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The First Presidency has announced the callings of three new mission presidents, who, along with their wives, will assume their responsibilities about July 1. The new mission presidents are:

Heber Omar Diaz, 47, assigned to the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission; mission president's counselor, former stake president, high councilor, district president, and branch president; president of furniture factory; received degree in education; born in Montevideo, Uruguay, a son of Pascual and Micaela Virginia Outes Diaz; married Gloria Estela Tempone; four children. She is Relief Society president, former Young Women president and counselor, Primary president's counselor, and Relief Society teacher; born in San Jose, Uruguay, a daughter of Raul Pio and Gloria Iris Lopez Tempone.

William Flint Dickson, 64, assigned to the Canada Montreal Mission; former stake Sunday School president, bishop and counselor, ward Sunday School president, and gospel doctrine teacher; served mission in France and England, 1947-50; retired life insurance agent; received bachelor's from University of Utah; born in Layton, Utah, a son of Rufus Flint and Catherine Lee Dickson; married Ruth Noall; four children. She is Relief Society teacher, former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president's counselor, national Lambda Delta Sigma officer, and Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society teacher; born in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of Albert Edward and Mabel Sorensen Noall.

Claudio Roberto Mendes Costa, 41, assigned to the Brazil Manaus Mission; stake president's counselor, high councilor, former bishop and counselor, and Young Men president; associate director for Church Educational System; studied marketing for several years; born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a son of Nelson and Luzia Tassar Simoes Mendes Costa; married Margareth Fernandes Morgado; four children. She is Primary president, former Young Women president, Relief Society teacher, and Sunday School teacher; born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a daughter of Oswaldo and Guiomar de Vulcanis Fernandes Morgado.