Actually, it is not for 1000 days. It is just that 3 years times 365 days plus June 27 through June 30, 2008 equals 1098 days, and that is way too cumbersome to convert into a blog headline. Futhermore, our release date will not be determined until May or June of 2011. Therefore, 1000 Days sounded just about right, more or less. Having noted all that, we are humbled and thrilled (Pres. Uchtdorf would refer to the feeling as "joyfully overwhelmed") about having this marvelous opportunity to serve in La Mision Mexico Veracruz.

Con amor,
Pdte. y Hna. Pete and JoElla Hansen

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pedro Diaz, age 84, was my first baptism. We met him at the baptism of his granddaughter, Lupita. I congratulated him on her baptism and remarked that he must be very happy. He acknowledged that he was. The elders commented that Bro. Diaz was not a member. I felt to talk to him and did, inviting him to talk with the missionaries. He said that he would. Then, I asked him to invite me to his baptism. He said that after he was adequately prepared, he would do that. After Lupita's baptism, Bro. Diaz approached and asked me to baptize him. I told him that I would be honored to do that, but only after he was adequately prepared. On August 2, 2008 this foto was taken minutes before the ordinance.

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