New stakes presidencies

New stakes have been created in Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, and Panama.

Elder F. Melvin Hammond of the Seventy has created the Bahia Blanca Villa Mitre Argentina Stake, which includes the Atlantida, Punta Alta, Villa Cerrito, Villa Mitre 1st and 2nd, and Villa Mitre Alto wards, and the Coronel Dorrego, Coronel Pringles, La Falda, Millamapu, Villa Harding Green, and Villa Serra branches.Elder Lino Alvarez of the Seventy has created the Colon Panama Stake, which includes the Alcalde Diaz, Barriada Kuna, Colon, La Cabima, and Puerto Pilon wards, and the Buena Vista, Cativa, Nuevo Mexico, and San Vicente branches.

Elder Jorge A. Rojas of the Seventy has created the San Salvador El Salvador La Libertad Stake, which includes the Arce, Las Palmeras, Merliot, Quezaltepeque, and Santa Tecla wards, and the Lourdes Colon, and Opico branches.

Elder Carlos H. Amado of the Seventy has created the Veracruz Mexico Villarica Stake, which includes the Allende, Altamirano, Constituyentes, Unidad, and Veintiuno De Abril wards, and the Buenavista, and Diaz Miron branches.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, and Panama.

New stakes

BAHIA BLANCA VILLA MITRE ARGENTINA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) Created from the Bahia Blanca Argentina Stake and the Coronel Suarez Argentina District. President – Jorge Horacio Cizek, 39, liquidator of wrecked automobiles, former high councilor, stake clerk, bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president, married Perla Nora Reschini. Counselors – Luis Tidei, 62, retired machinist for Ferrocarril Roca, former bishop, elders quorum president, and branch president, married Maria Rosa Gentile; Julio Emilio Albornoz, 37, property supervisor for Church Area office, former high councilor, and bishop, married Gina del Carman Matamala.

COLON PANAMA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) Created from the San Miguelito Panama, Panama City Panama, and Bella Vista Panama Stakes. President – Eugenio Antonio Rodriguez Jacobs, 45, elementary school teacher, former district high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, Sunday School teacher, and branch president, married Flores Agustina Mendoza. Counselors – Cesar Augusto Ceballo Garcia, 23, assistant electrician for Anselmo Hilton, former high councilor, elders quorum president, and Young Men president's counselor, married Elizabeth Esther Sayas Escobar; Jose Isabel Cardenas Moran, 36, fruit packer for AWACO S.A., former bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president, married Gardenas Martinez de Emigdia.

SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR LA LIBERTAD STAKE: (Oct. 22, 1995) Created from the San Salvador El Salvador, and San Salvador El Salvador Los Heros Stakes. President – Herbert Edgardo Alvarado Renderos, 38, medical inspector for Billea Laboratories, former high councilor, stake clerk, bishop, and ward mission leader, married Elena Bonilla Aviles. Counselors – Adrain Ernesto Chacon Borja, 42, engineer for petroleum refinery, former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, stake mission president's counselor, ward mission leader, and branch president's counselor, married Esther Guadalupe Rivera; Eduardo Alfredo Alfaro Chavez, 33, studies manager for El Salvador Air Force, former stake president's counselor, and bishop's counselor, married Gladys Marina Alfaro.

VERACRUZ MEXICO VILLARICA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) Created from the Veracruz Mexico and Veracruz Mexico Reforma Stakes. President – Marco Antonio Carrillo Bogard, 32, sales manager for Abbott Laboratories, former stake mission president, bishop and counselor, and branch president, married Mirna Terea Salas Lozano. Counselors – Moises Montoro Gil, 46, teacher of basic education for Secretary of Education and Culture, former stake president's counselor, and stake Young Men president, married Graciela Bravo Bonilla; Felipe Daniel Figueroa Hernandez, 42, manager of stores for Secretary of Education and Culture, former stake president's counselor, stake mission president, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president, married Amparo Vargas Pachero.

Stake reorganizations

BAHIA BLANCA ARGENTINA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) President – Jorge Omar Abad, 48, owner of trade and sales machine business; succeeding Fernando Daniel Ortega; former mission president, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, and bishop, married Nelida Amalia Cayssials. Counselors – Nestor Nicolas Del Sero, retained; Carlos Alberto Arrua, 38, employed by Chemists Analysts Laboratories, former stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, bishop's counselor, elders quorum secretary, and institute teacher, married Maria Concepion Serapio.

LA CHORRERA PANAMA STAKE (FORMERLY BELLA VISTA PANAMA STAKE): (Nov. 5, 1995) President – Jose Manuel Martinez Hernandez, retained. Counselors – Demetrio Chichaco Rodriguez, retained; Javier Brandaris Vergara, 30, cashier for Cafetero Bank, former high councilor, and Young Men president, married Marta Judith Pitti.

PANAMA CITY PANAMA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) President – Hugo A. Lopez Murray, 42, administrator and personnel manager for Cafeterro Bank; succeeding Demecio Ramos Arauz; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and executive secretary, married Ilka Enid Perez Barrioto. Counselors – David Church, 55, analyst for department of defense, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, high priests group instructor, and Sunday School teacher, married Norma Louise (Lori) Tree; Silverio Rios, 35, supervisor of automobile parking for Jerry Paul Romo, former high councilor, elders quorum president, and branch president and counselor, married Ruth Edith Hernandez Gonzales.

RIBEIRAO PRETO BRAZIL IPIRANGA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) President – Valter Augusto Margoni, 43, owner and operator of pharmacy; succeeding Jose Alberto Borges Da Silva; former high councilor, bishop, and ward clerk, married Tvonete de Rodrigues. Counselors – Vitor de Morais, 38, chief pharmacy plastics for J. P. Pharmaceuticals Industries, former stake president's counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, and Sunday School teacher, married Rosaura Fernandes; Valter dos Santos, 33, self-employed hairdresser, former bishop's counselor, ward clerk, and elders quorum president and counselor, married Joelma Zannin de Andrade.

SAN MIGUELITO PANAMA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) President – Irving Armando Guardia Suarez, retained. Counselors – Juan Batista Reyes Ortega, retained; Jorge Arturo Mesen Monge, 47, marketing manager for Ediciones Oceano, former bishop and counselor, elders quorum president's counselor, and Young Men president, married Yanory Jarquin Vizcaino.

SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR SOYAPANGO STAKE: (Oct. 29, 1995) President – David Omar Marroquin Alvarez, 33, credit executive for Salvadorejo Bank; succeeding Rene Francisco Esquivel Galvez; former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, and bishop and counselor, married Irma Argentina Mejia Torres. Counselors – Julio Alberto Reyes Vargas, bookkeeping assistant for ITCA-Fepade, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president, and seminary teacher, married Arely del Carmen Alfaro de Reyes; Raul Antonio Valladares Diaz, 28, assistant manager and maintenance technician for Metalicas Industries S.A., former stake mission president, Young Men secretary, and seminary teacher, married Carmen Aracely Pena de Valladares.

SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR LOS HEROES STAKE: (Oct. 22, 1995) President – Carlos Enrique Montepeque Palacios, 38, manager for Aginter S.A.; succeeding Herbert Edgardo Alvarado Renderos; former high councilor, stake president's counselor, high priests group leader, and branch president, married Ana Gladys Anaya de Montepeque. Counselors – Ricardo Arturo Hernandez Imendia, 46, general manager for Meditron S.A., former stake president's counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, and branch president's counselor, married Yolanda Laira de Hernandez; Alonso de Jesus Figueroa Moreno, 53, manager of internal audits, former stake president and counselor, stake Young Men president, stake Sunday School president, bishop's counselor, and ward Sunday School president, married Margarita Quijano Salegia.

SONSONATE EL SALVADOR STAKE: (Nov. 12, 1995) President – Rolando Arturo Rosales Hernandez, retained. Counselors – Jose Roberto Escamilla Recinos, retained; Hector Antonio Martinez Castaneda, 31, electrician for Matco S.A., former high councilor, bishop, and branch president, married Rosario Andino de Martinez Milagro.

TAMPICO MEXICO STAKE: (Nov. 12, 1995) President – Pedro Rodriguez Rosas, retained. Counselors – Delfino Gomez Escobedo, 36, police officer, former stake Young Men president and counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, and branch president, married Cristel Duran Lopez; Jorge Guillermo Reynoso Diaz, merchant, former stake clerk, stake single adult leader, ward clerk, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, and seminary teacher, married Micaela Del Pilar Del Toro Diaz.

VERACRUZ MEXICO STAKE: (Nov. 5, 1995) President – Daniel Gomar Hernandez, 48, manager of international traffic for Zions Services International; succeeding Joaquin Gonzalez Lopez; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor, and ward mission leader, married Martha Patricia Rojano Herrerias. Counselors – Mauricio Morales Castillo, 29, naval officer, former stake choir director, and elders quorum president and counselor, married Ofelia Romo Torres; Marco Antonio Gonzalez Tiburcio, 36, business owner, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, and bishop, married Nidia Cruz Tapia.