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First Presidency Calls 7 New Missions Presidents for Alaska, Philippines, and More


From Alaska to the Philippines and Mexico to Japan, the First Presidency has called seven new mission presidents to serve around the world. 

The following new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Philippines Davao Mission

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Pedro Ugaddan Adduru, 59, and Carmela Belleza Yumul Adduru, four children, Bagbag Ward, Quezon City Philippines Stake: Philippines Davao Mission, succeeding President Efren M. Lamoglia and Sister Marissa Lamoglia. Brother Adduru serves as an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, mission presidency counselor, district president, bishop and missionary in the Philippines Davao Mission. Chairman of the board, Pace Electro Systems Inc. Born in Tuguegarao, Philippines, to Carlos Macarubbo Adduru and Engracia Talosig Ugaddan Adduru.

Sister Adduru serves as a temple ordinance worker and is a former ward Young Women president, seminary and institute teacher, Gospel Doctrine teacher and Relief Society chorister. Born in Quezon City, Philippines, to Lazaro Dizon Yumul and Clarita Belleza Yumul.

México Tijuana Mission

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Jesús Ricardo Cepeda Martínez, 53, and Estela Abigail Escobedo de Cepeda, five children, Modelo Ward, Matamoros México Stake: México Tijuana Mission, succeeding President Jorge A. García and Sister Amparo Soto de García. Brother Cepeda serves as a stake president and is a former stake presidency counselor, bishopric counselor, high councilor, ward mission leader, seminary teacher and missionary in the México México City South Mission. Construction manager. Born in Rio Bravo, México, to Alfonso Cepeda and Elizabeth Martínez de Cepeda.

Sister Cepeda serves as an institute teacher and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president and Sunday School teacher. Born in Matamoros, México, to Enrique Escobedo and Blanca Estela Urrecha.

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