Saturday, June 9, 2012

3 more new stakes in April (VA, DE, Brazil)

The LDS Church announced 3 new stakes, making 13 new stakes through April 15th in 2012

11. Buena Vista Virginia YSA - April 15th, 2012
12. Dover Delaware - April 15th, 2012
13. Macapá Brazil - April 15th, 2012

There are now 2,959 stakes worldwide.

The Buena Vista Virginia YSA, supports Young Single Adults, mostly at Southern Virginia University, and LDS university, not run officially by the Church.  That makes 20 stakes in Virginia. Virgina stays in Eleventh place behind Florida and ahead of Georgia. All 20 stakes are in the Washington DC temple district

The  Dover Delaware Stake is only the 2nd stake in little Delaware, the first was created in Wilmington in 1975. Now RI and VT are the US states with only a single stake.

The Macapá Brazil Stake is the 2nd created in Brazil this year. There are 244 stakes in Brazil for the 1.2 Million members. This is in the less populated Northern part of Brazil (might be in the Caracas Venezuela Temple District)
From as of April 6th
"With the creation of the first stake in Amapá, there will be only one Brazilian state without a stake: Roraima.  In Roraima, the sole district in Boa Vista also appears close to becoming a stake within the next couple years and, like the Macapá Brazil District, includes five branches all within one city."

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