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, February 19, 2010

This is an x-ray of a Mexican missonary´s broken ankle. It happened on preparation day in November, 2009. He and his district were at some local ruins--Zempoala. They were leaping from block to block--stones which had been carved. These are legal to climb on and it is only natural for a young man, or child, to try to jump from one to the next. ("Put off the natural man," King Benajmin spoke.) They are not large. Well, his companion jumped from one to the other and made it, so of course, he had to monkey-see, monkey-do. Problem is the second monkey was a lot bigger, less agile, and not as good a leaper. He fell about a foot (pun intended) short and broke his ankle. Very nice spiral fracture. You can see in the foto how the impact on his heel and ball of his foot vibrated through his tibia and fibula. You can even see a nice splinter of bone. Excellent X-rays, don't you think? So, the next day he mounted a plane for Mexico City where he lives and that night was under the knife receiving screws and plates to help that ankle knit back together. We expected to see him back here in a few weeks; they said six would do it. At this posting, 19Feb2010, he is not been released to return. Put off the natural man.

1 comment:

nico77_922 said...

hoooo pobre elder corona que paso con el...? volvio a la mision?