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, November 14, 2010

In Lerdo the missionaries have been teaching a man and his wife. They live at the edge of a sugar cane field. Years ago, the man's grandfather owned the field. There was a large pyramid shaped hill in it. After he sold the land, the cane growers bulldozed the hill. It is now a barren spot of ground which will soon be cultivated. The man was out there poking around one day with a stick. The stick suddenly went into the ground with no resistence. He dug around and found this huge burial urn. He keeps it in his house and plans to put a plastic tree in it. It is an incredible find and worth who knows how much money . . . It is priceless. We have seen one almost exactly like it in a museum. It is definitely Olmec and is at least 3000 years old, maybe 4,000. It sits in their kitchen. They put a piece of masking tape around the top because there is a crack and they want it to hold together.

Elder Brandt is one of the missionaries. The man finds little artifacts all the time and he gave these to Elder Brandt.

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