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

Saturday, April 25, 2009

After a special interview in Orizaba, we gave the elders a ride to another appointment. It was at the home of a little man named José Luís Amezcua. We met him and we heard his testimony. His story is really something special.

The missionaries had a referral from the bishop to look a less active for a named Luis. They had a bad address, but people seemed to know him and they were directed to a pink house on a back street. They found the house. The lady of the house invited them in. She said that Luis was not there, but that José Luis was. They offered her a message. She brushed them off but pointed to little José Luis and said that he is always talking about God. So, he invited them into his very humble little home which was next door. The missionaries are Elder Galvan from Acapulco and Elder Hunter from Riverton.

They sat down and began to visit. José Luís told them that his mother died about a year earlier. No one helped him. The churches didn't help him find solace. He had prayed often and cried in the night. In desperation he prayed again one night, not knowing what else to do. A voice came to him and said, "No te preocupes. Te mandaré lo que necesitas. No me pides más." "Don't worry. I will send you what you need. You don't have to ask me again." Then he dreamed a dream and saw a man, a gringo.

While we were in his little house, he recounted the story for us, pointed at Elder Hunter and said, "That night I his your face in my dream. He was wearing that brown tie and those brown pants." They taught him the gospel. His baptismal date was set for March 28th.

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