We happily welcomed our new missionaries from 4 different countries to the Curitiba Mission today. 4 of them arrived after a very long flight from the United States and 9 came direct from the CTM in Sao Paulo. We are very excited to have them here and know that they will work miracles amongst the great people of Parana. They are Elders Bestenlehner (Vernal, Utah, USA), Olmos Rios (Antofagasta, Chile), Batista (Maceio, Brasil), Jeppson (Sandy, Utah, USA), Rico (Chillan, Chile), Blanco (La Rioja, Argentina), K. Silva (Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brasil), Merrill (Grass Valley, California, USA), Ramos (Maceio, Brasil), V. Silva (Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brasil), Nilsen (Eugene, Oregon, USA), Young (Vernal, Utah, USA), and Christensen (Parker, Colorado, USA).
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.