Saturday, August 27, 2011

2 New Stakes, one in Utah, one in Brazil

Two new stakes have been created.

The Alpine Utah YSA (Young Single Adult) Stake, which includes 13 YSA wards, was created.  It is the 11th Utah YSA stake created, all this year.  Utah has had 4 other stakes created this year for a total of 563.  Alpine is just North of Provo, Utah.

A new stake has been created called the Rio de Janeiro Engenho de Dentro Stake.  It is Brazil's 3rd new stake in 2011 and now Brazil has 243 stakes - second only to the United States.  There are now 2,939 stakes, with 1,493 in the US (50.8%)

San Salvador, El Salvador Temple Dedicated, 135th

The Dedication was Sunday August 21, 2011, by President Henry B. Eyring.

It is the first temple in the country of El Salvador, the 4th in Central America (plus 2 more under construction), not counting the 13 in Mexico.  It was the first LDS temple dedicated in 2011, (Kiev, #134 was 8/2010) and the next is Quetzaltenango Guatemala, #136, scheduled for 12/2011.