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

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This picture is taken looking to the south (Nephite South, which is really southwest) from the Tlapacoyan Bridge across the great waters of the Papaloapan River and water basin. The mountain in the distance is our favorite, the Hill Vigía. There is a book, "In Search of Cumorah" by David Palmer, which makes some interesting claims about this hill. It rises above the town, Santiago Tuxtlas, in an area of many fountains of water. We are about 30 miles, as the crow flies, from this old volcanic mountain. The town in front of it is the pueblo Lerdo de Tejada. You can see the stacks of Lerdo's San Franciso ingenio, which is the sugar cane refinery, rising up in white. Immediately to our left, about 1/2 mile away is the sea, the Gulf of Mexico. You Book of Mormon geographers would find this area intriguing. Marvelous artifacts have been found around here which date from 1500 B.C. to 500 A.D.

1 comment:

Edgar Alan said...


Esta foto esta padrísima.. Me hizó recordar cuando estaba en mi primer área, en Tlacotalpan.. y siempre como a las 4-5 de la tarde... se podía ver la silueta del Cerro del Vigía.. (aún no lo conocía), mi compañero, en ese entonces, Elder Tinah, me hablaba tanto de Los Tuxtlas, y de la historia que conocemos del Cerro del Vigía.. él tenía tantos deseos de ir a esa zona....

Nunca me imagine el amor que he llegado a sentir por esa tierra y por esas personas..

Excelente fotografía.. es ahora mi wallpaper!