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

We took a quick drive out to the excavation area, now fully farmed. We knew that this would be our last chance to go there. On the way we saw these campesinos, field workers, planting corn by drilling the holes with sticks and dropping in the seed.

Because this monticulo had been freshly plowed, the missionaries wanted to jump out and poke around for any loose artifacts. They found a few pottery shards.

There are many pyramids along the road and surrounded by sugar cane. We drove less than a mile out of the town, Tres Zapotes, and saw half a dozen.

A freshly plowed field, sugar cane, and the Hill Vigia. We can't help but imagine what it looked like when thousands and thousands of Olmec inhabited the region.

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