New stakes have been created in Bolivia, Colombia and Japan.
The Cartagena Colombia Los Alpes Stake, which includes the Buenos Aires, El Socorro, La Victoria, Los Alpes, Nuevo Bosque and Turbaco wards, and the Alto Bosque and Arjona branches, has been created by Elder Walter F. Gonzalez of the Seventy.
The Trinidad Bolivia Stake, which includes the Mangalitos, Paititi, Pompeya, Trinidad and Villa Corina wards, and the Moxos Branch, has been created by Elder David R. Stone of the Seventy.
The Tokyo Japan South (English) Stake, which includes the Tokyo 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards, has been created by Elder Donald K. Hallstrom of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Samoa, Tonga and Iowa.
CARTAGENA COLOMBIA LOS ALPES STAKE: (May 18, 2003) Created from the Cartagena Colombia Los Alpes District. President — Jairo de Jesus Bardi Lopez, 49, maintenance technician at Telecom; wife, Denise del Carmen Aguirre de la Espriella de Bardi. Counselors — Juan Carlos Caicejo Castro, 36, data and information technician for Aloaldin de Arjona; wife, Litia Jineto Alvarez de Caicejo. Daniel Teran Noriega, 42, messenger for Mario Villaddego; wife, Migdalis Bautista Herrera Molina de Teran.
TOKYO JAPAN SOUTH (ENGLISH) STAKE: (June 1, 2003) Created from Tokyo Japan South (English) District. President — Lee Alford Daniels, 46, president of Newbridge Capital Japan LLC; wife, Terry Lyn Park Daniels. Counselors — Richard Lee Folsom, 42, representative partner at Advantage Partners Inc.; wife, Yukiko Kudo Folsom. Jordan Conder Powell, 45, IPR operations director at Matsushita Electric Ind.; wife, Cindy Louise Card Powell.
TRINIDAD BOLIVIA STAKE: (April 27, 2003) Created from the Trinidad Bolivia District. President — Jorge Romero Soria, 44, merchant; wife, Rea Xaneth Gutierrez de Soria. Counselors — Antonio Cruz Alvarez, 60, chauffeur; wife, Nemesia Chuve Noe de Cruz. Hernando Sosa Leao, 44, merchant; wife, Dailia Mansilla Paco de Sosa.
HUACHO PERU STAKE: (June 8, 2003) President — Percy Eduardo Bojorquez Smith, 41, business official at Financiera de Credito; succeeding Fernando Pedro Gomez Guillen; wife, Liliana Mariela Silva Santisteban Marquez de Bojorquez. Counselors — Julio Cesar Gutierrez Barzola, 32, coordinator for the Church Educational System; wife, Jessica Dolores Elizabeth Jordang Aguirre de Gutierrez. Juan Alfonso Flavio Samanamud Valentin, 31, sales executive at Financiera de Credito del Peru; wife, Luisa Bellido Ponce de Leon de Samanamud.
IOWA CITY IOWA STAKE: (June 15, 2003) President — Andrew McKenzie Hall, 48, performance consultant at Bandag Inc.; succeeding Gordell E. Jeppsen; wife, Mary Ellen Riczo Hall. Counselors — Craig Alan Thrap, 46, director of engineering at Grain Processing Corp.; wife, Jo Anne Zalesky Thrap. Bradley Don Jones, 40, associate professor at the University of Iowa; wife, Michelle Denise Harris Jones.
MEXICO CITY MEXICO IZTAPALAPA STAKE: (May 18, 2003) President — Armando Narvaez Maldonado, 46, operations supervisor at Liconsa; succeeding Daniel Delgado Rojas; wife, Olga Gutierrez Delgado de Navaraez. Counselors — Miguel Angel Abarca Gonzalez, 45, self-employed; wife, Leticia Adela Cazdres Paredes de Abarca. Luis Manuel Gutierrez Torres, 37, insurance agent; wife, Iliana Contreras Silva de Gutierrez.
NUKU'ALOFA TONGA CENTRAL STAKE: (June 15, 2003) President — Aminiasi Hoa Fonua, 61; succeeding Pita Ranchod Vamanrav; wife, Ana Tufui Sisi. Counselors — Tuai Mei'uta Finau, 31, supervisor at Facilities Management West Zone, Tongatapu; wife, Tuuma Leafoi Naulangi Finau. Anitelu To'imoana, 31, IT manager for Church Educational System; wife, Supieori Toakase Paongo To'imoana.
PAGO PAGO SAMOA CENTRAL STAKE: (May 25, 2003) President — Denny Opapo Afualo, 46, facilities manager for Church; succeeding Beaver Ho Ching; wife, Maryanne Lily Crichton Afualo. Counselors — Palata Frank Leger, 60, physical facilities supervisor for the LDS Administration Office in Pago Pago; wife, Letasi Tuilagi Fusi Leger. Joseph Toloa'i Ho Ching II, manager at Aseidco Inc.; wife, Luisa Olivia Langi Ho Ching.
PESEGA SAMOA STAKE: (June 15, 2003) President — Sapele Faalogo Jr., 41, general manager at Intetrust Ltd.; succeeding Uele Vaaulu; wife, Fiona Petaia Faalogo. Counselors — Samuel Jay Harold Schwenke, 50, self-employed; wife, Sandra Lily Eniata Schwenke. Fagasa Fepuleai, 35, finance supervisor for the Church Educational System in Samoa; wife, Sinave Williams Fepuleai.
QUEVEDO ECUADOR NORTH STAKE (PREVIOUSLY QUEVEDO ECUADOR BELLAVISTA): (May 18, 2003) President — Cesar Augusto Cepeda Quimiz, 44, elementary school teacher; succeeding Jose Felix Lara Castro; wife, Lenny Maria Morante Coello de Cepeda. Counselors — Vicente Abraham Loor Loor, 44, forest service administrator; wife, Nancy Noralma Isabel Alava Calderon de Loor. Luis Antonio Guerrero Villagran, 43, coordinator at the School of Fine Arts; wife, Ana Predilecta Jacome Lopez de Guerrero.
QUEVEDO ECUADOR SOUTH STAKE: (May 18, 2003) President — Luis Rodrigo Villota Guevara, 40, teacher; succeeding Jose Meliton Vera Lopez; wife, Alexandra del Carmen Freire Jimenez de Villota. Counselors — Emilio Alberto Yong Chang, 30, secretary for the Church Educational System; wife, Abril Egda Cedeño de Yong. Henry Bolivar Espinoza Briones, 27, accounting and administration professor; wife, Mercedes Susana Carranza Patiño de Espinoza.