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

Pres. and Sis. Hilton are temple missionaries from McCall, Idaho. He serves as the first counselor in the Veracruz Temple Presidency. They have joined a local club where they play tennis and swim and stuff. The young man standing at Pres. Hilton's left is a 14 or 15 year old gardener who works at the club for 10 pesos an hour, about 75 cents. The wage is very typical. The Hilton's were impressed by him and talked with him about the Church. He and his family came to church. It cost them 50 pesos each to go to and from church services. They made the sacrifice. After time, Elders Villalobos, Cano, and Lázaro taught the boy, his mother, and his sister the gospel. They were baptized by Pres. Hilton.

1 comment:

Clay & Amy Hansen said...

I love hearing about the commitment of the people to do what it takes to respond to the Spirit. A couple just got baptized in our stake who did so in spite of the outright anger from both sets of parents. Ironically, their initial interest in the Church was the focus on the family. They have felt, and they are committed.