“700th Stake of Church Organized in Mexico,” Ensign, Aug. 1975, 94
Nine stakes organized during May and early June bring to 700 the total number in the Church. Number 700 is the Mexico Vera Cruz Stake, organized under the direction of Elder L. Tom Perry of the Council of the Twelve.
Leon Lopez Alavez was called to preside over the new stake, with counselors Jose G. Valdez de la Cruz and Mauricio Morales Lagunes.
Two of the new stakes were formed from missions. They are the Quilmes Argentina Stake, formerly part of the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission, and the McAllen Texas Stake, formerly part of the Texas San Antonio Mission.
Other new stakes are the Ashton Idaho, San Jose California East, Akron Ohio, Rexburg Idaho East, Fayetteville North Carolina, and Guatemala City Guatemala West stakes.