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

We have gotten to know and love this delightful old couple thanks to stake conferences in Coatzacoalcos. He is the patriach for both stakes there, I guess, because he came to both conferences and was introduced as patriarch both times. He was one of the first two high priests in the region, ordained such by an Elder Gordon B. Hinckley who visited a conference in Minatitlán in 1975. Another was a Dr. Rojas from San Andres Tuxtla. Their children married one another. The last time I saw this good brother he was in the middle of getting a new set of teeth. It was really funny to hear him talk and he made fun of himself. But he has a full mouth now. He is a wonderful and faithful brother who, somehow, made me think of my own dad.

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