From Nigeria to Venezuela and South Carolina to the Philippines, the Church has called 27 new stake presidents for the month of October.
A new stake has been created from the Abeokuta Nigeria Stake. The Abeokuta Ibara Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Ilaro, Obada-Oko, and Olomore Branches and the Ibara, Ilewo-Orile, Lafenwa, Oke-Ata, Ope Oluwa, and Rounda Wards, was created by Elder Edward Dube, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran, an Area Seventy.
ABEOKUTA IBARA NIGERIA STAKE (September 2, 2018): President—Bamidele Olumuyiwa Fagbemi, 43, principal, Oyinade Memorial Computer College; wife, Oluyemisi Olubukula Adeosun Facibemi. Counselors—Joseph Boniface Akpan, 49, self-employed; wife, Oluwatoyin Jokotola Oke. Peter Hope Udoh, 44, self-employed; wife, Yemisi Veronica Ologun.
A new stake has been created from the Charlotte North Carolina South and Gastonia North Carolina Stakes. The Fort Mill South Carolina Stake, which consists of the Lancaster Branch and the Catawba, Fort Mill 1st, Fort Mill 2nd, Indian Land, Newport, Rock Hill, and York Wards, was created by Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Matthew S. Harding, an Area Seventy.
FORT MILL SOUTH CAROLINA STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Blake D. Smith, 44, plant manager, Terex; wife, Carrie Cook Smith. Counselors—William Taylor Ennis, 56, senior director of IT; wife, Marcia Leona Shumway Ennis. Craig L. Aeschbacher, 53, parts and service manager, Ford Motor Company; wife, Tina Maria Hanson Aeschbacher.
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