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New temple presidents

Five new temple presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.Seven new mission

Victoria D. and George B. Afful Accra Ghana Temple
Victoria D. and George B. Afful Accra Ghana Temple

George Bondzie Afful, 66, Umuchichi Ward, Aba Nigeria Stake, called as president of the Accra Ghana Temple, succeeding President Julian P. Breillatt. President Afful's wife, Victoria Beatrice Dampson Afful, will serve as temple matron. The recorder of the Aba Nigeria Temple, he also serves as a sealer and high priest group assistant. He has served as a patriarch, temple president's counselor, district president, bishop and high councilor. A former recorder at the Accra Ghana Temple and a regional manager for temporal affairs, he was born in Apam, Central Region, Ghana, to Agyanka Crosby and Helen Bosua Botchey Afful.

Sister Afful serves as a temple ordinance worker in the Aba Nigeria Temple and in a ward Primary presidency. She has served as a ward Relief Society president's counselor, ward Young Women president and ward and branch Primary president. She was born in Domeabra, Winneba, Central Region, Ghana, to Josiah Bessa and Comfort Botchey Dampson.

Linda P. and Thomas B. Brighton III Palmyra New York Temple
Linda P. and Thomas B. Brighton III Palmyra New York Temple

Thomas Bow Brighton III, 69, Mount Loafer Ward, Salem Utah Stake, called as president of the Palmyra New York Temple, succeeding President William H. Sherwood. President Brighton's wife, Linda Elizabeth Paaso Brighton, will serve as temple matron. He serves as the director of the Oakland Temple Visitors' Center. He has served as president of the Ireland Dublin Mission, Hill Cumorah Pageant presidency member, bishop, high councilor and senior couple missionary. A retired manager of market development, he was born in Melrose Park, Ill., to Kenneth William and Florence Elizabeth Brighton.

Sister Brighton serves with her husband at the Oakland Temple Visitor's Center. She previously served with her husband as he presided over the Ireland Dublin Mission, the Hill Cumorah Pageant and as a senior couple missionary. She has also served as stake and ward Relief Society president. She was born in Fort Lewis, Wash., to Sulo and Margaret Buckman Paaso.

Ulisses P. and Maria F. Pereira Filho Manaus Brazil Temple
Ulisses P. and Maria F. Pereira Filho Manaus Brazil Temple

Ulisses Pereira Filho, 67, Glória Ward, Porto Alegre Brazil Stake, called as president of the new Manaus Brazil Temple. President Pereira's wife, Maria Olivia Ferreira Pereira, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a counselor in the Porto Alegre Brazil Temple presidency. He has served as a stake president, stake president's counselor, high councilor and bishop. A retired banker, he was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Ulisses and Maria Alzira Correa Pereira.

Sister Pereira serves as an assistant to the matron of the Porto Alegre Brazil Temple. She previously served as stake and ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Primary president and ward Young Women counselor. She was born in S? Luiz Gonzaga, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to Álvaro Ferreira Madruga and Florisbela Fagundes Ferreira.

Ryuichi and Reiko Ishihara Inoue Tokyo Japan Temple
Ryuichi and Reiko Ishihara Inoue Tokyo Japan Temple

Ryuichi Inoue, 68, Kamagaya Ward, Matsudo Japan Stake, called as president of the Tokyo Japan Temple, succeeding President Tohru Hotta. President Inoue's wife, Reiko Ishihara Inoue, will serve as temple matron. He serves as first counselor in the Tokyo Japan Temple presidency. He has served as a regional representative, president of the Japan Missionary Training Center, president of the Japan Tokyo South Mission, public affairs area director and bishop. A retired regional/country director for the Church Educational System, he was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Keishi and Toshie Suzuki Inoue.

Sister Inoue serves as an assistant to the matron in the Tokyo Japan Temple. She served with her husband as he presided over the Japan Tokyo South Mission and the Japan Missionary Training Center. She has served as a stake Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Isamu and Kikue Shibagaki Ishihara.

Gisele M. and Jean A. Tefan  Papeete Tahiti Temple
Gisele M. and Jean A. Tefan Papeete Tahiti Temple

Jean Alexis Tefan, 63, Saratoga Hills 4th Ward, Saratoga Springs Utah Stake, called as president of the Papeete Tahiti Temple, succeeding President Michael F. Moody. President Tefan's wife, Gisele Mou Tham Tefan, will serve as temple matron. He serves as a temple preparation teacher. He has served as an Area Seventy, president of the Fiji Suva Mission, stake president, bishop and branch president. A part-time instructor at Brigham Young University, he was born in Papeete, Tahiti, to Tchan Agné and Cheun Seung Kwai Yin Kiao.

Sister Tefan serves with her husband as a temple preparation teacher. She previously served with her husband as he presided over the Fiji Suva Mission. She has also served as stake Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president and ward and branch Young Women president. She was born in Avera Raiatea, French Polynesia, to Tihi and Tararaina Mou-Tham.

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