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

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This was a really special moment on a very special day. The Familia Caravallo from Lerdo was baptized about 18 months earlier by Elder Garcia. They were in the temple to be sealed. Because they are from the Los Tuxtlas District, I got to interview them. As I interivewed Hna. Caravallo, I realized that 30something years earlier, on 31 October 1973, Mom and I were in the Salt Lake Temple getting married. Now, I was in the Veraruz Temple helping this marvelous family get sealed. I told them about that. It was a sweet moment we shared. Elder García is in picture on the left.

The two brethren in this picture and in the one above are Pres. Bickmore, the new temple president, and Pres. Memmott who is the retiring temple president. This was Pres. Bickmore's first day on the job. Pres. Bickmore is from Lompoc, CA and Pres. Memmott is from Deming, NM.

1 comment:

Clay & Amy Hansen said...

What a great way to spend your anniversary. I like the sentiment of that experience.