“Changes Made to Brazil Missions,” Liahona, August 2009, N3
Along with changes to mission presidents in more than 100 missions in July, the Church has made changes to three missions in Brazil.
The new Brazil Teresina Mission was organized from portions of the Brazil Belem and Brazil Fortaleza Missions.
The Brazil Belo Horizonte and Brazil Belo Horizonte East Missions were consolidated into a single Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission.
The headquarters of the Brazil Rio de Janeiro North Mission was moved to Vitoria, and the mission was renamed the Brazil Vitoria Mission.
With the creation of the Teresina mission and the consolidation of the Belo Horizonte and Belo Horizonte East missions, there remain 27 missions in Brazil, a country of nearly 200 million people, including more than one million members.