Today we bid farewell to yet another group of excellent representatives of Christ. It gets harder each time to say goodbye. We changed the transfer itinerary to better accommodate the arrival of new missionaries so this group flew home on Monday after the transfer meeting and prior to the arrival of the new missionaries on Tuesday. This will allow the new trainers a little more time to prepare their homes for the new missionaries and resolve the problem of what to do with the new missionaries on their first night in the mission. Front row, l to r: Sister Alves, Sister Cordon, Presidente Cordon; Back row, l to r: Elders Alexandre, Hansen, Andrade, Hugo, L. Pereira, Christensen, Holliday.
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.