Thursday, April 2, 2015

New Districts in Brazil and Slovakia

Brazil
The Church organized a new district in Brazil on March 15th. The Leopoldina Brazil District was organized from the Juiz de Fora Brazil Stake and the Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission. The new district includes the following five branches: the Cataguases, Leopoldina, Muriaé, Ubá, and Viçosa Branches. There are now 253 stakes and 39 districts in Brazil.

Slovakia
The Church organized its first district in Slovakia last Sunday. The Bratislava Slovakia District was organized from a division of the Brno Czech District and includes the following four branches: the Bratislava, Kosice, Trenčín, and Žilina Branches. The creation of the new district has appeared possible due to a sufficient number of active priesthood holders to staff both branch and district callings. The large number of branches in the former Brno Czech District also appeared to contribute to the decision to establish a separate district to administer Slovakia. Multiple member groups also appear to operate within the new district such as in Banska Bystrica and Nitra. Slovakia was previous the 26th country or dependency/territory with the most members without a stake or district according to year-end 2013 membership data. The statistical profile for Slovakia on cumorah.com can be found here whereas a map of branches and member groups in Slovakia can be found here. The Church published its first translation of the Book of Mormon into Slovak in early 2013.

3 comments:

JonErik said...

GREAT NEWS!!!! I have attended Sacrament services in Bratislava, Trencin, and Banska Bysterica over the past several years while visiting friends in Slovakia. Growth has been slow there, but the Slovakian members are good good people, and this is a significant step for them.....

Pascal said...

I had a Mission reunion last night and it was announced that the new District President is actually someone I served with. He's only 23 but represents a growing (and young) community of members in Slovakia.

By the way, I also hope that Brno will become a stake soon.

Eduardo Clinch said...

I was inspired by the Slovak congregation story in England. Maybe extended distant relatives are joining?