This is a cool video showing the growth of the church by stakes throughout the world. I know that from experience from members in South Africa, it can be difficult to get a stake.
Click an image below to download the video:
(This video is about 10 megabytes, so you may not want to download unless you have high-speed internet.)
A few scriptures come to mind.
The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth, and from thence shall the gospel roll forth unto the ends of the earth, as the stone which is cut out of the mountain without hands shall roll forth, until it has filled the whole earth.
2 Nephi 1:5 (Mainly due to the large number of stakes in these lands)
But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise, a land which is choice above all other lands; a land which the Lord God hath covenanted with me should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord hath covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be led out of other countries by the hand of the Lord.