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 25, 2010

Mom asked the missionaries in Isla to find us two pineapples and a liter of pineapple juice. She wanted the new temple president and his wife to taste what Isla is most famous for. We took them out there with us to the branch conference. After church in that branch, the members gifted us with 20 pineapples and three huge jugs of juice. I think they are 5 liter plastic bottles. We are giving away the goods as fast as we can! These pineapples are called piña miel, honey pineapple. They are supposed to be the best in the world. They don't ship out of Mexico because the skin is really tender and they would bruise. But, they sell them in our Costco for 25.5 pesos each. At the peak of the season you can get them for 1 peso in Isla. The juice sells on the street for 12-20 pesos per liter. The members would take no money. The man on the right is the new branch president there. The missionary is Elder Tryon from Dallas.


Linda Doll said...

Mmmmm, the pineapples and juice look wonderful!! Great story about Vincente and his family. Convert baptism stories are the best!

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