On January 11th, the Church organized a new stake in Arizona. The Mesa Arizona Eastmark Stake was organized from a division of the Mesa Arizona Desert Ridge Stake and the Mesa Arizona Boulder Creek Stake. The new stake includes the following seven wards: the Augusta Ranch 1st, Augusta Ranch 2nd, Bella Via, Eastridge, Hawes, Highland Ridge, and Mesquite Canyon Wards. There are now 98 stakes in Arizona.
On January 18th, the Church organized a new stake in Utah. The Herriman Utah Pioneer Stake was organized from a division of the Herriman Utah West Stake (renamed Herriman Utah Butterfield Canyon Stake). The new stake includes the following eight wards: the Pioneer 1st, Pioneer 2nd, Pioneer 3rd, Pioneer 4th, Pioneer 5th, Pioneer 6th, Pioneer 7th, and Pioneer 8th Wards. There are now 575 stakes and one district in Utah.
On December 14th, a new stake was organized in the Philippines. The Alicia Philippines Stake was organized from the Alicia Philippines District. The new stake includes the following six wards and two branches: the Alicia 1st, Alicia 3rd, Alicia 4th, Echague 1st, Echague 2nd, and Paddad Wards and the Angadanan and Jones Branches. There are now 93 stakes and 79 districts in the Philippines.
In late 2014, the Church discontinued the Kabul Afghanistan Military District. One of the two remaining branches (Bagram) was also discontinued. The Church currently operates only one military branch in Afghanistan in Kabul. The Kabul Afghanistan Military District was originally organized in 2008.
In late 2014, the Church discontinued the Ushuaia Argentina District and consolidated it with the Rio Grade Argentina District (renamed the Tierra del Fuego Argentina District). The Ushuaia Argentina District was originally organized in 2001. Missionaries indicate that the decision to consolidate the districts was to prepare the area for a stake. The realigned district now has seven branches. There are 73 stakes and 31 districts in Argentina.