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

Friday, June 18, 2010

In San Lorenzo, a much bigger town, we stopped to make a U-turn. What appeared to be a wedding was just ending. This little girl saw us and ran up to our car and knocked on Mom's window. She stared at us and smiled, asking us questions so fast that we couldn't answer them. It is possible that in her nine or ten years that she has not seen a white person. We really were way out there. As she talked and smiled, I again thought of Clay and wondered what he could do for this sad little mouth. The stubs of teeth that you see go down to the gums and are black. As we drove away we wondered if she had been weaned on a bottle of Coke.

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