Friday, May 31, 2013

May 2013 Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter from cumorah.com providing church growth news and a summary of recently added resources to the website is now available.  Click here to access the newsletter.

11 comments:

Jason McDonald said...

The May Newsletter will not show up on my computor. I have never had a problem veiwing them in the past. Is there something wrong on your end?

Mike Johnson said...

The Newsletter showed up fine for me.

Jason McDonald said...

Never mind it is working now. Thanks.

Mike Johnson said...

The Lima Perú Pachacamac Stake was created on 2 June. There are 6 wards in the stake:

Floresta Ward
José Gálvez Ward
Las Lomas Ward
Lurin Ward
Pachacamac Ward
Villa Alejandro Ward


The Crosby Park Ward, Meridian Idaho Paramount Stake was created on 2 June. There are now 9 wards and 1 branch in the stake:

Baldwin Park Ward
Bridge Tower Ward
Coppercloud Ward
Crosby Park Ward
Linder Ward
McMillan Ward
Paramount Ward
Sunnybrook Ward
Tully Park Ward
Meridian 20th Branch (Spanish)


The Daybreak 4th Ward, South Jordan Utah Daybreak Stake was created on 2 June. There are now 8 wards in the stake:

Daybreak 1st Ward
Daybreak 2nd Ward
Daybreak 3rd Ward
Daybreak 4th Ward
Daybreak 5th Ward (Spanish)
Daybreak 6th Ward
Daybreak 7th Ward
Daybreak 8th Ward


The General Santos 5th Ward, General Santos Philippines Stake was created on 2 June. There are now 6 wards and 3 branches in the stake:

General Santos 1st Ward
General Santos 2nd Ward
General Santos 3rd Ward
General Santos 4th Ward
General Santos 5th Ward
Polomolok Ward
Alabel Branch
Glan Branch
Tupi Branch

Irwin said...

Until finally, in November talked about Pachacamac Peru Lima Stake
http://ldschurchgrowth.blogspot.com/2012/11/survey-request.html

Thanks Mike Johnson.

Michael Worley said...

Is the expected additional growth one reason no stakes have been consolidated this year?

Ray said...

May Church growth:

+ 14 W&B; + 11 W, + 3 Br, + 5 stakes, - 1 dist.

US: + 2 W&B; + 3 W. - 1 Br. + 1 stake, + 0 dist.
(Note: consolidation of 10 YSA W in UtSouth Area in Mid-month led to this month's slow growth in US)

Outside US: + 12 W&B; + 8 W + 4 Br + 4 stakes, - 1 dist

Mike Johnson said...

10 YSA Wards in Provo were consolidated largely because of the new missions and a proportional reduction in students at BYU.

A YSA Ward will have perhaps 200 members, while many of the missions will have about 250 missionaries. So, each mission is similar to and possibly larger than a YSA ward.


The Crosby Park Ward, Meridian Idaho Paramount Stake was created on 2 June. There are now 9 wards and 1 branch in the stake:

Meridian 20th Branch (Spanish)
Baldwin Park Ward
Bridge Tower Ward
Coppercloud Ward
Crosby Park Ward
Linder Ward
McMillan Ward
Paramount Ward
Sunnybrook Ward
Tully Park Ward


The Desert Ridge Ward, Mesa Arizona Desert Ridge Stake was created on 2 June. There are now 12 wards in the stake:

Augusta Ranch 1st Ward
Augusta Ranch 2nd Ward
Bella Via Ward
Desert Ridge Ward
Desert Valley Ward
Highland Ridge Ward
Madero Ward
Meridian Point Ward
Mesquite Canyon Ward
Mountain Ranch Ward
Santa Rita Ward
Stratford Estates Ward

Ray said...

Add-on to May Church Unit Growth:

Year-to-date: + 110 W&B; + 109 W, + 1 B, + 15 stakes, -6 districts

YTD US + 49 W&B; + 57 W - 8 B + 6 stakes + 0 dist.

YTD Outside US: + 61 W&B; + 52 W + 9 br + 9 stakes - 6 districts

John Pack Lambert said...

The Minahasa, the main ethnic group of Manado, the only city in Sulewesi with a branch at present, have a long history of close connection with the Dutch. Some Minahasa tried to get North Sulewesi made a province of the Netherlands in the late 1940s instead of becoming part of indepdent Indonesia. There are also many Minahasa people in the Netherlands. I was wondering if there has been any outreach by the Church among the Indonesian population in the Netherlands.

John Pack Lambert said...

Actually the discontinuance of YSA wards in Provo was entirely the result of turning what had been BYU student housing into MTC. It is too soon to say whether this is a permanent reduction or if new wards will be created in the fall. With lower enrollment over the summer it really would not have made sense to form new ward at the start of the summer.