New mission presidents

The First Presidency has announced the call of two more mission presidents. The new presidents and their wives will begin their service about July 1. Those called are:

Jose B. Puerta, 69, Brazil Florianapolis Mission; Regiao Ward, Ribeirao Preto Brazil Stake; regional representative, former area president's executive secretary, temple president, missionary training center president, stake president, high councilor, and branch president; manager of Church translation department in Sao Paulo; graduated from Ginasial of San Carlos; born in Santa Ernestina, Brazil, a son of Manoel and Maria Aquilera Puerta; married Diva Euzebia Staniscia, two children. She is a former temple matron, missionary training center director of sister missionaries, Relief Society president, and Primary president's counselor; born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a daughter of Paulino and Adelina Filomena Rugna Staniscia.Marrill V. Willis, 65, Mexico Tuxtla-Gutierrez Mission; Pierce City Ward, Joplin Missouri Stake; currently serving in the Guatemala Guatemala City North Mission, former high councilor, stake missionary, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president, Scoutmaster, and teacher; served in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West mission, 1990-91; retired schoolteacher; earned master's degree from Arizona State University; born in Mesa, Ariz., a son of Emanuel B. and Lilly Vance Willis; married Zola Haymore, six children. She is serving as a missionary with her husband, former stake and ward Young Women president, Relief Society president, seminary teacher, Young Women adviser, and family history library worker; served with husband in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Mission, 1990-91; attended BYU; born in Douglas, Ariz., a daughter of Millard Carlos and Mary McLachlan Haymore.

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