A new stake has been created.
Provo Utah Wasatch (Tongan) Stake, which includes the American Fork 2nd (Tongan), Orem 8th (Tongan), Orem 9th (Samoan), Provo 7th (Tongan/YSA), Spanish Fork 21st (Tongan), and Sunset 12th (Tongan) wards, has been created by Elder Merrill J. Bateman of the Seventy.
PROVO UTAH WASATCH (TONGAN) STAKE: (Oct. 8, 2006) Created from the Salt Lake Utah South (Tongan) Stake. President Semisi Folau Makai, 55, owner of Trico Construction; wife, Cindy Marie Carr Makai. Counselors Ofa Kilolomasi Ioane, 41, assistant professor at Utah Valley State College; wife, Finau Funa Ioane. Richard Sione Paongo, 44, treasurer at Overstock.com; wife, Tilila Funaki Paongo.
FAAA TAHITI STAKE: (Sept. 10, 2006) President Michel Ahunia Chin Ah You, 34, loading agent at Air Tahiti, succeeding Benjamin Tauraa Sinjoux; wife, Fleur Tuoto Bopp Chin Ah You. Counselors Bruno Rene Siang Helle, 39, police chief at D.S.P.; wife, Juliette Miri Tariu Helle. Michel Didier Heimona Pedron, 33, administrator at Assembly of French Polynesia; wife, Judith Hinano McGrevy Pedron.
MEXICO CITY TEPALCAPA STAKE: (Aug. 20, 2006)President Israel Gallardo L., 46, maintenance assistant in Mexico City Mexico Temple, succeeding Rafael Eduardo Ramos Rivera; wife, Nerea Armenta Q. de Gallardo. Counselors Alvaro de los Cobos M., 38, technical coordinator at AR Administration Integral S.C.; wife, Veronica Ivett Sanchez S. de Cobos. Francisco Pallares G., 45, investigator at Procter & Gamble; wife, Maria Guadalupe Juarez P. de Pallares.
MAZATLAN MEXICO STAKE: (Sept.10, 2006)President Jaime Lopez R., 53, school principal in State Government, succeeding Daniel Tirados Cardenas; wife, Maria Elena Hernandez M. de Lopez. Counselors Luis Felipe Bernal R., 51, air conditioner installation and projects manager at Ideal Climate; wife, Edelia Hernandez H. de Bernal. Oscar Ernesto Ramirez O., 33, accountant; wife, Claudia Magaly Lizarraga H. de Ramirez.
NEUQUN ARGENTINA STAKE: (Sept. 17, 2006)President Luis Nelson Vasquez V., 34, salesman at Pepsi Argentina, succeeding Roberto Oscar DeMarco R.; wife, Lorena Paola Axt M. de Vasquez. Counselors Alberto Domingo Fuste F., 49, Church physical facilities assistant; wife, Marta Rafaela Gallo A. de Fuste. Leopoldo Damian Zuniga E., 31, human resource assessor at Bekar Consulting; wife, Maria Gabriela Fantini Zuniga.
NUKU'ALOFA TONGA HALALIKU STAKE: (Sept. 17, 2006) President Sitiveni Manoa Tupou, 33, cargo officer at Royal Tonga Airline, succeeding Lavemai Funganitao; wife, Katherina Lilliani Vaitai Tupou. Counselors Sateki Manakofua, 35, carpenter at Liahona (CES); wife, Luti Meki Mataele Manakofua. Sione 'Ofiu Tonga, 35, enumerator at Statistics Dept.; wife, Falamoni Ha'unga Tonga.
OAKLAND CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2006) President Dean Edward Criddle, 56, partner at Orrick Law Firm, succeeding Ralph Floyd Severson; wife, Nancy Marie Lindberg Criddle. Counselors Craig Ellsworth Stewart, 46, partner at Jones Day Law Firm; wife, Emily Berniece Raty Stewart. David Paul Stevens, 41, research analyst at AXA Rosenberg; wife, Lesa Ann Linford Stevens.