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, August 13, 2010

A few days before transfers, we bring the assitants into the mission home for breakfast and a meeting. We review the weekly stats and I usually teach them one of themes for our pending zone conference. After all that, we roll up the screen and they get to see the transfers ahead of time. We talk about every companionship one by one. Their job is to look for potential problems or conflicts in the transfer plan. We make very few changes. They then take digital photos of every zone and go to work on the Plan de Cambio which is what we call the transfer timetable according to the bus schedules factored with distances. We never have a missionary alone in the transfer. They always travel with a companion and wait for new ones in the bus station. The Veracruz Terminal is a hub. It bustles with white shirts and ties on transfer day. The assistants in the foto are Elders Ricks, Yebra, and Amador. The missionary on the right is Elder Holman, secretary to the president.

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