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 weekend of March is the brujo (witch) festival in Los Tuxtlas. The epicenter for all of Mexico and much of Central America is Catemaco. They gather for a couple of days and do ritual cleansings of themselves. Then, out they go to sell their power to believers. They set up booths, like these in Santiago and do their thing.

The sign says that this witch, Francisca Vergara Mendosa, is prepared to do card readings, palm readings, has potions to sell, removes bad spells, and also sells amulets and other "magical" junk jewlery. Groovy.

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