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New stake presidents

Published: Saturday, July 5 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT

Five new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Niangon Stake. The Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Niangon South Stake, which includes the Azito, Coprim, Niangon 1st, Niangon 2nd, Sideci 1st and Sideci 2nd wards, was created by Elder Terence M. Vinson of the Seventy and Elder John A. Koranteng, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Guayaquil Ecuador Pascuales Stake. The Guayaquil Ecuador Juan Montalvo Stake, which includes the Alegria, Colinas del Sol, Elvira, Fortin, Sinai and Union Civica wards, was created by Elder C. Scott Grow of the Seventy and Elder Joaquin Costa, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Phnom Penh Cambodia South District. The Phnom Penh Cambodia South Stake, which includes the Phnom Penh 13th, Chaktomuk, Steung Mean Chey 1st, Steung Mean Chey 2nd, Steung Mean Chey 3rd and Toul Tom Pong branches, was created by Elder Randy D. Funk of the Seventy and Elder Siu Hong Pon, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Phnom Penh Cambodia North District. The Phnom Penh Cambodia North Stake, which includes the Sen Sok Branch and Pchentong, Teuk Laak, Teuk Thla, Tuol Kok and Tuol Sang Ke wards, was created by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Umuahia Nigeria District. The Umuahia Nigera Stake, which includes the Umuahia 1st, Umuahia 2nd and Umunwanwa branches and the Apumiri Ubakala, Ndoro-Oboro, Nsirimo, Old Umuahia and Umuahia 3rd wards, was created by Elder Edward Dube of the Seventy and Elder Ini B. Ekong, an Area Seventy.

ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE NIANGON SOUTH STAKE: (June 1, 2014) President — Bey Daniel Messan, 38, employed at Azito Power Plant; wife, Hanze Dido Philomene Messan. Counselors — Koki Antione Adopo, 57, employed by International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT); wife, Niankey Patricia Kangah. Gouali Anthony Tamane, 32, doctor at T. Haury Hospital; wife, Affoue Goulet Rolande Nguessan.

GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR JUAN MONTALVO STAKE: (May 18, 2014) President — Jorge A. Roman Espinoza, 46, maintenance technician for the Church; wife, Gloria Gioconda Canales Tutiven. Counselors — Fernando Xavier Ramirez Cevallos, 34, warehouse foreman; wife, Maria Sofia C. Ortiz. Carlos Liderbay Rodriguez Medina, 43, business owner; wife, Maealy Medina Quinde.

PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA SOUTH STAKE: (May 25, 2014) President — Uk Sophal, 35, sales representative; wife, Bolinda Sok. Counselors — Sophorn Touch, 39, Seminaries and Institutes coordinator for the Church; wife, Ludy Ann Tapulao Campo Touch. Heng Sokhom, 30, finance supervisor at Cambodia Service Center; wife, Sitha Pen.

PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA NORTH STAKE: (May 25, 2014) President — Eng Bun Huoch, 32, chief information officer at L. Rainy Riding; wife, Dany Pen. Counselors — Chantha Thaong, 51, maintenance technician; wife, Kaniya Ea. But Lum Ang, 27, English translator; wife, Marida Kong.

UMUAHIA NIGERIA STAKE: (May 18, 2014) President — Samuel E. Ekpolo, 37, senior security officer; wife, Veronica Imaji Ogar. Counselors — Chinwendu Paul Arungwa, 31, corporal in the Nigeria Police Force; wife, Roseline Ihuaku Nwosu. Iroakazi Iroegbu Ireogbu, 36, employed by Nigeria Prison Services; wife, Chidimma Anyadiegwu.