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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The first two pictures are taken from the tallest pyramid. The elders are standing on top of one which is west of the plaza. But, it might be a ball court where they played that Mesoamerican ball game--winner take all, loser sacrificed by removal of the head or the heart. In some applications of this really fun game, the winner was sacrificed because it was an honor to be sacrificed to those gods of stone, clay, metal, or wood who do not hear, speak, or see. So, it makes sense to give your heart and mind to a game like that, doesn't it?

I panned back the zoom lens so you can see three pyramids at once. Interestingly, we could hear each other talk from that distance. If you shouted a bit, you could really understand. Mom hearkened back to the story of King Benjamin. They gathered their families, faced him during his speech, and relayed it from group to group by word of mouth. That is what we did with missionaries stationed on top of each of the pyramids. Very interesting.

Always click on the photos to make them bigger.

This is our mission archaelogical team leaving the site: Elders Ricks (CA), Collins (UT), Sosa, Hernandez Loyola, Brandt (UT), Cifuentes.

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