Unit UpdateApril 26Playa del Carmen México Stake (1 Branch, 6 Wards) Puerto Morelos Branch Cozumel 1st Ward Cozumel 2nd Ward Petén Ward Playa del Carmen Ward Tulum Ward Zacil Ha WardTaichung Taiwan South Stake (1 Branch, 5 Wards) Taichung Branch (English) Chungming Ward Nantun Ward Peitun Ward Wuchuan 1st Ward Wuchuan 3rd Ward Flat Creek Ward, Fayetteville Georgia Stake(1 Branch, 10 Wards)Huayacan Ward, Cancún México Kabáh Stake (5 Wards)Kagiso 2nd Ward, Soweto South Africa Stake (7 Wards)Milliken Ward, Greeley Colorado Stake (3 Branches, 12 Wards)Palm Hills Ward, Henderson Nevada Black Mountain Stake (13 Wards)Serrano Branch, Caxias do Sul Brazil Stake (2 Branches, 7 Wards)Sunterra Ward, Idaho Falls Taylor Mountain Stake (10 Wards)15 MarCatalão Branch, Brazil Goiânia Mission (6 Branches, 1 District, 5 Stakes) 22 Mar Camalaniugan 2nd Branch, Aparri Philippines District (7 Branch)19 AprSalinópolis Branch, Castanhal Brazil Stake (1 Branch, 5 Wards) YTD 201 (11.824/week)Africa 59Asia 6Europe 6North America 73Pacific 10South and Central America 12Utah & Idaho 36
The Erfurt Germany District was discontinued on April 6, along with several braches in the district. All units that still exist have been integrated into the Leipzig Germany Stake. The Meerane Branch in that stake was also discontinued at the same time. The area has struggled for a significant time with some of the most severe domestic emigration and demographic decline in Europe. Most of these developments seem to stem from lack of employment. It appears as though none of the branches that were discontinued had more than 10 active members at the time.The Nordhausen Branch only had one active member as of late, with full-time Missionaries serving as branch president and first counselor. The Gera and Werdau Branches were said to have a total sacrament attendance of five to 10 on any given Sunday. With decay continuing in surrounding areas, it is likely that only Erfurt and Jena will be able to sustain congregations within the medium-term future. The former Erfurt Zone of the Germany Frankfurt Mission integrated into the Germany Berlin Mission. With most of the remaining branches now having enormous areas, it is possible that some areas will remain open to Missionaries and have groups that continue to meet in these locations under stake supervision.
With 2 weeks to the Cordoba Argentina Temple dedication, I figure I would post my prediction of its temple district: 17 stakes, 7 districts, all from the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple, which will be left with 46 stakes, 16 districts. Stakes and districts within 200 miles of the Cordoba Temple in CAPS.BELL VILLE ARGENTINA DISTRICT (0,9) [BUENOS AIRES]Concepción Argentina District (0,6) [Buenos Aires]CÓRDOBA ARGENTINA EAST STAKE (6,2) [BUENOS AIRES]CÓRDOBA ARGENTINA NORTH STAKE (7,3) [BUENOS AIRES]CÓRDOBA ARGENTINA SIERRAS STAKE (5,3) [BUENOS AIRES]CÓRDOBA ARGENTINA SOUTH STAKE (5,2) [BUENOS AIRES]CÓRDOBA ARGENTINA WEST STAKE (7,1) [BUENOS AIRES]Jujuy Argentina Stake (9,3) [Buenos Aires]La Rioja Argentina Stake (5,4) [Buenos Aires]Metán Argentina District (0,4) [Buenos Aires]Oran Argentina District (0,5) [Buenos Aires]RAFAELA ARGENTINA DISTRICT (0,5) [BUENOS AIRES]RÍO CUARTO ARGENTINA STAKE (6,1) [BUENOS AIRES]Salta Argentina Stake (7,0) [Buenos Aires]Salta Argentina West Stake (9,1) [Buenos Aires]SAN LUIS ARGENTINA STAKE (5,2) [BUENOS AIRES]San Pedro Argentina Jujuy District (0,5) [Buenos Aires]San Rafael Argentina Stake (7,4) [Buenos Aires]Santa Fe Argentina North Stake (8,2) [Buenos Aires]Santa Fe Argentina Stake (6,1) [Buenos Aires]Santiago del Estero Argentina Stake (6,3) [Buenos Aires]Tartagal Argentina District (0,5) [Buenos Aires]Tucumán Argentina Stake (9,1) [Buenos Aires]Tucumán Argentina West Stake (7,2) [Buenos Aires]
Does anyone know what Ward and stake the members of Lucas, Texas, would be part of?
The bulk of Lucas is in the Allen 2nd Ward of the Allen Texas Stake.
Let's not forget the stakes and districts of Mendoza and San Juan provinces for the predicted Cordoba temple district. They are assigned to Santiago, Chile. And though the distance is similar, I am sure they would enjoy not crossing an international border, and also not having to traverse the Andes mountains. In Mendoza:Godoy Cruz Argentina StakeGuaymallén Argentina StakeMaipú de Cuyo Argentina StakeMendoza Argentina StakeSan Martin Argentina DistrictValle de Uco Argentina DistrictIn San Juan:San Juan Argentina Chimbas StakeSan Juan Argentina Nuevo Cuyo StakeThey are a faithful people. When I served there, a number of the long-term members told stories about having gone all the way to Sao Paulo for their own ordinances when it was the closest option.
My prediction for Cordoba is based on my map for the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple distance and travel time to either temple. I have not yet completed the Santiago Chile Temple district, so San Juan may be included in the Cordoba district, but considering that San Juan, Mendoza areas are within 200 miles of Santiago, but not Cordoba, I figure it slightly unlikely. San Juan does appear to have a straight shot to Cordoba.Based on Google Maps:to SantiagoSan Juan (179.03 miles) 7h, 19m (531k) driveMendoza (108.69 miles) 5h, 18m (364k) driveto CordobaSan Juan (253.05 miles) 7h, 28m (603k) driveMendoza (289.48 miles) 7h, 47m (611k) drive
I tried driving from Santiago to Mendoza in late April '94: Chilean carabineros were waving us back, we slept on the border and could not pass for the snow. Figure 6 months of mountain impasse for SJ and 'doza. Flights are not cheap, and even car rental is beyond the means for most. Cordoba is huge.
Mendoza and San Juan are included in the new temple district.
I am not surprised Mendoza and San Juan were reassigned. Crossing international boundaries to go to temples is difficult at best, when it is over very high mountains it is impossible large chunks of the year.I hope Mendoza can get its own temple in the not too distant future.
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