Friday, December 20, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of December 2013)

  • Buenos Aires Argentina Litoral Stake: Don Torcuato Ward downgraded to branch
  • Cordoba Argentina West Stake: Villa Independencia Branch discontinued 
  • Paso del los Libros Argentina District: Paso de los Libros 2nd Branch discontinued
  • Valle de Uco Argentina District: Arroyo Claro Branch discontinued
  • Zapala Argentina Stake: Doce de Julio Branch and one additional branch discontinued
  • Melbourne Australia Deer Park Stake: Burnside Ward created; Brimbank (Tongan) Ward downgraded and renamed Sunshine (Tongan) Branch
  • Brazil Goiana Mission: Caldas Novas Branch created
  • Osasco Brazil Stake: Jardim Conceição Branch created
  • Rio Claro Brazil Stake: Parque das Nações Branch created
  • Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Toit Rouge Stake: Abobodoume Ward created 
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Mission: Aerodrome and Musadi Branches created
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Las Americas Stake: Brisa del Este and La Llave Wards created
  • Accra Ghana Kaneshie Stake: Mamponse Ward created from Mamponse Branch
  • Ghana Kumasi Mission: Mpraeso and Obuasi 3rd Branches created
  • Kpong Ghana District: Asutsuare and Odumase Branches created
  • Venice Italy Stake: Vicenza Military Ward created from Vicenza Military Branch
  • Iquitos Peru Stake: La Universidad Ward discontinued
  • Pagadian Philippines District: Ipil Branch created
  • Roodepoort South Africa Stake: Phokeng Ward downgraded to branch
  • Las Palmas Spain Stake: Santa Cruz de Tenerife Ward created from Santa Cruz de Tenerife Branch
  • Lome Togo Stake: Ablogame, Anfame, Attiegou, Be-Kpota, Doumassesse, Hedzranawoe, Souzanetime, and Tokoin Wards created from the Ablogame, Anfame, Attiegou, Be-Kpota, Doumassesse, Hedzranawoe, Souzanetime, and Tokoin Branches; Baguida Branch created
  • Colonia Uruguay District: Florencio Sanchez Branch discontinued
  • Melo Uruguay Stake: Pueblo Noblia Branch discontinued
  • Salto Uruguay Stake: Colonia Dieciocho de Julio Branch discontinued
  • Barinas Venezuela Stake: La Arenosa Ward discontinued
Change in wards: +10

Change in branches: -5

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Change in Congregations (Second Half of November)

  • Formosa Argentina Stake: Laishi Branch discontinued
  • Mar del Plata Argentina Stake: Antártida Argentina Ward discontinued
  • Zapala Argentina Stake: Junin de los Andes Branch discontinued
  • Melbourne Australia Braeside Stake: Rosebud Ward created
  • Sete Lagoas Brazil Stake: Interlagos Ward created from the Montreal Branch
  • Brampton Ontario Stake: Lake Ontario (Single Adult) Ward created
  • Quito Ecuador La Ofelia Stake: Carcelen Libre Ward discontinued
  • Rome Italy West Stake: Cagliari Ward created from Cagliari Branch
  • Benin City Nigeria Ikpokpan Stake: Ugbekun Ward created
  • Warri Nigeria Stake: Ovwian Branch created
  • Drammen Norway Stake: Evje Branch discontinued
  • Gerehu Papua New Guinea District: Waigani Branch discontinued
  • Nine Mile Papua New Guinea District: Morobe and Saivara Branches discontinued 
  • Fernando de la Mora Paraguay Stake: Barcequillo Branch discontinued
  • Puno Peru Bellavista Stake: El Mirador Ward created from El Mirador Branch
  • Tacna Peru Alameda Stake: Unanue Ward discontinued
  • Las Palmas Spain Stake: La Laguna de Tenerife Ward created from La Laguna de Tenerife Branch
  • Montevideo Uruguay Cerro Stake: Las Torres Ward discontinued
Change in wards: +3

Change in branches: -10

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of November 2013)

  • Cordoba Argentina West Stake: Rosedal Ward discontinued
  • Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Niangon Stake: Azito, Coprim, and Micao Wards created
  • Machala Ecuador Stake: Vencedores Ward created from Vencedores Branch
  • Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission: Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission Branch created
  • Fernando de la Mora Paraguay Stake: Las Residentas Branch discontinued
  • Chiclayo Peru Central Stake: La Pradera Branch created
  • Angeles Philippines Stake: Dao and Santo Tomas Wards created from Dao and Santo Tomas Branches
  • San Jose del Monte Philippines Stake: Francisco Homes Ward created from Francisco Homes Branch
  • Oradea Romania District: Deva Branch discontinued 
  • Sierra Leone Freetown Mission: Makeni Branch created
  • Las Palmas Spain Stake: Arrecife, Los Cristianos, Las Palmas, and Vecindario Wards created from the Arrecife, Los Cristianos, Las Palmas, and Vecindario Branches
  • Duranzo Uruguay Stake: Yi Ward discontinued
  • La Pascua Venezuela District: Los Olivos Branch discontinued
  • Venezuela Barcelona Mission: El Palmar Branch discontinued
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: -9

Change in Congregations (Second Half of October 2013)

  • Buenos Aires Argentina Escobar Stake: El Cazador ward discontinued
  • Quilmes Argentina Stake: Hudson Ward created from Hudson Branch 
  • Tucuman Argentina West Stake: Diagonal Sur Branch discontinued
  • Ipswich Australia Stake: Karana Downs and Yamanto Wards created; Warwick Ward created from Warwick Branch; Bundamba Ward and Stanthorpe Branch discontinued
  • Rio de Janeiro Brazil Itaguai Stake: Seropedica Ward created from the Campo Lindo Branch
  • Praia Cape Verde Stake: Chão Bom Branch created
  • Santiago Chile Los Cerrillos Stake: Las Lomas Branch discontinued
  • Talca Chile Stake: Cancha Rayada Ward discontinued
  • Vallenar Chile District: Los Carreras Branch discontinued
  • Santa Marta Colombia District: Cienaga Branch created 
  • Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Niangon Stake: Lokoa Ward created
  • Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Toit Rouge Stake: Andokoi and Toit Rouge 3rd Wards created
  • Cocody Cote d'Ivoire Stake: Dokui 2nd Ward created
  • Kinshasa DR Congo Kimbanseke Stake: Mikondo 2nd Ward
  • Kpong Ghana District: Kpong Ghana District Branch
  • Kumasi Ghana Stake: Atafoa, Atonsu, and Daban Branches created; Buokrom Ward created from Buokrom Branch
  • Ekpoma Nigeria District: Uhonmora Branch
  • Iquitos Peru Stake: Venecia Ward discontinued
  • Baliwag Philippines District: Baliwag 2nd Branch
  • San Jose del Monte Philippines Stake: La Mesa, Minuyan, Pangarap, and San Jose del Monte Wards created from La Mesa, Minuyan, Pangarap, and San Jose del Monte Branches.
  • Kenema Sierra Leone District: Hangha Branch created
  • Barquisimeto Venezuela Obelisco Stake: Centro Ward discontinued
Change in wards: +10

Change in branches: -3

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Change in Congregations

  • Mar del Plata Argentina North Stake: Balcare 2nd Ward discontinued
  • Roque Sáenz Peña Argentina District: Campo Branch discontinued
  • Tucuman Argentina West Stake: Prospero Mena Branch discontinued
  • Aracaju Brazil North Stake: Socorro 3rd Ward created
  • Brazil Belem Mission: Parauapebas Branch created
  • Divinópolis Brazil District:  Divinópolis 1st and Divinópolis 2nd Wards downgraded to branches
  • Joinville Brazil Stake: Joinville 2nd Ward created
  • Santarem Brazil Stake: Vitoria Ward created
  • Teresina Brazil Stake: Caxias Branch created
  • Mindelo Cape Verde Stake: Mindelo 1st, Mindelo 2nd, Mindelo 3rd, Mindelo 4th, Mindelo 5th, and Porto Novo Wards created from  Mindelo 1st, Mindelo 2nd, Mindelo 3rd, Mindelo 4th, Mindelo 5th, and Porto Novo Branches
  • Barranquilla Colombia Hipodromo Stake: Santo Tomas Branch created
  • Port-Bouet Cote d'Ivoire Stake: Vridi 2nd Ward created
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Binza Stake: Camp Luka Ward created from Camp Luka Branch
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Mont Ngafula Stake: Badiadingi Ward created from Badiadingi Branch
  • Otavalo Ecuador Stake: San Pablo Ward created
  • Suva Fiji North Stake: Tacirua Ward created
  • Rome Italy East Stake: Roma 6th Ward created
  • Auckland New Zealand Papakura Stake: Papakura 2nd (Samoan) Branch created
  • Benin City Nigeria New Benin Stake: Igun 2nd and Ogbeson Wards created
  • Lagos Nigeria West Stake: Abule Egba Ward and Sango Branch created
  • Goa Philippines Stake: Tigaon 2nd Ward created
  • St. Denis Reunion District: St. Paul Branch discontinued
  • Merthyr Tydfil Wales Stake: Heads of the Valley Ward discontinued

Change in wards: +15

Change in branches: -4

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Change in Congregations

  • Edmonton Alberta Stake: Rutherford Ward created
  • Concordia Argentina District: Rural Branch discontinued
  • Brazil Manaus Mission: Coari Branch created 
  • Campina Grande Brazil Stake: Monte Santo Ward created
  • Pouso Alegre Brazil District: Sao Geraldo Branch discontinued
  • Rio de Janeiro Brazil Campo Grande Stake: Pedra de Guaratiba Branch discontinued
  • Sao Luis Brazil Stake: Itaqui Bacanga Ward created
  • Kisanga Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake: Kasumbalesa 2nd Branch created
  • Kolwezi Democratic Republic of the Congo District: Diur Branch created 
  • Quito Ecuador La Ofelia Stake: Prados Del Oeste Ward discontinued
  • Bordeaux France Stake: Brive Ward created from Brive Branch
  • Amatitlan Guatemala Stake: Alamedas Ward created
  • Tegucigalpa Honduras Uyuca Stake: Tatumbla Ward created from Tatumbla Branch
  • Hong Kong China Stake: Ngau Tau Kok Ward created
  • Antananarivo Madagascar Manakambahiry Stake: Ampitatafika Ward created from Ampitatafika Branch
  • Mozambique Maputo Mission: Luaha Branch discontinued
  • La Merced Peru Stake: Villa Rica Ward created from Villa Rica Branch
  • Makati Philippines Stake: Mandaluyong 4th Ward created, Makati 4th (English) Ward created from Makati 4th (English Branch)
  • Setubal Portugal Stake: Barreiro 2nd Branch created
  • Cape Town South Africa Stake: Klein Drakenstein Ward created from Klein Drakenstein Branch
  • Melo Uruguay Stake: Cuchilla Ward discontinued
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: -6

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of September 2013)

  • Guaymallén Argentina Stake: Pedro Molina Branch discontinued
  • Sydney Australia Harbour Stake: Harbour YSA Ward created from Harbour YSA Branch
  • Cotonou Benin District: Avotrou Branch created
  • Brasilia Brazil Stake: Cruziero Ward discontinued
  • Santarem Brazil Stake: Obidos Ward created from Obidos Branch
  • Port-Bouet Cote d'Ivoire Stake: Gonzagueville Ward created
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Masina Stake: Abattoir Ward created 
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Mokali Stake: Kingasani 4th Ward created
  • Tema Ghana Stake: Zenu Branch created
  • Guatemala City Milagro Stake: Las Margaritas Ward created from Las Margaritas Branch
  • Cardenas Mexico Stake: Dos Bocas Ward created
  • Ciudad Victoria Mexico Stake: Mainero Ward downgraded to Mainero Branch
  • Coahuila Madero Mexico District: Viente de Noviembre Branch discontinued
  • Mexico City Los Reyes Stake: Revolucion Branch created
  • Monterrey Mexico Andalucia Stake: Juarez 2nd Ward created
  • Sierra Madre Mexico District: Agua Prieta 4th Branch discontinued
  • Lagos Nigeria West Stake: Iju Branch created
  • Owerri Nigeria Stake: Mbieri Branch created 
  • Moquegua Peru Stake: San Francisco 2nd Ward and Belen 2nd Branch discontinued
  • Brazzaville Republic of the Congo Stake: Massa Ward created from Massa Branch
  • Benoni South Africa Stake: Benoni YSA Branch discontinued
  • Port Elizabeth South Africa Stake: Motherwell Branch created
  • Bangkok Thailand Stake: Sapansung Ward created from Sapansung Branch
  • Kyiv Ukraine Stake: Shevchenkivs'kyi Ward discontinued
  • London England Hyde Park Stake: Hyde Park 2nd Ward created
  • Guarenas Venezuela Stake: Las Clavellinas Ward discontinued
Change in wards: +6

Change in branches: -3

Monday, September 2, 2013

Change in Congregations (Second Half of August)

  • Calgary Alberta South Stake: Mahogany Ward created 
  • Godoy Cruz Argentina Stake: Foecyt Ward discontinued
  • Santa Cruz Bolivia Cañoto Stake: Estación, Irala, and Olender Wards discontinued
  • Palmares Brazil District: Tamandaré Branch created
  • Porto Alegre Brazil Stake: Tunel Verde Ward created from Tunel Verde Branch 
  • Talcahuano Chile North Stake: Centinela Ward downgraded to Centinela Branch
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic San Gerónimo Stake: La Esperanza Ward created
  • Swedru Ghana District: Ansanful, Asikuma, and Oboden 2nd Branches created
  • Ciudad Victoria Mexico Stake: Planetario Ward and Bicentenario Branch created; Victoria Ward downgraded to the Victoria Branch
  • Metepec Mexico Stake: Tecnologico Ward created
  • Piura Peru Castilla Stake: La Union Ward created from La Union Branch
  • Centurion South Africa Stake: Tembisa 2nd Ward created
  • Zambia Lusaka Mission: Kalambo Branch created
Change in wards: +1

Change in branches: +6

Change in Congregations (First Half of August)

  • Calgary Alberta Stake: Lynwood Branch created
  • Pago Pago Samoa Mapusaga Stake: Aoloau Aasu Branch created
  • Angola Luanda Mission: Huambo Branch created
  • Argentina Salta Mission: Añatuya Branch discontinued 
  • Cotonou Benin District: Aibatin Branch created 
  • Santa Cruz Bolivia Paraiso Stake: El Dorado Ward created from Renemcer Branch 
  • Caxias do Sul Brazil Stake: Farroupilha Ward created from Farroupilha Branch
  • Maceió Brazil Litoral Stake: Paraiso Ward created from Paraiso Branch
  • São Paulo Brazil Parque Bristol Stake: Paulicéia Branch created
  • Twifu Praso Ghana District: Nuamakrom and Twifu Praso 1st Wards downgraded to Nuamakrom and Twifu Praso 1st Branches
  • São José Brazil Stake: Serraria Ward created from Serraria Branch 
  • Chennai India District: Chennai 4th Branch created
  • Cuautla Mexico Palmas Stake: Amayula 2nd Ward created from Amayula 2nd Branch
  • La Merced Peru Stake: La Merced Ward created from La Merced Branch
  • Granada Spain Stake: Málaga 4th Ward created
  • Neiafu Vava'u Tonga Stake: Talihau Ward created from Talihau Branch 
Change in wards: +6

Change in branches: +0

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Change in Congregations (Second Half of July 2013)

  • San Juan Argentina Nuevo Cuyo Stake: Krawse Ward created from Boulevard Branch
  • Cotonou Benin District: Cococodji and Jericho Branches created
  • Barcarena Brazil District: Betania and Pioneiro Branches created
  • Belo Horizonte Brazil Stake: Nova Lima Ward created from Nova Lima Branch 
  • Camacari Brazil Central Stake: Abrantes Ward created from Abrantes Branch 
  • Cape Verde Praia Mission: Sal Rei Branch created
  • Baranquillo Colombia Paraiso Stake: Modelo Ward discontinued
  • Bucaramanga Colombia Terrazas Stake: Nueva Sotomayor and Portal Campestre Wards discontinued 
  • Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission: Abisso, Babre, Garahio, Konankro, Ouragahio, and Plateau Branches created
  • Santa Ana El Salvador Molino Stake: Santa Ana Norte Branch created
  • Punaauia French Polynesia Stake: Taapuna Ward created
  • Asamankese Ghana District: Oda 2nd Branch created
  • Gonaives Haiti District: Limbe Branch created
  • Nueva Rosita Mexico District: Barroteran Branch discontinued
  • Aba Nigeria Stake: Asa Amator Branch created
  • Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Stake: Kila Kila 2nd Ward discontinued
  • Asuncion Paraguay Stake: Villa Political Ward discontinued
  • La Merced Peru Stake: El Milagro and Pampa Capelo Wards discontinued
  • Bloemfontein South Africa Stake: Bloemfontein, Blomada, Rocklands, and Thaba Nchu Wards created from the Bloemfontein, Blomada, Rocklands, and Thaba Nchu Branches
  • Ukraine Kyiv Mission: Fyodorovka Branch created 
  • Ukraine L'viv Mission: Ukraine L'viv Mission Branch created
  • Guarenas Venezuela Stake: Menca Ward discontinued
  • Nkulumane Zimbabwe Stake: Nketa 2nd and Nkulumane 3rd Wards created from Nketa 2nd and Nkulumane 3rd Branches
Change in wards: +2

Change in branches: +7

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of July 2013)

  • La Plata Argentina Stake: Las Quintas Branch discontinued
  • Yerevan Armenia Stake: Achapnyak, Arabkir, Artashat, Malatia, and Vanadzor Wards created from the Achapnyak, Arabkir, Artashat, Malatia, and Vanadzor Branches; Yerevan Armenia District Branch discontinued
  • La Paz Bolivia Alto San Pedro Stake: Pasankeri Branch created
  • Brazil Manaus Mission: Formoso and Remanso Branches created 
  • Brazil Salvador Mission: Irece Branch created
  • Ipomeia Brazil District: Joacaba 2nd and Videira 2nd Branches created
  • Copiapo Chile Stake: Copiapo Branch discontinued
  • Santiago Chile La Bandera Stake: El Sembrador Branch and one additional branch discontinued
  • Port-Bouet Cote d'Ivoire Stake: Bonoua Branch created
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Hainamosa Stake: Gonzalo Branch created
  • Milagro Ecuador Stake: La Pradera Ward downgraded to branch; Simon Bolivar Branch created
  • Ghana Cape Coast Mission: Mankessim 2nd Branch created 
  • Abuja Nigeria Stake: Kubwa 2nd Ward and Masaka Branch created
  • Warri Nigeria Stake: Effurun, Orhuwhorun, Ugborikoko, Ughelli, and Warri Wards created from the Effurun, Orhuwhorun, Ugborikoko, Ughelli, and Warri Branches; Warri Nigeria District Branch discontinued  
  • Capita Paraguay Stake: Capita Branch discontinued
  • Catbalogan Philippines District: Gandara Branch created
  • Morong Rizal Philippines District: Sampaloc Branch created
  • Pasig Philippines Stake: Kapitolyo and Taguig 2nd Wards created
  • Algarve Portugal District: Lagos Branch created
Change in wards: +12

Change in branches: -2

Change in Congregations (Second Half of June)

  • Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission:  Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission Branch created
  • General Jose de San Martin Argentina District: Campo Medina Branch discontinued 
  • Tucuman Argentina Stake: Lastenia Ward created from Lastenia Branch
  • Perth Australia Dianella Stake: Kalgoorlie Ward created from Kalgoorlie Branch
  • Antwerp Belgium Stake: Tilburg Branch created 
  • Brazil Curitiba South Mission: Brazil Curitiba South Mission Branch created
  • Brazil Fortaleza East Mission: Brazil Fortaleza East Mission Branch created
  • Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission: Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission Branch created
  • Brazil Natal Mission: Brazil Natal Mission Branch created
  • Brazil Piracicaba Mission: Brazil Piracicaba Mission Branch created
  • Brazil São Paulo West Mission: Brazil São Paulo West Mission Branch created
  • Fortaleza Brazil West Stake: Itapipoca and Planalto Branches created
  • Santo Angelo Brazil Stake: Hortencia, Santa Rosa, Santiago, Santo Angelo, and Sao Cruz Gonzaga Wards created from the Hortencia, Santa Rosa, Santiago, Santo Angelo, and Sao Cruz Gonzaga Branches
  • Pirassununga Brazil Stake: Leme, Mococa, Pirassununga 1st, Pirassununga 2nd, and Porto Ferreira Wards created from the Leme, Mococa, Pirassununga 1st, Pirassununga 2nd, and Porto Ferreira Branches
  • Sao Paulo Brazil Itaqua Stake: Monte Belo Ward discontinued
  • Vernon British Columbia Stake: Kelowna Ward created from Westbank Branch
  • Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission: Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission Branch created
  • Addis Ababa Ethiopia District: Kaliti Branch created 
  • Angers France Stake: Cholet Ward created from Cholet Branch
  • Ghana Accra West Mission: Ghana Accra West Mission Branch created
  • Huehuetenango Guatemala Zaculeu Stake: Sion Ward created; San Pedro Necta Branch discontinued
  • Liberia Monrovia Mission: Liberia Monrovia Mission Branch created
  • Monrovia Liberia District: Congo Town 2nd Branch created
  • Ensenada Mexico Stake: Universidad Ward created from Universidad Branch
  • Nigeria Benin City Mission: Nigeria Benin City Mission Branch created
  • La Merced Peru Stake: Pichanaqui Ward created from Pichanaqui Branch 
  • Piura Peru Miraflores Stake: Tambogrande Branch created
  • Bacoor Philippines Stake: Daang Hari Ward created
  • Borongan Philippines District: Dap-Dap Branch discontinued
  • Lingayen Philippines Stake: Labrador Branch created
  • Izucar de Matamoros Mexico District: Sistiadero Branch discontinued
  • Mexico Ciudad Obregon Mission: Mexico Ciudad Obregon Mission Branch created
  • Mexico Reynosa Mission:  Mexico Reynosa Mission Branch created
  • Mexico Saltillo Mission: Mexico Saltillo Mission Branch created
Change in wards: +17

Change in branches: +1

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of June)

  • Benin Cotonou Mission: Benin Cotonou Mission Branch created
  • Tarija Bolivia Stake: Senac Ward created
  • Alvarenga Brazil Stake: Mata Virgem Branch created
  • Belo Horizonte Brazil West Stake: Nacional Ward created from Nacional Branch 
  • Chapeco Brazil Stake: Chapeco 1st, Chapeco 2nd, Concordia, Efapi, Esplanada, and Pato Branco Wards created from Chapeco 1st, Chapeco 2nd, Concordia, Efapi, Esplanada, and Pato Branco Branches
  • Porto Velho Brazil Stake: Candeias Branch created
  • Kaiserslautern Germany Military Stake: Heidelberg Military Ward discontinued
  • Accra Ghana Kasoa Stake: Ashtown Ward created
  • Mexico City Zarahemla (Student Single) Stake: Beremerito 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th (Student Single) Wards discontinued
  • Marcona Peru District: Esmeralda Branch discontinued
  • Nazca Peru District: San Carlos Branch discontinued
  • General Santos Philippines Stake: General Santos 5th Ward created
Change in wards: +1

Change in branches: -6

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Change in Congregations (Second Half of May)

  • San Luis Argentina Stake: La Punta Branch created
  • Manaus Brazil Cidade Nova: Cidadao Ward created
  • Kananga DR Congo Stake: Ndesha 2nd Ward created 
  • Luputa DR Congo Stake: Tshioji Branch created
  • Fogo Cape Verde District: Cova Figueira 2nd Branch created
  • Alajuela Costa Rica Stake: San Carlos Ward created from San Carlos Branch; San Ramon Ward created from San Ramon Branch
  • Quito Ecuador La Ofelia Stake: Cotocollao Ward discontinued
  • France Paris Mission: Coutances Branch discontinued
  • Frankfurt Germany Stake: Mainz Ward created
  • Malacatan Guatemala Stake: San Lorenzo Branch discontinued
  • Matsuyama Japan District: Yawatahawa Branch discontinued
  • Lima Peru San Luis Stake: Arriola Branch discontinued
  • Dumaguete Philippines District: Dumaguete 3rd Branch created
  • Porto Portugal Stake: Braganca and Mirandela Branches created
  • Upolu Samoa West Stake: Mulifanua 2nd Ward created
Change in wards: +5

Change in branches: +0

Monday, May 20, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of May)

  • Medicine Hat Alberta Stake: Medicine Hat 4th Ward created
  • Bolivia La Paz Mission: Reyes Branch created
  • Arapiraca Brazil Stake: Primavera Ward created
  • Manaus Brazil Ponta Negra Stake: Campos Sales Branch created
  • Praia Cape Verde Stake: Achada Grande and Eugénio Lima Branches created
  • Santiago Chile La Cisterna Stake: La Ovalle Ward discontinued
  • Kinshasa DR Congo Binza Stake: Djelo Binza Ward created
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Villa Mella Stake: La Javilla Branch discontinued
  • Papeari French Polynesia Stake: Vaiari Ward created
  • Kaiserslautern Germany Military Stake: Ramstein Military 2nd Ward created
  • Florence Italy District: Montevarchi Branch created
  • Enugu Nigeria District: Obollo-Afor Branch created
  • Port Harcourt Nigeria Stake: Abo-Ama and Alase-Ama Branches created
  • Iquitos Peru Punchana Stake: Versalles Branch discontinued
  • Melo Uruguay Stake: Leone Branch discontinued
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: +5

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Change in Congregations (Second Half of April)

  • Cardston Alberta Stake: Cardston YSA Branch created 
  • Melbourne Australia Heidelberg Stake: Melbourne 2nd Branch created
  • Mamanguape Brazil District: Itapoporoca Branch created
  • Maracanau Brazil Stake: Jereissati 2nd Ward created from Jereissati 2nd Branch
  • Porto Alegre Brazil Partenon Stake: Aguas Claras Ward created; Concordia Branch discontinued
  • Terrace British Columbia District: Haida Gwaii and Kitimat Branches created
  • Vernon British Columbia Stake: Vernon 2nd Ward created
  • Cocody Cote d'Ivoire Stake: Belle-ville Ward created
  • Port-Bouet Cote d'Ivoire Stake: Remblais Ward created
  • Abeokuta Nigeria District: Ibara Branch created
  • Enugu Nigeria District: Agbani Branch created
  • Huaral Peru District: Peralvillo and Valle Hermosa Branches discontined
  • Tumbes Peru Stake: La Cruz Ward created from La Cruz Branch
  • Toliatti Russia District: Novy Gorodskoy Branch discontinued
  • Freetown Sierra Leone East District: Waterloo Branch created
Change in wards: +6

Change in branches: +2

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of April 2013)

  • Passo Fundo Brazil Stake: Marau Ward created from Marau Branch
  • Mindelo Cape Verde District: Sal 2nd Branch created
  • Kpong Ghana District: Ho 2nd Branch created
  • San Pedro Sula Honduras Stake: Ocotillo Ward created from Ocotillo Branch
  • Auckland New Zealand Manurewa Stake: Manurewa 3rd (Tongan) Ward created
  • Auckland New Zealand Waterview Stake: Auckland 3rd (Chinese) Branch created
  • Jinotepe Nicaragua Stake: Masatepe Ward created from Masatepe Branch 
  • Nicaragua Managua South Mission: Buena Vista Branch discontinued
  • Abeokuta Nigeria District: Obantoko Branch created
  • Benin City Nigeria Ugbowo Stake: Adolor 2nd and Oluku 2nd Wards and Evbuoneka Branch created
  • Onitsha Nigeria District: Okpuno Branch created
  • Bloemfontein South Africa District: Leribe Branch created
  • Lleida Spain Stake: Zaragoza 1st Ward created from Zaragoza 1st Branch
  • Taichung Taiwan Stake: Tungying Ward created
  • Taipei Taiwan West Stake: Ankang Ward created from Ankang Branch
  • Uganda Kampala Mission: Bar Dege Branch created
  • Caracas Venezuela Los Teques Stake: Carrizal and Coche Branches discontinued
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: +1

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Change in Congregations (Second Half of March 2013)

  • Kabul Afghanistan Military District: Salerno Military Branch discontinued
  • Adriatic North Mission: Banja Luka Branch created
  • Battambang Cambodia District: Dop Bey Makara Branch created
  • Shanghai China International (English) District: Hongqiao (English) Branch created 
  • Bogota Colombia El Dorado Stake: Madrid Branch discontinued
  • Medellin Colombia Stake: Manrique and Sucre Wards discontinued; Copacabana Branch discontinued
  • Kananga Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kamayi Ward created; Katoka 3rd Ward created from Katoka 3rd Branch
  • La Romana Dominican Republic Stake: Villa Verde Ward created from Villa Verde Branch
  • Sheffield England Stake: Sheffield 4th (Slovak) Branch created
  • Taveuni Fiji District: Vuna Branch created
  • Fesitranh Honduras Stake: Victoria Ward created from Victoria Branch
  • Milan Italy West Stake: Como 2nd Ward created
  • Aba Nigeria Agbor Hill Stake: Umunkama Ward and Umuogelle Branch created
  • Moquegua Peru Stake: San Antonio Ward created from San Antonio Branch
  • Naic Philippines District: Indang Branch created
  • Pesega Samoa Stake: Alamagoto Ward created
Change in wards: +6

Change in branches: +0

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Change in Congregations (First Half of March 2013)

  • Abu Dhabi Stake: Doha 3rd Branch created 
  • Mindelo Cape Verde District: Mindelo 5th Branch created
  • San Jose Costa Rica Los Yoses Stake: La Rita Ward created from La Rita Branch
  • Machala Ecuador Stake: Brisas del Mar Branch discontinued
  • Kpong Ghana District: Tsito Branch created
  • Quetzaltenango Guatemala West Stake: Los Altos Ward created
  • Auckland New Zealand Harbour Stake: Warkworth Branch discontinued
  • Auckland New Zealand Manurewa Stake: Manurewa 1st (Samoan) Ward created
  • Auckland New Zealand Otara Stake: Otara 2nd (Tongan) Ward created
  • Coronel Oviedo Paraguay District: Coronel Oviedo 3rd and 4th Branches discontinued
Change in wards: +4

Change in branches: -2

Friday, March 8, 2013

Change in Congregations (February 2013)

  • Pago Pago American Samoa West Stake: Amanave Branch created
  • Luanda Angola District: Benfica Branch created
  • Buenos Aires Argentina Liniers Stake: Tonelero Ward discontinued
  • Belem Brazil Stake: Utinga Ward created
  • Natal Brazil Ponta Negra Stake: Goianinha Branch created
  • Petrolina Brazil Stake: Gercino Branch discontinued
  • Praia Cape Verde Stake: Palmarejo Ward created; Praia 5th Ward created from Praia 5th Branch
  • Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission: Seweke 2nd Branch created
  • Kananga Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake: Oasis Ward created
  • Sonzacate El Salvador Stake: Los Rios Branch created
  • Tallinn Estonia District: Tallinn 2nd (Russian) Branch discontinued
  • Accra Ghana Christiansborg Stake: Trade Fair Ward created
  • Cape Coast Ghana Stake: Bakano Ward created from Bakano Branch
  • Takoradi Ghana Stake: Eshiem Branch created
  • Chimaltenango Guatemala Stake: San Lucas 2nd Ward created
  • Chiba Japan Stake: Oyumino Ward created; Inage Ward discontinued 
  • Madagascar Antananarivo Mission: Tulear Branch created
  • Ekpoma Nigeria District: Ozalla 3rd Branch created
  • Enugu Nigeria District: Emene Branch created
  • Port Harcourt Nigeria West Stake: Diobu 2nd and Nkpor Wards created
  • Dinalupihan Philippines District: Lubao 2nd Branch created
  • Hospitalet Spain Stake: Vilafranca Ward created from Vilafranca Branch
  • Lome Togo District: Adidogome Branch created
  • Zambia Lusaka Mission: Kauma 2nd Branch created
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: +7

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Change in Congregations (late January 2013)

  • Melbourne Australia Deer Park Stake: Hillside Ward created
  • Melbourne Australia Wyndham Stake: Tarneit Ward created
  • Manaus Brazil Rio Negro Stake: Parque Dez Ward created
  • Kananga DR Congo Stake: Nganza Ward created from Nganza Branch
  • Cape Coast Ghana Stake: Moree 2nd Ward created 
  • Tema Ghana Stake: Klagon Branch created
  • San Pedro Sula Honduras Stake: La Aldea Ward created from La Aldea Branch
  • Ginowan Japan Stake: Kadena Branch discontinued
  • Monrovia Liberia District: Tinker Village Branch created
  • Juchitan Mexico Las Flores Stake: Xadani Guerea Branch discontinued
  • Cape Town South Africa Stake: Fish Hoek Ward created from Fish Hoek Branch
  • Johannesburg South Africa Stake: Cosmo City Branch created
  • Cartagena Spain Stake: Torrevieja Ward created from Torrevieja Branch
  • Valencia Spain Stake: Valencia 3rd Ward created
  • Ukraine Kyiv Mission: Boryspils'ka Branch discontinued
  • Luganville Vanuatu District: Red Cliff Branch created
Change in wards: +9

Change in branches: -4

Monday, February 4, 2013

Change in Congregations (September 2012)

  • Africa Southeast Area: Africa Southeast Area - Gabon Branch (Administrative) discontinued 
  • Posadas Argentina Stake: Nueva Esperanza Branch discontinued
  • Osasco Brazil Stake: Jaguare Branch created 
  • Teresina Brazil Stake: Marques Ward created
  • Colombia Cali Mission: Buenaventura Branch created
  • Beijing China International (English) District: Beijing 4th (English) Branch created
  • Alajuela Costa Rica Stake: San Francisco Ward created; Santo Domingo Ward downgraded to Santo Domingo Branch
  • San Jose Costa Rica La Paz Stake: Porvenir and Zapote Wards discontinued
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake: Gombe GB Ward created
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Las Americas Stake: Nuevo Amanecer Branch created
  • Assin Foso Ghana Stake: Akonfudi Ward created 
  • Ghana Kumasi Mission: Obuasi 2nd Branch created
  • Greece Athens Mission: Athens 2nd (English) Branch created
  • Coatepeque Guatemala Stake: Chuva Branch discontinued
  • Tegucigalpa Honduras Loarque Stake: Germania Ward created 
  • Antananarivo Madagascar Manakanbahiny Stake: Itaosy Ward created from Itaosy Branch
  • Chetumal Mexico Stake: Bacalan Ward downgraded to Bacalan Branch
  • Toluca Mexico Stake: Zinacantepec Branch created
  • Hamilton New Zealand Glenview Stake: Deanwell Ward discontinued
  • Aba Nigeria Stake: Osisioma 2nd Ward created
  • Ekpoma Nigeria District: Iruekpen 3rd Branch created
  • Lagos Nigeria South Stake: Ikoyi Ward created from Ikoyi Branch
  • Warri Nigeria District: Ubeji and Ugboroke Branches created
  • Chiclayo Peru Stake: Pimentel Branch created
  • Ilagan Philippines Stake: Alinguigan Ward created from Alinguigan Branch
  • Coimbra Portugal Stake: Covilha Branch created
  • Toa Baja Puerto Rico Stake: Arecibo Ward created from Arecibo Branch
  • Bo Sierra Leone District: Lewabu Branch created
  • Port Elizabeth South Africa Stake: Uitenhage Ward created from Uitenhage Branch
  • Uganda Kampala Mission: Kigali 2nd Branch created
  • Abu Dhabi Stake: Kuwait Ward created from Kuwait Branch
  • Port Vila Vanuatu District: Paunangisu Branch created
  • Valencia Venezuela Candelaria Stake: Aranzazu Ward created
  • Merthyr Tydfil Wales Stake: Carmarthen Branch discontinued
Change in wards: +8

Change in branches: +5

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Change in Congregations (October 2012)

  • Cochabamba Bolivia Sacaba Stake: Sacaba Ward created from Sacaba Branch
  • Joao Pessoa Brazil Rangel Stake: Mangabeira 2nd Ward created from Mangabeira 2nd Branch
  • Manaus Brazil Rio Amazonas Stake: Miriti Ward created
  • Planaltina Brazil District: Planaltina 2nd Branch discontinued
  • Recife Brazil Casa Amarela Stake: Jose Bonifacio Ward discontinued
  • Sao Bernardo Brazil Stake: Esperanca Ward discontinued
  • Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Niangon Stake: Songon Branch created
  • Yamoussoukro Cote d'Ivoire District: Agbanou and Koko Branches created
  • Santiago Dominican Republic East Stake: Gurabo Branch created
  • Esmeraldas Ecuador Stake: Libertad Branch discontinued
  • San Miguel El Salvador Stake: Moncagua and La Union Wards created from Moncagua and La Union Branches
  • Reading England Stake: Oxford 2nd Ward created
  • Cape Coast Ghana Stake: Green Hill and Ntranoa Branches created
  • Ghana Cape Coast Mission: Tarkwa Branch created
  • Guatemala City Stake: El Pajon and Fraijanes Wards created from El Pajon and Fraijanes Branches
  • Hong Kong New Territories Stake: Hung Shui Kiu Ward created
  • Cancun Mexico Kabah Stake: Tulum Ward created from Tulum Branch
  • Nairobi Kenya Stake: Athi River Ward created from Athi River Branch
  • Madagascar Antananarivo Mission: Tanambao Branch created 
  • Auckland New Zealand Manuakau Stake: Peninsula Park Ward created
  • Akamkpa Nigeria District: Akamkpa Urban and Mbarakom Branches created
  • Asaba Nigeria District: Asaba 4th Branch created
  • Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission: Iboghene and Onopa-Ovum Branches created
  • Owerri Nigeria Stake: Ogwa Branch created
  • Uyo Nigeria Stake: Obotim Branch created
  • Cerro de Pasco Peru Stake: La Esperanza and Residencial Wards discontinued
  • Lima Peru Vitarte Stake: Topacios Branch discontinued
  • Makati Philippines East Stake: Bonifacio 7th Ward created
  • Marikina Philippines Stake: Marikina 5th Ward created from Marikina 5th Branch
  • Paniqui Philippines Stake: Paniqui 3rd Ward created from Paniqui 3rd Branch
  • Tacloban Philippines Stake: Alang-Alang Ward created from Alang-Alang Branch
  • St Petersburg Russia Stake: Avtovo, Kolpino, Nevsky, Shuvalovsky, St Petersburg Central, and Vyborg Wards created from Avtovo, Kolpino, Nevsky, Shuvalovsky, St Petersburg Central, and Vyborg Branches
  • Nuku'alofa Tonga Ha'akame Stake: Houma 3rd Ward created
Change in wards: +19

Change in branches: -5

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Change in Congregations (November 2012)

  • Argentina Resistencia Mission: Argentina Resistencia Mission Branch discontinued
  • Formosa Argentina Stake: Centenario 2nd Branch discontinued
  • Mar del Plata Argentina North Stake: General Belgrano Ward created from General Belgrano Branch
  • Rosario Argentina Stake: Villa Diego Branch discontinued
  • San Juan Argentina Chimbas Stake: Necochea Ward created
  • Brisbane Australia Centenary Stake: Goudna Ward created
  • Eight Mile Plains Australia Stake: Kuraby Ward created
  • Gaborone Botswana Stake: Lobatse, Mochudi, and Molepolole Wards created from Lobatse, Mochudi and Molepolole Branches
  • Lafaiete Brazil Stake: Barbacena, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Ouro Branco, Ponte Nova, and Queluz Ward created from Barbacena, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Ouro Branco, Ponte Nova, and Queluz Branches
  • Maringa Brazil Stake: Alvorada Ward created
  • Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Independencia Stake: Cristo Rey 2nd Ward discontinued
  • Quito Ecuador Stake: Bella Aurora Branch created
  • Nancy France Stake: Forbach Branch discontinued 
  • Konongo Ghana District: Domeabra and Nkawkaw 2nd Branches created
  • Guatemala City Villa Hermosa Stake: La Corona Ward discontinued
  • Seoul Korea Stake: Samcheong Ward discontinued
  • Riga Lativa District: Imanta 1st Branch discontinued
  • Monrovia Liberia Bushrod Island District: Banjor Branch created
  • Temple View New Zealand Stake: Bremworth Park Ward created; Temple View YSA Ward discontinued
  • Papantla Mexico Stake: Espinal Branch created
  • Mozambique Maputo Mission: Quelimane Branch created
  • Aba Nigeria Stake: Abayi 2nd, Isiala Okpu, and Ohabiam Wards created
  • Onitsha Nigeria District: Odekpe and Omogba Branches created
  • Owerri Nigeria Stake: Orlu Branch created
  • Umuahia Nigeria District: Umuahia 2nd and Umuahia 3rd Branches created 
  • Uyo Nigeria Stake: Ikot Ekpene, Itam 2nd, Nwamiba Road 2nd, and Oron Road Branches created
  • Moyobamba Peru District: Soritor Branch created
  • Bacolod Philippines South Stake: Murcia Branch created
  • Cavite Philippines Stake: Imus 3rd Ward created 
  • Cebu City Philippines Stake: Busay Ward created
  • Mandaue Philippines Stake: Lapu-Lapu 3rd Ward created
  • Durban South Africa Stake: Kwa Mashu 2nd Branch created
  • Granada Spain Stake: Antequera Branch discontinued
  • Vitoria Stake Stake: Vitoria Ward created from Vitoria Branch
  • Port of Spain Trinidad Stake: Princes Town Branch discontinued
  • Ukraine Kyiv Mission: Ros' Branch discontinued
  • Las Piedras Uruguay Stake: Villa Diego Ward created from Villa Diego Branch
  • Rivera Uruguay Stake: Lagunon Ward created from Lagunon Branch
Change in wards: +19

Change in branches: -2

Change in Congregations (December 2012)

  • Buenos Aires Argentina Aldo Bonzi Stake: San Alberto Ward created from San Alberto Branch
  • Guaymallen Argentina Stake: Colonia Segovia Ward created from Colonia Segovia Branch; Los Corralitos Branch discontinued
  • Campinas Brazil Eliseos Stake: Jardim Londres Wad discontinued
  • Gravati Brazil Stake: Neopolis Ward created from Neopolis Branch
  • Maceio Brazil Stake: Clima Bom Ward created
  • Maracanau Brazil Stake: Alto da Mangueira Ward created
  • Niteroi Brazil Stake: Piratininga Branch discontinued
  • Salvador Brazil Liberdade Stake: Uruguai Branch created 
  • Sorocaba Brazil Santana Stake: Eden Ward created from Eden Branch
  • Arica Chile Costanera Stake: Juan Noe Ward created from Juan Noe Branch
  • Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission: Meagui Branch created
  • Kinshasa DR Congo Mokali Stake: Du Rail Ward created from Du Rail Branch
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission: Libreville Branch created
  • Takoradi Ghana Stake: Shama Branch created
  • Croix-des-Missions Haiti Stake: Croix-des-Bouquets 2nd Ward created
  • Milan Italy East Stake: Lodi Ward created from Lodi Branch
  • Okinawa Japan Military District: Awase Military Branch discontinued
  • Incheon Korea Stake: Juan Ward discontinued
  • Seoul Korea Stake: Hongje and Bulgwang Wards discontinued
  • Antsirabe Madagascar District: Andranomanelatra Branch created
  • Owerri Nigeria Stake: Nekede Poly and Uratta Branches created
  • Carigara Philippines Stake: Calubi-An, Capoocan, Carigara 1st, Carigara 2nd, and San Miguel Wards created from Calubi-An, Capoocan, Carigara 1st, Carigara 2nd, and San Miguel Branches
  • Cebu Philippines Liloan Stake: Danao 2nd Ward created from Danao 2nd Branch
  • Chiclayo Peru Central Stake: El Porvenir Ward discontinued
  • Trujillo Peru Primavera Stake: Mochica Ward discontinued
  • Iba Philippines District: San Juan and Taugtog Branches created 
  • Bo Sierra Leone District: Bo Sierra Leone District Branch discontinued
  • Freetown Sierra Leone Stake: Belliar Park, Congo Cross, Dwarzak, Freetown, Goderich, Hill Station, Lumley, and Mount Aureol Wards created from Belliar Park, Congo Cross, Dwarzak, Freetown, Goderich, Hill Station, Lumley, and Mount Aureol Branches
  • Cadiz Spain Stake: Rota Military Branch created
  • Jinja Uganda District: Lugazi Branch created
  • Montevideo Uruguay North Stake: Melilla Ward created
  • Caracas Venezuela Urdaneta Stake: Ruiz Pineda Ward discontinued
  • Maracaibo Venezuela Stake: La Rotaria Ward discontinued
Change in wards: +17

Change in branches: -13

Monday, January 21, 2013

Change in Congregations (January 2013)

  • Goya Argentina District: Esquina Branch discontinued
  • Melbourne Australia Narre Warren Stake: Hallam Ward created 
  • Brussels Belgium Stake: Mons Ward created from Mons Branch
  • Bulgaria Sofia Mission: Sofia 2nd Branch discontinued
  • Katuba DR Congo Stake: Plateau Ward created
  • Chorley England Stake: Chorley 4th Ward created
  • Assin Foso Ghana Stake: Twifu Praso 2nd Branch created
  • Cape Coast Ghana Stake: Nkanfoa Ward created from Nkanfoa Branch
  • Retalhuleu Guatemala Stake: One branch discontinued (name unknown)
  • Salina Cruz Mexico Stake: Miguelito Branch discontinued
  • Uyo Nigeria Stake: Uyo Branch created
  • Oslo Norway Stake: Trondheim Ward created from Trondheim Branch 
  • Lome Togo District: Akodessewa, Anfame, Attiegou, and Wuiti Branches created
  • Uganda Kampala Mission: Kigali 3rd Branch created
  • Donetsk Ukraine District: Donetsk Ukraine District Branch created
  • Maracaibo Venezuela Stake: Cinco de Julio Ward and Amparo and Universidad Branches discontinued
  • Maracaibo Venezuela West Stake: Villa Baralt Branch discontinued
Change in wards: +5

Change in branches: -2