Two new stakes have been created in Nigeria and in Utah.
The Alpine Utah North Stake, which includes the Alpine 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th, and Alpine Cove wards, has been created by Elder Gene R. Cook of the Seventy.The Qua River Nigeria Stake, which includes the Eket 1st and 2nd, and Ikwe wards, and the Ikot Akpatek and Ikot Annang branches, has been created by Elder James O. Mason of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Brazil and Utah.
ALPINE UTAH NORTH STAKE: (June 23, 1996) Created from the Alpine Utah Stake. President - Terry L. Brown, 47, consultant and software instructional designer; wife, Nancy Aileen McFarland Brown. Counselors - Richard A. Hintze, 54, president of Utah Component Sales; wife, Marilyn Kane Hintze. Dale B. Murphy, 40, former professional baseball player; wife, Nancy Eileen Thomas Murphy.
QUA RIVER NIGERIA STAKE: (July 14, 1996) Created from the Eket Nigeria and Ikot Ekong Nigeria districts. President - Udo David Umoh, 48, managing director of fishing and petroleum products; wife, Glory Etim Inyang Umoh. Counselors - Abraham Aban Essien, 36, carpenter for Hi-Tech Company; wife, Esther Abraham Usoukpa Essien. Mbong Afaha Mbong , 45, school vice principal; wife, Eunice Bassey Ibok Mbong.
FORTALEZA BRAZIL WEST STAKE: (June 16, 1996) President - Joao Bosco Pereira Castro, 53, principal for Secretary of Education; succeeding Ivani Bastos Irineu; wife, Jane Franklin Pontes de Castro. Counselors - Helio Jose Kucmanski, 38, officer for State Bank of Rio Grande; wife, Rosania Aujeh Fernandes de Kucmanski. Jose Venceslau de Souza Junior, 32, business owner; wife, Maria Moura de Souza Glaucia de Souza.
LOGAN UTAH UNIVERSITY 1ST STAKE: (May 19, 1996) President - J. Clair Batty, 57, professor for Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and senior thermal engineer for Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University; succeeding H. Craig Petersen; wife, Karen Olsen Batty. Counselors - Allan J. Steed, 59, president and chief executive officer of Utah State University Research Foundation; wife, Carolyn Kaye Taylor Steed. David G. Edwards, 38, podiatric physician; wife, Rexann Zilles Edwards.