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
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.