Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Church Materials Beginning to be Translated into Fon

The Church recently added Fon to its languages with translations of Church materials. These materials can be accessed here, albeit none have been uploaded to the site yet. Fon is a language spoken in Benin by approximately two million people. There are 2.1 million Fon speakers worldwide.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

New Stakes Created in Utah (3) and the Philippines


The Church has organized three new stakes in Utah.

The Herriman Utah Anthem Stake was organized on January 31st. The new stake was created from a division of the Fort Herriman Utah Stake. The new stake includes the following six wards: the Anthem 1st, Anthem 2nd, Copper Creek 3rd, Legacy Creek, Legacy Ranch, and Miller Crossing 2nd Wards. There are now 10 stakes in Herriman.

The Salem Utah Woodland Hills Stake was organized on January 31st. The new stake was created from a division of the Salem Utah Stake which had 15 wards within its boundaries prior to the stake division. The new stake includes the following eight wards: the Foothills, Harvest Ridge, Loafer Canyon, Maple Canyon, Mount Loafer, Oak View, Salem 6th, and Woodland Hills Wards. There are now three stakes in Salem.

The Lake Point Utah Stake was organized on February 7th. The new stake includes the following seven wards: the Adobe Rock, Big Canyon, Brigham Park, Lake Point, Oquirrh Mountain, Porter Way, and Rockwood Wards. There are now 12 stakes in Tooele County, Utah.

There are now 615 stakes and two districts in Utah.

The Philippines 

The Church organized a new stake in the Philippines in November 2020 which was not reported until recently. The Santa Cruz Zambales Philippines Stake was organized from the Santa Cruz Zambales Philippines District (organized in 1990). With perhaps one exception, all of the six branches in the district appear to have become wards, namely the Bayto, Candelaria, Guisguis, Infanta, Masinloc, and Santa Cruz Zambales Branches. The Church has experienced rapid growth in the number of stakes in the Philippines Olongapo Mission which has gone from one stake and six districts within the mission boundaries in 2016 to seven stakes and no districts today.

There are now 117 stakes and 60 districts in the Philippines.

Monday, February 1, 2021

January 2021 Newsletter

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