Two new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from the Bloemfontein South Africa District. The Bloemfontein South Africa Stake, which includes the Bloemanda, Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Kimberley, Leribe, Maseru, Masianokeng, Phahameng, Rocklands, Thaba Nchu and Welkom branches, was created by Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy and Elder Jacques A. Van Reenen, Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Liverpool Australia and Sydney Australia Baulkham Hills stakes. The Sydney Australia Fairfield Stake, which includes the Fairfield (Tongan), Oatlands, Parramatta, Prairiewood 1st, Prairiewood 2nd (Spanish), Villawood 1st and Villawood 2nd wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy and Elder Robert J. Dudfield, an Area Seventy.
BLOEMFONTEIN SOUTH AFRICA STAKE: (May 19, 2013) President — Gerrit Grobler, 46, managing director at GG Civils; wife, Wilhelmina Maria Van Niekerk. Counselors — Thabiso Isaac Ntsomotho, 54, police captain; wife, Moipone Lydia Choane Mtsomotho. Newton Thamsanqa Nyatshoba, 37, contractor; wife, Glorina Pulane Seroalo Nyatshoba.
SYDNEY AUSTRALIA FAIRFIELD STAKE: (May 19, 2013) President — Andrew Gary Shum, 36, business development manager; wife, Vaituutuu Pouono Tiumalu Shum. Counselors — Siosefa Palu, 56, fork lift driver; wife, Mele Kaloni Siaki Palu. Martin Joseph Wong, 38, human resources manager; wife, Fualuga Kristall Chou Lee Wong.
AMERICAN FORK UTAH CENTRAL STAKE: (May 19, 2013) President — Bryant Kenneth Kettle, 50, lab manager at Novell; succeeding Dennis R. Bowen; wife, Karen Wagstaff. Counselors — Bradley J. Frost, 46, owner/operator; wife, Jodi Anderson Frost. David Francis Turner, 40, elementary principal; wife, Sandra J-Leen Bradley Turner.
BRASILIA BRAZIL ALVORADA STAKE: (May 26, 2013) President — Tome Farias Siqueira Leitao, 37, administrative analyst; succeeding Francisco Sidney Oliveira da Silva; wife, Neusa Borges da Silva Siqueira. Counselors — Jean Jacques da Assuncao Castro, 46, public servant/lawyer; wife, Monica De Lourdes Silva Castro. Claudio Passos Xavier, 45, personal coach; wife, Maria de Carmo Pires.
CHALCO MEXICO STAKE: (May 19, 2013) President — Hector Daniel Soriano Jimenez, 33, professor; succeeding Isaias Martinez Palma; wife, Nubia Martinez Carrillo. Counselors — Alberto Tavera Ramos, 40, self-employed technician; wife, Patricia Ramirez Santana. Jairo David Sanchez Tinoco, 24, sales agent with Radio Shalko; wife, Nadia Rojas Hernandez.
CIUDAD JUAREZ MEXICO ESTE STAKE: (May 12, 2013) President — Laurencio Cortes Virgen, 49, administrator for Clinica Integral; succeeding Jorge Franco Balderas; wife, Angelica Barquin Dominguez. Counselors — Catarino Carrasco Tercero, 57, owner of accounting firm; wife, Maria Del Carmen Delgado Cruz. Jorge Soto Alvarez, 43, owner of New Vision Optical; wife, Alejandra Moreno Aguirre.
CIUDAD JUAREZ MEXICO LA CUESTA STAKE: (May 12, 2013) President — Luis Sebastian Ramos Chavez, 42, process engineer; succeeding Ulises Chavez Carpio; wife, Mirena Macias Quiroz. Counselors — Gilberto Mario Quintana Delgado, 34, planning manager; wife, Nancy Gonzalez Dominguez. Adrian Hernandez Mendoza, 37, assistant manager; wife, Sandra Lizeth Saldana Mendez.