Friday, June 21, 2013

New Stakes Created in Costa Rica and Utah; District Discontinued in Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Two Sundays ago, the Church organized its sixth stake in Costa Rica.  The Heredia Costa Rica Stake was organized from the Alajuela Costa Rica Stake and includes the following five wards and two branches: The Belen, Flores, Heredia, Ojo de Agua, and San Francisco Wards and the San Rafael and Santo Domingo Branches.  As part of the new stake creation, the nearby Naranjo Costa Rica District was consolidated with the Alajuela Costa Rica Stake and two branches in the former district were upgraded to ward status.  There are now six stakes and four districts in Costa Rica

Utah
The Church organized a new stake in Utah last Sunday.  The Orem Utah Vineyard Stake was organized from the Orem Utah Sunset Heights Stake and includes the following seven wards and one branch: The Vineyard 1st, Vineyard 2nd, Vineyard 3rd (Spanish), Vineyard 4th, Vineyard 5th. Vineyard 6th and Vineyard 7th Wards and the Geneva Branch (Care Center).  There are now 564 stakes and one district in Utah.

70 comments:

Mike Johnson said...

The Kaliti Branch, Addis Ababa Ethiopia District, Uganda Kampala Mission, was created on 16 June. There are now 6 branches in the district:

Awasa Branch
Bekulobet Branch
Debre Zeit Branch
Kaliti Branch
Megenagna Branch
Wendo Genet Branch

Irwin said...

So there are no reports on the seventh stake. Then no stake?

Mike Johnson said...

This is what is currently showing in CDOL for Costa Rica:

The Alajuela Costa Rica Stake (6 wards and 2 branches):

El Tejar Ward
Grecia Branch
La Tropicana Ward
Naranjo Branch
San Carlos Ward
San Ramón Ward
Trinidad Ward
Villa Hermosa Ward


The Heredia Costa Rica Stake (5 wards and 2 branches):

Belén Ward
Flores Ward
Heredia Ward
Ojo de Agua Ward
San Francisco Ward
San Rafael Branch
Santo Domingo Branch


The San José Costa Rica La Paz Stake (9 wards and 1 branch):

Aserri Ward
Cartago Ward
El Jardín Ward
Gravilias Ward
La Loma Ward
Los Santos Branch
Paraíso Ward
San Francisco Ward
San Miguel Ward
Turrialba Ward


The San José Costa Rica La Sabana Stake (8 wards and 3 branches):

Alajuelita Ward
Ciudad Colón Ward
Don Bosco Ward
Escazu Ward
Hatillo Ward
La Verbena Branch
Las Pavas Ward
Paso Ancho Ward
Santa Ana Branch
Santiago Branch
Vizcaya Ward


The San José Costa Rica Los Yoses Stake (8 wards and 2 branches):

Cariari Branch
Concepción Ward
Guacimo Branch
Guapiles Ward
La Campiña Ward
La Rita Ward
Los Yoses Ward
Montes de Oca Ward
Pococi Ward
Tres Rios Ward


The San José Costa Rica Toyopán Stake (7 wards and 1 branch):

Coronado Ward
Garabito Ward
Ipis Ward
Montelimar Ward
Moravia Ward
Purral Ward
Tibás Ward
Zurqui Branch


The Liberia Costa Rica District, Costa Rica San José Mission (6 branches):

Cañas Branch
La Unión Branch
Liberia Branch
Nicoya Branch
San Roque Branch
Santa Cruz Branch


The Limón Costa Rica District, Costa Rica San José Mission (4 branches):

Cristóbal Colón Branch
Pueblo Nuevo Branch
Puerto Limón Branch
Siquirres Branch


The Puntarenas Costa Rica District, Costa Rica San José Mission (4 branches):

Barranca Branch
Orotina Branch
Puntarenas Branch
Quepos Branch


The Río Claro Costa Rica District, Costa Rica San José Mission (4 branches):

Corredores Branch
Golfito Branch
Río Claro de Golfito Branch
San Vito Branch


San Isidro del General Branch, Costa Rica San José Mission

Pascal said...

The Liberia District becoming a Stake is my 95% certain guess. I don't see the math work out for anything else, unless two smaller Districts are consolidated.

The Opinion said...

Matt,
Is there a case study done on how guided tours of meetinghouses affect the mission baptisms and rentention. Also how about proselyting via social media by missionaries. Since this will become the new norm do you have any stats on this in the missions that were pilot programs.

Mike Johnson said...

My nephew has been back from his mission for a year maybe two. He was part of a pioneer effort for online social media proselytizing.

We recent had a sister missionary return home to our ward from the Temple Square mission where using social media was an important part of her mission.

As for missionaries spending time at chapels to be available for tours, I wonder if this would work better in urban areas where people might be continually walking in front of a building, than in a suburban or rural area.

If this works, I wonder if we will see meeting houses built with attached or adjacent missionary apartments.

This strikes me as being somewhat analogous to some other churches which have full time employees (priests, ministers, pastors) who live at or near their church buildings and spend most of their time there. As a result, their buildings are open most of the time (except in the middle of the night), where people can come in just about any time they wish. This may be our attempt to mirror that availability.

John Pack Lambert said...

I know back in the day in some places small branches would meet at the missionary apartments.

Here http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582147/Online-missionaries-LDS-meetinghouse-tours-Been-there-done-that.html is a Deseret News article with a horrible title that addresses some of these issues. WEhat they describe is more intentionally taking investigators through a tour of the Church, then having people show up.

I know when I was in the Ann Arbor area we would occasionally have people show up out of the blue at the institute building wanting to learn more about the Church.

John Pack Lambert said...

My experience being at Family History Centers during the day is that people show up who want to contact the Church and not just learn about family history. These people are mainly looking for physical assistance though, often monetary assistance, of a kind missionaries could not provide.

James Anderson said...

This surfaced tonight, although it's been up for a bit. Lee Donaldson works in the missionary department, and said a load of things in this about 50 minute presentation.

http://svu.edu/speeches/education-conference/2013/lee-donaldson

Mike Johnson said...

The Itapipoca and Planalto Branches, Fortaleza Brazil West Stake, were created on 23 June. There are now 5 wards and 2 branches in the stake:

Caucaia Ward
Ipanema Ward
Monte Castelo Ward
Parquelândia Ward
Álvaro Wayne Ward
Itapipoca Branch
Planalto Branch

Also, 15 mission administrative branches for some of the new missions have been created.

Mike Johnson said...

New missions cover the following:

Angola Luanda Mission

Angola Luanda Mission Branch
Lubango Branch
Luanda Angola District


Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission

Comodoro Rivadavia Argentina Stake
Trelew Argentina North Stake
Trelew Argentina South Stake
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission Branch
Caleta Olivia Argentina District
Rio Grande Argentina District
Río Gallegos Argentina District
Ushuaia Argentina District


Argentina Posadas Mission

Ciudad del Este Paraguay Stake
Posadas Argentina Stake
Oberá Branch
San Vicente Branch
Apostoles Argentina District
Eldorado Argentina District
Encarnacion Paraguay District
La Paloma Paraguay District
Pilar Paraguay District


Arizona Gilbert Mission

Gilbert Arizona Greenfield Stake
Gilbert Arizona Highland East Stake
Gilbert Arizona Highland West Stake
Gilbert Arizona Higley Stake
Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stake
Gilbert Arizona Stake
Gilbert Arizona Val Vista Stake
Gilbert Arizona YSA Stake
Mesa Arizona Boulder Creek Stake
Mesa Arizona Desert Ridge Stake
Queen Creek Arizona Chandler Heights Stake
Queen Creek Arizona East Stake
Queen Creek Arizona North Stake
Queen Creek Arizona South Stake
Queen Creek Arizona Stake


Arizona Scottsdale Mission

Eagar Arizona Stake
Mesa Arizona Maricopa North Stake
Mesa Arizona Maricopa Stake
Mesa Arizona YSA West Stake
Paradise Valley Arizona Stake
Payson Arizona Stake
Phoenix Arizona East Stake
Pinetop-Lakeside Arizona Stake
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Stake
Scottsdale Arizona North Stake
Show Low Arizona Stake
Snowflake Arizona Stake
St Johns Arizona Stake
Taylor Arizona Stake


Australia Sydney North Mission

Newcastle Australia Stake
Penrith Australia Stake
Sydney Australia Baulkham Hills Stake
Sydney Australia Harbour Stake
Sydney Australia Hebersham Stake
Coffs Harbour Australia District
Narrabri Branch


Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission

Montero Bolivia Stake
Santa Cruz Bolivia El Bajío Stake
Santa Cruz Bolivia Equipetrol Stake
Santa Cruz Bolivia Paraíso Stake
Trinidad Bolivia Stake
Cobija Bolivia District
Guayaramerín Bolivia District
Riberalta Bolivia District


Botswana/Namibia Mission

Gaborone Botswana Stake
Francistown Branch
Katutura Branch
Windhoek Branch


Brazil Curitiba South Mission

Curitiba Brazil Boqueirão Stake
Curitiba Brazil Jardim do Sol Stake
Curitiba Brazil Luz Stake
Curitiba Brazil Novo Mundo Stake
Curitiba Brazil Portão Stake
Paranaguá Brazil Stake
Guarapuava Brazil District
União da Vitória Brazil District
Brazil Curitiba South Mission Branch


Brazil Fortaleza East Mission

Brazil Fortaleza East Mission Branch
Juazeiro Brazil District


Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission

Juiz de Fora Brazil Stake
Lafaiete Brazil Stake
Petrópolis Brazil Stake
Teresópolis Brazil Stake
Volta Redonda Brazil Stake
Três Corações Brazil District
Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission Branch


Brazil Natal Mission

Caicó Brazil Stake
Mossoró Brazil Stake
Natal Brazil Pajuçara Stake
Natal Brazil Ponta Negra Stake
Natal Brazil Potengi Stake
Natal Brazil Stake
Sousa Brazil District
Brazil Natal Mission Branch

Mike Johnson said...

Brazil Piracicaba Mission

Americana Brazil Stake
Hortolândia Brazil Stake
Piracicaba Brazil Stake
Pirassununga Brazil Stake
Rio Claro Brazil Stake
Sumaré Brazil Stake
São Carlos Brazil Stake
São João da Boa Vista Brazil Stake
Botucatu Brazil District
Brazil Piracicaba Mission Branch


Brazil Santos Mission

Guarujá Brazil Stake
Praia Grande Brazil Stake
Santos Brazil Stake
São Vicente Brazil Serra do Mar Stake
São Vicente Brazil Stake
Registro Brazil District
São Sebastião Brazil District


Brazil São Paulo West Mission

Osasco Brazil Stake
São Paulo Brazil Campo Limpo Stake
São Paulo Brazil Cotia Stake
São Paulo Brazil Ferreira Stake
São Paulo Brazil Perdizes Stake
São Paulo Brazil Raposo Tavares Stake
São Paulo Brazil Stake
São Paulo Brazil Taboão Stake
Brazil São Paulo West Mission Branch


California Bakersfield Mission

Bakersfield California East Stake
Bakersfield California South Stake
Bakersfield California Stake
Lancaster California East Stake
Lancaster California Stake
Palmdale California Stake
Ridgecrest California Stake


California Irvine Mission

Irvine California Stake
Laguna Niguel California Stake
Mission Viejo California Stake
Newport Beach California Stake
San Clemente California Stake
Santa Margarita California Stake


California Rancho Cucamonga Mission

Apple Valley California Stake
Chino California Stake
Hesperia California Stake
Ontario California Stake
Rancho Cucamonga California Stake
Upland California Stake
Victorville California Stake


Chile Santiago South Mission

Santiago Chile El Bosque Stake
Santiago Chile Gran Avenida Stake
Santiago Chile La Bandera Stake
Santiago Chile La Cisterna Stake
Santiago Chile Las Araucarias Stake
Santiago Chile O'Higgins Stake
Santiago Chile San Bernardo Stake
Santiago Chile San Miguel Stake


Colorado Fort Collins Mission

Boulder Colorado Stake
Cheyenne Wyoming Stake
Fort Collins Colorado Stake
Greeley Colorado Stake
Laramie Wyoming Stake
Longmont Colorado Stake
Loveland Colorado Stake


Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission

Guayaquil Ecuador El Salado Stake
Guayaquil Ecuador Garcia Moreno Stake
Guayaquil Ecuador Pascuales Stake
Guayaquil Ecuador Prosperina Stake
Guayaquil Ecuador Puerto Liza Stake
Libertad Ecuador Stake
Manta Ecuador Stake
Portoviejo Ecuador Stake
Jipijapa Ecuador District
Pedro Carbo Ecuador District
Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission Branch
Playas Branch


Ecuador Quito North Mission

Esmeraldas Ecuador Stake
Otavalo Ecuador Imbabura Stake
Otavalo Ecuador Stake
Quito Ecuador Calderón Stake
Quito Ecuador La Ofelia Stake
Quito Ecuador Stake
Ibarra Ecuador District
Ecuador Quito North Mission Branch
Nueva Loja Branch
Orellana Branch


El Salvador San Salvador East Mission

Apopa El Salvador Stake
San Miguel El Salvador Stake
San Salvador El Salvador Ilopango Stake
San Salvador El Salvador Soyapango Stake
San Salvador El Salvador Stake
San Vicente El Salvador District
Usulutan El Salvador District
Chalatenango Branch
Nueva Concepción Branch
Reubicación Branch
San Francisco Gotera Branch
Santa Rosa de Lima Branch

Mike Johnson said...

Georgia Macon Mission

Augusta Georgia Stake
Columbus Georgia Stake
Macon Georgia Stake
Savannah Georgia Stake
Tifton Georgia Stake


Ghana Accra West Mission

Accra Ghana Kaneshie Stake
Accra Ghana Kasoa Stake
Accra Ghana Tesano Stake
Abomosu Ghana District
Asamankese Ghana District
Ghana Accra West Mission Branch


Guatemala Coban Mission

Coban Guatemala Stake
Chulac Guatemala District
Poptun Guatemala District
Sacsuha Guatemala District
Salama Guatemala District
San Benito Guatemala District
Senahu Guatemala District


Honduras San Pedro Sula West Mission

El Merendón Honduras Stake
Fesitranh Honduras Stake
San Pedro Sula Honduras Stake
Valle de Sula Honduras Stake
Villa Nueva Honduras Stake
Santa Rosa de Copan Honduras District
Santa Bárbara Branch


Idaho Nampa Mission

Caldwell Idaho East Stake
Caldwell Idaho Stake
Emmett Idaho Stake
Kuna Idaho East Stake
Kuna Idaho Stake
La Grande Oregon Stake
Middleton Idaho Stake
Nampa Idaho East Stake
Nampa Idaho North Stake
Nampa Idaho South Stake
Nampa Idaho West Stake
Nyssa Oregon Stake
Ontario Oregon Stake
Weiser Idaho Stake


Idaho Twin Falls Mission

Burley Idaho Stake
Burley Idaho West Stake
Carey Idaho Stake
Declo Idaho Stake
Filer Idaho Stake
Jerome Idaho Stake
Kimberly Idaho Stake
Moore Idaho Stake
Mountain Home Idaho Stake
Oakley Idaho Stake
Paul Idaho Stake
Rupert Idaho Stake
Rupert Idaho West Stake
Salmon Idaho Stake
Twin Falls Idaho South Stake
Twin Falls Idaho Stake
Twin Falls Idaho West Stake
Wendell Idaho Stake


Illinois Chicago West Mission

Joliet Illinois Stake
Naperville Illinois Stake
Peoria Illinois Stake
Rockford Illinois Stake
Schaumburg Illinois Stake


Japan Tokyo South Mission

Fujisawa Japan Stake
Machida Japan Stake
Musashino Japan Stake
Tokyo Japan South Stake (English)
Yokohama Japan Stake


Kansas Wichita Mission

Derby Kansas Stake
Garden City Kansas Stake
Salina Kansas Stake
Topeka Kansas Stake
Wichita Kansas Stake


Korea Seoul South Mission
Liberia Monrovia Mission

Monrovia Liberia Bushrod Island District
Monrovia Liberia District
Harbel Branch
Kakata Branch
Liberia Monrovia Mission Branch


México Cancun Mission

Cancún México Kabáh Stake
Cancún México Kukulcán Stake
Cancún México Stake
Chetumal México Stake
Tizimín México Stake
Carrillo Puerto Branch
José María Morelos Branch


México Ciudad Juarez Mission

Ciudad Juárez México East Stake
Ciudad Juárez México La Cuesta Stake
Ciudad Juárez México North Stake
Ciudad Juárez México South Stake
Colonia Dublán México Stake
Colonia Juárez México Stake


México Ciudad Obregon Mission

Ciudad Obregón México Nainari Stake
Ciudad Obregón México Stake
Ciudad Obregón México Yaqui Stake
Los Mochis México El Fuerte Stake
Los Mochis México Stake
El Fuerte México District
Huatabampo México District
Angostura Branch
Sinaloa Leyva Branch


México México City Chalco Mission

Amecameca México Stake
Chalco México Solidaridad Stake
Chalco México Stake
México City Ixtapaluca Stake
México City Meyehualco Stake
Tecalco México Stake

Mike Johnson said...

México Pachuca Mission

México City Tecamac Stake
Pachuca México Centro Stake
Pachuca México South Stake
Pachuca México Stake
Tezontepec México Stake
Tulancingo México Stake
Valle del Mezquital México Stake


México Queretaro Mission

Celaya México Stake
Irapuato México Stake
León México Stake
Querétaro México El Sol Stake
Querétaro México Los Arcos Stake
Querétaro México Stake
Guanajuato México District


México Reynosa Mission

Matamoros México Stake
Nuevo Laredo México Stake
Reynosa México East Stake
Reynosa México Stake
Valle Hermoso México Stake
Tamaulipas México Río Bravo District
México Reynosa Mission Branch


México Saltillo Mission

Monclova México East Stake
Monclova México Stake
Piedras Negras México Stake
Saltillo México Miravalle Stake
Saltillo México República Stake
Saltillo México Valle de las Flores Stake
Acuña México District
Nueva Rosita México District
México Saltillo Mission Branch


New Zealand Hamilton Mission

Auckland New Zealand Manurewa Stake
Auckland New Zealand Papakura Stake
Gisborne New Zealand Stake
Hamilton New Zealand Glenview Stake
Hamilton New Zealand Rotokauri Stake
Hamilton New Zealand Stake
Rotorua New Zealand Stake
Tauranga New Zealand Stake
Temple View New Zealand Stake
Taranaki New Zealand District


Nigeria Benin City Mission

Benin City Nigeria Ihogbe Stake
Benin City Nigeria Ikpokpan Stake
Benin City Nigeria New Benin Stake
Benin City Nigeria Siluko Stake
Benin City Nigeria Ugbowo Stake
Asaba Nigeria District
Ekpoma Nigeria District
Warri Nigeria District
Akure Branch
Nigeria Benin City Mission Branch
Ondo Branch


Ohio Cincinnati Mission

Cincinnati Ohio East Stake
Cincinnati Ohio North Stake
Cincinnati Ohio Stake
Dayton Ohio Stake
Fort Wayne Indiana Stake
Muncie Indiana Stake


Oregon Salem Mission

Bend Oregon Stake
Forest Grove Oregon Stake
Keizer Oregon Stake
Lebanon Oregon Stake
McMinnville Oregon Stake
Monmouth Oregon Stake
Redmond Oregon Stake
Salem Oregon Stake


Papua New Guinea Lae Mission

Goroka Papua New Guinea District
Madang Lae Papua New Guinea District
Minj Papua New Guinea District
Oro Papua New Guinea District
Sepik River Papua New Guinea District


Perú Huancayo Mission

Cerro de Pasco Perú Stake
Huancayo Perú Stake
Huánuco Perú Amarilis Stake
Huánuco Perú Stake
La Merced Perú Stake
Mantaro Perú Stake
Tarma Perú District
Huancavelica Branch
Lircay Branch


Perú Iquitos Mission

Iquitos Perú Nueve de Octubre Stake
Iquitos Perú Punchana Stake
Iquitos Perú Stake
Pucallpa Perú Stake
Moyobamba Perú District
Tarapoto Perú District
Nauta Branch


Philippines Cavite Mission

Bacoor Philippines Stake
Cavite Philippines Stake
Dasmariñas Philippines Stake
Las Piñas Philippines Stake
Naic Philippines District
San Gabriel Philippines District


Philippines Cebu East Mission

Cebu Philippines Liloan Stake
Mandaue Philippines Stake
Bogo Philippines District
Calape Philippines District
Tagbilaran Philippines District

Mike Johnson said...

Philippines Legazpi Mission

Legazpi Philippines Stake
Bulan Philippines District
Catanduanes Philippines District
Ligao Philippines District
Masbate Philippines District
Sorsogon Philippines District
Tabaco Philippines District


Philippines Urdaneta Mission

Bayambang Philippines Stake
Dagupan Philippines Stake
Lingayen Philippines Stake
Rosales Philippines Stake
Urdaneta Philippines Stake
Aguilar Philippines District
Alaminos Philippines District
Calasiao Philippines District
Mangaldan Philippines District
Mapandan Philippines District


Ukraine L'viv Mission

Chernihivs'ka Branch
Ivano-Frankivs'ka Branch
Khmel'nyts'ka Branch
L'vivs'ka Branch
Luts'ka Branch
Rivnens'ka Branch


Utah Salt Lake City East Mission

Coalville Utah Stake
Evanston Wyoming South Stake
Evanston Wyoming Stake
Green River Wyoming Stake
Kamas Utah Stake
Kemmerer Wyoming Stake
Lyman Wyoming Stake
Park City Utah Stake
Rock Springs Wyoming Stake
Salt Lake 1st Stake
Salt Lake Big Cottonwood Stake
Salt Lake Bonneville Stake
Salt Lake Bonneville YSA Stake
Salt Lake Brighton Stake
Salt Lake Butler Stake
Salt Lake Butler West Stake
Salt Lake Canyon Rim Stake
Salt Lake Central Stake
Salt Lake Cottonwood Heights Stake
Salt Lake Cottonwood Stake
Salt Lake East Mill Creek North Stake
Salt Lake East Mill Creek Stake
Salt Lake Emigration Stake
Salt Lake Ensign Stake
Salt Lake Foothill Stake
Salt Lake Granite Park Stake
Salt Lake Granite Stake
Salt Lake Grant Stake
Salt Lake Highland Stake
Salt Lake Hillside Stake
Salt Lake Holladay North Stake
Salt Lake Holladay South Stake
Salt Lake Holladay Stake
Salt Lake Holladay YSA Stake
Salt Lake Little Cottonwood Stake
Salt Lake Married Student 2nd Stake
Salt Lake Millcreek Stake
Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake
Salt Lake Monument Park Stake
Salt Lake Mount Olympus Stake
Salt Lake Olympus Stake
Salt Lake Parleys Stake
Salt Lake South Cottonwood Stake
Salt Lake Sugar House Stake
Salt Lake Valley View Stake
Salt Lake Wasatch Stake
Salt Lake Wilford Stake
Salt Lake Winder Stake
Salt Lake Winder West Stake
South Salt Lake Stake


Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Chesapeake Virginia Stake
Goldsboro North Carolina Stake
Kinston North Carolina Stake
Newport News Virginia Stake
Virginia Beach Stake


Washington Federal Way Mission

Auburn Washington Stake
Federal Way Washington Stake
Graham Washington Stake
Kent Washington Stake
Maple Valley Washington Stake
Puyallup Washington South Stake
Puyallup Washington Stake
Renton Washington Stake


Washington Vancouver Mission

Longview Washington Stake
Portland Oregon East Stake
Portland Oregon Stake
Rainier Oregon Stake
The Dalles Oregon Stake
Vancouver Washington East Stake
Vancouver Washington North Stake
Vancouver Washington Stake
Vancouver Washington West Stake

Mike Johnson said...

Missed this mission

Korea Seoul South Mission

Anyang Korea Stake
Incheon Korea Stake
Seoul Korea Gangseo Stake
Seoul Korea South Stake
Seoul Korea Yeongdong Stake
Suwon Korea Stake

Mike Johnson said...

The missionaries in my stake officially transfer from the Washington DC South Mission to the Virginia Richmond Mission on Thursday.

Ed Clinch said...

Good job, Mike Johnson! Lots of good information here.

Some notes on current missions newly broken down:

The Gilbert Arizona Mission will cover stakes in only three cities!? I imagine that some of those stakes may cover smaller towns outside of Gilbert, Mesa, and Queens Creek, but that is an amazingly concentrated mission. I hope that the missionaries who serve there strengthened by such strong numbers of membership. I felt that in Chile way back in the early 90s since there were so many members in comparison to my native US midwest.
The renewed Santiago South Chile Mission will be quite concentrated. I wondder if the mission offices will be decentralized or not, away from the other Santiago mission offices. I liked how they created the Rancagua Mission from the old South mission.

The new Rancho Cucamonga Mission will cover a lot of the high desert and only a smaller chunk of the Inland Empire.

The restored Cinncinnati Mission will have two stakes pretty far up north in Indiana. I hope some towns in my native Hoosier state that have never had a missionary presence will get more soon.

All these changes are pretty interesting and if the scriptures have anything to say about it, it is quite revealing.

Levi said...

OK Scottsdale's shape just looks crazy

soc. man I am ---------------- said...

a couple of things I noticed:

Because Tri- City washington lost Vancouver it stole several stakes from the Spokane mission which was a large mission.

Denver North and South could be now Called East and West.

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Brooks M. Wilson said...

Thanks Mike. You contributed a huge amount of data. My son will serve in the Brazil Natal Mission in September. Thanks to technology, I will be able to see the city in which he serves, locate the meetinghouse within that city and possibly read his blog or Facebook page. Things have change a great deal since the last century in which I served my mission!

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Mike Johnson said...

This is how the missions in Washington state sorted out:


Washington Everett Mission

Arlington Washington Stake
Bellingham Washington Stake
Everett Washington Stake
Lynnwood Washington Stake
Marysville Washington Stake
Mount Vernon Washington Stake
Snohomish Washington Stake


Washington Federal Way Mission

Auburn Washington Stake
Federal Way Washington Stake
Graham Washington Stake
Kent Washington Stake
Maple Valley Washington Stake
Puyallup Washington South Stake
Puyallup Washington Stake
Renton Washington Stake


Washington Kennewick Mission

Ephrata Washington Stake
Hermiston Oregon Stake
Kennewick Washington East Stake
Kennewick Washington Stake
Moses Lake Washington Stake
Othello Washington Stake
Pasco Washington North Stake
Pasco Washington Stake
Richland Washington Stake
Selah Washington Stake
Walla Walla Washington Stake
Wenatchee Washington Stake
West Richland Washington Stake
Yakima Washington Stake


Washington Seattle Mission

Bellevue Washington South Stake
Bellevue Washington Stake
Bothell Washington Stake
Kirkland Washington Stake
Redmond Washington Stake
Seattle Washington North Stake
Seattle Washington Shoreline Stake
Seattle Washington Stake


Washington Spokane Mission

Coeur d'Alene Idaho Stake
Colville Washington Stake
Hayden Lake Idaho Stake
Lewiston Idaho Stake
Moscow Idaho Stake
Moscow Idaho University YSA Stake
Sandpoint Idaho Stake
Spokane Washington East Stake
Spokane Washington North Stake
Spokane Washington Stake
Spokane Washington Valley Stake
Spokane Washington West Stake


Washington Tacoma Mission

Bremerton Washington Stake
Centralia Washington Stake
Elma Washington Stake
Gig Harbor Washington Stake
Lacey Washington Stake
Lakewood Washington Stake
Olympia Washington Stake
Port Angeles Washington Stake
Silverdale Washington Stake
Tacoma Washington Stake


Washington Vancouver Mission

Longview Washington Stake
Portland Oregon East Stake
Portland Oregon Stake
Rainier Oregon Stake
The Dalles Oregon Stake
Vancouver Washington East Stake
Vancouver Washington North Stake
Vancouver Washington Stake
Vancouver Washington West Stake

James Anderson said...

Arizona Scottsdale: Rough west boundary is the SR-51 freeway, although for the most part the stake runs from the Airport up to Squaw (Piestewa) Peak. Payson Arizona is 100 m iles from Flagstaff, so the other places are all east of that.

Missionaries may have to pass through Gilbert Arizona Mission to get to areas in the White Mountains/Northeastern Arizona named. Three stakes in Mesa, all along the Red Mountain Freeway.

Santos Brazil took a mission district from Sao Paulo East, as well as those named that are from Sao Paulo South, the Sao Sebastiao District (includes branches in Maresias, Ubatuba, and Microregion of Caraguatatuba, along with Ilhabela (an island just across from where BR-101 makes the turn north towards Sao Sebastiao).

James Anderson said...

Fond a probable missing stake from the list for Gilbert Arizona. Gilbert Williams Field Stake, I've also heard the mission home may be within the boundaries of that one.

Williams Field was the old US Air Force Base there. It's now known as Phoenix Gateway Airport, and a new freeway that will help people access has had its first segment built recently.

Mike Johnson said...

The Gilbert Williams Field Stake is still listed in CDOL as covered by the Arizona Tempe Mission.

Mike Johnson said...

The primary route from the greater Phoenix area to Payson, Snowflake, and Eagar (the three I tried) goes through highway 87, according to Google Maps. This route is entirely inside the new Arizona Scottsdale Mission. Note, these stakes used to be in the Arizona Tempe Mission and it makes a lot more since now that there is a Scottsdale Mission.

There is no need for missionaries traveling between Scottsdale and the stakes of northeast Arizona inside that mission to actually go into another mission.


BTW, the Scottsdale and Gilbert missions are not adjacent to each other--they don't have a common boundary.

Mike Johnson said...

Given interest in the Arizona missions, I thought I would post what stakes are covered by which mission for all of the missions:

Arizona Gilbert Mission

Gilbert Arizona Greenfield Stake
Gilbert Arizona Highland East Stake
Gilbert Arizona Highland West Stake
Gilbert Arizona Higley Stake
Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stake
Gilbert Arizona Stake
Gilbert Arizona Val Vista Stake
Gilbert Arizona YSA Stake
Mesa Arizona Boulder Creek Stake
Mesa Arizona Desert Ridge Stake
Queen Creek Arizona Chandler Heights Stake
Queen Creek Arizona East Stake
Queen Creek Arizona North Stake
Queen Creek Arizona South Stake
Queen Creek Arizona Stake


Arizona Mesa Mission

Apache Junction Arizona Stake
Globe Arizona Stake
Mesa Arizona Alta Mesa Stake
Mesa Arizona Central Stake
Mesa Arizona Citrus Heights Stake
Mesa Arizona East Stake
Mesa Arizona Hermosa Vista Stake
Mesa Arizona Kimball East Stake
Mesa Arizona Kimball Stake
Mesa Arizona Lehi Stake
Mesa Arizona Mountain View Stake
Mesa Arizona North Stake
Mesa Arizona Salt River Stake
Mesa Arizona Skyline Stake
Mesa Arizona South Stake
Mesa Arizona Stake
Mesa Arizona YSA East Stake


Arizona Phoenix

Buckeye Arizona Stake
Cottonwood Arizona Stake
Flagstaff Arizona Stake
Glendale Arizona North Stake
Glendale Arizona Stake
Goodyear Arizona Stake
Peoria Arizona North Stake
Peoria Arizona Stake
Phoenix Arizona Deer Valley Stake
Phoenix Arizona North Stake
Phoenix Arizona West Maricopa Stake
Phoenix Arizona YSA Stake
Prescott Arizona Stake
Prescott Valley Arizona Stake
Surprise Arizona North Stake
Surprise Arizona Stake


Arizona Scottsdale Mission

Eagar Arizona Stake
Mesa Arizona Maricopa North Stake
Mesa Arizona Maricopa Stake
Mesa Arizona YSA West Stake
Paradise Valley Arizona Stake
Payson Arizona Stake
Phoenix Arizona East Stake
Pinetop-Lakeside Arizona Stake
Scottsdale Arizona Camelback Stake
Scottsdale Arizona North Stake
Show Low Arizona Stake
Snowflake Arizona Stake
St Johns Arizona Stake
Taylor Arizona Stake


Arizona Tempe Mission

Casa Grande Arizona Stake
Chandler Arizona East Stake
Chandler Arizona Stake
Chandler Arizona West Stake
Gilbert Arizona Stapley Stake
Gilbert Arizona Williams Field Stake
Maricopa Arizona Stake
Mesa Arizona Alma Stake
Phoenix Arizona Stake
Tempe Arizona South Stake
Tempe Arizona Stake
Tempe Arizona West Stake
Tempe Arizona YSA Stake
Yuma Arizona Stake


Arizona Tucson Mission

Duncan Arizona Stake
Pima Arizona Stake
Safford Arizona Stake
Sahuarita Arizona Stake
Sierra Vista Arizona Stake
Silver City New Mexico Stake
St David Arizona Stake
Thatcher Arizona Stake
Tucson Arizona East Stake
Tucson Arizona North Stake
Tucson Arizona Rincon Stake
Tucson Arizona Stake
Tucson Arizona West Stake

Mike Johnson said...

The Arizona Gilbert Mission office is at 1001 N Burk St, Gilbert, AZ, which is inside the boundaries of the Lindsay Ward, Gilbert Arizona Val Verde Stake. This is about 7 and a half miles north (and a little west) of the Gilbert Arizona Temple, which should be dedicated by the end of the year.

Mike Johnson said...

Ohio Cincinnati Mission includes almost the entire eastern strip of Indiana (the two easternmost strips of counties—perhaps covering a 3rd county in some places), except for the very southern part of the border with Ohio, where the Kentucky Louisville Mission still covers what appears to approximate Switzerland and Jefferson counties. Note, the Cincinnati Ohio Stake includes the Batesville Ward and the Lawrenceburg Branch, both in Indiana. The Muncie Indiana Stake extends north from the Batesville Ward and the Fort Wayne Indiana Stake north from there.

Some of the stakes previously covered by the Utah Ogden Mission (e.g., Soda Springs, Paris, Montpelier, Montpelier South in Idaho, and the Afton and Thayne stakes in Wyoming) have been transferred to the Idaho Pocatello Mission. The Franklin, Preston North, Preston South, and Malad stakes in Idaho remain in the Utah Ogden Mission.

Mike Johnson said...

I computed the distance using google maps from the mission office to the temple in each of the Arizona missions.

Arizona Gilbert Mission is 7.5 mi – about 15 mins to Gilbert Arizona Temple

Arizona Mesa Mission is 6.6 mi – about 15 mins to Mesa Arizona Temple

Arizona Phoenix Mission is 6.6 mi – about 11 mins to Phoenix Arizona Temple

Arizona Scottsdale Mission is 164 mi – about 2 hours 53 mins to Snowflake Arizona Temple

Arizona Tempe Mission (no temple in mission)

Arizona Tucson Mission is 3.3 mi – about 9 mins to Tucson Arizona Temple

Arizona Tucson Mission is 145 mi – about 2 hours 24 mins to Gila Valley Arizona Temple

Ed Clinch said...

Arizona is doing very well with church growth, it seems, as evidenced by the increase of missions and new temples. When I was a student in the Provo MTC back in the winter of 1989-90, 3 of our ten Spanish speaking bound class students were from the Grand Canyon State. Two from Mesa, one from Phoenix. (His dad was a stake president, I think, but not sure if a suburb, last name Patten, or Patton).
How many units outside of the state boundaries attend Arizona temples? I think there is at least one in western New Mexico, plus perhaps some in southern Utah. Maybe the Las Vegas and Redlands temples cover all the other wards and branches to the west of Arizona.
Despite the new temples and missions in Idaho, perhaps Arizona will become the second biggest growth state for new church members? I think Utah still leads by sheer numbers. California has not grown as fast as I would have hoped, but as a nation the Church seems quite robust.
Virginia has been going around the 100,000 mark, and the increase of a new mission and new missionaries will have its effects there.
With more numbers, more accidents are bound to happen to the elders and sisters, like the Utah Elder shot in the Hampton Roads area few years ago. With more sisters serving, there will also be more of them going to more dangerous places. Trios might be more common, which could facilitate more splits and regular member activity in proselyting (proselityzing to the regular world). Having said that increased risks are expected with higher numbers, like the Utah elder recently electrocuted in Guatemala, it is statistically proven youth of the same age/cohort are safer on missions than living as a regular member or less active one. The sister who passed away this past year (I forget now where, maybe Oklahoma) left a big impression on those around here.
Great times to be missionary. Shout out to my nephew in Africa: he is having a wild ride and I love his letters via email and blog. In the country where my parents served in the Peace Corps before being baptized by elders knocking doors in Indiana.

James Anderson said...

Just learned that on stake boundaries, Gilbert Williams Field, if in the Tempe Arizona Mission, is completely surrounded by other stakes in the Gilbert Arizona Mission.

I think in the end it will be found to have been one someone missed when sorting out what stakes went where.

wheels said...

% wise Texas is one of the fastest growing states. Adds about 10,000 members a year or about 3-4% growth over the past decade.

John said...

The CDOL map for Gilbert mission doesn't have a hole in it.

Mike Johnson said...

Thanks. Although CDOL shows the Gilbert Arizona Williams Field Stake as in the Arizona Tempe Mission, LDS Maps does show it covered by the Arizona Gilbert Mission.

Thanks for catching that.

John Pack Lambert said...

How many branches do they have in the district in Angola? Is the Angola mission a normal sized mission, or does it not have a full contingent of missionaries yet?

John Pack Lambert said...

Well, it looks like they changed the name of the Botswana Mission. Did they leave the same boundaries between the Cape Town and Johannesburg Missions?

Looking at the new maps, it looks like some of what had been in the Salt Lake City mission was moved to the Fort Collins Mission. However it almost looks like it was just part of a stake. Am I right that is what happened?

John Pack Lambert said...

It seems odd that the Cheyenne Wyoming East stake is not in the new Fort Collins Mission.

John Pack Lambert said...

The Nampa Mission looks to be totally from the old Boise Mission, with no units from any other mission. I guess this is not too surprising. By area it is about half Idaho, half Oregon, but membership and population wise I am guessing more in Idaho.

John Pack Lambert said...

The Illinois Chicago West Mission includes none of Chicago proper as I expected. This is like how the Washington DC South Mission includes none of Washington DC. It is also not just a split of the Chicago Mission, since it now takes in the Peoria Stake, which had been in the Des Moines Mission, although it was just a few years ago they disbanded the Peoria Mission.

John Pack Lambert said...

The Wichita Mission took one stake from the Colorado Springs Mission which represents about a third of its area. There are still two Kansas stakes in the Kansas City Mission, and south-west Kansas is in the Tulsa Mission, which is one I would not be surprised if it splits next year.

John Pack Lambert said...

It looks like the new Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission has 2 temples in its boundaries, leaving the Chihuahua Mission with no temples. I guess actually looking at a map this should not surprise me.

John Pack Lambert said...

I am surprised Guaymas did not end up in the Ciudad Obregon mission, having been between those two cities and finding them fairly close. I guess though it is about halfway between Ciudad Obregon and Hermosillo, and it looks like the Ciudad Obregon mission primarily faces south.

John Pack Lambert said...

It is interesting that there is a stake in Nuevo Laredo but only a district in Laredo.

John Pack Lambert said...

What is going on with the Ohio Cincinnati Mission only taking in one of the Dayton Stakes. I am also surprised that it takes in the Fort Wayne Indiana Stake, although considering I knew that the Indianapolis Mission had more stakes than any of the surrounding mission, I should not be surprised. It had twice as many stakes as we had here in the Detroit Mission. It makes this a very different orientation than the old Cincinnati Mission, which took in more of Kentucky. Although actually I think it was only by having the Huntington West Virginia Stake.

John Pack Lambert said...

The boundary between the Salt Lake and Salt Lake East Missions runs right down Main Street in Salt Lake, for 3 blocks south of the Temple. Temple Square, The Conference Center and the block east of Temple Square are evidently all defined as officially within the boundaries on the Temple Square Mission. The Lucero Ward seems to run along about the same lines as Salt Lake portion of the new Salt Lake East Mission, with the exception of the area in the Granite stake.

John Pack Lambert said...

At an even 50 stakes the Salt Lake East mission is huge. Still with over 564 stakes in Utah, and 8 missions, with 6 of the Salt Lake East Mission's stakes in Wyoming, it still has a below average number of stakes for a Utah mission. The Provo Mission has over 200 stakes before it was split. The Salt Lake East Mission is the mission that takes in where Elder Nelson's parents lived when he asked for the bishop to send people to teach the gospel to them.

John Pack Lambert said...

It looks like all stakes with Portland in their name will now be in the Washington Vancover Mission. I am thinking some of the old Spokane Mission got moved to the Kennewick Mission. Does anyone know if I am right.

John Pack Lambert said...

Actually, Scottsdale is a fairly normal shape. A crazy shape in Rancho Cucamunga with the finger in the area around that city, and then the almost disconnected high desert part.

Then there is Salt Lake City, which is non-contiguous, unless you go through the Salt Lake. That was actually the case before, and the new mission no longer has another bottleneck before going to Wyoming, and with the East Mission taking Park City and Kamas from the South Mission, it does not really bottle neck at all. With Park City and the close environs of the UofU it probably ends up the mission in Utah with the most people hostile to the Church.

The map of the Gilbert Arizona Mission shows it going way out to Florence. I almost wonder if there is another stake out in the southern end of the mission missed from the list.

John Pack Lambert said...

Spokane Mission is probably by area more in Idaho and Montana than in Washington now. It also only touches Kennewick of the other Washington Missions, and has no shared boundaries with the 5 western Washington Missions. Kennewick will probably have a lot of Spanish speaking missionaries since it has central Washington's havily Hispanic agricultural belt.

John Pack Lambert said...

It looks to me like the mission with the least Church organization in its boundaries is the Forteleza East Mission. While I guess Lviv lacks a district, it still looks like Forteleza is almost starting from scratch.

I also found it interesting that the two stakes in Papua New Guines both remain in the Port Moresby Mission.

John Pack Lambert said...

Interesting that there are more Idaho than Washington stakes in the new Spokane Mission, although the two Moscow stakes are probably only about half Idaho.

The Kennewick Mission is by far the largest by number of stakes. I guess this should not surprise me since they have release time seminary in the Tri-cities. There are enough Mormons there that people complain that they do Mormon proms because they don't like the atmosphere at regular proms. In Michigan and California even when noticed people don't complain, because there are not enough Mormons for it to feel like an attempt to divide and exclude.

John Pack Lambert said...

So Mesa Arizona stakes are split between 4 mission? Is it just me, or does the Phoenix Mission have a lot more people in its boundaries than the other 4 metro Phoenix missions? Although I guess with the Phoenix Stake itself in the Tempe Mission, maybe the Phoenix Mission does not go as far south or east as I am thining.

John Pack Lambert said...

My guess is the part of Arizona assigned to the St. George Mission goes to the St. George Temple. I am not sure what Temple the Mesquite Nevada Stake (which includes Littlefield, Arizona) is assigned to, but my guess is St. George. I know Kingman and Lake Havasu City Stakes are assigned to the LAs Vegas Temple. I am not sure where Yuma is assigned.

With a temple in Monticello, Utah, some of nother Arizona might be assigned there. Western New Mexico is mainly assigned to Arizona Temples. For a long time the Tucson Mission included El Paso, Texas, but that is now in the Albaquerque Mission.

A big chunck of north-east Arizona is in the Farmington New Mexico Mission.

Mike Johnson said...

The Lima Perú Santa Patricia Stake was created on 30 June. There are 7 wards in the stake:

Chacarilla Ward
La Molina Vieja Ward
Mayorazgo Ward
Monterrico Ward
San Borja Ward
Santa Felicia Ward
Santa Patricia Ward


The Amador Ward, Henderson Nevada Anthem Stake, was created on 30 June. There are now 10 wards in the stake:

Amador Ward
Anthem Ward
Arroyo Grande Ward
Carnegie Ward
Desert Valley Ward
Horizon Ridge Ward
Inspirada Ward
Paseo Verde Ward
Seven Hills Ward
Summit Ward

Mike Johnson said...

There are 5 branches in the Luanda Angola District and 2 more in the mission. I doubt this mission will be large.

The Nampa and Twin Falls mission are only from the old Boise Mission.
5 branches in the Laredo District, 5 wards and a branch in the Nuevo Laredo Stake. I was going to suggest that it might be the 3000-member required for a US (or Canadian) Stake and a 1900-member requirement for the rest of the world. But ARDA states that Webb County (Laredo is the seat) had 3436 LDS members in 2010 in the then 4 congregations.

I had wondered about this one as to whether both Dayton Stakes would go in the new mission. The Dayton East Stake does make more sense in the Columbus Mission.

Pretty much the entire eastern strip of Indiana is in the Cincinnati Mission, including the Batesville Ward and a branch in the Cincinnati Stake.

Yes, the Temple Square Mission covers all 35 acres of the Temple Square complex.

Yes, a couple of stakes from Spokane was moved to the Kennewick Mission.

Florence Arizona is the home of a ward and two branches at corrections facilities—there is a 2nd Florence ward, but it is much closer to the Queen Creek area and meets with Queen Creek wards.

The Mesquite Nevada (and the Page Arizona) stakes are in the St. George Temple district.

I thought the New Mexico Farmington Mission was originally the Arizona Holbrok Mission, with the headquarters moved some years ago.

Levi said...

Page, Tuba city, Flagstaff, and Chinle were detached from the Phoenix mission when the Farmington mission was created three yrs ago the other stakes in that mission came from Mesa and Albuquerque I imagine only like 10 years ago there was just the Tucson and Phoenix missions in Arizona

John said...

"I thought the New Mexico Farmington Mission was originally the Arizona Holbrok Mission, with the headquarters moved some years ago."

Sometime in the 1980s, the Holbrook and Tempe mission boundaries were realigned to become the Phoenix and Tempe missions.

John Pack Lambert said...

Pocatello Mission did lose to stakes, with a total of 4 missionaries serving in them to Twin Falls. Also, Burley Idaho had been in Pocatello Mission before they built the Twin Falls Temple, and put that whole new Temple District in the Boise Mission.

Mike Johnson said...

The Gateway Ward, Rock Springs Wyoming Stake, was created on 30 June. There are now 9 wards and 2 branches in the stake:

Desert View Ward
Foothill Ward
Fremont Peak Ward
Gateway Ward
Overland Ward
Pilot Butte Ward
Rock Springs Ward
Temple Peak Ward
White Mountain Ward
Farson Branch
Rock Springs College Branch (Student)


The Kuna 15th Ward, Kuna Idaho East Stake, was created on 1 July. There are now 9 wards in the stake:

Kuna 1st Ward
Kuna 3rd Ward
Kuna 7th Ward
Kuna 10th Ward
Kuna 11th Ward
Kuna 12th Ward
Kuna 13th Ward
Kuna 15th Ward
Kuna YSA Ward

Mike Johnson said...

The Lagos Branch, Algarve Portugal District, Portugal Lisbon Mission, was created on 30 June. There are now 7 branches in the district:

Beja Branch
Faro Branch
Lagos Branch
Loulé Branch
Olhão Branch
Portimão Branch
Tavira Branch

Mike Johnson said...

The Bonoua Branch, Port-Bouet Cote d'Ivoire Stake, was created on 30 June. There are now 7 wards and 3 branches in the stake:

Adjouffou Ward
Jean-Folly Ward
Koumassi Ward
Marcory Ward
Port-Bouet Ward
Remblais Ward
Vridi Ward
Bonoua Branch
Grand-Bassam 1st Branch
Grand-Bassam 2nd Branch


The Formoso and Remanso Branches, Brazil Manaus Mission, were created on 30 June. There are now 8 branches in the mission:

Boa Vista Brazil District
Itacoatiara Brazil District
Brazil Manaus Mission Branch
Cruzeiro do Sul Branch
Formoso Branch
Ji-Paraná Branch
Remanso Branch
Tefé Branch
Vilhena 1st Branch
Vilhena 3rd Branch


The Mankessim 2nd Branch, Ghana Cape Coast Mission, was created on 30 June. There are now 10 branches in the mission:

Swedru Ghana District
Abakrampa Branch
Agona Nkwanta Branch
Axim Branch
Daboase Branch
Ghana Cape Coast Mission Branch
Kissi Branch
Mankessim 1st Branch
Mankessim 2nd Branch
Nkroful Branch
Tarkwa Branch

John Pack Lambert said...

Is it likely they will form another district in the Manaus Mission soon, that seems to be a lot of branches to have directly under the mission.

Gnesileah said...

Actually, three of those branches (Ji-Paraná, Vilhena 1st, and Vilhena 3rd) have now been transferred to the Brazil Cuiabá Mission.

Mike Johnson said...

CDOL still has the Ji-Paraná, Vilhena 1st, and Vilhena 3rd branches in the Manaus Mission, but LDS Maps has them in the Brazil Cuiabá Mission.

They are long way away from any other unit in the Cuiabá Mission, but are next to a stake that is covered by the Manaus Mission. I wonder where they would get better support.

John Pack Lambert said...

The Mesa Mission by area (although not b population), is probably at least 75% in the Globe Arizona Stake, with the San Carlos branch probably taking up 40% of the mission area alone.

Also, looking at the map, the way the Tuba City Arizona Stake and the Page Arizona Stake snake around each other seems a bit odd, I was surprised to see any of Tuba City stake in Utah at all.

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