The Church organized a new stake in Houston, Texas last Sunday. The Houston Texas Bear Creek Stake was organized from a division of the Cypress Creek Texas Stake and the Katy Texas Stake. The new stake includes the following eight wards: the Bear Creek 1st, Bridgeland, Copperfield, Katy 1st, Sam Houston YSA 2nd, Spring Branch, Westlake, and Wheatstone Wards. An article providing additional information on the creation of the new stake can be found here.
There are now 64 stakes and three districts in Texas.
The Church discontinued the União da Vitória Brazil District in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The district had three branches and was originally organized in 1995. Two of the branches (Canoinhas and Mafra) were reassigned to the Brazil Curitiba South Mission whereas one of the branches (União da Vitória) was reassigned to the Guarapuava Brazil District.
There are now 253 stakes and 38 districts in Brazil.