For the first time, a stake of Zion is in operation in the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica.
On June 8, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles organized the Kingston Jamaica Stake. The event marked a joyous moment for many Latter-day Saints living in this West Indies country.
The momentous occasion, attended by more than 800 people, marks the second stake to be organized in the English-speaking Caribbean following the Port of Spain Trinidad Stake in 2009. Elder Holland organized the stake with assistance from Elder J. Devn Cornish of the Seventy and first counselor in the Caribbean Area Presidency.