Today Elder and Sister McKinney from American Fork, Utah arrived in Curitiba. They will be serving in Prudentopolis, a city in the interior of Parana. The branch there is super excited to have them. After a day of preparation and recovery from the long flights from the US we will be driving them out to their new home. Elder McKinney served a mission here in Brazil as a young man and even passed a transfer here in Curitiba and in Paranagua. They will be a great asset to the Lord's work in this part of Brazil.
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.