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

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Elder Packer spoke to mission presidents in their seminar about what he calls "The Principal of Proximity." Sometimes to understand what you need to do, to receive the correct and direct inspiration, you must go to the place and look for answers rather than sit in the office. That is what we did. We are on the ferry with Pres. Rojas and Bishop Reyes. Both are a little over 30 years old and are great leaders. The building on shore was not visible during the floods. The stake president says it was completely under water to the point that you could not see the roofline. It became immediately clear that we needed to send missionaries to work with this tiny pueblito.

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