On December 8th, a new stake was created in Samoa. The Apia Samoa Central Stake was organized from the Apia Samoa and Pesega Samoa Stakes and includes the following six wards: The Alafua, Alamagoto, Motootua, Pesega 2nd, Vailima, and Vaimoso Wards. There are now 19 stakes in Samoa.
On December 8th, a new stake was created in the Philippines. The San Gabriel Philippines Stake was created from the San Gabriel Philippines District and includes five wards: The Biñan, Bulihan, Carmona, Gma, and San Gabriel Wards. There are now 88 stakes and 82 districts in the Philippines.
On December 15th, a new stake was created in Ghana. The Kumasi Ghana Dichemso Stake was organized from the original Kumasi Ghana Stake and the former Konongo Ghana District and includes the following five wards and five branches: The Asokwa, Buokrom, Dichemso, Kwamo, and University Wards and the Atonsu, Daban, Domeabra, Konongo 1st, and Konongo 2nd Branches. The Konongo Ghana District was discontinued as the three branches in the Konongo area were reassigned to the new Kumasi Ghana Dichemso Stake. The three branches in the Nkawkaw area now fall under the Ghana Kumasi Mission and will become their own district within the near future.
On December 22nd, a new district was created in Ghana. The Obuasi Ghana District was organized from three mission branches in Obuasi (Obuasi 1st, 2nd, and 3rd). Missionaries report that a fourth branch will be organized in the near future.
There are now 11 stakes and eight districts
On December 15th, a new stake was created in Utah. The St. George Utah Boulder Ridge Stake was organized from the St. George Utah Little Valley Stake and includes the following seven wards: The
Crimson Cliffs, Foothills, Quail Valley, Sage Hollow, Stone Cliff, Stonehedge, and Treasure Valley Wards. There are now 566 stakes and one district in Utah.