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

Some of the people we met were Hermana Carmen. She is 70 years old and live in this shanty. He happiest moment was several years ago when she was able to go the the temple. The closest temple must be 4 or 5 hours away, but thankful are we that the Brethren have built so many small temples. If that were not the case, her temple district would have been the Mesa, Arizona Temple or later the Mexico City Temple. Services have been held in her house. After we visited, we offered a blessing on the house. During the prayer, baby chicks walked across Mom's feet and picked at her shoes. The second picture is of Elders Divildox and Olvera with Hermana Preta and her grandchildren. They were baptized in the river shortly after this picture was taken.

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