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Church Creates First Stake in Small Island Nation

Approximately 2,000 members and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Fenea Pacifik Convention Centre in Port Vila on Sunday 21 June to witness the creation of Vanuatu’s first Latter-day Saint stake.  

A stake is a Latter-day Saint term for a group of congregations in a geographical area, similar to a diocese in other Christian churches.  The Port Vila Vanuatu Stake will comprise over 2,000 members who worship in eight chapels.

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