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 22, 2010

Speaking of Martinez de la Torre, the sister missionaries there came across a man who is a deaf/mute. Somehow, they were able to communicate with him and figured out that he wanted to take the lessons. So, they taught him. They wrote him notes and drew pictures and made him this little study book. He is able to read, so the Book of Mormon was a powerful revelation for him.

With that and a lot of help from the Spirit, Emelio was baptized. Elder Dunn, the zone leader did the baptismal interview. He told me that Emilio does not talk. He cannot say one word, but he does make kind of grunting noises. As Elder Dunn talked with the deaf man, and worked through the workbook, Emilio tried to answer but could only make odd noises. Elder Dunn reported that he understood, in his mind, every word that Emilio was trying to say. He heard words. The missionaries are Sister Anguiano and Calvillo.

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