Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Today we said goodbye to 15 missionaries from 4 countries. Two left this morning for Argentina and Uruguay. The rest left this afternoon after a lunch with us in the mission home. We have grown to love each of them so much. We will miss them terribly and look forward to hearing of their life adventures in the future. Pictured front row, left to right: Sister Miranda da Silva, Presidente & Sister Cordon, Sister Barbosa da Silva; Back row, left to right: Elders Reynoso, R. Smith, Cruz, Oliveira, Borges, Serrano, Bruce Fernandes, Joas Oliveira, Diamond, Brooksby, and Miranda.
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|Sister Cordon is sad to see these two dear Sisters, Miranda da Silva and Barbosa da Silva, leave. They have fulfilled their calling and their families are anxious for their arrival.|
|Assistants, from front to back Elders Schmidt, Arriola, Gabriel, and Barkdull, rearrange the mission board in the mission home following the transfer meeting. We have four assistants now in order to prepare for the mission division in July.|
Today's departures started early as we had two Elders returning to other Latin American countries that had to catch flights before their counterparts. Elders Palacio Ancheta (Uruguay) and Barrios Luna (Argentina) served well and will be missed. It was great to have had them with us and learn from them. Hasta luego mis amigos y companeros!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
It is hard to express the great appreciation and admiration that I have for these two great men. They have served very well as my counselors for the past year. I will be forever grateful for their support and love. Presidente Amaury Augusto, Presidente Cordon, Presidente Lustosa Araujo
Friday, April 26, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Training for our new missionaries that arrived in March was held today in Portao. It was great to get everyone back together again and review the things that they have been practicing so far in the field. I usually try to pick just one picture to represent the event but I guess our missionaries ought to be able to download the ones they want.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The President hits the big 50! Today we spent the day at the Boqueirao stake center in a zone conference. The zone leaders baked a cake for me. It was a Betty Crocker cake mix that one of them had received from his mother. AWESOME!! (Elder Trevisanut, President Cordon, Elder Barkdull)
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
We made waffles for the Hepworths and one of our former missionaries, Elder Eric Costa, who works at the MTC in Sao Paulo. He returned for the weekend to visit former areas and see friends. It has been great to see so many of our former missionaries recently. The Hepworths are getting ready to head home to Idaho during the temple closure for cleaning.
|Elder Costa with Presidente and Sister Cordon. He is doing a great job of teaching our future missionaries at the CTM.|
Friday, April 5, 2013
This Friday night before General Conference we had our first mission reunion held here in Brasil. It was great to be with Sisters Silva and De Jesus and Elders Andrade, de Jesus, and Fernandes. They are all living again here in Curitiba. Sisters Silva and de Jesus are the most recent to arrive back here in Curitiba. We had a wonderful evening remembering the great times we had together. OK, we really will miss our great young men and women.