Last Sunday new stakes were organized in Arizona and Mexico.
In Arizona, the Church created the Gilbert Arizona Williams Field Stake from the Gilbert Arizona Higley and Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stakes. The new stake consists of the following six wards: The Chaparral, Fairview, Gateway, Pecos Park, Maplewood, and Stratland Wards. There are now 95 stakes in Arizona.
In Mexico, the Church created the Mexico City Alamedas Stake from the Mexico City Valle Dorado Stake. The new stake has the following five wards and one branch: The Alamedas, Lomas Lindas, Campestre, Colmena, and Nicolas Romero Wards and the Villa del Carbon Branch. The Mexico City Valle Dorado Stake now has six wards. The last new stake to be organized in the Mexico City area was in 2008. For more information on the Church in Mexico City, refer to my case study here. There are now 44 stakes in the Mexico City area and 227 stakes and 36 districts in Mexico.