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, September 4, 2009

We went to a baptism in Carlos A. Carrillo. In a previous blog we talked about the husband of the lady who helps in the mission home. They are the Marquez Family. He has family in the Catholic destination point pueblo, Tlacotalpan, the small town with two huge ancient cathedrals. He introduced the missionaries to his family. A man, his wife, and their daughter were baptized. That convert baptized his nephew who is 17. Along with him, his mom, sister, and grandma were baptized. Their dad is trying to get Sundays off work so that he can go to church and also be baptized. Seven in the same family in three weeks! Great work! The missionaries are Elder Melchor and Elder Brown from San Antonio. The nephew in in the middle in white with his arm around his dad who was baptized about 3-4 weeks later. Sis. Marquez is in the front with the blue necklace. Her husband, our member missionary elite, is the smiley fellow on the right. Squatting in front of him is the first convert in the group.

The second foto show the four missionaries of six in the district who baptized that day--Elders Garcia Flores, Hernandez Contreras, Brown, and Melchor--with their converts.

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