November 4, 2013
Writer: Caleb Trujillo
Pathway is pleased to announce 29 new sites that will begin operation starting Winter Semester 2014. The announced sites are:
- Arlington, Virginia, USA
- Atotonilco, Mexico
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Burley, Idaho, USA
- Chiclayo, Peru
- Chihuahua, Mexico
- Chinle, Arizona, USA
- Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
- Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
- Colonias Mormonas, Mexico
- Cuautla, Mexico
- Denver, Colorado – West, USA
- Fairfax, Virginia, USA
- Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Houston, Texas – Southeast, USA
- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Omaha, Nebraska, USA
- Porto, Portugal
- Prescott, Arizona, USA
- Queretaro, Mexico
- Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
- Quito, Ecuador
- San Jose, California, USA
- San Luis Potosi, Mexico
- Sorocaba, Brazil
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
- Washington, District of Columbia – North, USA
Here is a Deeper Look Into 11 of the Newly Announced Sites
With the announcement of 29 new sites, Pathway will have an anticipated 170 sites for Winter Semester 2014.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN BRAZIL 1,209,974
Sorocaba is the first Pathway site in Brazil, a country that holds the third-most Church members worldwide. The city is located in the state of Sao Paulo and contains a population of roughly 700,000 residents.
Pathway is dotting the globe. There are currently 18 different countries with a site. International sites make up almost 40% of all offered locations.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN ECUADOR 211,165
Ecuador’s capital city will be the second site to join Pathway in this country, accompanying Guayaquil. Quito holds a population of over 2 million people and city limits cross over the equator.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN GUATEMALA 239,734
Quetzaltenango is the third Pathway site in Guatemala. The city is also known by its indigenous name “Xelajú” and sits at an elevation of over 2,000 m (6,561 ft.).
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN MEXICO 1,317,700
Along with 11 other sites announced to start this winter, Tuxtla Gutierrez will make up 35 total Pathway sites in Mexico. Tuxtla Gutierrez is the capital city of Chiapas, a federal state in southeast Mexico
Arlington and Fairfax,
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN VIRGINIA 92,407
Separate sites will be located in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia. Both are in the metro area of Washington, D.C, the capital of the United States of America. These will be the first two sites in Virginia.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN HONDURAS 154,207
Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, will hold the second Pathway site in the country. The city has a population of over 1.1 million residents.
Over 650 Pathway missionaries are involved in the program and help keep Academic Start organized in their respective geographical areas.
Auckland, New Zealand
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN NEW ZEALAND 107,511
Auckland will host the first Pathway site in New Zealand and the Pacific Area of the Church. The city’s urban and metro population holds roughly 2.9 million people.
Chinle, Arizona, USA
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN ARIZONA 404,261
Chinle, a city in the Navajo Nation, will host the first Pathway site located on a Native American reservation. Meaning “flowing out” in Navajo as a reference to a nearby river, Chinle has a population of over 4,000.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN NEVADA 178,737
As a huge tourism attraction, the city of Las Vegas hosted over 39 million visitors last year. There is a large Church membership in the city and surrounding suburbs, and many members are expected to participate. This will be the first Pathway site in the state of Nevada.
If you are not a Pathway student and would like to see a site in your area, visit here for more information.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN PERU 527,759
Located only 13 km (8 miles) from the Pacific Ocean, Chiclayo will hold the sixth Pathway site located in Peru. Chiclayo is the fourth-largest city in Peru, behind Lima, Arequipa, and Trujillo.