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, February 1, 2009

About 35 years ago Alfono Ramirez Rivera and his brother went into town with their dad. Their dad was a drunk and often came home bloody and beaten. One particular man seemed to take pleasure in hurting him. They saw the man that day and he threatened to kill their dad. He then came after the old man. Bro. Ramirez defended his father with his machete taking his life. The First Presidency approved the baptism of this 84 year old man. He can't read. He told me in the interview that one of the things he loves most about life is sitting in the evening with his wife while she reads him stories of the prophets of the Book of Mormon. He loves the fact that we have a living prophet today. In his letter requesting baptism he wrote (through the missionaries) I don't know Thomas S. Monson, but I know that he is a prophet of God just like Joseph Smith was.

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