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First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Serve in Nigeria, Brazil, Australia + More

by | Feb. 12, 2018

Mormon Life

From Utah to Brazil and Nigeria to Australia, the First Presidency has called eight new mission presidents and their wives to serve in missions around the world. 

Nigeria Ibadan Mission (new)

Patrick Appianti-Sarpong, 32, and Elizabeth Ohene Appianti-Sarpong, two children, Tema 3rd Ward, Tema Ghana Stake: Nigeria Ibadan Mission (new). Brother Appianti-Sarpong serves as a bishop and is a former bishopric counselor, stake Young Men presidency counselor, ward Young Men president, seminary teacher and missionary in the Nigeria Lagos Mission. Born in Accra, Ghana, to Yaw Appianti-Sarpong and Grace Osei.

Sister Appianti-Sarpong serves as a ward Primary presidency counselor and is a former ward Relief Society presidency counselor, Relief Society teacher and Sunday School teacher. Born in Accra, Ghana, to Joseph Ohene and Lucy Boateng.

Australia Perth Mission

Paul Richard Bennallack, 57, and Andrea Kay Leach Bennallack, six children, Takapuna Ward, Auckland New Zealand Harbour Stake: Australia Perth Mission, succeeding President Walter S. Fife and Sister Dana L. Fife. Brother Bennallack serves as a stake institute supervisor and stake young single adult adviser and is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, ward mission leader and missionary in the New Zealand Wellington Mission. Born in Bendigo, Australia, to Frank John Bennallack and Leonie Schenck.

Sister Bennallack also serves as a stake institute supervisor and stake young single adult adviser and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker. Born in Adelaide, Australia, to Kenneth Ross Leach and Gloria Marie Leach.

Lead image of Patrick and Elizabeth Appianti-Sarpong from the Deseret News
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