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

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Elder Castañeda and Elder Hernandez Martinez worked in Los Tuxtlas, Jardín Branch. They taught this little family of four, three being baptismal age. The boy decided at the last minute that he did not want to be baptized. He just got cold feet for some reason. But, he came to the baptismal service of his mom and sister. Elder Hernandez baptized the mom. Elder Castañeda entered the font with the daughter. As he was getting ready to perform the ordinance, he looked to the front row where the boy had been sitting but he wasn't there. After the girl was baptized, he found the boy hurriedly changing into whites. He looked up and asked, "Is it too late?" He was also baptized. The missionaries reported that after the service there was a very emotional and tearful family hug. Sidenote: Elder Castañeda's father will be the new president of the Villahermosa Mission.

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