Today we had new missionary training for our missionaries that arrived 5 weeks ago. It is hard to believe that they have already been here almost an entire transfer. They are doing marvelously. The new 12 week training program for our arriving missionaries is inspired. (Front row, l to r: Elders Hugo (Brasilia), Croskrey, Woodruff(Utah), Sisters Hass(Washington), Arce(Argentina); 2nd Row: Elders Webb (Wash.), Hokanson, Evans (Oregon); 3rd row: Elders Ferreira (RGS), Alves, R. Smith (Idaho), Larsen, Sampaio; Back row: Elders Hobbs(Utah), Justino and Sandoval(Argentina))
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.