New missions 10 announced in seven areas
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To better align resources and adjust to the ever changing needs of the Church, 10 new missions will be organized in July, while 14 other missions will be combined with neighboring missions. The resulting number of missions will be 340.
Combine the Australia Sydney North Mission with the Australia Sydney South Mission. The resulting mission will be named the Australia Sydney Mission.
Combine the Australia Melbourne West Mission with the Australia Melbourne East Mission. The resulting mission will be named the Australia Melbourne Mission.
Africa Southeast Area
Combine the Switzerland Zurich Mission with the Germany Munich/Austria Mission, and portions of the Germany Frankfurt Mission. The resulting mission will be named the Alpine German-Speaking Mission, with headquarters in Munich.
Combine the Italy Catania Mission with the Italy Rome and the Italy Milan missions.
Combine the Spain Bilbao Mission with the Spain Barcelona, Spain Madrid and Spain Malaga missions.
Central America Area
Create the Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission from a division of the Guatemala Quetzaltenango and Guatemala Guatemala City Central missions.
Combine the Puerto Rico San Juan East Mission with the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission, Puerto Rico San Juan West Mission, and the West Indies Mission. The name of the Puerto Rico San Juan West Mission will be changed to the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission.
North America Central Area
Combine the Illinois Peoria Mission with the Iowa Des Moines, Missouri St. Louis and Nebraska Omaha missions.
Combine the Illinois Chicago South Mission with the Illinois Chicago North Mission. The resulting mission will be named the Illinois Chicago Mission.
Asia North Area
Combine the Japan Hiroshima Mission with the Japan Fukuoka and Japan Kobe missions.
Create the Mexico Mexico City Northwest Mission from a division of the Mexico Mexico City North and Mexico Mexico City West missions.
Create the Mexico Villahermosa Mission from a division of the Mexico Tampico, Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez and Mexico Veracruz missions.
North America Northeast Area
Combine the New Jersey Cherry Hill Mission with the New Jersey Morristown and Pennsylvania Philadelphia missions.
Combine the Ohio Cincinnati Mission with the Ohio Columbus and West Virginia Charleston missions.
North America Southwest Area
Create the New Mexico Farmington Mission from a realignment of the Arizona Mesa, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Tucson and New Mexico Albuquerque missions in the North America Southwest Area, and the Utah Provo Mission in the Utah South Area.
Create the Philippines Iloilo Mission from a division of the Philippines Bacolod Mission.
South America Northwest Area
Create the Peru Cusco and Peru Lima West missions from a realignment of the Peru Arequipa, Peru Lima Central, Peru Lima East, Peru Lima North and Peru Lima South missions.
Utah South Area
Create the Utah St. George Mission from a division of the Utah Provo Mission.