Five new stakes, including the fifth and sixth stakes in Nigeria, have been created. Other new stakes have been created in Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.
In Nigeria, the Etinan Nigeria and the Umuahia Nigeria stakes have been created by Elder James O. Mason of the Seventy.The Etinan stake includes the Edim Idim Okpot, Ikot Eba, Ikot Ebo, Ikot Eyo, Ikot Ibok and Ukat Aran wards, and the Awa Ntong, Ekpene Ukpa, Ikot Akpan Abia, Ikot Ananga, Ikot Ekwere, Ikot Esen Oku and Ikot Ukpong branches. The Umuahia stake includes the Amapu, Nsirimo, Ntigha, Ovungwu and Umuahia wards, and the Nbawsi and Umunwanwa branches.
The Buenos Aires Argentina Avellaneda Stake and the Maldonado Uruguay Stake were created by Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy.
The Argentina stake includes the Avellaneda 1st, Lanus 2nd, Pasco, Pineyro and Wilde wards, and the Avellanea 2nd and Quilmes 3rd branches. The Uruguay stake includes the Maldonado 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Maldonado Centro, Piriapolis and San Carlos wards, and the Minas 1st and 2nd branches.
The Tacna Peru Alameda Stake, which includes the Augusto B Leguia, La Arboleda, Las Palmeras, Los Cedros, Los Granados, Panamericana, Para Chico, Primavera, and Unanue wards, has been created by Elder Francisco J. Vinas of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Argentina and Peru.
BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA AVELLANEDA STAKE: (Sept. 22, 1996) Created from Buenos Aires Argentina Banfield, and Quilmes Argentina stakes. President - Oscar Altera, 55, sales manager for Anahi Housing; wife, Nilda Antonia Sarria de Altera. Counselors - Juan Francisco Esponda, 69, retired; wife, Esther Esmoiris de Esponda. Manuel Antonio Gimenez, 36, employed by Volcan Iinea Blanca SA; wife, Hermenegilda Alves de Gimenez.
ETINAN NIGERIA STAKE: (Sept. 22, 1996) Created from the Etinan Nigeria and Ikot Eyo Nigeria districts. President - Emmanuel Sunday Ekaette, 32, self-employed businessman; wife, Comfort Sunday Ekwere Ekaette. Counselors - Ime Orung Eduok, 53, general manager for Oyo Capital City Transport; wife, Maxen Ebo Ime Thompson Eduok. Bassey Etuk Ukpong, 40, head of school for state primary education board; wife, Eka Okon Robert Ekpong.
MALDONADO URUGUAY STAKE: (Sept. 15, 1996) Created from the Maldonado Uruguay and Minas Uruguay districts. President - Luis Laurito C., 32, distributor for Dabare S.R.L.; wife, Patricia Magdalena De Barros B. de Laurito. Counselors - Elbio Enrique Rodriguez R., 44, Church custodian; wife, Angela Beatriz Ramos P. de Rodriguez. Juan Eduardo Pertuso B., 26, self-employed carpenter; wife, Fabiana Elizabeth Conti G. de Pertuso.
TACNA PERU ALAMEDA STAKE: (Sept. 15, 1996) Created from the Tacna Peru Arias Araquez Stake. Roger Valdivia R., 32, accounting supervisor for Profuturo A.F.P.; wife, Alma Rosa Arratia T. de Valdivia. Counselors - Julio Castro V., 35, production operator for Laive S.A.; wife, Lucy Margort Carranza P. de Castro. Edison Vilchez M., 35, executive for Solventa Bank; wife, Ruth Delcy Zeballos D. de Vilchez.
UMUAHIA NIGERIA STAKE: (Sept. 22, 1996) Created from the Umuahia Nigeria District. Godwin E. Woko, 60, local government councilor; wife, Charity Chiajulam Hwosu Woko. Counselors - Francis N. Ebillah, 49, self-employed as managing director of running water drilling company; wife, Patricia Chima Icheku Ebillah. Francis S. C. Njoku, 45, assistant chief education officer for primary education board; wife, Gift Martha Njoku.
BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA BANFIELD STAKE: (Sept. 22, 1996) President - Vicente Casalaspro, retained. Counselors - Julio Antonio Corrado, 33, hygiene and safety technician for Rio Plata Terminal SA; wife, Mirta Noemi Juarez de Corrado. Ruben Hector Ferreyra, 41, publicity supplies manufacturer; wife, Maria Teresa Longo.
QUILMES ARGENTINA STAKE: (Sept. 22, 1996) President - Roger B. Clawson, retained. Counselors - Domingo Pagliuca, 56, self-employed merchant; wife, Berta Zamudio de Pagliuca. David Alberto Frol, 29, administrative manager for advertising agency; wife, Nelida Silvina Rodriguez de Frol.
TACNA PERU STAKE: (Sept. 15, 1996) President - Horacio Marquina C., 34, owner and administrator for Maderera "Elbriente"; succeeding Rolando Leonel Melchor Alvarez; wife, Monica del Carmen Molina B. de Marquina. Counselors - Jorge Ciquero A., 43, administrator for Copyas Suarez; wife, Nancy Judith Chipoco S. de Ciquero. Guillermo Sanchez L., 25, regional consultant for A.F.P. Horizonte; wife, Lucila Espinoza T. de Sanchez.
TACNA PERU ARIAS ARAQUEZ STAKE: (Sept. 15, 1996) President - Calixto Vilca M., 34, government worker; succeeding Derliz Factor Guzman Tejada; wife, Victoria Pomd A. de Vilca. Counselors - Nolberto Fernando Condori A., 47, display sales for Humberto Bollo M; wife, Norma Edith De la Vega S. de Condori. Hugo Vidal Leon V., 26, ; wife, Silvia del Carmen Ramirez C. de Leon.