Curitiba welcomed a marvelous new group of missionaries for the Lord. Today we received Elders from Brazil, the United States, Chile, and Uruguay. Diversity is the spice of life. We are truly blessed with a unique opportunity to see how the Lord has blessed His people in all parts of the world. (L to R: Elders Gama (Belem, Para, Brasil), Moody (Orem, Utah), Rocha (Bahia, Brasil), Hogge (Anacortes, Washington), Zeballos (Angol, Chile), Payne (West Jordan, Utah) & Ameigeiras(Florida, Uruguay).
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.