Eight New Missions Created in 2012
Eight new missions of the Church are being created in Colombia, Ghana, and Mexico; in the region of Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and the Solomon Islands; in Utah and in Nevada. A mission in Moscow, Russia, is being combined with neighboring missions.
Following is a rundown of the changes, which will be effective around July 1, when mission leadership changes occur. Please refer to the accompanying maps for new mission boundaries.
The Colombia Medellin Mission is being created by dividing the Colombia Barranquilla and Colombia Cali Missions.
The Ghana Kumasi Mission is being created by dividing the Ghana Accra and Ghana Cape Coast Missions.
Mexico Xalapa and Puebla
The Mexico Xalapa Mission is being created by dividing the Mexico Veracruz Mission.
The Mexico Puebla Mission is being divided to create the Mexico Puebla North and Mexico Puebla South Missions.
Vanuatu Port Vila
The Vanuatu Port Vila Mission is being created by dividing the Papua New Guinea Port Moresby and Fiji Suva Missions.
Utah Salt Lake City Central and West
The Utah Salt Lake City West and Utah Salt Lake City Central Missions are being created from adjacent missions in the Salt Lake Valley.
The Nevada Reno Mission is being created from a realignment of the Nevada Las Vegas and Nevada Las Vegas West Missions.
Russia Moscow West
The Russia Moscow West Mission is being consolidated into the neighboring Baltic, Russia Novosibirsk and Russia Moscow Missions.