduras with two or more LDS stakes after Tegucigalpa/Comayaguela and San Pedro Sula.

See below for a map of LDS stakes, districts, and missions in Honduras.


View Stakes and Districts in Honduras in a larger map There are now 22 stakes and seven districts in Honduras.

5 comments:

Ray said...

2012 Stake and Congregational Growth from Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders;

+ 204 Wards and Branches; + 336 W, - 132 br.
+ 59 stakes (+ 65 - 6), - 17 districts
+ 7 missions, + 4 temples

US: + 106 W&B (+ 152 W - 46 B), + 12 st, - 1 dist., + 4 miss. + 2 temples
Outside US: + 98 W&B (+184 W - 86 br) + 47 st - 16 dist + 3 miss + 2 temples

Fastest Congregational Growth:

US 106, Nigeria 32, Ghana 18, Philippines 16, Cote d'Ivoire 13, Democratic Rep. of Congo 8

Least Cong. Growth:

Mexico - 15 W&B, Russia - 10, Argentina - 8, Canada - 5

US States with greatest and least growth:

Ut + 48, Tx + 18, Az + 16, Id + 15, Wa + 10, Co + 7; Mi - 8, Tn - 4, Ny - 4

Church Areas with greatest and least growth;

Africa West + 67, NA Southwest + 37, Ut South + 36, Af Southeast + 34; North America Northeast - 25

Growth by Continents;

Africa + 101, No. Amer. + 88, Asia + 17, Pacific & Oceania + 14; So. Amer. - 8, Europe - 4 (Note: due to 2012 reporting of certain countries previously not reported, the congregation total is off by 4 units)

Gnesileah said...

Wow, amazing stats Ray! Thanks for keeping track of these. And thanks, Matt, for keeping track of units too. Your efforts and contributions are appreciated.

Connor Carpenter said...

Ray, this last year, South America AS A WHOLE, created only 8 new units?! Wow. That's baffling to me.

Ray said...

Connor, yes growth in South America has been very slow this year, mainly because Brazil only gained 2 units to end the year at 1941. But the good news for Brazil was an increase in wards from 1473 to 1504 plus 4 new stakes and one new temple.

On the other hand, Nigeria had 32 new units, and due to its small membership base this would be the equivalent of close to 2000 new wards and branches in the US, so growth if very fast in some areas.

Ray said...

Correction, Brazil increased by only one congregation in 2012, but in recent years has been a powerhouse of congregational growth.