Today 8 Brazilian missionaries finished their missions and headed home to family and friends. This is the first time in a long time that we have had just Brazilians leaving. Our hearts go with them to places like Acre, Rio, and Manaus! Ja temos saudades!! (Front row, l to r: Presidente and Sister Cordon, Sister Morais (Rio de Janeiro); Back row, l to r: Elder Lima Santos (Alagoas), Elder Oliveira (Acre), Elder L. Santos (Rio de Janeiro), Elder Costa (Pernambuco), Elder W. Pereira (Ceara), Elder Pinheiro (Manaus), Elder S. Lima (Goias).)
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.