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Notices of new stake presidencies.

New stakes

Seven new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Niangon North and the Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Niangon South Stakes. The Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Niangon Central Stake, which consists of the Base Cie 1st, Base Cie 2nd, Cité Verte, Coprim, Lokoa, Niangon 3rd and Niangon 5th wards, was created by Elder Terence M. Vinson, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Marcel Guei, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Bo Sierra Leone East District and the Bo Sierra Leone West District. The Bo Sierra Leone North Stake, which consists of the Batima, Bo, Gbonda Town, Kortugbuma, Nduvuibu, Njaie Town and Yemo Town wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder I. Raymond Egbo, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Bo Sierra Leone West District. The Bo Sierra Leone West Stake, which consists of the J Quarter and Simbaru branches and the Kandeh Town, New London, New York, Njagboima and Sewa Road wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder I. Raymond Egbo, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Sierra Leone Stake. The Freetown Sierra Leone Stake, which consists of the Lungi, PZ and Upgun branches and the Belliar Park, Dwarzak, Freetown, Mount Aureol and New England wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy and Elder Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Alajuela Costa Rica Stake. The Heredia Costa Rica Belén Stake, which consists of the Santa Barbara Branch and the Belén, El Tejar, Flores, La Ribera and Ojo de Agua wards, was created by Elder Adrián Ochoa, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Luis C. Chaverri, an Area Seventy.

A new stake was created from the Las Vegas Nevada Lakes, Las Vegas Nevada Meadows and Las Vegas Nevada Redrock stakes. The Las Vegas Nevada Desert Foothills Stake, which consists of the Amber Hills, Carl, Cimarron, Hillpointe, Paseos and Pueblo wards, was created by Elder Benjamin De Hoyos, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Ren S. Johnson, an Area Seventy.

A new stake was created from the Neiafu Vava’u Tonga North, Neiafu Vava’u Tonga and Neiafu Vava’u Tonga West Stakes. The Neiafu Vava’u Tonga Central Stake, which consists of the Houma Branch and the Feletoa, Leimatu’a 1st, Leimatu’a 2nd, Mataika, Neiafu 3rd and Neiafu 5th wards, was created by Elder Ian S. Ardern, General Authority Seventy, and Elder ‘Aisake K. Tukuafu, an Area Seventy.

ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE NIANGON CENTRAL STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — Jean C. Sai Tonga, 45, ship planner, Abidjan Terminal Bollore. Counselors — Ayera R. Dagrou, 39, police officer; wife, Lou Djènan Marie Prisca Dje. Lezahoue G. Siogbo, 61, market researcher, Ministry of Health; wife, Celestine Bouet Oula.

BO SIERRA LEONE NORTH STAKE: (Nov. 12, 2017) President — Victor K. Hindowa, 35, project manager, Larita Bo; wife, Etta Frances Nienjor Hindowa. Counselors — Dominic M. Kovei, 43, teacher; wife, Patricia Mamie Kovei. Allieu Amos Kemokai, 30, administrative assistant, World Vision-Sierra Leone; wife, Fatmata Kemokai.

BO SIERRA LEONE WEST STAKE: (Nov. 12, 2017) President — Peter B. Kpaka, 35, managing director, Sixth Communication Services; wife, Chritiana Williams Kpaka. Counselors — Brian Robbin-Taylor, 42, CEO, Exaltation Services; wife, Sia Mabel Robin-Taylor. John B. Mansaray, 29, project manager, Engage Now Africa; wife, Betty Mansaray.

FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE EAST STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — Markus J. Wallace, 47, assistant, LDS Church; wife, Roseline Rugatu Samura. Counselors — Sylvanus H. Smith, 35, police cadet officer; wife, Miatta Fobay Amara Smith. Abdulal Samura, 45, lab technician and lecturer, Fourah Bay College; wife, Isha Samura.

HEREDIA COSTA RICA BÉLEN STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2017) President — Mauricio E. Azofeifa Berrocal, 47, virtual salesman, AVIS Rent-a-Car; wife, Laura Rocio Valverda Azofeifa. Counselors — Paul D. Whitchurch, 43, general manager, Dialog Direct; wife, Wendy Wardle Whitchurch. Roger Benhamín Briceño Meoño, 34, graphic designer; wife, Andrea Monge Briceño.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA DESERT FOOTHILLS STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — Stephen B. Horsley, 44, surgeon; wife, Cheri Ann Olson Horsely. Counselors —Charles C. Clawson II, 52, general counsel, Kinsbarn Realty Capital; wife, M’Recia Ritchie Clawson. M. Jose Gaspar de Alba, 46, professor; wife, Raquel Whetten Gaspar de Alba.

NEIAFU VAVA’U TONGA CENTRAL STAKE: (Nov. 26, 2017) President — Sione N. Monu, 46, traffic supervisor, Royal Tongan Airlines; wife, Vasiti Manui Mila. Counselors — Tu’ihalangingie Manuofetoa, 44, supervisor, Leiola Group; wife, Pasimati Latu Toicai Manuofetoa. Mataiasi M. Moala, 47, veteran officer, Ministry of Agriculture; wife, ‘Anaise Soakai Moala.

Reorganized stakes

COCHABAMBA BOLIVIA ALALAY STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Choque Cruz Napoleón, 42, self-employed; suceeeding Pavel A. Siles Escobar; wife, Graciela Lucy Garcia Nina. Counselors — Juan Jorge Gutierrez Aliaga, 52, administrator, Sensorial SRL; wife, Maria Elena Chavarria Velsquez. Jose Martin Henen Condon, 47, legal representative; wife, Maria Georgine Fernandes Condori.

GUATEMALA CIUDAD ATLÁNTICO STAKE: (Nov. 26, 2017) President — David Arnulfo Contreras, 40, perpetual education fund manager, LDS Church; succeeding Alberto Velasquez Juarez; wife, Bessy Virginia Nol Sanchez. Counselors — Erick Israel de Leon, 43, tax agent, Ministerio Publico; wife, Mery Lopez Cardona. Wilmar Alexander de Leon Lopez, 39, financial assistant, LDS Church; wife, Karin Herrarte Rodas.

MONTERREY MÈXICO LIBERTAD STAKE: (Nov. 5, 2017) President — Vidal Gonzalez Cardoza, 43, A/C personnel chief, Metro Climar; succeeding Feliciano S. Lozano Pena; wife, Luz Maria Cona Contreras. Counselors —Adolfo Eduardo Rivadeneyra Ordoñez, 48, branch manager, Testing Equipment SA de CV; wife, Veronica Gonzaga Carapia. Joaquin Garcia Vargas, 51, employed in Monterrey; wife, Nora Nelly Vega Triana.

NEIAFU VAVA’U TONGA WEST STAKE: (Nov. 26, 2017) President — Siale Matavaha Eliesa, 42, seminaries and institutes coordinator, LDS Church; succeeding Sine N. Monu. Counselors — Kelebi Tau Tonga, 52, teacher; wife, Mele fa Langi Tonga. Hopoate Latu, 49, maintenance worker, LDS Church; wife, Sini Malia Latu.

NEW ALBANY INDIANA STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2017) President — David Don Fielding, 51, vice president of payer services, ZirMed, Inc.; succeeding Lawrence B. Porter; wife, Randalyn Wells Fielding. Counselors — Edward Earl Faulstick II, 38, owner, C3Tech; wife, Sarah Elizabeth Anderson Faulstick. Charles Dunham Summers, 32, president/executive director, KOIT Global Investments; wife, Shelly Denise Sullivan Summers.

NORTH SALT LAKE UTAH PARKWAY STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Craig Delmar Bell, 54, academic vice president, LDS Business College; succeeding Landon W. Coleman; wife, Susan Lynn George Bell. Counselors — Ruben Santamaria Mendez, 44, VP of sales, Industrial Supply Co.; wife, Melanie Evans Mendez. Jason Dean Burgess, 43, director of communications, Travel Pass Group; wife, Kristi Ferney Burgess.

NUKU’ALOFA TONGA NORTH STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Takaetali Finau Tupou, 46, self-employed; succeeding Ian C. Tu’ihalangingie; wife, Lavinia Seniula Unaloto-Ki-Uiha Latavao Fetuani Tupou. Counselors — Samuela Tatafu Fonua, 34, IT specialist/owner, Fonua IT & Associates; wife, Ana Kanum Bing Fonua. Isileli Vaokotone Taufa, 54, store manager, Mona Vale Hospital; wife, Mele Fisiifelila Palau.

PHOENIX ARIZONA YSA STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2017) President — Charles David Stringham, 59, owner, Paramount Management & Realty; succeeding Matthew G. Grizzle; wife, Deena Linn Kennedy Stringham. Counselors — Marco Elgin Montez, 66, financial aid advisor, Validus Financial; wife, Sandra Martinez. Bradley B. Horton, 70, public librarian, City of Glendale; wife, Gillian S. Horton.

PUEBLA MÉXICO LA PAZ STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Manuel Lyva Cruz, 56, business owner; succeeding Abinadi Lopez Celis; wife, Blanca Alicia Cordova Amaro. Counselors — Rafael Montiel Garcia, 51, warehouse specialist, VW of Mexico; wife, Maria Angela Carmen Pérez Cielo. Vincente Luis Rojas Ramirez, 55, contractor; wife, Beatriz Torrentera Romero.

RED DEER ALBERTA STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Douglas Caleb Higham, 53, pharmacy manager, London Drugs; succeeding Robert S. Burnham; wife, Vesna Stephanie Sokol Higham. Counselors — Mark Christopher Darby, 43, physician; wife, Megan Pearl Hatch Darby. Robert Hansen Rushton, 58, production manager, Canstone Energy; wife, Cindy Lee Stout Rushton.

SANTA CRUZ CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Matthew James Hackwell, 46, supply chain manager, Granite Construction; succeeding Wilson L. Watch; wife, Brandy Alexandra Keehn Hackwell. Counselors — Jeffrey Harold McNeil, 56, senior VP of operations, Energous; wife, Nanci Lee Brew McNeil. Joseph Paul Barton, 44, sales consultant, Seagate; wife, Amy Joanne Mcraf Barton.

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