Friday, December 13, 2013

New Stake Created in Tonga

Last Sunday a new stake was created in Tonga.

The Nuku'alofa Tonga Malapo Stake was organized from the Nuku'alofa Tonga Mu'a and Nuku'alofa Vaina Stakes and includes the following six wards and one branch: The Alakifonua, Holonga, Malapo,  Pelehake, Vaini 3rd, and Vaini 4th wards and the Longoteme Branch.  The neighboring Nuku'alofa Tonga South Stake was also realigned and several wards were transferred to the Nuku'alofa Tonga Vaina Stake.  The new stake becomes the third new stake created in Tonga since 2008.

View Wards and Branches on 'Eua and Nuku'alofa (Tonga) in a larger map
There are now 19 stakes and two districts in Tonga notwithstanding a tiny population of 106,000.


Mike Johnson said...

The Aerodrome Branch, Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Mission, was created on 24 November. There are now 8 independent branches in the mission:

Aerodrome Branch
Bondoyi Branch
Bujumbura 1st Branch
Bujumbura 2nd Branch
Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Mission Branch
Musadi Branch
Mwene-Ditu Branch
Uvira Branch
Kolwezi Democratic Republic of the Congo District
Likasi Democratic Republic of the Congo District
Mbuji-Mayi Democratic Republic of the Congo District

The Parque das Nações Branch, Rio Claro Brazil Stake, was created on 8 December. There are now 7 wards and 2 branches in the stake:

Araras Ward
Limeira Ward
Nova Itália Ward
Rio Claro 2nd Ward
Rio Claro 1st Ward
Rio Claro 3rd Ward
Rio Claro 4th Ward
Cordeirópolis Branch
Parque das Nações Branch

Mike Johnson said...

The Jardim Conceição Branch, Osasco Brazil Stake, was created on 8 December. There are now 8 wards and 2 branches in the stake:

Baronesa Ward
Jardim Veloso Ward
Munhoz Júnior Ward
Nova Granada Ward
Novo Osasco Ward
Osasco Ward
Rochdale Ward
Vila Yara Ward
Jaguaré Branch
Jardim Conceição Branch

Adam said...

A comment on the Cumorah facebook page mentioned that Europe surpassed 100,000 at sacrament for the first time. Great to hear the news of units strengthening. It is interesting to hear unpublished numbers from those in positions to share them.

It was also nice to see that a new stake was made in the Philipines, especially one upgraded from a district. About a year ago an area seventy said that even though there are just under 700k members only roughly 100k (like Europe) went to church. The fact that many of the district have bene becoming stakes is very promising for the future of the church in the Philippines.

Adam said...

Video from a PBS article article on the missionary surge has someone at the MTC saying that there are currently over 82,000 missionaries.

Mike Johnson said...

The Texas City Branch, League City Texas Stake, was created on 15 December. There are now 6 wards and 4 branches in the stake:

Clear Lake 1st Ward
Clear Lake 2nd Ward
Galveston Ward
League City Ward
Seabrook Ward
South Shore Ward
Armand Bayou YSA Branch
Kemah Branch (Spanish)
Lehi Branch (Spanish)
Texas City Branch

Ed Clinch said...

La isla de Tonga--muy Buena. muchos SUD.