“Seven New Missions Created, Total Now 275,” Ensign, June 1992, 74
The First Presidency has announced the creation of seven new missions. The new missions, combined with three recently announced in Russia and Ukraine, will bring the number worldwide to 275. Following are the new missions:
Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission. Created January 20, this mission is already operating and was formed by the division of the Argentina Buenos Aires South and Argentina Buenos Aires North missions. The new mission has approximately 14,500 members in five stakes within a total population of 3.9 million.
Colombia Bogotá South Mission. Created January 17, the mission is already operating and was formed by a division of the Colombia Bogotá Mission. The new mission has 9,981 members within a population of 5.3 million.
Cameroon Yaounde Mission. This mission, scheduled to open July 1, includes the African nations of Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. The mission area has a total population of approximately 12,359,000. Few Church members live within its boundaries.
Nigeria Ilorin Mission. Also scheduled to begin operation on July 1, this mission was created by a division of the Nigeria Lagos Mission. The mission will have approximately 500 members living in a population of more than 25 million.
Nigeria Jos Mission. This mission will be created July 1 from a division of the Nigeria Aba Mission. The total population of the mission area is approximately 30 million, with some thirty members.
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mission. Created February 13, this mission was formed from a division of the Australia Brisbane Mission. The mission has more than 2,600 members in an area with a population of 3.6 million.
Philippines Cabatuan Mission. Created February 1, this mission was formed by a division of the Philippines San Fernando Mission. The new mission has almost 16,000 members in four stakes in an area with a total population of 2.4 million.