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, September 13, 2009

June 27th marked one year in Veracruz. Elder Barrio called a few minutes before 9 in the morning that day and asked if we were coming into the office soon. I told him we were about to leave. He asked if we could wait for a minute because he needed to stop by. This was odd for that time of day because they are usually in their companionship study. But, I said that would be fine. A minute later we heard Sister Marquez, the housekeeper, come in. She usually starts at 10. Wierd. Then, I went downstairs and saw missionaries sneaking around outside. Elder Barrio signalled for me to get Mom and come to the back. I did so. There was a mariachi band in full uniform and full noise beginning to blast away. They were REALLY good! (I am not sure what our neighbors thought at that time of morning.) They played a four song concert and left. Wow. We were really surprised. Then, the office missionaries presented us with a thick binder of letters from every missionary in the mission including some who had gone home. What a wonderful treasure. One year down, and too fast.

1 comment:

Jordan Weaver said...

Congratulations! We as missionary parents feel so blessed that you are there for our Elders and Sisters. Thanks for doing such a fantastic job and taking so much time to be so personal-you will never know how much it eases minds at home to know that our missionaries are in such good hands! May God continue to bless you and the work in Veracruz! Again Congratulations! With love and gratitude, Ross and Tammy Weaver