Tuesday, December 3, 2013

District Discontinued in Argentina

A district was recently discontinued in Argentina.

The Reconquista Argentina District was consolidated with the neighboring Goya Argentina District to organize the new Rio Paraná Argentina District.  Organized in 1992, the Reconquista Argentina District had three branches.  The newly realigned Rio Paraná Argentina District now has six branches.  This move was likely done to help prepare the area for the creation of a stake sometime within the foreseeable future.

There are now 72 stakes and 34 districts in Argentina.


Mike Johnson said...

The El Alto Bolivia Litoral Stake was created on 1 December. There are 5 wards in the stake:

Brasil Ward
Dieciseis de Febrero Ward
Litoral Ward
Río Seco Ward
Unión Ward

The Round Rock Texas East Stake was created on 24 November. There are 7 wards and 2 branches in the stake:

Georgetown Ward
Old Settlers Ward
Pflugerville Ward
Round Rock Ward
Serenada Ward
Stony Point Ward
Taylor Ward
Palm Valley Branch (Spanish)
Rockdale Branch

The São Jerônimo Brazil District, Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission, was created on 17 November. There are 4 branches in the district:

Arroio dos Ratos Branch
Butiá Branch
Charqueadas Branch
Jacuí Branch

The Rosebud Ward, Melbourne Australia Braeside Stake, was created on 17 November. There are now 6 wards in the stake:

Frankston Ward
Moorabbin Ward
Mornington Ward
Patterson Lakes Ward
Rosebud Ward
Springvale Ward

The Abobodoume Ward, Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Toit Rouge Stake, was created on 24 November. There are now 9 wards in the stake:

Abobodoume Ward
Andokoi Ward
Foncier Ward
Koute Ward
Nouveau Quartier 1st Ward
Nouveau Quartier 2nd Ward
Toit Rouge 1st Ward
Toit Rouge 2nd Ward
Toit Rouge 3rd Ward

Mike Johnson said...

Do to some reshuffling, I thought I would post all of the 10 stakes, 93 wards, and 12 branches covered by the Texas San Antonio Mission

Austin Texas Stake

Anderson Mill Ward
Carriage Hills Ward
Cedar Park Ward
Cypress Creek Ward
Heritage Trail Ward
Lake Austin Ward (Spanish)
Merrilltown Ward
Mount Bonnell YSA Ward
Shoal Creek Ward
Walnut Creek Ward

Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake

Austin Ward
Barton Creek Ward
Capital YSA Ward
Dripping Springs Ward
Hill Country Ward
Lake Travis Ward
Marble Falls Ward
Riverside Ward (Spanish)
Sunset Valley Ward
Zilker Park Ward

Kyle Texas Stake

Bastrop Ward
Buda Ward
Kyle Ward
Memorial Ward
New Braunfels Ward
Plum Creek Ward
San Marcos Ward
Seguin Ward
De Zavala Branch (Spanish)
Lockhart Branch
San Marcos YSA Branch
Yorktown Branch

Round Rock Texas Stake

Brushy Creek Ward
Chisholm Trail YSA Ward
Leander Ward
McNeil Ward
New Hope Ward
Vista Ridge Ward
Walsh Ranch Ward

Round Rock Texas East Stake

Georgetown Ward
Old Settlers Ward
Pflugerville Ward
Round Rock Ward
Serenada Ward
Stony Point Ward
Taylor Ward
Palm Valley Branch (Spanish)
Rockdale Branch

San Antonio Texas Stake

Adams Hill Ward (Spanish)
Alamo Ranch Ward
Heritage Ward
Las Palmas Ward (Spanish)
Pleasanton 1st Ward
San Antonio 5th Ward (Spanish)
San Antonio 6th Ward
San Antonio 10th Ward
Wiseman Ward
Palo Alto YSA Branch
Pleasanton 2nd Branch (Spanish)
San Antonio Military Branch

San Antonio Texas East Stake

Cibolo Ward
Converse Ward
Eden Ward
Garden Ridge Ward
High Country Ward
Mission Creek Ward
Randolph Ward
San Antonio 1st Ward
Universal City Ward
Windcrest Ward
Woodlake Ward
Fort Sam Houston Military Branch
Highland Hills Branch (Spanish)

San Antonio Texas Hill Country Stake

Alamo YSA 1st Ward
Boerne Ward
Bulverde Ward
Canyon Lake Ward
Canyon Springs Ward
Encino Park Ward
Fair Oaks Ward
Indian Springs Ward
Kerrville Ward
Leon Springs Ward
Fredericksburg Branch

San Antonio Texas North Stake

Deerfield Ward
Las Lomas Ward
Monte Vista Ward (Spanish)
San Antonio 8th Ward
San Pedro Ward
Sonterra Ward
St Cloud Ward
Stone Oak Ward

San Antonio Texas West Stake

Alamo YSA 2nd Ward
Braun Heights Ward
Culebra Creek Ward
Helotes Ward
Hondo Ward
Huebner Creek Ward (Spanish)
Leon Valley Ward
Parkwood Ward
San Antonio 3rd Ward
San Antonio 9th Ward
Sonoma Ranch Ward
Timber Ridge Ward
Uvalde Ward

Mike Johnson said...

Rio Paraná Argentina District, Argentina Resistencia Mission

Belgrano Branch
Bella Vista Branch
Goya Branch
Reconquista 1st Branch
Reconquista 2nd Branch
Vera Branch

Matt said...

It was announced last Sunday, starting in January, Utah will get its first "Midsingles" Stake... similar to a YSA Stake, made up of entirely Midsingles Wards (Single Adults.ages.31-45).

Mike Johnson said...

The Asutsuare and Odumase branches, Kpong Ghana District, Ghana Accra Mission, were created on 1 December. There are 7 branches in the district:

Asutsuare Branch
Ho 1st Branch
Ho 2nd Branch
Kpong Branch
Odumase Branch
Senchi Branch
Tsito Branch

The Baguida Branch, Lomé Togo District, Benin Cotonou Mission, was created on 1 December. There are now 12 branches in the district:

Ablogame Branch
Adidogome Branch
Akodessewa Branch
Anfame Branch
Attiegou Branch
Baguida Branch
Be-Kpota Branch
Doumassesse Branch
Hédzranawoé Branch
Souzanetime Branch
Tokoin Branch
Wuiti Branch

Mike Johnson said...

There are 15 mid-singles SA wards/branches. Four are in California:

East Bay Ward (Single Adult), Oakland California Stake
Heritage Park Ward (Single Adult), Irvine California Stake
Pacific Beach Ward (Single Adult), San Diego California North Stake
Glendale 9th Branch (Single Adult), La Crescenta California Stake

Two are on the East Coast:

Charles River Ward (Single Adult), Cambridge Massachusetts Stake
Potomac Ward (Single Adult), Mount Vernon Virginia Stake

Four are in Southern Utah:

Bloomington Hills 7th Ward (Single Adult), St George Utah Bloomington Hills Stake
Cedar City SA Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake
Sunset 12th Ward (Single Adult), St George Utah Sunset Stake
Washington Parkway Ward (Single Adult), Washington Utah East Stake

One is in Provo:

Oak Hills 8th Ward (Single Adult), Provo Utah Oak Hills Stake

Three are in Salt Lake County:

Monument Park 19th Ward (Single Adult), Salt Lake Parleys Stake
Parleys 7th Ward (Single Adult), Salt Lake Monument Park Stake
Union Fort 9th Branch (Single Adult), Midvale Utah Union Fort Stake

One is in Logan:
Logan 18th Ward (Single Adult), Logan Utah South Stake

If SA stakes are coming, than more SA wards are likely to be coming. The 3 wards and 1 branch between Salt Lake and Provo are a candidate for a stake, but so the 3 wards around St. George and 1 in Cedar City.

Given that in the stakes covered by the Washington DC South Mission (in Northern Virginia), there are 5 YSA and 1 SA ward, I have wondered if a singles stakes might eventually be formed in northern Virginia, perhaps with some YSA wards across the Potomac in Maryland. I was wondering if an SA ward would go into a YSA stake. Currently, 2 YSA and 1 SA ward meet in the same building in Crystal City (Arlington) near Reagan National Airport.

Mike Johnson said...

The Lomé Togo District, Benin Cotonou Mission has 12 branches now in about a 10 km by 10 km area. Some of these divisions probably aren't because of distance to church, but probably because congregations have been getting large.

They may be waiting on full tithe paying Melchizedek Priesthood holders to become a stake. But, I would think a stake could be coming soon.

Unknown said...

Mike, I know that one SA ward will be created in Ogden and I heard rumors that another one will be in Farmington early next year. As someone who used to drive two hours to the Stake Center back home in Germany, I think organizing and maintaining a stake that stretches from Ogden to Provo is definitely possible. I wouldn't rule this out, not even short-term...although such a stake would probably cross Area boundaries.

Mike Johnson said...

I didn't rule out a Wasatch Front SA stake. I think the idea is intriguing and I did point that the 3 Salt Lake County and 1 Provo congregations could be expanded into a stake if more SA wards are coming. Your point about a stake crossing area lines puts a bit of roadblock on the idea, but probably not insurmountable. I also wouldn't rule out the Logan SA ward being part of the stake, a stretch perhaps, but certainly possible.

I also suggested that a southern Utah SA stake is possible. Cedar City is about as far from St. George as Provo is from Salt Lake City, but this possibility doesn't have a cross area issue (unless an SA ward in Las Vegas is created and included).

That there are 3 SA wards in the St. George-Washington-Hurricane area surprised me. St. George is a retirement mecca for older people, but singles 30 to 45--that surprised me.