The fifth stake in Ghana has been created by Elder James O. Mason of the Seventy. The Kumasi Ghana Stake includes the Asokwa, Bantama, Dichemso, Konongo and Suame wards, and the Asouyeboa, Nwamase and University branches.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Nigeria and in Ohio.
KUMASI GHANA STAKE: (Nov. 22, 1998) Created from the Kumasi Ghana District. President — Kwaku Annoh, 55, lecturer at University College of Education of Winneba, Kumasi Campus; wife, Dinah Nortey Annoh. Counselors — Rexford Obiri Ferguson, 46, self-employed trader; wife, Salomey Obiri Boatens Ferguson. Harry Kyereh Sarpong, 51, taxi driver; wife, Elizabeth Kyeiwah Sarpong.
ABA NIGERIA STAKE: (Nov. 22, 1998) President — Loveday Iheanyi Nwankpa, 42, principal consultant for Laib Ltd. and resource person for Abia State, succeeding Agwu Njaga; wife, Love Oluchi Aghale Nwankph. Counselors — Eugene Nwagbara, 46, accountant for Okam International Ltd., Aba; wife, Nnenna Iroweje Nwagbara. Geoffrey Okatta, 45, manager, director and owner of electricial company; wife, Florence Onuha Okatta.
BELO HORIZONTE BRAZIL STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1998) President — Masblel Fernandes Da Silva, 42, accountant, succeeding Mauricio Ferreira Leite; wife, Carica Rodrigues Da Costa Fernandes. Counselors — Carlos Teodorico Rodrigues Alves, 53, dentist consultant; wife, Maria Celeste Dos Santos Alves. Oto De Barros Moura, 37, maintenance supervisor for Deseret Association; wife, Mary Alice Ribeiro Santiago Moura.
DAYTON OHIO EAST STAKE: (Nov. 22, 1998) President — James J. Chrisman, 50, attorney, succeeding Stephen Devitt McDonald; wife, Ruth Ann Bumgarner Chrisman. Counselors — James R. Heap, 50, medical director of Crown Equipment Corporation; wife, Anita Kay Fish Heap. Steven O. Stapleton, 46, branch chief at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; wife, Sue Ellen Aldous Stapleton.
FORTALEZA BRAZIL MONTESE STAKE: (Nov. 15, 1998) President — Antonio Kaulle Machado Bezerra, 36, coordinator for Deseret Association, succeeding Jose Araujo Bezerra; wife, Ana Rosa de Oliveira Moura Bezerra. Counselors — Luis Eduardo Da Cruz, 30, administrative manager for Northeast Electric; wife, Carla Regina Lero Silva Da Cruz. Gleydson Ferreira Cintra, 29, accountant; wife, Micheline Pontes Castro Cintra.
GODOY CRUZ ARGENTINA STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1998) President — Gustavo Alberto Sanchez R., 47, retired from Prevision Social Bank as finance manager, succeeding Alejandro Hugo Rastelli; wife, Gladys Miriam Gronek S. de Sanchez. Counselors — Carlos Daniel Acosta S., 39, payroll supervisor for Public Employees Union; wife, Dora Ana Quinteros de Acosta. Luis Arnoldo Gonzalez J., 39, maintenance worker and custodian for Church area office; wife, Marcela Claudia Navarro de Gonzalez.
GOIANIA BRAZIL EAST STAKE: (Nov. 22, 1998) President — Elezer Vieira Santos, 32, information technican for Conab, succeeding Jose Renato Ungarelli; wife, Silvana Da Cunha Lemos Noronha Santos. Counselors — Elson Vieira Santos, 31, salesman for AGS Chemical; wife, Margamda da Conha Lemos Noronha Santos. Carlos Augusto Esteves, 40, technician for Volkswagen of Brazil; wife, Elizabeth Luiza Cordeiro Esteves.
GUATEMALA CITY GUATEMALA ATLANTICO STAKE: (Nov. 29, 1998) President — Federico Eugenio Castro E., 37, manager and owner of business, succeeding Hugo Porfirio Valenzuela Ovando; wife, Karin Maria Cristina Bouanet G. de Castro. Counselors — Pedro de Jesus Paniagua Hernandez, 40, self-employed; wife, Paula Rosaler Gomez de Hernandez. Carlos Rafael Lopez M., 28, sales supervisor for Oceano Editorial; wife, Carmen Amanda Trujillo T. de Lopez.
IBAGUE COLOMBIA STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1998) President — Jorge Chaperro P., 43, self-employed salesman, succeeding Cesar Hernando Bravo Parra; wife, Gladys Elvira Ramirez C. de Chaperro. Counselors — Jesus Sein Rendon D., 41, self-employed; wife, Martha Cecilice Rodriguez de Rendon. Igor Istbar Hortua P., 31, business director; wife, Sandra Luz Samiento A. de Hortua.