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, December 4, 2010

You are going to love this story from Elder Stewart of Kanab, UT. His companion is Elder Contreras.

"I have to tell you about our baptism. Friday, Amraranta passed her interview and was excited and ready to go. The only problem was she didn't have any white clothes. We told her not to worry about that because we could find some, we thought maybe a member had a white blouse and skirt or something and if not we had these super cute, white jumpsuits. We showed her a picture of one and she did not like the idea of wearing one, but her mom told her if that is what we had that is what she'd wear. So Elder Contreras and I went to Tuxtepec early and got everything ready to go Saturday, but we didn't look for white clothes. We're supposed to use the jumpsuits anyway, no? When the family arrived we handed her the jumpsuit and was she not happy. I was changing into my whites but Elder Contreras said she about smacked him and was not going to put the jumpsuit on for anything. Finally,her mom and another hermana convinced her to do it, but she still wasn't happy as you'll see in the pic. And after the ordinance I think that was the only time a girl has beat me in changing clothes."

You simply MUST click on the photo to enlarge it and see the pure joy in that girl's face. There is nothing like a really happy convert!


Aaron said...

Tell Amraranta that her feelings are shared by some Americans. I had a couple of converts who had similar feelings concerning their baptismal jumpsuits!

McCallisters said...

Ha! I'm sure she was smiling in her heart. Hooray for "lotsa" blog posts.