Eight new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from the Abomosu Ghana District. The Abomosu Ghana Stake, which consists of the Abomosu 2nd, Asuom and Kwabeng branches and the Abomosu 1st, Asunafo 1st, Asunafo 2nd and Sankubenase wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder M. T. Ben Davis, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Boston Massachusetts, Hingham Massachusetts and Springfield Massachusetts stakes. The Blackstone Valley Massachusetts Stake, which consists of the Framingham 2nd, Franklin 2nd and Worcester 3rd branches and the Foxboro, Framingham 1st, Franklin 1st, Marlborough, Worcester 1st and Worcester 2nd wards, was created by Elder Anthony D. Perkins, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Milan F. Kunz, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Golden Colorado and Meeker Colorado stakes. The Craig Colorado Stake, which consists of the Baggs and Granby branches and the Craig 1st, Craig 2nd, Meeker, Rangely 1st, Rangley 2nd and Steamboat Springs wards, was created by Elder Claudio R.M. Costa, General Authority Seventy, and Elder James E. Evanson, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Daola Cote d’Ivoire District. The Daola Cote d’Ivoire Stake, which consists of the Kennedy 1st and Lobia 2nd branches and the Gbeuliville, Kennedy 2nd, Lobia 1st, Marrias, Orly and Tazibouo wards, was created by Elder Larry S. Kacher, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Anthony Quaisie, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Midway Utah Stake. The Midway Utah West Stake, which consists of the Deer Creek, Fort Midway, Homestead, Swiss Alpine, Wallsburg 1st, Wallsburg 2nd and Wasatch Mountain wards, was created by Elder Kevin R. Duncan, General Authority Seventy, and Elder John A. McCune, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Villa Nueva Honduras Stake. The Potrerillos Honduras Stake, which consists of the El Mochito, Morelos, Potrerillos, Santa Cruz de Yojoa and Yojoa wards, was created by Elder José L. Alonso, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Luis R. Arbizú, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake. The Ruashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake, which consists of the Bel-Air, Bongonga, Kawama, Luano, Ruashi 1st and Ruashi 2nd wards, was created by Elder S. Mark Palmer, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Elie K. Monga, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the the Hattiesburg Mississippi Stake, New Orleans Louisiana, Gulfport Mississippi and Denham Springs Louisiana stakes. The Slidell Louisiana Stake, which consists of the Amite and Bogalusa branches and the Covington, Hammond, Picayune, Slidell and Waveland wards, was created by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder R. Randall Bluth, an Area Seventy.
ABOMOSU GHANA STAKE: (Oct. 22, 2017) President — Seth Oppong, 45, deputy country director, World Joy; wife, Agyeiwaa Evelyn Oppong. Counselors — Benjamin Deho, 36, senior financial adviser, Mentors Ghana; wife, Joviah Awuku. Frank Akwah, 27, mobile banker; wife, Nowellean Ediefa Akwah.
BLACKSTONE VALLEY MASSACHUSETTS STAKE: (Oct. 22, 2017) President — Scott Nolan Taylor, 49, associate professor; wife, Ashley Anne Boyter Taylor. Counselors — Christopher Richard Boyce, 52, executive chairman, Virgin Pulse; wife, Jill Eliason Boyce. Robert Wayne Andros, 46, senior manager, Cisco Systems; wife, Jill Jacobsen Andros.
CRAIG COLORADO STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — Larry Brian Ellgen, 54, business owner; wife, Lynae Robinson Ellgen. Counselors — Douglas Edwin Libby, 56, general manager, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa; wife, Katie Alder Libby. Kenneth Lee Harman, 51, CEO, Pioneers Medical Center; wife, Leslie Jean Fowler Harman.
DALOA COTE D’IVOIRE STAKE: (Oct. 22, 2017) President — Georges Grah, 34, CEO, GK Enterprise; wife, Angele Solange Epse Kouadio. Counselors — Zikahi Yannick Botty, 39, agricultural consultant; wife, Choriste Patricia Gopou Medeco. Aurelien Djedje, 30, marketing representative, GK Entreprise; wife, Rebecca Sonia Graho.
MIDWAY UTAH WEST STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — Ronald L. Davis, 69, real estate broker; wife, Charlene Johnson Davis. Counselors — Rex Jay Allen, 63, CEO, Realtime Learning; wife, Nancy Ann Newey Allen. Karl Lynn Dodge, 61, business owner; wife, Glinda Le Reid Dodge.
POTRERILLOS HONDURAS STAKE: (July 16, 2017) President — Jose Geovanny Quiroz Rivera, 51, doctor; wife, Adirana Beatriz Sorto Martinez. Counselors — Yoni Rodulio Reyes Mejia, 41, workshop instructor; wife, Sara Mélida Amador Reyes. Jorge Alberto Chirinos Alonso, 33, computer factory worker, Red Key Industries; wife, Idalia Maria Ortiz Chirinos.
RUASHI DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO STAKE: (Oct. 22, 2017) President — Ndalamba Ilunga, 43, hydrocarbon lab director, United Petroleum; wife, Lyly Mwepu Mufuka. Counselors — Patrice Mukendi Wa Mukendi, 43, entrepreneur; wife, Kandey Mukendi Christiane Bankanuna. Narcy Kantenga Wa Rega, 42, seminary and institute coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Jacqueline Wemba Shana.
SLIDELL LOUISIANA STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — Michael Francis Dohm, 58, regional manager, Self-Reliance Services; wife, Sharon Lynn Dohm. Counselors — Rulon Stirland McKay, 55, change manager, Shell Oil; wife, Martha Wright McKay. Jared Blaine Grover, 47, mechanical test engineer, NASA; wife, Melissa Ann Johnson Grover.
FORTALEZA BRAZIL SOUTH STAKE: (Sept. 3, 2017) President — Francisco Alexsandro Oliveira Unias, 36, transit agent; succeeding Francisco Carlos Felix de Lima; wife, Maria Rochele Gomes Vieira Unias. Counselors — Reginaldo Mariano dos Santos, 47, entrepreneur; wife, Maria Regina Freitas da Cruz. Francisco Ribamar dos Santos, 43, construction worker; wife, Aline Pammela Mendes dos Santos.
GODOY CRUZ ARGENTINA STAKE: (June 4, 2017) President — Matias Fernando, Munives, 34, property manager, LDS Church; succeeding Jorge D. Pedot; wife, Lorena Fernanda Artaza Muniver. Counselors — Adrian German Vargas, 45, property administrator, LDS Church; wife, Graciela Alejandra Lorca. Omar Rafael Montenagro, 55, technical information manager, Lüjan de Cuyo Municipality; wife, Patricia Noemi Espinoza.
GULFPORT MISSISSIPPI STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — David James Perkes, 60, director, Mississippi State University; succeeding Michael F. Dohm Sr.; wife, Linda Vail Perkes. Counselors — Melvin Perry Reynolds, 67, business owner; wife, Brenda Lou Broone Reynolds. Christopher Lanier Morgan, 53, CEO, Health Strategies; wife, Christine Marie Tucker Morgan.
MEXICO CITY IXTAPALUCA STAKE: (Oct. 29, 2017) President — Rubén Gutierrez Hernandez, 43, chief, Department of Labor; succeeding Arturo Alvarez Zamudio; wife, Rosalinda Morena Paredes. Counselors — Everardo Valdez González, 37, professor; wife, Nickte Ha Cuevas Valdez Martinez. José Alfredo Hernández Guadiano, 39, operations manager, LDS Church; wife, Arith Vianey Navarrete Suárez.
WEST JORDAN UTAH YSA STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — Michael Hawkes Metcalf, 50, orthopedic surgeon; succeeding Richard M. Marsh; wife, Jane Ivory Metcalf. Counselors — Gary Lee Hansen, 51, engineering manager, Sorenson Communications; wife, Andrea Livingston Hansen. Christopher Hal Neddo, 45, senior client adviser, Cynosure Group; wife, Sarah Christine Schwitzer Neddo.
WEST POINT UTAH STAKE: (Sept. 17, 2017) President — Mark Bennett Reid, 56, IT director, Davis School District; succeeding Alan R. Parrish; wife, Joy Lyn Schiffman Reid. Counselors — Jay Hal Ritchie, 60, vice president, Geneva Rock; wife, Paula Hatch Ritchie. Kirk Hal Rasmussen, 54, design engineer, Autoliv Inc.; wife, Ida Mae Hansen Rasmussen.
WEST RICHLAND WASHINGTON STAKE: (Nov. 5, 2017) President — John Andrew Hunt, 49, project controls specialist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; succeeding Brent A. Pulsipher; wife, Rebecca Ruth Beecroft Hunt. Counselors — Howard Oscar Jensen, 54, general manager, Sunheaven Farms; wife, Arianne Mildred Straley Jensen. Lyndon Dahle Porter, 45, research plant pathologist, USDA-ARS; wife, Lori Hall Porter.