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

Friday, January 2, 2009

The bishop of the Temazcal Ward is Bruno Hernandez Martinez. He is a panador or baker. His panaderia, bakery, is the larger part of his very humble home. The house part consists of a bedroom/kitchen/living area combination. He does not read or write very much so the missionaries help a great deal with the administration of the affairs of the small ward. His heart is pure gold. His wife smiles warmly behind a pan of freshly baked bolobanes. A bolobán is a very flaky large type of biscuit which has a layer of delicious shredded chicken and jalapeño pepper toward the bottom. They are cooked in the all-stone oven which is fired with hardwood. The breads are sold in the street and to a few passersby. The bishop, they say, has lost 50 or 60 pounds lately because he is taking Herbalife. In Temazcal?

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