Four New Missions Created, New Mission Presidents Called

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    The Church has organized four new missions—in Florida, Haiti, South Africa, and Ohio.

    The Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission is a reactivation of a mission that was discontinued in 1983 when the West Indies Mission was created. The original Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission, opened in 1979, covered all of the Caribbean. Officially in operation on July 1, under President Claud D. Mangum, the reactivated Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission includes within its boundaries three stakes taken from the Florida Tampa Mission—Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach—and the Bahamas, taken from the West Indies Mission. Some 2.7 million people live within its boundaries.

    The remaining West Indies Mission now covers the Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman. Nearly five million English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking people live within its boundaries, including about 540 members in the Kingston Jamaica District and island branches.

    Missionaries of the new Haiti Mission will work among some five million French- and Creole-speaking people of that country. There are currently more than 550 members in the Port-au-Prince Haiti District. The new mission, also taken from the West Indies Mission, will begin operation August 1. James S. Arrigona has been called as its president.

    The new South Africa Cape Town Mission includes about two thousand Church members and some 6.5 million residents in the west part of South Africa.

    G. Phillip Margetts, who has been serving as president of the South Africa Johannesburg Mission, will be its president. Afrikaans, English, and several African languages are spoken in the mission. The new mission, in operation as of July 1, was taken from the South Africa Johannesburg Mission, organized originally in 1903. That mission now has more than ten thousand members.

    The new Ohio Akron Mission, also in operation as of July 1, was taken from the Ohio Cleveland Mission. It covers the northeast corner of Ohio, including the historic Kirtland area. There are nearly six thousand members among the more than three million people living within the mission boundaries. Ohio also contains the Ohio Columbus Mission and parts of the Kentucky Louisville and West Virginia Charleston Missions.

    In addition to these announcements, the First Presidency has called the following brethren as mission presidents. Their assignments begin this month.

    President

    Mission

    J. Duffy Palmer

    Africa West

    Melvin M. Hall (transferred from Philippines Davao Mission)

    Alabama Birmingham

    Heber D. Perrett

    Alaska Anchorage

    Jorge O. Abad

    Argentina Buenos Aires South

    Carlos R. Fernandez

    Argentina Cordoba

    Jesse E. Stay

    Argentina Rosario

    F. Mac Bay

    Arizona Holbrook

    Lloyd P. George

    Arizona Tempe

    LaMont L. Bennett

    Arkansas Little Rock

    Spencer J. Condie

    Austria Vienna

    F. Melvin Hammond

    Bolivia Cochabamba

    Cory Wm. Bangerter

    Brazil Rio de Janeiro

    Robert R. Steuer

    Brazil Sao Paulo North

    Roger W. Call

    Brazil Sao Paulo South

    Curtis N. Van Alfen

    California Anaheim

    Robert C. Meier

    California Arcadia

    Robert D. Linnell

    California Fresno

    Clarence R. Campbell

    California Los Angeles

    Norman N. White

    California Sacramento

    Clair E. Rosenberg

    California San Diego

    Karl T. Homer

    California San Jose

    Newell A. Barney

    California Ventura

    Claudio Signorelli

    Chile Osorno

    Stewart E. Glazier

    Chile Santiago North

    Lynn A. Mickelsen

    Colombia Cali

    James D. Caldwell

    Colorado Denver

    Svend H. P. Svendsen

    Denmark Copenhagen

    Veigh J. Nielson

    England Coventry

    Dixie L. Leavitt

    England Leeds

    Wilbur C. Woolf

    Fiji Suva

    Melvin J. Luthy

    Finland Helsinki

    Claud D. Mangum

    Florida Ft. Lauderdale

    Floyd L. Packard

    Florida Tallahassee

    James D. Fife

    France Paris

    Bruce M. Lake

    Germany Munich

    Gary E. Elliott

    Guatemala Guatemala City

    Juan Manuel Cedeno

    Guatemala Quezaltenango

    James S. Arrigona

    Haiti Port-au-Prince

    William O. Perry, III

    Hawaii Honolulu

    Boyd K. Storey

    Idaho Boise

    Douglas W. Cleghorn

    Iowa Des Moines

    Koichi Aoyagi

    Japan Sendai

    Robert D. Goodwin

    Japan Tokyo South

    Allen C. Ostergar, Jr.

    Kentucky Louisville

    James M. Harper

    Korea Pusan

    M. Moreno Robins

    Mexico Guadalajara

    Jorge H. Perez (transferred from Guatemala Quezaltenango Mission)

    Mexico Merida

    Quinton S. Harris

    Mexico Mexico City North

    Jack T. Beecroft

    Mexico Veracruz

    Richard N. McDougal

    Michigan Lansing

    F. Edward Bennett

    Minnesota Minneapolis

    V. Loren Chapman

    Nevada Las Vegas

    Dale R. Shumway

    New York Rochester

    John R. Lasater

    New Zealand Auckland

    Carleton Q. Anderson

    Paraguay Asuncion

    Dean M. Hansen

    Pennsylvania Harrisburg

    W. ElDean Holliday

    Pennsylvania Pittsburgh

    Dale H. Christensen

    Peru Lima South

    Reynaldo I. Vergara

    Philippines Davao

    Reuben Perry Ficklin

    Portugal Lisbon

    Tagaloa Malini Ti’a

    Samoa Apia

    Joel J. Dunn

    Scotland Edinburgh

    G. Phillip Margetts (transferred from South Africa Johannesburg)

    South Africa Cape Town

    Maurice B. Bateman

    South Africa Johannesburg

    J. Weston Daw

    South Carolina Columbia

    Ricardo Valencia

    Spain Barcelona

    Erik G. Johnson

    Sweden Stockholm

    David J. Sperry

    Switzerland Geneva

    Stephen L. Graham

    Tahiti Papeete

    Richard E. Black

    Tennessee Nashville

    D. Keith Myres

    Texas Houston

    Lavar D. Skousen

    Venezuela Caracas

    R. LaMar Bradshaw

    Washington Seattle

    D. Heyward Davis, Jr.

    Wisconsin Milwaukee