Today we had the honor of hosting the governor of Parana's wife, Fernanda Richa, and Carlise Kwiatkowski, Presidente de Provopar, in a visit to the Bishop's Storehouse. It was a good opportunity to help the government here understand how the Church takes care of its own members physically, spiritually and mentally. Senhora Richa received a statue of the family with a copy of the Proclamation on the Family. Each received a copy of the Book of Mormon. Pictured left to right, Presidente Cordon, Presidente Furusho (stake president, Boa Vista Stake), Fernanda Richa, Carlise Kwiatkowski, Romulo Freire (Diretor de Assuntos Publicos).
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.