Three new stakes have been created in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil.
The La Paz Bolivia Alto San Pedro Stake, which includes the Alto San Pedro, Indaburo, Las Lomas, Nuevo Potosi and Pioneros wards, and the El Rosal branch, has been created by Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Seventy.The Sao Paulo Brazil Jacana Stake, which includes the Continental, Guapira, Jacana, Jardim Modelo, Vila Galvao and Vila Rosalia wards, has been created by Elder Dallas N. Archibald of the Seventy.
The Zapala Argentina Stake, which includes the Avellaneda, Cutral-Co, Plaza Huincul, Ruca Hueney and Zapala Centro wards, and the Aeropuerto and San Martin De Los Andes branches has been created by Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Brazil and Utah.
LA PAZ BOLIVIA ALTO SAN PEDRO STAKE: (June 30, 1996) Created from the La Paz Bolivia Sopocachi Stake. President - Juan Carlos Mogrovejo R., 42, teacher; wife, Deisy Evsebja Cerruto de Mogrovejo. Counselors - Boris Claudio Carrasco A., 34, service and maintenance worker for Eimes; wife, Silva Escobar de Carrasco. Miguel Abel Cortez A., 41, self-employed; wife, Virginia Crespo S. de Cortez.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL JACANA STAKE: (June 2, 1996) Created from the Sao Paulo Brazil Vila Sabrina Stake. President - Jorge Luiz de Oliveira, 40, owner of insurance brokerage; wife, Miriam Aparecida Franco de Oliveira. Counselors - Ramimundo dos Santos Andrade, 36, director of Cortes Commercial Art and Stamp Co.; wife, Patricia Violandi de Andrade. Marcos de Macedo, 29, self-employed merchant; wife, Adriana Barros de Macedo.
ZAPALA ARGENTINA STAKE: (June 30, 1996) Created from the Bariloche Argentina and Zapala Argentina districts. President - Humberto Nakad Saade, 31, independent accountant; wife, Paola Marcela Figueroa de Saade. Counselors - Osvaldo Ernesto Pavon, 41, Argentina army officer; wife, Marta Yolanda Ponce de Pavon. Angel Martin Viscarra, 25, employed by municipal power company; wife, Veronica Del Carmen Lillo de Viscarra.
FRANCA BRAZIL STAKE: (May 19, 1996) President - Rubens Garcia Piza, 26, salesman for Farmed Mercantile Ltd.; succeeding Donizete Pugliesi Braz; wife, Lucimara Souza de Piza. Counselors - Julio Sergio de Sousa, retained. Filho Euripedes Barcelos, 30, shoemaker; wife, Ana Aparecida Guimaraes de Barcelos.
OREM UTAH LAKERIDGE STAKE: (June 23, 1996) President - Stanley Alan Johnson, retained. Counselors - Gill Hilton, retained. Kent Rowley, 61, junior high principal for Alpine School District; wife, Sally Kathryn Ruttinger Rowley.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL VILA SABRINA STAKE: (June 2, 1996) President - Mauro Goncalves, 37, supervisor of human resources for Church area office; succeeding Jose Olimpio Fabricio; wife, Lucelia Conceitao Pereira Grosa de Goncalves. Counselors - Mauro Jose Luiz Correa, 50, finance officer for Excel Economico Bank; wife, Josefa Barreto Mota de Correa. Abel de Jesus Cardoso, 36, coordinator for Church; wife, Josefa Nascimento de Cardoso.