Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Stakes Created in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma

Within the past couple weeks, the Church has undergone a massive realignment of stakes within Arkansas, southwestern Missouri, and eastern Oklahoma. Three new stakes were created as a result of this realignment.

The Bartlesville Oklahoma Stake was organized from the Tulsa Oklahoma and Tulsa Oklahoma East Stakes and includes the following nine wards and two branches: the Bartlesville 1st, Bartlesville 2nd, Bartlesville 3rd, Claremore, Cleveland, Elm Creek, Independence, Owasso, and Ranch Creek Wards, and the Pawhuska and Skiatook Branches. There are now eight stakes in Oklahoma.

The Bentonville Arkansas Stake was organized from the Rogers Arkansas Stake and includes the following seven wards: the Bella Vista, Bentonville 1st, Bentonville 2nd, Centerton, Central Park, Elm Tree, and Grove Wards. There are now seven stakes in Arkansas.

The Monett Missouri Stake was organized from the Joplin Missouri and Springfield Missouri South Stakes and includes the following five wards and two branches: the Aurora, Carthage, Granby, Monett, and Stockton Wards, and the Cassville and Joplin YSA Branches. There are now 16 stakes in Missouri.

12 comments:

Michael said...

I would like to continue sharing updates of newly created units in the church. However, I have noticed that they are not all updated in CDOL at the same time. Some trickle in several days - if not weeks - after the creation date. So my updates may not be super quick moving forward, but my hope is that by waiting a few weeks, there will be fewer additional posts catching the stragglers.

Also, in the interest of time, I will not be posting the names of all the units in a particular stake or district - only the numbers. If anyone has questions about a specific stake or district that I can answer through CDOL, I would be happy to look it up for you.

New Stakes, Districts, Wards, & Branches

12 October 2014
Kilingu Hills Kenya District (5 branches)
The Woodlands Texas Stake (8 wards)
1. Ammon 31st Ward, Ammon Idaho Foothills Stake (12 wards)
2. Estes Park Branch, Longmont Colorado Stake (9 wards, 1 branch)
3. Evans Ranch Ward, San Antonio Texas Hill Country Stake (11 wards, 2 branches)
4. Foothills Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Redrock Stake (10 wards)
5. Kalongo Branch, Kilungu Hills Kenya District (5 branches)
6. Lame Ward, Abobo Cote d'Ivoire Stake (15 wards)
7. Lemba Ward, Kinshasa Dem. Rep. of the Congo Mont Ngafula Stake (8 wards, 1 branch)
8. Loma Verde Branch (Spanish), Chula Vista California Stake (10 wards, 1 branch)
9. Maguire Canyon Ward, Willard Utah Stake (10 wards)
10. Mbukpa Ward, Calabar Nigeria Stake (12 wards, 3 branches)
11. McKinley Ward, Fresno California East Stake (10 wards)
12. N'dotre Ward, Abobo Cote d'Ivoire Stake (15 wards)
13. Paracuru Branch, Fortaleza Brazil West Stake (5 wards, 5 branches)
14. Paseos Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Redrock Stake (10 wards)
15. Redbank Ward, Fresno California East Stake (10 wards)
16. Regideso Ward, Kinshasa Dem. Rep. of the Congo Mont Ngaliema Stake (9 wards, 1 branch)
17. South B Ward, Nairobi Kenya Stake (12 wards, 3 branches)
18. Three Mile Creek Ward, Willard Utah Stake (10 wards)

15 October 2014
1. Valley Branch (Mandarin), Pasadena California Stake (6 wards, 1 branch)

19 October 2014
1. Chbar Ampov Branch, Phnom Penh Cambodia East District (5 branches)
2. Highline Ward, Aurora Colorado Stake (7 wards, 1 branch)
3. Independencia Ward, Ciudad Juárez México East Stake (13 wards)
4. Kranj Branch, Ljubljana Slovenia District (4 branches)
5. Mansilingan 3rd Branch, Bacolod Philippines South Stake (8 wards, 2 branches)
6. Mezquital Ward, Ciudad Juárez México East Stake (13 wards)
7. Peak View Ward, Longmont Colorado Stake (9 wards, 1 branch)
8. Salinas Branch, Caguas Puerto Rico Stake (5 wards, 4 branches)
9. Santa Clara 16th Ward, Santa Clara Utah Heights Stake (9 wards)

26 October 2014
Bentonville Arkansas Stake (7 wards)
Monett Missouri Stake (5 wards, 2 branches)
1. Alpine View Ward, Herriman Utah South Stake (8 wards)
2. Alta Vista Branch (Spanish), Fort Collins Colorado Stake (9 wards, 1 branch)
3. Cross Creek Ward, Katy Texas Stake (10 wards, 2 branches)
4. Glines 9th Ward, Vernal Utah Glines Stake (9 wards, 1 branch)
5. Lookout Ridge Ward, Herriman Utah South Stake (8 wards)
6. Lutendale 2nd Branch, Kinshasa Dem. Rep. of the Congo Mont Ngaliema Stake (9 wards, 1 branch)
7. Mangaldan 3rd Branch, Mangaldan Philippines District (8 branches)
8. Motootua 2nd Ward, Apia Samoa Central Stake (8 wards)
9. Oakhurst Ward, Kingwood Texas Stake (8 wards, 2 branches)
10. Providence Point Ward, Herriman Utah South Stake (8 wards)
11. Vaoala Ward, Apia Samoa Central Stake (8 wards)

I will post the Nov. 2nd unit creations in another week or so to give them all time to get entered in CDOL.

Adam said...

I guess I have a question in CDOL if you can answer it. Do you know the total number of districts and branches that are case sensitive? I don't really care about the individual countries, I just want to have accurate numbers for the church as a whole. If it is not allowed I can just try to calculate it when they update things at the end of the year.

Mike Johnson said...

Michael, I eventually set my window for new creations to 6 weeks (42 days) just to get a good chance of catching them.

Sometimes it does take time. I was amazed you were able to get some stake creations on the Sunday of creation. I usually didn't see new creations until Monday and they would come in all week.

Ed Clinch said...

New stake in PA. Nice.

Ray said...

Oct. Church Unit Growth:: + 42 W&B; + 35 W + 7 B
+ 4 st + 2 dist

US + 17; + 16 W + 1 B + 3 st + 0 dist
Outside US + 25; + 19W + 6 B + 1 st + 2 dist (+3-1)

YTD + 295; + 325 W - 30 B + 53 st (+54-1) - 5 dist
US + 130; +133 W - 3 B + 22 st -1 dist
Outside US + 165; + 192 W -27 B + 31 st (+ 32 - 1
- 4 dist

Highest Growth: US +135;
Ut + 45
Id +; 13
Tx +13
Ca +11
African nations +1341499
Nigeria +33,
Ghana + 30
Philippines + 30
Brazil +22
Cote d'Ivoire + 21

Ray said...

Correction to previous post:

African nations + 134

October's monthly increase the highest in at least 5 years.

Mike Johnson said...

Article on the creation on 9 November of a third stake in the Pittsburgh, PA area:

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/6937320-74/church-mormons-paul#axzz3IhEeGwIb

Ed Clinch said...

When I read the article I thought that maybe the Pittsburgh West Stake info was dated; I see it was created September 7 of this year. Better late news than no news.

I was looking at all the places that go to the South African temple. East Africa needs one beyond Congo, for sure. Uganda? Kenya? I know the church is still new there, but an earlier temple would be preferable, right? That would help places like Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi... So much more to do.

Jim Coles said...

Any info on the quaraí brazil district being discontinued?

Michael said...

It appears that the Quarai Centro Branch and the Santa Helenara Branch (both in Quarai, Brazil) have been absorbed into the Artigas Uruguay Stake. Those two branches are right across the river border from Artigas which has multiple units, so it makes sense to have those two branches combined with the Uruguayan stake despite the international border and language difference. The surrounding Brazilian countryside appears to be sparsely populated and is now the Brazil Santa Maria Mission Branch.

Matt said...

Interesting that the Monett Missouri Stake has only 2,386 members in its boundaries despite new stakes in the US generally having at least 3,000.

http://www.monett-times.com/story/2138218.html

Pascal said...

Option 1: The numbers are old. It is however unlikely that they are very old, and that since that time 614 additional members would have been added. AU-sendbacks might account for some of the difference, but most likely not for all of it.

Option 2: An exception was granted. There is really no apparent reason for it since the original stakes were large but not impossible to administer efficiently. If an exception was granted, this would probably lead to further exceptions in similar cases in the near future (such as Meeker, CO; Apex, NC; Pierre, SD District becoming a stake).

Option 3: The policy has been changed. In my opinion that would actually be a logical step, although I would be surprised if the Church went through the backdoor like this.