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.)
Derek Lane Cordon and Bonnie Hillam Cordon are the parents of four children and are currently presiding over the Brazil Curitiba Mission; They are from the Bridlewood Ward, Bountiful Utah Orchard Stake. President Cordon served as a missionary in the Argentina Cordoba Mission from 1982-83. At the time of his calling he was a Director at Omniture, an Adobe Company. Born in Upland, Calif., to Nolan Ralph and Roberta Larsen Cordon.
Sister Cordon served as a missionary in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harold Gordon and Carol Lois Rasmussen Hillam.