From the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Marshall Islands and Alaska to Fiji, the Church recently announced the creation of six new stakes and the organization of 36 others in December 2016.
A new stake has been created from the Kinshasa Democrative Republic of the Congo Mont Ngafula and Kinshasha Democratic Repbulic of the Congo stakes. The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Ngaba Stake, which consists of the Lemba, Livulu, Makala, Mont Amba, Ngaba, and Yolo wards, was created by Elder Stanley G. Ellis, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder L. Jean Claude Mabaya, an Area Seventy.
KINSHASA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO NGABA STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Matthieu Kokengo Bokolo, 69, professor, University of Kivu; wife, Astrid Madika Lubadi. Counselors—Kalala Wa Mutombo Alain Mwamba, 46, driver, Ese Mankenda; wife, Bukasa Judith Kajidi. Mulumba Jean David Wamwena, 40, administrator, Cobasen; wife, Kalonji Chouchouna Mujinga.
A new stake has been created from the Kwajalein Marshall Islands District. The Kwajalein Marshal Islands Stake, which consists of the Ebeye 1st, Ebeye 2nd, Ebeye 3rd, Kwajalein, and Lae wards, was created by Elder O. Vincent Haleck, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Adolf Johansson, an Area Seventy.
KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Johannes Jay Seremai, 52, Ministry of Health; wife, Diana Lynn Kabua Seremai. Counselors—Anjok Michael, 64, welder; wife, Herine Michael. Stimpon Kejai, 47, WHSE data clerk; wife, Marleen Kejai.
A new stake has been created from the St. Petersburg Florida and Tampa Florida stakes. The Odessa Florida Stake, which consists of the Brooksville, Hudson, Land O Lakes, Odessa, and Tampa 4th wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder René R. Alba, an Area Seventy.
ODESSA FLORIDA STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Paul Heber Thompson, 56, audit partner, Grant Thronton LLP; wife, Marilyn Ruth Waters Thompson. Counselors—George Patrick Thornton Sr., 72, CFO, Anderson Thornton Consultants; wife, Ella Joyce DuBose Thornton. Bart Ferrell Catmull, 49, president, Sagicor Life Insurance; wife, Jana Denise Rasband Catmull.