Translation

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, April 19, 2009


"Nothing happens in missionary work until you find someone to teach" (Preach My Gospel, 156). We had just completed a meeting with President Hernandez of the Tuxtepec Stake in the Moctezuma Chapel. We gave Elder Preston, Santa Rosa, CA and Elder Badillo, Mexico City, a ride to their area and dropped them off. We drove about 100 yards away and in the rear-view mirror I noticed they were talking with a young man who happened along the dirt road. With the zoom lens I was able to capture two missionaries doing what real missionaries do--talking with everyone they can.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

i can't remember how i found your blog.
but i do know that i felt the spirit so strongly when i saw this photo.
in my mind, i just substituted my son's face in place of elder preston's.
he's serving in the mexico city north mission and this is what i picture him doing there.
thanks for sharing!

Ken and Susie Lovell said...

This really is a remarkable photo.

Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

I love this picture...send it to the Church Headquarters. I saw it and thought immediately of the church videos ... great foto..."if a picture paints a thousand words".