Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Cities Open to Missionary Work in Kosovo

Missionaries in Kosovo report that two cities recently opened to missionary activity for the first time. Prizren (pop: 85,119) and Pejë (pop: 48,962) now have missionaries and appear to have had member groups organized that are likely led by the missionaries. The Church assigned its first young, proselytizing missionaries to Kosovo in mid-2011. Within the past couple months, the Church organized its second Kosovar branch in Gjakova. The opening of two additional cities to missionary work has coincided with the organization of the first stake in Albania where the Adriatic South Mission is headquartered. The Church frequently experiences accelerated national outreach expansion in countries following the organization of the first stake.

See below for a map of LDS units in Kosovo.

View Branches in the former Yugoslavia in a larger map


Mike Johnson said...

The Bear River Branch (Spanish), Evanston Wyoming South Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 7 wards and 2 branches in the stake:

Evanston 1st Ward
Evanston 4th Ward
Evanston 7th Ward
Evanston 8th Ward
Hilliard Ward
Uinta View Ward
Yellow Creek Ward
Bear River Branch (Spanish)
Needles Branch (Care Center)

The Camara de Lobos Branch, Madeira Portugal District, Portugal Lisbon Mission, was created on 4 May. There are now 5 branches in the district:

Camacha Branch
Camara de Lobos Branch
Funchal 1st Branch
Funchal 2nd Branch
Machico Branch

The Central Falls 2nd Branch (Spanish), Providence Rhode Island Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 10 wards and 5 branches in the stake:

Ashford Ward
Central Falls 1st Ward
Groton Ward
Narragansett Ward
Newport Ward
Norwich Ward
Providence 1st Ward (Spanish)
Scituate Ward
Warwick Ward
Waterford Ward
Central Falls 2nd Branch (Spanish)
Providence 2nd Branch
Quaker Hill Branch (Spanish)
Warwick YSA Branch
Westerly Branch

The Layton 7th Ward, Layton Utah Creekside Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 7 wards in the stake:

Heritage Ward
Layton 4th Ward
Layton 18th Ward
Layton 31st Ward
Layton 38th Ward
Layton 7th Ward
Park Ward

The Manhattan SA Branch, New York New York Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 13 wards and 2 branches in the stake:

Chinatown Ward (Chinese)
Harlem 1st Ward
Harlem 2nd Ward (Spanish)
Harlem YSA Ward
Inwood 1st Ward
Inwood 2nd Ward (Spanish)
Lincoln Square YSA Ward
Manhattan 1st Ward
Manhattan 2nd Ward
Manhattan 3rd Ward
Manhattan YSA Ward
Morningside Heights Ward
Union Square 1st Ward
Manhattan SA Branch
Union Square 2nd Branch (Sign Language)

The Memorial Park 2nd Ward, Houston Texas South Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 8 wards and 1 branch in the stake:

Braes Bayou YSA Ward
Hermann Park Ward
Maplewood 2nd Ward
Memorial Park 1st Ward
Memorial Park 2nd Ward
Sienna Plantation Ward
Sugar Land 1st Ward
Sugar Land 2nd Ward
Maplewood 3rd Branch (Chinese)

The Rock Cove Ward, Spanish Fork Utah Canyon Ridge Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 12 wards in the stake:

Aspen Heights Ward
Canyon Pointe Ward
Canyon Ridge Ward
East Meadows Ward
Heritage Ward
Maple Meadows 1st Ward
Maple Meadows 2nd Ward
Pine Meadows Ward
Rock Cove Ward
Spanish Fork 14th Ward
Spanish Fork 17th Ward
Spanish Vista Ward

The Santiago Tezontlale 2nd Ward, Tezontepec México Stake, was created on 27 April. There are now 7 wards in the stake:

Ixmiquilpan Ward
Mixquiahuala Ward
Panuaya Ward
Presas Ward
Santiago Tezontlale 1st Ward
Santiago Tezontlale 2nd Ward
Tezontepec Ward

The Timberlake Ward, Hayden Lake Idaho Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 9 wards and 1 branch in the stake:

Dalton Gardens Ward
Hayden Lake 1st Ward
Hayden Lake 2nd Ward
Hayden Lake 3rd Ward
Hayden Lake 4th Ward
Kellogg Ward
Lakeland 1st Ward
Lakeland 2nd Ward
Timberlake Ward
Wallace Branch

The Wagoner Branch, Fort Smith Arkansas Stake, was created on 4 May. There are now 8 wards and 6 branches in the stake:

Alma Ward
Clarksville Ward
Fort Smith Ward
Gore Ward
Greenwood Ward
McAlester Ward
Muskogee Ward
Sallisaw Ward
Eufaula Branch
Massard Creek Branch (Spanish)
Mena Branch
Poteau Branch
Talihina Branch
Wagoner Branch

Ed Clinch said...

More and more LDS missionaries are serving in predominantly Muslim nations. It is a great blessing that our elders and increasingly more sisters go into large pockets of Islamic communities and spread the Christian message and the Restoration, leading up to the shared vision of Jesus (Isa ) returning for the Final Judgment.

MLewis82 said...

I always wonder how the Church deals with the sensitive political issues in a place like Kosovo (and now the Crimea). Does our sending missionaries to Kosovo affect our relations with Serbia negatively? Do we send Serbian-speaking missionaris as well as Albanian-speaking missionaries, or do we just stay out of the Serbian-majority communities?

Kabelo Itumeleng said...

Hi Matt,

I know this isn't a tech forum, but how did you create the coloured areas/regions on the google map? I'm creating a similar map for our region of branches in Burundi and am having trouble.

Matt said...

Go to and you can create maps for free either with the old or new version of the site.

Here's a map of LDS branches in Burundi.,29.650726&spn=0.996652,1.454315

I am incredibly interested in communicating with you regarding the Church in Burundi if you have any current information. I have not been able to find a contact with current information on the Church in Burundi for over two years. My email is