Monday, September 01, 2008

New Stake in Twin Falls

It was announced in church on Sunday that there will be a new stake formed in Twin Falls Idaho. The new stake will be called the Twin Falls South Stake. Because of this new stake, the Twin Falls Stake, the Kimberly Stake and the Twin Falls West Stake will be affected. The new Twin Falls South Stake will take 3 wards from the Twin Falls Stake. These wards that are leaving our stake are the 3rd ward, the 9th ward and the 13th wards. This is significant because 6 of our High Council members are from these three wards, a number of people in stake presidencies have people from these wards and also our Stake Patriarch, and our 1st counselor in the Stake Presidency. So, there will be some major turnover in the Twin Falls Stake in the next 2 weeks. It should be exciting.

Although the Twin Falls Stake will be losing 3 wards, we are also gaining 2 wards. The Twin Falls Stake will take back 2 wards from the Kimberly Stake. These 2 wards will be the 11th Ward and the 15th Ward. So, that means we will pick up a Stake Patriarch from the Kimberly Stake and a member of their Stake Presidency.

The new Twin Falls South Stake will not have a building at first so they will use the old Twin Falls Stake Center as their meeting house until their building is constructed.

These changes should take effect on September 14th during our General Stake Conference.

Isn't this exciting?!?!?


Melinda said...

WOW oh WOW!!!!! Do you think things are growing because new houses are being built, or are you guys just great member missionaries? Let us know the details come the 14th.

Tiffany said...

Wowee that is a lot of changes. It is so hard to see Twin Falls change so much and not be a part of it somehow. Thanks for the update. I love hearing what is going on there.

Rachael said...

That is going to be very interesting. So Jeff's ward is now in mom and dad's stake? What ward are you and mom and dad in? You have to keep us updated and take notes. We will probably have that happen here in the next few years.