Last Sunday, a new stake was created in Arizona. The San Tan Valley Arizona Stake was created from a division of the Queen Creek Arizona South Stake and includes the following six wards: The Bella Vista, Copper Basin, Desert Hills, Florence 1st, Florence 2nd, and Johnson Ranch Wards. There are now 96 stakes in Arizona.
Last Sunday, a new stake was created in Santa Catarina State. The Joinville Brazil South Stake was organized from the Joinville Brazil Stake and includes the following five wards and one branch: The Fátima, Itaum, Itinga, Jaraguá do Sul, and Vila Nova Wards and the
São Francisco do Sul Branch. There are now 250 stakes and 41 districts in Brazil and eight wards and one district in Santa Catarina State.
Last Sunday, a new stake was created in Utah. The Eagle Mountain Utah Cedar Pass Stake was organized from the Eagle Mountain Utah and Eagle Mountain Utah North Stakes and includes the following eight wards: The Cedar Pass 1st, Cedar Pass 2nd, Cedar Pass 10th, Highlands 1st, Kennekuk, Sage Valley, and Willow Springs Wards. There are now 568 stakes and one district in Utah.
Last Sunday, a new district was created in Cote d'Ivoire. The San-Pedro Cote d'Ivoire District was organized from the Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission and includes the following four branches: The LAC, San Pedro, Seweke 1st, and Seweke 2nd Branches. Two of these branches were organized within the past year. The new district becomes the Church's first district in southeastern Cote d'Ivoire. There are now five stakes and two districts in Cote d'Ivoire.
Last Sunday, a new district was organized in the Freetown area. The Kossoh Town Sierra Leone District was organized from the Freetown Sierra Leone East District (now renamed the Kissy Sierra Leone District) and includes the following four branches: The Allen Town, Grafton, Kossoh Town, and Waterloo Branches. Missionaries report that several additional branches will soon be organized in these two districts. There are now four districts and one stake in Sierra Leone.