Two new stakes have been created.
A new stake was created from the Africa West Area. The Etinan Nigeria North Stake, which consists of the Afaha Nsit, Ikot Oku Iyan, Ikot Udoabia, Ndiya, Obotim and Uyo Road branches and the Ikot Ananga, Ikot Ebo 1st, Ikot Ebo 2nd, Ikot Obio Asanga and Mbiokporo Nsit wards, was created by Elder Larry S. Kacher, General Authority Seventy, and Elder I. Raymond Egbo, an Area Seventy.
A new stake was created from the Brazil Area. The Foz do Iguaçu Brazil Stake, which consists of the Medianeira Branch and the Cataratas, Foz do Iguaçu, Itaipu, Portal de Foz and Porto Meira wards, was created by Elder W. Mark Bassett, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Carlos R. Toledo, an Area Seventy.
EITNAN NIGERIA NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — Uwem J. Eshiet, 44, community liason officer, CLECC Ltd.; wife, Rose Uwem Eshiet. Counselors — Ubong S. Jonah, 34, teacher; wife, Glory U. Jonah. Peter J. Esu, 61, employee at Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Works; wife, Esther Etukudo Udota.
FOZ DO IGUAÇU BRAZIL STAKE: (Nov. 26, 2017) President — Eduardo Luiz Medeiros, 35, professor; wife, Natalia Cristina Duarte Medeiros. Counselors — Valentim Gonçalves Moreira, 55, retired; wife, Lindinalva Antunes Moreira. Alexandre Americo, 42, manager, Hard 7; wife, Silvane Barbosa de Oliveira.
JULIACA PERU STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — Willy Omar Sucapuca Ardiles, 38, teacher; succeeding, Percy B. Chambilla Carreon; wife, Hedy Sulay Quispe Apaza. Counselors — Cesar Vidal Vargas Vargas, 41, carpenter; wife, Martha Quispe Zela. Oswaldo Martin Masco Luque, 34, credit consultant, Credinka Finance Co.; wife, Kristel Raquel Hilasaca Mamani de Masco.
SALT LAKE BIG COTTONWOOD STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — Matthew B. McConkie, 41, financial analyst; succeeding, Allan T. Brinkerhoff; wife, Shelley Marie Spencer McConkie. Counselors — Marcus G. Pinnock, 55, financial planner; wife, Jennifer Lyn Stack Pinnock. Christopher K. Jensen, 45, regional VP, Pacific Union Financial; wife, Anne Jensen.
SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LAS CAOBAS STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2017) President — César Rafael Gómez Navarro, 49, self-employed; succeeding, Oscar D. Amparo Matos; wife, Maria Milagros Santos Malena. Counselors — Jorge Luís Cuevas Feliz, 48, CCM manager, Dominican Association CJCLDS; wife, Vicky Claribel Velez Liriano. Andry Ynoa Robles, 38, inspector, Distribuidora Corripio; wife, Amarilys del Carmen Arias Ynoa.
SARATOV RUSSIA STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Evgeniy Anatolyevich Markelov, 36, CES coordinator; succeeding Anatoliy Reshetnikov; wife, Elena Sergeevna Markelova Revyakina. Counselors — Vladimnir Borisovich Emtsov, 58, retired; wife, Irin Voktorovna Emtsova Filatova. Aleksey Valentinovish Samoylov, 51, manager, OR&ZE; wife, Olga Vladimirovna Samoylova.
SPOKANE WASHINGTON NORTH STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2017) President — Ronald Davenport Hardy, 49, physician; succeeding Larry R. Larson; wife, Jennifer Louise Madsen Hardy. Counselors — Daniel Warren Law, 49, professor; wife, Shannon Leanne Black Law. Thomas Duane Starr, 50, district business manager, Novo Nordisk; wife, Lonni Jo Diddy Starr.
ST GEORGE UTAH GREEN VALLEY STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2017) President — Lonnie David Clove, 52, partner, Clove & Associates; succeeding Montgomery A. Magleby; wife, Lori Kay Harr Clove. Counselors — Mark Henry Gubler, 60, COO, Deseret Laboratories; wife, Karen Mack Gubler. Darren Dennis Ashton, 42, regional manager, LDS Family Services; wife, Lindsay Leigh Youngs Ashton.
UYO NIGERIA SOUTH STAKE: (Oct. 15, 2017) President — Uduak M. Ekanem, 52, cheif executive, Akwa Ibom; succeeding, Soloman Samuel Johnny; wife, Eno Ekpenyong Ukpa. Counselors — James Moses James, 46, senior financial analyst, Universal Energy; wife, Emem Solomon Obot. Ikpe Akpan Essien, 30, silver executive, Alliance in Motion; wife, Aniefiok Honest James.