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, December 2, 2010

I love this story. A few weeks ago, Elders Goodworth and Moro found this family in Tlapacoyan which is 30 minutes from the Cuajilote ruins shown in earlier posts. They were taught and invited to church, The man came, but has was basically inebriated. He liked church a lot. I haven't tried pre-attendance inebriation, personally. Maybe it would help on the 3rd Sunday . . .

Anywho, they really liked what they were taught. They kept all their commitments. He quit smoking immediately, and drinking, too. They loved the message of forever families. They heard that the ward was planning an excursion to the Veracruz Temple (over 4 hours away) on the same day as their baptism. They wanted to do temple baptisms. The elders moved the baptism to Friday night. The bishop and stake president waived the waiting period to be confirmed (first Sunday after the baptism) and for the brethren to receive the priesthood (one week after baptism) and did it all fontside. So, the husdand and his wife were baptized and confirmed along with two of their sons on Friday and woke up early Saturday to go on the bus with the ward to the temple. We went to the baptism. It was really very nice. Their goal is to be sealed in a year.

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