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Notices of new stake presidents.

New stakes

Two new stakes have been created.

A new stake was created from the Etinan Nigeria District. The Etinan Nigeria North Stake, which consists of the Afaha Nsit, Ikot Oku Iyan, Ikot Udoabia, Ndiya, Obotim and Uyo Road branches and the Ikot Ananga, Ikot Ebo 1st, Ikot Ebo 2nd, Ikot Obio Asanga and Mbiokporo Nsit wards, was created by Elder Larry S. Kacher, General Authority Seventy, and Elder I. Raymond Egbo, an Area Seventy.

A new stake was created from the Cascavel Brazil Stake. The Foz do Iguaçu Brazil Stake, which consists of the Medianeira Branch and the Cataratas, Foz do Iguaçu, Itaipu, Portal de Foz and Porto Meira wards, was created by Elder W. Mark Bassett, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Carlos R. Toledo, an Area Seventy.

ETINAN NIGERIA NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — Uwem J. Eshiet, 44, community liaison officer, CLECC Ltd.; wife, Rose Uwem Eshiet. Counselors — Ubong S. Jonah, 34, teacher; wife, Glory U. Jonah. Peter J. Esu, 61, employee, Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Works; wife, Esther Etukudo Udota.

FOZ DO IGUAÇU BRAZIL STAKE: (Nov. 26, 2017) President — Eduardo Luiz Medeiros, 35, professor; wife, Natalia Cristina Duarte Medeiros. Counselors — Valentim Gonçalves Moreira, 55, retired; wife, Lindinalva Antunes Moreira. Alexandre Americo, 42, manager, Hard7; wife, Silvane Barbosa de Oliveira.

Reorganized stakes

ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — Koffi G. N’Guessan, 45, large-scale tech methods agent, Societé Ivorienne Rafine; succeeding, Tonga J. Sai; wife, Elise Tah. Counselors — Kouadid A. Konan, 36, operations manager, D’Voyage HRG Abidjan; wife, Lehi Floreangueran Konan. Koffi J. Kouame, 36, professor; wife, Assebra Patricia Akpaly.

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND WATERVIEW STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — Michael Fonot Satele, 64, manager, LDS Family Services; suceeding, Jeffrey M. Nikoia; wife, Laornce Marie Joy Satele. Counselors — Taulauniu Seumanu, 47, security manager, Te Wananga o Aotearoa; wife, Elma Lynn LeDoux Seumanu. Sione Uhotau Kaufusi, 39, civil side supervisor, Maka Civil; wife, Betty Siuti Kaufusi.

ST GEORGE UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Aug. 27, 2017) President — Monte Holm, 59, co-founder, World Financial Group; succeeding H. Bradley Stucki; wife, Lisa K. Drake. Counselors — Daniel D. Wilding, 55, owner, Wilding Wallbeds; wife, Claudia R. G. Wilding. Steven S. Leonard, 41, seminary teacher; wife, Leslie C. B. Leonard.

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