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 22, 2009

This good brother, Alfonso Ramirez Rivera, is 84 years old. He can't read or write. He loves to listen to his wife read the Book of Mormon to him. In his special interview he told me all about why prophets are important. In his letter requesting baptism of the First Presidency he wrote, "I don't know Thomas S. Monson, but I believe that he is a prophet of God just like Joseph Smith was." He was baptised a couple of weeks ago after receiving special permission. That was required because almost years ago he killed a man while defending the life of his father. 18 year old Elder Castro baptized him.

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