How come it gets harder each transfer to say goodbye? Parents think it is hard to say goodbye but they only have to do it once. We do it each 6 weeks and our missionaries really become sons and daughters to us during their service here. I feel like Helaman with his two thousand stripling warriors. Today these guerreiros do Senhor returned home ready to take on life and its challenges! These missionaries made a huge difference and touched hundreds of lives in this great work of the Lord. (Left to Right: Elders Harper, Dos Santos, Sister Brandao, Elder Hartley, Sister Cardoso, Elder Medeiros, Sister Leandro, Elder Constante (hiding), Elder Buerkle, Sister Castellano, Sister de Araujo, Elders Sardinha and Justino.)
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.