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

Friday, April 24, 2009

It is the sugar cane harvest in Veracruz. The harvest lasts for 6 months and brings some field labor jobs and cheap cane homebrew to hundreds of tiny pueblos in Mexico. When the cane trucks roll through town you better get out of the way. And when they are on the highways, they slow down traffic to 20 to 40 km/h. During the harvest, the highways are choked because of these overloaded trucks. The air is choked from the smoke of the sugar cane mills. It is good for the poor people but horrible for everything else, unless your like Frosted Mini-Wheats--which we certainly do.

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