We received a call from Sisters Johnson and Da Rosa last night after they had arrived in their new apartment which had been inhabited by Elders for the past 6 years. The Elders claimed the apartment was clean. I guess that depends on whose standards are being enforced. There was terror in the sisters' voices. Sister Cordon and I drove over to their apartment, reviewed the situation, and then gathered them up and took them to the mission home where we promptly put Sister Johnson to bed to get some much needed sleep. In the morning we took several new items including new pans, tables, a new mattress, and a blender to their apartment and then cleaned for two hours. It will be a great little apartment for them once we get it painted. Oh what elders will do to an apartment over several years. The highlight was removing an old picture and finding that some elder had drawn a "hidden safe" on the wall.
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.