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, January 1, 2009

On October 8, five Mexican missionaries went home. The night before they were at the mission home for the traditional roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy and Mom's homemade rolls. Then, they went to the temple. Normally, the missionaries then go to the dorms at the offices and hang out together swapping stories and eating food. But, Elder Jaramillo had a couple to baptize. They had just gotten married and could now receive baptism. Their children were baptized a couple of weeks earlier. So, the elders all opted to go to the baptism for their last night in the mission. The five of them sang a special number at the service. The missionaries are Elders Doniz, Sifuentes (his second day in the mission), Tinoco (kneeling), Carmack (New Jersey), Jaramillo, Maldonado, and Ramirez.

1 comment:

Curt Carmack said...

President & Sister Hansen,

We just learned of your blog and found this photo of our son, Elder Carmack. How exciting to see your mission in photos and verse! We hope to be able to meet you if your time permits at the end of July.

All the best,

Curt & Melanie Carmack