New stake presidencies

Two new stakes, one in Tonga and one in Utah, have been created.

The Nukualofa Tonga Mua Stake, which includes the Hoi, Makaunga, Mua 1st, and 2nd, Nukuleka, and Talafoou wards, and the Alaki Branch, has been created by Elder Lindsay Thomas Dil, an area authority.The Orem Utah Lakeridge North Stake, which includes the Lakeridge 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th wards, has been created by President Boyd K. Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve.

New stakes

NUKUALOFA TONGA MUA STAKE: (April 4, 1996) Created from the Nukualofa Tonga East, and Nukualofa Tonga Halaliku Stakes. President - J. William Harris, 59, secretary of ministry, labor commerce industries for Tonga government; wife, M. Fane Nee Fale Harris. Counselors - Vakameilalo Tuifua, 46, farmer and town officer; wife, Tupou Falekakala Hale Tuifua. Sione Lavelua, 29, representative for South Pacific Pork Company & M.B.S. Exports; wife, Melania Tuima Lavelua.

OREM UTAH LAKERIDGE NORTH STAKE: (June 23, 1996) Created from the Orem Utah Lakeridge Stake. President - Spencer F. Mack, 41, proprietor and financial planner for Miller, Wade & Mack; wife, Jane Ann Neubert Mack. Counselors - Gaylord K. Swim, 47, president of Swim Investment Management; wife, Lauralyn Bankhead Swim. Howard E. Gurney, 45, real estate appraiser; wife, Janet Kathryn Winder Gurney.

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