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

San Cristobal. To get to San Cristobal you have to swim, ride a canoe, or ride the ferry. We chose the ferry. It cost 20 pesos to cross the Cuichapa River. In October, the rains were so heavy that the river rose and flooded miles and miles of land. Minititlán, the stake center, is about an hour to the north-ish. Stake President Rojas asked that the missionaries be allowed to go out the San Cristobal and give service to the few members. To get there was a 2 hour ride in a boat. The water across the flat land was only about a foot or two deep, but all the roads were covered and ruined. The experience was semenal for everyone involved. The floods have subsided. Pres. Rojas asked that we send full-time missionaries there to establish a grupo familiar, a priesthood group, which would be dependent on the Hidalgo Ward. So, Mom and I met with him and went to San Cristobal to take a look.

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