Two new stakes have been created in South American countries and one in Central America.
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Council of the Twelve officiated at the creation of the Barcelona Venezuela Stake, the sixth stake in the country. The new stake has 4,900 members in the Barcelona, Nueva Barcelona, Boyaca, Puerto la Cruz, Cumana, and Anaco wards.Elder Angel Abrea of the First Quorum of the Seventy officiated at the creation of the Guayaquil Ecuador Central Stake, the ninth stake in Ecuador. The new stake, which has 2,971 members, includes the Norte, Garay, LaTola, El Salado 1st, Boyaca, Garcia Moreno and Letamendi wards. Three existing stakes in Ecuador were also reorganized.
Elder Horacio Tenorio of the Second Quorum of the Seventy officiated at the creation of the Valle De Sula Honduras Stake. The new stake, which is the 6th in the country, includes the Barandillas, Medina, Las Palmas, Montefresco, and Chamelecon wards and the Cofradia, San Antonio and Villa Nueva branches. Two existing stakes in Honduras were also reorganized.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Alpine and Ogden, Utah; and Curitaba, Brazil.
ALPINE UTAH STAKE: (June 25, 1989) President - George Andrew Gruber, 41, advertising artist, succeeding Ronald C. Jones; former bishop, Young Men president, elders quorum president and priests quorum adviser, married Nancy Ellen Banks. Counselors - Jack Deloy Lewis, 62, retired, former stake high councilor, stake executive secretary, stake clerk, bishop's counselor, ward clerk and high priests group leader, married Geraldine White; Michael Bradford Terry, 42, certified public accountant and financial consultant, former bishop and counselor, and Young Men president's counselor, married Judy Beckstrand.