We had the opportunity to be with all of our new missionaries who arrived in October and their trainers. It was a wonderful day of training complimenting all they have learned so far during the first 6 weeks of their time here in the mission field. (front row, l to r: Pres. and Sister Cordon, Sisters Da Rosa(Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) and Lysenko (Connecticut). Second row, l to r: Elder Morales (Vallenar, Chile), Elder Gomes (Minas Gerais, Brazil), Elder Edgar (Bountiful, Utah), Elder Long (Idaho), Elder Gonzalez (Lindsay, California), Funk (Arizona). Third row, l to r: Elder Pereira (Santarem, Brazil), Elder Mullins (Georgia), Elder Woodruff (Provo, Utah), Elder Oaks (Provo, Utah), Elder Grigg (La Canada, California), Elder Borges (Franco, S.P., Brazil). Back row, l to r: Assistents Elders Hobbs (Heber City, Utah) and Brino (Botucatu, S.P., Brazil).) Click on picture to see complete view.
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.