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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Months ago I had the chance to interview Pedro Rodriguez Rivera. His problem was homicide. Two men attacked him many years ago. He claims to be a martial arts specialist and at the end of the short-lived fight, Pedro won 2-0. The interview was odd and he was not ready. He said that he had a testimony and wanted to be baptized, but the timing, the readiness, was not good. Elder Carter, the zone leader, interviewed him a couple of times. After four months, Pedro was still very active in the Church. He was the self-designated ward home teacher. He talked with the teenage boys about staying out of drugs and alcohol, both habits he had kicked. He sang in the ward choir.

We sent letters of explanation and testimony along with this picture to Salt Lake and approval was given for Pedro to be baptized.

These two missionaries, Sisters Flores and Anguiano, taught Pedro in the beginning, but were transferred before his baptism. We arranged for them to return for the service because they were serving in Veracruz.

Sisters Cua and Flores were the baptizing missionaries. The bishop performed the ordinance.

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