From the Philippines to South Africa to Utah, the Church has called 24 new stake presidents to serve in stakes around the world.
A new stake was created from the Benoni South Africa and the Centurion South Africa stakes. The Springs South Africa Stake, which consists of the Springs and Tsakane wards, was created by Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, General Authority Seventy and Elder Mervyn C. Giddey, an Area Seventy.
A new stake was created from the Huancayo Peru and the Mantaro Peru stakes. The Huancayo Peru El Valle Stake, which consists of the Chilca, El Tambo, La Libertad, Peñaloza and San Carlos wards, was created by Elder Hugo Montoya, General Authority Seventy and Elder Fernando P. Del Carpio, an Area Seventy.
Springs South Africa Stake:
(Feb. 11, 208) President — Luis Fernando C. Braganca, 41, area ICS manager, LDS Church; wife, Candice K. A. Braganca. Counselors — Thembinkosi H. Mkhize, 43, human resource manager, LDS Church; wife, Simphiwe N. M. Mkhize. Eldridge M. Matane, 64, educator, Guateng Education deparment; wife, Grace D. K. Matane.
Huancayo Peru El Valle Stake:
(Jan. 28, 2018) President — Willy A. Baltazar Segura, 44, neurosurgeon; wife, Loysi L. Trigoso Moreno. Counselors — Walter I. Cruz Carrillo, 47, pharmaceutical representative, Abbott Laboratories; wife, Luz C. Ortega Mora. Jesus D. Mendoza Garcia, 45, CES coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Doris M. Solano Quispe.
Accra Ghana Adenta Stake:
(Jan. 21, 2018) President — Michel D. Avegnon, 48, CEO at Smave Company Ltd.; succeeding Daniel Kabason; wife, Suana Avegnon. Counselors — James B. Yeri, 40, human resources specialist, LDS Church; wife, Peace E. Yeri. Richard P. Dadzie, 46, instructor, Leso Computers; wife, Ida A. Dadzie.