Bishop Storehouses are a place where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints keep stored goods and common household items for those in need. The Bishop is the one in charge of the storehouse, hence its name. Every LDS congregation is led by a bishop who works in strong ties with the local Relief Society president. While a person in need can go to the Relief Society or the bishop to get help, the bishop is the one who has to make the decision in the end.
As the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints has gained popularity, so have their congregations grown and spread around the world. With nearly 15 million members, the LDS community is spread among 28,000 congregations in 176 nations and territories. Not every congregation has a Bishop Storehouse, but they are all encouraged to build or set up one.
Bishop Storehouse locations are spread throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and Pacific, Central and South America, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. In Africa, storehouses are available in: Congo, Nigeria, Ethiopia, GbemiOluwa Close, SuleAburka, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
In India, Bishop Storehouses can be found in: Cambodia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Australia provides Bishop Storehouses in American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga.
Central and South America have bishop storehouses in: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil (where the Curitiba Center, Porto Alegre Center, Recife Center and Sao Paolo Center can be found), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
In Europe, storage centers can be found in any of the following countries: Denmark, Spain, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Ukraine, Germany and Russia. In Canada, Bishop Storehouses can be found in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec while in Mexico, they are the: Guadalajara Center, Oaxaca Center, Tampico Center, Tuxtla Gutierrez Center, Hermosillo Center, Merida Center, Mexico City Temple Center, Veracruz Center, Monterrey Center and Villahermosa Center.
The U.S. has, by far, the largest number of congregations and bishop storehouses in the world. They can be found in most states, including: Arizona, California (with the Los Angelo Center, Oakland Center, Sacramento Center, Sand Diego Center and Upland Center), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas (Dallas Center, Huston Center, San Antonio Center) and Utah with its Brigham City Center, Brigham Young University Center, Cedar City Center, Centerville Center, Fort Union Center, Jordan River Center, Joseph Smith Memorial Building Center, Layton Center, Logan Center, Manti Center, Mt. Timpanogos Center, Ogden Center, Orem Center, Salt Lake City Center, Spanish Fork Center, St. George Center and Vernal Center.
Last, but not least, there is Washington state with its two centers: Seattle Center, at 15205 SE 28th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007 and Spokane Center at 9423 E. 4th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99206.
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