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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We had the privilege to interview Villardo Vazquez Cano for baptism into the Termoelectrica Ward of the Tuxpam Stake of the Church. The water didn't work in the church house--this is becoming more and more normal--so we headed to the beach with about ten ward members. This was Elder Menet's last Saturday in his mission, so Elders Ramirez and Guthrie decided that he would perform the ordinance.

Elder Menet explained to Hermano Villardo how they would go about the ordinance.

In the meantime, Elders Ramirez and Guthrie rolled up their pants so they they could wade out into the lazy waves and be the witnesses to the ordinance. A lot of good that did.

It turned out that Hno. Vallardo was really afraid of the water. They explained to him that all he had to do was bend his knees after the prayer and that Elder Menet would to the rest. At the conclusion of the prayer, he would go stiff as a board. Elder Menet couldn't get him under the water. So, they moved out deeper and deeper.
One time both Elder Menet and Villardo slipped and fell into the water, but Villardo's feet came up. Seriously, Elder Menet had to redo this 12 or 15 times. But, the good brother really wanted to be baptized, so they pressed on. Finally, it was pronounced good.

The four of them happily returned to the beach. CPR was not required.


McCallisters said...

Funny about rolling up their pants! I wonder what being partially submerged a dozen times did for this man's fear of agua?

zurycata said...

thank you very much for the images and information on elder Menet.
I learned that the elder finished his mission and Menet.
Soon I'll go to the port of Veracruz and I hope to visit them
Take care