17 Mar 2019
The Lima Perú Begonias Stake was organized on March 17th from a division of the Lima Perú Canto Grande Stake. The new stake includes the following six wards: the Begonias, Canto Chico, Los Manzanos, Los Postes, Santa Fe, and Viña Wards.
There are now 46 stakes in Lima - the largest number of stakes of any metropolitan area in the world outside of the United States. To put that number into perspective, there are more stakes in Lima that there are in all but ten countries in the world. The number of stakes in Lima is approximately the same number of stakes as there are in the Church in the United Kingdom (45). Members in Peru report that many wards are likely to be organize in the near future. The Church has regularly organized new wards in Lima during the past 18 months on nearly a monthly or biweekly basis. Furthermore, most wards reach over 300 active members (or even 400 active members in rare situations) before they are divided to organize new congregations. Additional new stakes appear likely to be created in Lima in the next 1-2 years.