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Two new stakes have been created in Brazil and two in Peru.

In Brazil, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy has created the Brasilia Brazil Taguatinga Stake, and Elder Dallas N. Archibald of the Seventy has created the Rio Branco Brazil Stake.The Brasilia Brazil Taguatinga Stake includes the Ceilandia 1st, 2nd, Samambaia, and Taguatinga 1st and 2nd wards, and the Brazlandia and Descoberto branches. The Rio Branco Brazil Stake includes the Bosque, Rio Branco, Seis de Agosto, Tucuma and Universitario wards, and the Acre, Aquiry and Senador Guiomard branches.

In Peru, Walter F. Gonzalez, area authority, has created the Huanuco Peru Amarilis Stake, and Elder Julio E. Davila of the Seventy has created the Lima Peru Santa Anita Stake.

The Huanuco Peru Amarilis Stake includes the Amarilis, Huallaga, Los Jardines, Paucarbamba and Veintiocho De Agosto wards, and the Ambo, San Cristobal and San Luis branches. The Lima Peru Santa Anita Stake includes the Los Ficus, San Francisco, Santa Anita, Tilda, and Universal wards, and the Andahuaylas and Bolognesi branches.

Elsewhere stakes have been reorganized in Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nigeria, Panama and Peru, and in California, Hawaii and Idaho.

New stakes

BRASILIA BRAZIL TAGUATINGA STAKE: (Dec. 17, 1995) Created from the Brasilia Brazil Alvorada Stake. President - Jose Claudio de Almeida, 34, technician for Gonin, former high councilor, bishop, and elders quorum president, married Josette Costa de Santos. Counselors - Jorge Luiz Abreu de Souza, Bank of Brazil executive, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake clerk, stake executive secretary, bishop's counselor, and high priests group leader, married Gabriela Antonio Machado; Jose Ferreira Pires, 50, military police officer, former high councilor, bishop, high priests group leader, and elders quorum president's counselor, married Marcia Elisabeth Marques.

HUANUCO PERU AMARILIS STAKE: (Dec. 17, 1995) Created from the Huanuco Peru Stake. President - Jesus Antonio Espinoza Solorzano, 39, self-employed jewelry merchant, former district clerk, bishop, and branch president and counselor, married Edith Albina Isidro Fernandez. Counselors - Cesar Bernardo Norena Eugenio, 40, technical consultant, former high councilor, Young Men president, branch president, and seminary teacher, married Gloria Esperanza Bazan Ojeda; Francisco Patricio Penadillo Pedro, 39, merchant, former bishop's counselor, ward mission leader, elders quorum president's counselor, and branch president, married Severina Diaz Paredez.

LIMA PERU SANTA ANITA STAKE: (Dec. 17, 1995) Created from the Lima Peru Vitarte Stake. President - Jose Humberto Naupari Velez, 48, security assistant for Church Area office, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, and bishop, married Lidia Rodriguez Valdez. Counselors - Hildebrando Zavaleta Rosado, 51, teacher, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and branch president, married Maria Beatriz Ruiz Rodriguez; Jose Antonio Jara Corrales, 36, section manager for Continental Industries Company, former high councilor, stake clerk, and bishop, married Fany Elsa Rios Rios.

RIO BRANCO BRAZIL STAKE: (Dec. 3, 1995) Created from the Rio Branco Brazil District. President - Tarciso Barboza Freire, 37, educational instructor, former high councilor, elders quorum president, and branch president, married Lucia De Lima Tabosa. Counselors - Edivaldo Vitor Queiroz, 36, maintenance assistant for Maxtron, former stake president's counselor, district president's counselor, stake Sunday School president, ward mission leader, and branch president and counselor, married Raimunda Sales Cardoso da Costa; Lomparte Luis Felipe Choy, 47, zoologist at Federal University of Rio Branco, former district president's counselor, and branch president and counselor, married Maria Guadalupe Ochoa Pinedo.

Stake reorganizations

ABA NIGERIA STAKE: (Nov. 19, 1995) President - Agwu Njagha, 43, self-employed textile industry director; succeeding Frederick C. Ihesiene; former bishop and counselor, and Sunday School president, married Comfort Agwu. Counselors - Christian Chukwudi Nwobi, 32, director of Taste Buds Ltd., former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, and bishop's counselor, married Esther Enebong Akpabio; Hope Ijeoma Anwuacha, 37, teacher, former bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Sunday School president.

ALAJUELA COSTA RICA STAKE: (Nov. 19, 1995) President - Francisco Alfaro Fernandez, 53, director of elementary education; succeeding Milton Mariano Perez Ruiz; former stake president's counselor, district president's counselor, branch executive secretary, branch elders quorum president, branch Young Men president, and seminary teacher, married Maria Engracia Chacon Soto. Counselors - Alberto Gerardo Brenes Hay, 45, production manager, former high councilor, elders quorum president, and branch president's counselor, married Annette Garcia Sennano; Rolando Chanto Cantillano, 36, works in treasury office of National Apprenticeship Institution, former ward mission leader, Sunday School president, and Sunday School teacher, married Damaris Acevedo Villalabos.

BRASILIA BRAZIL STAKE: (Dec. 17, 1995) President - Ronald Da Costa, retained. Counselors - Helio Camilo De Oliveira, retained; Gildo Fernandes Souza, 52, pilot for air reserve, former stake president's counselor, district president, stake mission president, bishop and counselor, and ward mission leader, married Maria Toledo Fraga.

COATEPEQUE GUATEMALA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) President - Eduardo Anuario Cifuentes Perez, 41, programmer; succeeding Ricardo Rolando Morales Reyes; former stake president's counselor, bishop, and ward clerk, married Eluvia Morales Estrada. Counselors - Jorge Roberto Valdez, 46, former district president, high councilor, and branch president, married Fulvia Lilian Arreaga Rohr; Marco Tulio Samayoa, 36, agency owner of Rodeo Promotions, former high councilor, Young Men president, Sunday School teacher, and seminary teacher, married Mirna Villagies Lucas.

DAVID PANAMA STAKE: (Nov. 19, 1995) President - Cecilio Lezcano Arauz, 33, works in department of economics for University of Chiriqui; succeeding Manuel Salvador Arauz; former stake president and counselor, bishop, and Sunday School teacher, married Maria Briceida Franco. Counselors - Jose Luis Guerra Cianca, 34, labeler for Generacion Creativa, former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, priests quorum secretary, and branch president, married Rios Medina Noris Mireya; Oswaldo Omar Beitia Vargas, 33, sub-manager for Transporte Interprovinciales S.A., former stake president's counselor, and bishop and counselor, married Elsa Teresa Alvarado Vasquez.

FONTANA CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Jan. 14, 1996) President - Hal Dee Heywood, 40, Church Educational System coordinator; succeeding Wayne Hall Bringhurst; former high councilor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, and seminary teacher, married Gaila Jean Slemboski. Counselors - J. Davis Toki, 36, self-employed masonry contractor, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, ward clerk and assistant, and Sunday School secretary, married Esalina Vinolia Cook; Taylor Mark Donald, 35, project manager for Southern California Edison, former high councilor, stake mission president and counselor, ward mission leader, Young Men president, and ward public affairs director, married Mondi Merrill.

HUANUCO PERU STAKE: (Dec. 17, 1995) President - Carlos Almeida Huaman, 45, upholsterer; succeeding Raul Rodriguez Sanchez; former stake president's counselor, elders quorum president, and branch president, married Nancy Peno Eugenio. Counselors - Mercedes Octavio Vigil Mori, 46, self-employed merchant, former bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president, married Marina Pinedo Flores; Luis Augusto Chavez Reyes, assistant administrator for Church Educational System, former district president's counselor, bishop, and elders quorum president, married Liliana Catalina Velarde Ibarra.

IDAHO FALLS IDAHO LINCOLN STAKE: (Jan. 14, 1996) President - Chad W. Dance, 42, vice president and credit officer for Bank of Commerce; succeeding Wildan Pressley Bowman; former stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, and bishop, married Deanna M. Schwabedissen. Counselors - Larry E. Acor, 60, retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp., former high councilor, stake seventies president, bishop, and Scout leader, married DeAnn Larson; Brent Woolstenhulme, 45, pension administrator for Lockheed Corp., former high councilor, stake executive secretary, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Young Men president's counselor, married Cheri Lynn Pence.

LIMA PERU VITARTE STAKE: (Dec. 17, 1995) President - Abel Telesforo Gonzales Rebaza, retained. Counselors - Isidoro Villanueva Ocana, 59, general manager for Zlam Company of S.A., former president of Lima Peru Temple, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, and bishop, married Mirely Viane Babilonia; Stephen Richard Christiansen, 34, manager for Kimberly Clark Corp., former bishop and counselor, ward mission leader, and elders quorum president's counselor, married Suzanne P. Pool.

MILILANI HAWAII STAKE: (Jan. 14, 1996) President - George E. Parkhurst, 57, preventive maintenance supervisor for the Church; succeeding Stanley Y. Q. Ho; former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, and Scoutmaster, married Joyce J'Deene Lindberg. Counselors - Leroy R. Lehano, 47, teacher, former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president's counselor, and Young Men president, married Wanda You; Raymond Y. Sasaki, 58, Church Educational System coordinator, former mission president, high councilor, bishop's counselor, executive secretary, elders quorum president, and Scoutmaster, married Jane Yoshie.