The Church organized its first stake in Albania last Sunday from the Tirana Albania District and the Albania Tirana Mission. The new stake includes the following six wards and four branches: The Durrës, Tirana 1st, Tirana 2nd, Tirana 3rd, Tirana 4th, and Vlorë Wards and the Elbasan, Fier, Lushnjë, and Shkoder Branches. Missionaries report that members from Kosovo and Macedonia also participated in the special conference to organize the stake but branches and groups in these countries do not pertain to the new stake.
Missionaries report that the area presidency has encouraged the Church in Albania to set a goal to create a second stake within the next three years.
See below for a map of LDS units in Albania.
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