A new stake has been created from the Mwene-Ditu Democratic Republic of the Congo District. The Mwene-Ditu Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake, which consists of the Aerodrome, Bondoyi, Matshitshi, Musadi 1st, Musadi 2nd, Mwene-Ditu and Peage wards, was created by Elder A. Mark Palmer, General Authority Seventy, and Elder W. Jean-Pierre Lono, an Area Seventy.
MWENE-DITU DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO STAKE: (Feb. 3, 2019) President — Tshiband Bulang-Cikol Mees, 35, research assistant; wife, Kabedi Nancy Mees. Counselors — Bernard Tshibangu Mukandila, 39, Mwene Ditu manager, A.T.N.; wife, Ruth Sulu Yanda. Kalela Clement Nsandji, 29, manager, ETS Gradivie; wife, Julie Kabeya Mujinga.
A new stake has been created from the Salt Lake Utah (Tongan) Stake. The Salt Lake Utah West (Tongan) Stake, which consists of the Granger 8th (Tongan), Hunter 13th (Tongan), Hunter 37th (Tongan), Kearns 9th (Tongan), Kearns 13th (Tongan), Magna 2nd (Tongan), Taylorsville 5th (Tongan), Taylorsville 6th (Tongan and West Valley 9th (Tongan) wards, was created by Elder LeGrand R. Curtis, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Blake M. Roney, an Area Seventy.
SALT LAKE UTAH WEST (TONGAN) STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2019) President — Sione Vaka ’Asi, 53, truck driver, RCWilley; wife, Fangaipulotu M. Maka ’Asi. Counselors — Sisitoutai Halaufia, 57, rebuild technician, Komatsu Equipment; wife, Lea’aetohi Po’uha Halaufia. Epalahame Linikoni Uhi, 54, EDI analyst, BGS Benefits Inc.; wife, Michele RaNae Clawson Uhi.
ASUNCION PARAGUAY NORTH STAKE: (Sept. 23, 2018) President — Gustavo Adolfo Mármol Gómez, 39, seminaries and institutes regional coordinator; succeeding Juan E. Escobar Schaerer; wife, Leticia Suárez Catania. Counselors — Derlys Alberto Ortiz Maciel, 34, assistant for the Church; wife, Silvia Romina Britos Barrios. Miguel Angel Rojas Rojas, 35, telemarketer, Itau Bank; wife, Teresa Raquel Rojas Encina.
CORDOBA ARGENTINA PATRICIOS STAKE: (Sept. 2, 2018) President — Gustavo Javier Maldonado, 38, business employee, Distribuidora Frapampiro; succeeding Eduardo J. Rossi; wife, Maria José Toledo. Counselors — Adrian Alberto Melero, 44, robotics employee, Renault Argentina; wife, Celia Alejandra Cáceres. Jeremías Miguel López Valente, 38, quality supervisor, VN Global; wife, Angélica Anahí Azcuy.
GILLETTE WYOMING STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2019) President — Blaine J Ruby, 47, surgeon; succeeding Tracy J. Breinholt; wife, Adri Allyn Dooky Ruby. Counselors — Anthony Duane Klumm, 50, owner, Wyoming Work Warehouse; wife, Angela Jeppesen Klumm. David Glenn Bailey, 39, pediatric dentist; wife, Amanda Ruth Gillespie Bailey.
KEARNS UTAH WEST STAKE: (Jan. 27, 2019) President — Jose Adolfo Garcia Jr., 48, executive platinum relationship manager, E*TRADE Financial Corporation; succeeding Thomas C. Metcalf; wife, Kjersten Rye Garcia. Counselors — Keith Alden Scholl, 41, IT manager, State of Utah; wife, Laura Kaye Scholl. Gregory Van Robbins, 63, seminary and institute teacher; wife, Alicia Lynne Robbins.
LOS ALTOS CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2019) President — Eric Perry Bettinger, 46, professor, Stanford University; succeeding Philip J. Carmack; wife, Suzanne Middleton Bettinger. Counselors — David Bruce Haight III, 58, vice president, Haight Investment Corporation; wife, Jenny Taylor. David William Robinson, 48, engineer and manager, Segway; wife, Sarah Moody Robinson.
NAGA PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Feb. 3, 2019) President — Michael Temenia Diaz, 44, employee, Ateneo de Naga University; succeeding Floro A. Gamil; wife, Maria Hedda Dela Cruz Nunez Diaz. Counselors — Cristito Masagca Pacunza, 33, teacher, Department of Education; wife, Jewel Lynn Parco Jayona Pacunza. Alexander Torrente Idanan, 49, facilities manager for the Church; wife, Sharon Andal Remata Idanan.
OAKLAND CALIFORNIA EAST STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2019) President — Tevita Hakaumotu Saluni, 44, technician, Fast Water Heater Company; succeeding Taimani Lauti; wife, ’Ana Hungalu Saluni. Counselors — Nuku Ngatuvai, 60, self-employed, construction; wife, Karen Latu Ngatuvai. Feko Tutuila Lauti, 40, project manager, Lancy College; wife, Christina Leilani Newman Lauti.
SALT LAKE UTAH (TONGAN) STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2019) President — Suliasi Fakatoumafi Tukuafu, 56, tools and parts, Hollyfrontier Refinery; succeeding Tevita E. Kinikini; wife, Salote Fuikavamoa Tukuafu. Counselors — Tavakesina Feadmoelotu Paea, 58, driver, lead packer, Bailey Moving; wife, Elizabeth Pamela Sapoi. Aiveni Mosese Taufa, 52, sergeant, executive protection detail, Utah Highway Patrol; wife, Sulieti Fusi Maka Taufa.
SALT LAKE UTAH SOUTH (TONGAN) STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2019) President — Tevita Mahuinga Fineanganofo, 43, system administrator, Franklin Covey; succeeding ’Islieli Tupou Tausinga; wife, Melody Peti Ataria Fineanganofo. Counselors — Tevita Muli Kinikini, 50, corporate security specialist, Sky West Airlines; wife, Ilaisaane Latu Hopoate Kinikini. Orson Hyde Ka’ili, 47, senior product manager for the Church; wife, Leuty Jeaneen Hoching Ka’ili.
SALTILLO MEXICO VALLE DE LAS FLORES STAKE: (Feb. 17, 2019) President — Luis Marcelo Contreras Martínez, 47, plant manager, Windsor Machine de México; succeeding Armando de Jesus Maldonado Benavides; wife, Sara Olivia Hernández Ramírez. Counselors — Jared Durán Márquez, 42, lecturer, Technological University of Saltillo; wife, Iveth de la Rosa Alejandro. David Hernán Aguillón Soriano, 33, materials supervisor, Magna Powertrain; wife, Carla Gabriela Escamilla Jiménez.
VALDIVIA CHILE STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2019) President — Hector Javier Godoy Triviños, 46, businessman; succeeding Carlos G. Vergara Barria; wife, Yolanda del Pilar Godoy Navarro. Counselors — Rosario Antonio Yañez Solis, 63, technical manager, Marca Industrial SRA; wife, Carmen Eduvina Yañez Riveros. Cristian Andres Godoy Triviños, 37, freelance business administrator; wife, Daniela Alejandra Lovera Baez.