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, June 10, 2010

Tenochtitlán was established in about 1500 A.D. The rulers made their people build a treasure city by constructing a mesa of 300 hectares (over 700 acres) and 50 meters high. There they built worship sites and sacrifical sites. There are more than 200 mounds in the immediate area. We saw some of them and a couple of pyramids, as well.

The land is generally flat. You can see the mesa from quite a distance.

The man on the left hand of Elder Collins says that he was part of the team which excavated the Olmec head in 1994. Most of the artifacts are in larger museums in Mexico City and Xalapa. The missionaries are Elders Jimenez, Brandt, Holman, Sosa, Hernandez, Collins, Ricks, and Cifuentes.

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