1998
Thirteen New Missions Created
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“Thirteen New Missions Created,” Ensign, Apr. 1998, 76

Thirteen New Missions Created

The First Presidency has announced the creation of 13 new missions, bringing the Church’s worldwide total to 331 missions. The new missions are planned to be organized by about 1 July 1998.

  1. The Australia Melbourne West Mission is created from a division of the Australia Melbourne Mission. The new mission will serve approximately 2.2 million people, with about 7,800 members organized into four stakes.

  2. he Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission is created from a division of the Bolivia Cochabamba and Bolivia La Paz Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 2 million people, with about 21,000 members organized into five stakes, three districts, and three mission branches.

  3. The Brazil Goiania Mission is created from a division of the Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brazil Brasilia, and Brazil Ribeirão Prêto Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 4.5 million people, with about 13,000 members organized into four stakes.

  4. The Brazil João Pessoa Mission is created from a division of the Brazil Recife and Brazil Recife South Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 6 million people, with about 17,000 members organized into five stakes.

  5. The Brazil Santa Maria Mission is created from a division of the Brazil Pôrto Alegre North and Brazil Pôrto Alegre South Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 2.5 million people, with about 17,800 members organized into five stakes and four districts.

  6. The California Long Beach Mission is created from a division of the California Los Angeles, California Arcadia, and California Anaheim Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 1.5 million people, with about 24,000 members organized into seven stakes.

  7. The Canada Edmonton Mission is created from a division of the Canada Calgary Mission. The new mission will serve approximately 1.6 million people, with about 22,000 members organized into seven stakes, a district, and a mission branch.

  8. The Florida Orlando Mission is created from a division of the Florida Ft. Lauderdale and Florida Tampa Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 2.5 million people, with about 15,500 members organized into five stakes.

  9. The Madagascar Antananarivo Mission is created from a division of the South Africa Durban and South Africa Johannesburg Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 15 million people, with about 1,400 members organized into two districts.

  10. The Ohio Cincinnati Mission is created from a division of the Kentucky Louisville Mission. The new mission will serve approximately 2.5 million people, with about 9,700 members organized into three stakes.

  11. The Paraguay Asunción North Mission is created from a division of the Paraguay Asunción Mission. The new mission will serve approximately 2.6 million people, with about 16,000 members organized into three stakes, five districts, and three mission branches.

  12. The Taiwan Kaohsiung Mission is created from a division of the Taiwan Taipei and Taiwan Taichung Missions. The new mission will serve approximately 6 million people, with about 4,700 members organized into two stakes and one district.

  13. The Utah Salt Lake City South Mission is created from a division of the Utah Salt Lake City Mission. The new mission will serve approximately 410,000 people, with about 298,000 members organized into 87 stakes.

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