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

Saturday, November 15, 2008

While we sat in the mission president´s office on June 27th, President Johnson´s cell phone kept ringing. Each time it did, he pushed it across the desk to me. I always pushed it back. I knew that if I took the phone that was like receiving the keys to the kingdom and I was, frankly, quite nervous. Finally, after maybe the dozenth call he said the this one was mine. I answered and it was a zone leader in Orizaba. He told me that the sister missionaries had a potential baptism who needed a special interview. That is how the mission started for me. Anna Maria Castro was the 30 year old sister. The interview was marvelous and she remains a very active member of the Nogales Ward.

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