Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This article came from the church news, and ldschurchgrowth. This new mission 
will make 10 missions for Peru.  

Peru Chiclayo Mission
Becoming Peru's tenth mission, the Peru Chiclayo Mission will be organized from 
the Peru Piura and Peru Trujillo Missions. The new mission will include the two 
Peruvian regions of Lambayeque and Cajamarca with a combined population of 2.5 
million. The realigned Peru Piura Mission will retain the regions of Piura and 
Tumbes with a combined population of 1.9 million and the realigned Peru Trujillo 
Mission will retain the regions of Ancash and La Libertad with a combined 
population of 2.7 million. The Peru Piura Mission was once headquartered in 
Chiclayo and was known as the Peru Chiclayo Mission until relocated to Piura in 
the 2000s. The new Peru Chiclayo Mission will have eight stakes and the 
realigned Peru Piura Mission will have five stakes and two districts and the 
Peru Trujillo Mission will have 10 stakes and four districts.
Notwithstanding the large number of full-time missions administering Peru's 
population of 30 million, dozens of cities between 10,000 and 30,000 remain 
unreached by the LDS Church and many are located in northern Peru in areas 
affected by the mission realignment. Several previously unreached cities now 
have groups and full-time missionaries assigned (such as Morropon, Tambo Grande, 
Huamachuco, and Huarauaos) and additional cities will likely open to missionary 
work as additional mission resources are allocated to the soon-to-be three 
missions (such as Bambamarca, Chota, Cutervo, La Arena, and Tambo Grande). 
Peru's native full-time missionary force more than exceeds the number of 
full-time LDS missionaries stationed in Peru, which has likely contributed to 
the announcement of an additional mission. As the number of Peruvian Latter-day 
Saints serving missions continue to rise, we may see additional missions 
organized in Peru in locations such as Huancayo, Ica, and Iquitos. 

South America Northwest Area
Peru Chiclayo
The Peru Chiclayo Mission is being created by dividing the Peru Piura and Peru 
Trujillo missions on the Pacific coast of that nation, making a total of 10 
missions in Peru.

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