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 11, 2010

We took him to his humble home. His family was wonderful. The mom was teaching one of the daughters how to make hand made tortillas. They are cooked, in this case, on a piece of bended steel over hot coals. Kernels of corn were soaking in a broth to then be mashed and kneaded with lard to make the masa from which tortillas are made. Really delicious. They had a glass cage full of baby chicks. After a few months, when they are big they will be used to make the broth and also baked, roasted, grilled, stewed, and many other varieties of excellent chicken dishes. The house was spotless. The cooking area has a shade and the dirt below is shiny and hard. Very clean, actually. I would eat there, no problem. We gave them a Book of Mormon and talked with them about what it was, that it is the history of the people who lived anciently in the general area. We can't proselyte in San Lorenzo; we can't invite them to listen to the missionaries. It is way too far from a church center, from priesthood support. But, someday as the Church spreads outward from the centers . . .

1 comment:

Tim and Jeannie Fry said...

Hi! I'm so glad you left your blog address! I was thinking about you and wondered how to get in touch! How awesome to live in Book of Mormon country!! It is interesting that you can't proselyt because there isn't a church close enough and we can't proselyt in areas unless we are registered with the government! Keep up the good work and double yikes! only 1 year left!! Too much to do and so little time!!!! Tim and Jeannie Fry