New mission presidents

The First Presidency has announced another six new mission presidents. They and their wives will assume their responsibilities about July 1. A list of new mission presidents called in 1988, along with their assignments, was published in the March 19 Church News.

Carlos Ramon Espinola, 42, called to the Chile Antofagasta Mission; member of the Pinoza 6th Ward, Asuncion Paraguay Stake; stake president, former mission president's counselor, district president and counselor; served mission to Uruguay, 1963-65; regional manager of Office of the Presiding Bishopric; born in Asuncion, Paraguay, a son of Marciano and Maria G. Cajes Espinola; married Nelly Margarita Mujica; four children. She is a ward Primary president, former ward Relief Society president, seminary teacher, and mission YWMIA president; born in Montevideo, Uruguay, a daughter of Manuel Orpiro and Percilia Marquez Mujica.

Gerard Giraud-Carrier, 43, called to the Mascarene Islands Mission; member of the Torcy Ward, Paris France Stake; regional representative; former stake president, district president, mission president's counselor, and branch president; distribution manager; received graduate degree in civil engineering; born in Revel, France, a son of Seraphin and Yvonne Amodru Giraud-Carrier; married Annie Reveyron; seven children. She is a ward Relief Society president's counselor, former stake Primary president and counselor, stake Young Women president's counselor, branch Relief Society president and counselor; born in Chambery, France, a daughter of Charles and Marguerite Peclier Reveyron.

M.K. Hamblin, 49, called to the Spain Las Palmas Mission; member of the Gilbert 10th Ward, Gilbert Arizona Stapley Stake; bishop, former high councilor, stake missionary, ward Young Men president, and bishop's counselor; served in the Brazil Mission, 1958-61; property manager in development and investment company and partner in steel business; received bachelor's degree in accounting from BYU; born in Eager, Ariz., a son of Marion Arlo and Burma Sherwood Hamblin; married Doris Elaine Wygal; 10 children. She is a Blazer leader in Primary, former stake Relief Society president's counselor, Relief Society home management and home-making leader, and ward Primary secretary; born in Springerville, Ariz., a daughter of Merle Milton and Doris Lucie Campbell Wygal.

Francis A. Madsen Jr., 56, called to the Massachusetts Boston Mission; member of the Tysons Ward, McLean Virginia Stake; bishop and member of Church Special Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C.; former stake president's counselor, mission president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop; served mission to Canada, 1950-52; chief counsel and legislative director for a U.S. senator and minority general counsel for U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee; received bachelor's and master of business administration degrees, and juris doctorate, all from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Francis Armstrong and Elen Louis Wallace Madsen; married Constance Clayton; five children. She is a ward Relief Society president's counselor, former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and counselor, Primary teacher, and Mia Maid adviser in Young Women; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Ernest Clarence and Olita Melville Clayton.

Carl B. Pratt, 46, called to the Spain Seville Mission; member of the Inaquito Ward, Quito Ecuador Colon Stake; regional representative and temple sealer; former stake president's counselor, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president, and priests quorum adviser; served mission to Argentina, 1961-63; attorney responsible for Church legal matters in South America North Area; received bachelor's degree in Latin American studies from University of Arizona, juris doctorate from Arizona State University; born in Monterrey, Mexico, a son of C. Barton and LaVern Whetten Pratt; married Karen Ann Yeoman; eight children. She is a ward Relief Society president's counselor, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward genealogy instructor, and ward Relief Society homemaking director; born in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of Elmer E. and Dorothy Johnson Yeoman.

Lynn W. Wood, 53, called to the Canada Halifax Mission; member of the Layton 9th Ward, Layton Utah Holmes Creek Stake; stake president, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and ward Young Men president; served in the Northwestern States Mission, 1954-56; auto service center owner; born in Ogden, Utah, a son of Clifford Ulysses and Gertrude Willey Wood; married ShirLee Forbes; five cildren. She is a Relief Society spiritual living leader, former stake missionary, ward Primary president and counselor; former teacher in Young Women, Sunday School, and Primary; former ward Sunday School secretary; born in Clearfield, Utah, a daughter of John Philip and Ellen B. Anderson Forbes.