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First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Thailand, Jamaica + More


From Japan to Jamaica to and Argentina to Thailand, the First Presidency has called the following mission presidents and their wives to serve in missions around the world. 

Jorge Rolando Cardozo, 53, and Iris Silvia González-Underwood de Cardozo, three children, Jardín Ward, Posadas Argentina Stake: Argentina Neuquén Mission, succeeding President Carlos Casariego Abellal and Sister Rosario Casariego. Brother Cardozo serves as an executive secretary for the area coordinating council and stake self-reliance specialist and is a former mission presidency counselor, multi-stake public affairs director, bishop, branch president and missionary in the Argentina Córdoba Mission. Born in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, to Martin Cardozo and Ramona Jorgelina Vallejos.

Sister Cardozo serves as a stake Relief Society president and is a former stake and ward Young Women president, seminary supervisor and teacher, ward librarian and missionary in the Argentina Rosario Mission. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Nestor Alberto González-Underwood and Dolly Mary Morris.

Joseph Marcel Benoit Duquette, 61, and Marie Simone Diane Limoges Duquette, five children, Vineyard 10th Ward, Orem Utah Vineyard Stake: Vanuatu Port Vila Mission, succeeding President Paul W. Granger and Sister Gayle A. Granger. Brother Duquette is a former mission presidency counselor, stake president, high councilor, bishop, branch president and missionary in the France Paris Mission. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Joseph Arthur Andre Duquette and Marie Helene Jeannine Paquette.

Sister Duquette serves as a temple preparation instructor and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward activities committee chairman, seminary teacher and missionary in the France Toulouse Mission. Born in St. Timothee, Quebec, Canada, to René Joseph Wilfrid Limoges and Marie-Jeanne Pierrette Limoges.

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