Monday, September 2, 2013

First Stake Created in Sierra Leone (Dec 2012) Stake Number 3,000!

The LDS church has created the first stake in the nation of Botswana.  The Stake is called the Freetown Sierra Leone stake, it is the 3,000 stake in the World !

The Church now has established stakes in 82 countries.  This is the 13th new country to open its first stake since President Thomas Monson has become the Prophet, in February 2008.

There are now 72 Stakes in 14 countries in Africa. There are 3 temples (So. Africa, Nigeria & Ghana) with two more under construction (So. Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo {Zaire})

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve organized the Freetown Sierra Leone Stake.

There are now 1,503 stakes inside the US and 1,497 stakes outside the US

Map showing new stake in Freetown and distance to Temple in Accra, Ghana (2004)

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