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

You have heard that ancient Chinese proverb haven't you?---"Don't dlink the water." There is a reason for that. We went to a baptismal service before church services in the Coatzintla Ward. The chapel is beautiful. The ward is excellent. And the water is really dirty. I have seen off-colored water in fonts, but nothing like this. The elders told us that the water to the building is pumped from the river up to a big water tank and a colonia above the church. The water comes into the chapel, and the homes, by gravity flow. That is the baptismal font. The elders say that it is always that color. Neither they, nor the Mexicans, nor we, ever dlink the water.

But, no one really cared enough to cancel the work of the Lord. That is good. We baptize in rivers don't we? (See the Calichal pictures.) Elders Butler, Tovar, and Moeller are ready to go. About 50 people attended the service and then we all went to sacrament meeting.

1 comment:

McCallisters said...

I'm impressed by how white the baptism jumpers and shirts of the Elders are, considering the color of the water!