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

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sometimes our missionaries listen to us and sometimes they don't. We tell all of our missionaries to break in their new shoes before they arrive in the field. The first foto shows an unhappy result. We have seen a lot of feet similar to this on the new missionaries. Actually, this is a veteran American missionary who bought some cool new Mexican dress shoes (cheap, too!) and couldn't wait to wear them a lot. He lived to tell about it, but it was close.

We also caution our missionaries not to play too hard on preparation day. Some do and some don't. It is not worth having to go home for surgery. But, we understand. Boys will be boys. However, knees are also knees. This excellent missionary fell and wrenched his knee pretty hard. The picture was a couple of days later, knee still ballooned. He lived to tell about it.

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