Thursday, June 21, 2012

Claudia's Baptism

This evening was Claudia's baptism.  The Spirit was exceptionally strong as her husband baptized her.  What a blessing for their family.  Afterwards we had members of the ward over for a little social.  It was a special evening for their family, our family, the ward, and the missionaries.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Farewell Portrait

This was our first group to leave that arrived while we were here.  Some of these Brazilian elders spent their first night in the mission field sleeping on our floor in the living room.  They have served welland now are returning to their families.  (Front row, l to r: Sister Enszer, Pres. & Sister Cordon, Sister Roy; Second row, l to r: Elders Rodrigues, Marques, Hope, S. Almeida, Thorpe, Elias, Cardoso, Cannon; Back row, l to r: Elders de Jesus, Soares, Halgren, Bons, Rogers.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bem Vindos a Curitiba!!

Today our new group of missionaries arrived from the Missionary Training Center in Sao Paulo.  We received 6 Elders (4 North Americans and 2 Brazilians) and 1 Sister (Argentina).  We are so excited to have them here with us.  (Front row, l to r: Elders Hugo (Assistant), Sampaio, Sister Arce, Elder Ferreira, Cannon (Assistant), Sister Cordon; Back row, l to r: Elders Webb, Larsen, Hokanson, Woodruff, Hobbs (Assistant), and Presidente Cordon.)

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Trainer Training

Today we had training for our new missionary trainers.  They will each get a new missionary tomorrow to train and prepare for their service here in Curitiba.  This is one awesome group!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Zone Leader Council Meeting

We had zone leader council meeting today and reviewed again our mission culture.  We had a wonderful training by Sister Cordon, the assistants, and three zone leaders.  The building was very cold but the Spirit was gostoso!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Missionary Training

Today we had a wonderful training for our new missionaries and their trainers.  It is a very large group full of future leaders in the church.
Presidente Cordon visiting with two of our wonderful Sisters.
Sister Cordon and Sisters Lysenko e Francisca after the new missionary training.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Drive from Paranagua

Today we participated in the Paranagua Stake Conference.  Elders Junot and Petla of the 70 presided and President and Sister Arias from the Curitiba Temple were there as well.  It was a wonderful conference.  The drive home was absolutely breathtaking as you can see in these pictures of the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest.  Here are a few of the pictures we took on our way home

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Missionary House Visits in Paranagua

While Presidente Cordon participated in the Priesthood Leadership session of stake conference here in Paranagua, Sister Cordon and Dallin visited missionary houses.  Here Dallin is with Elder Morris and Elder Bezerra out in their backyard.  I think it is time to mow the lawn.