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 20, 2010

In Sihuapan they grow tobacco and make cigars. So, we stopped to by some. Just kidding! We stopped because as we had driven by several times we noticed this little cigar stand across the highway from the cigar factory. We also noticed that they sold cigars in wooden boxes. That is what we wanted. Cool cigar boxes from Los Tuxtlas. So we stopped.

The little handicapped guy on his ATV told us he would sell the boxes without the cigars. They were handmade. (So were the cigars.) They had burned into the lids something about San Andres Tuxtla. He sold us the wooden boxes. One was 60 and the other 45 pesos. Do the arithmetic. That is a good deal. We told the missionaries about the boxes and they went there a couple of days later. He wouldn´t sell to them. Maybe they were underage. Or maybe he got in trouble for selling boxes and not cigars.

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