Six new stakes have been created, two each in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines.
In Brazil, the Brasilia Brazil North Stake was created by Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy and the Campos Brazil Stake was created by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa of the Seventy.The Brasilia North stake includes the Brasilia Norte, Formosa, Planaltina 1st and 2nd, Planalto, and Sobradinho 1st and 2nd wards. The Campos stake includes the Aurora, Campos, Guarus 1st and 2nd, Quissama, and Turf wards, and the Caju branch.
In Mexico, the Juchitan Mexico Las Flores Stake was created by Elder Carl B. Pratt of the Seventy and the Mexico City Mexico Centenario Stake was created by Elder E. Octaviano Tenorio D., Area Authority Seventy.
The Juchitan Las Flores stake includes the Cheguigo, Ixtepec, Ixtepec Centro, Xochistlan and Zaragoza wards, and the La Ollaga and Xadani Guevea branches. The Mexico City Centenario stake includes the Carrera, Centenario, El Risco, Estrella, Morelos and Tepeyac wards, and the Indios Verdes branch.
In the Philippines, the Aringay Philippines Stake was created by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Seventy and the Quezon City Philippines South Stake was created by Elder Sheldon F. Child of the Seventy.
The Aringay Philippines stake includes the Agoo 1st and 2nd, Aringay, Bauang 1st and 2nd, and Caba wards. The Quezon City South stake includes the Cubao, Quezon City 2nd, 3rd and 5th, Quirino 1st and 2nd and Roosevelt wards.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Brazil and the Philippines.
ARINGAY PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Nov. 23, 1997) Created from the San Fabian Philippines and San Fernando La Union Philippines stakes. President - Buenaventura Soriano Obcena, 55, division chief for NTA-Department of Agriculture; wife, Flora Mallare Libatique Obcena. Counselors - Rodolfo Anden Espina Jr., 29, bookkeeper for Rang-Ay Bank Inc.; wife, Jeanie Ogatis Ogatis Espina. Bonifacio Nabua Baloran, 34, court aide for regional trial court in the office of the Clerk of Court; wife, Excelia Fangonil Garcia Baloran.
BRASILIA BRAZIL NORTH STAKE: (Nov. 30, 1997) Created from the Brasilia Brazil and Brasilia Brazil Alvorada stakes. President - Joao Alberto Machado De Lima, systems analyst for CoDeVasf; wife, Celia De Goes de Lima. Counselors - Antonio Euro Barbosa Pacheco, 36, employed in maintenance and security for Church area office; wife, Elaine Mello de Paula de Pacheco. Daniel Leite Guimaraes, 24, technician support for TBA Informations; wife, Anna Paula Nunes Viveiros de Guimaraes.
CAMPOS BRAZIL STAKE: (Nov. 23, 1997) Created from the Campos Brazil District. President - Jarbas Pereira de Souza Filho, 50, agriculture Rural II extensionist for Emater; wife, Helena Manhaes de Souza. Counselors - Jadson Geraldo Andrade, 27, military policeman; wife, Deborath Theresa Caputo Cerillo de Andrade. Marcelo Faria de Alvarenga, 30, sales representative; wife, Fabiana da Conceicao Ayers de Alvarenga.
JUCHITAN MEXICO LAS FLORES STAKE: (Nov. 23, 1997) Created from the Juchitan Mexico Stake. President - Wilfrido Orozco R., 43, mathematics teacher; wife, Dominga Romero R. de Orozco. Counselors - Angel Vasquez S., 37, security and hygiene supervisor; wife, Josefina Osorio M. de Vasquez. Roberto Romo V., 40, physician; wife, Rosa Maria Tun C. de Romo.
MEXICO CITY MEXICO CENTENARIO STAKE: (Nov. 30, 1997) Created from the Mexico City Mexico Aragon and Mexico City Mexico Industrial stakes. President - Gustavo David Rodriguez I., 43, manager of Mexico division for Acerocentro SA CV; wife, Martha Jimenez O. de Rodriguez. Counselors - Juan Manuel Galvan E., 35, temple laundry supervisor; wife, Claudia Gricel Lara R. de Galvan. Gregorio Montecillo M., 31, general director for Coser Mex. S.A. De C.V.; wife, Luisa Cervantes A. de Montecillo.
QUEZON CITY PHILIPPINES SOUTH STAKE: (Nov. 30, 1997) Created from the Marikina Philippines and Quezon City Philippines stakes. President - Manuel Mendoza Agustin, 40, assistant vice president of strategic technologies for San Miguel Corp.; wife Bernadette Mari Badiong Pitallano Agustin. Counselors - Ramon De La Rosa Villaroman, 48, dentist; wife, Annabelle Acosta Hernando Villaroman. Joel Aguirre Quizon, 31, sales engineer for Cosa Liebermann Inc.; wife, Pamela Asuncion Diokno Alejandro Quizon.
BRASILIA BRAZIL ALVORADA STAKE: (Nov. 30, 1997) President - Samoel Pereira Da Silva, retained. Counselors - Erivan Pereira De Franca, court financial technician; wife, Franca Maritete Santo de Silva. Edmilson Da Costa Vieira, 34, employed by financial business; wife, Sara Sousa Dias Vieira.
MALOLOS PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Nov. 9, 1997) President - David delos Santos Seriano, 47, life insurance career agent for Philam Life; succeeding Carlos G. Revillo Jr.; wife, Juliana Pauarillo Caguntas Soriano. Counselors - Alfredo M. Martinez, 47, production manager for Planalto Food Product Corp.; wife, Ligaya Abuan Martinez. Rommel Ortiz Galzote, 35, area manager for Vitarich Corp.; wife, Fe Ruaro Acosta Galzote.
SAN FERNANDO LA UNION PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Nov. 23, 1997) President - Armando Abellera Gundran, 40, division chief III-Cash for Land Bank of the Philippines; succeeding Daniel H Apilado; wife, Nellie Udarbe Munar Gundran. Counselors - Manuel Dividina Paredes Jr., 34, Church Educational System coordinator; wife, Rose Pena Paredes. Elmer Salvador Simeon, 38, teacher; wife, Maria Coreto Evangelista Burion Simeon.