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

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Elder Bullock and Elder Heinhold work together in Xalapa. They are both missionaries with a "can do" attitude. Elder Bullock went into the area on a regular Tuesday transfer day. That Saturday they baptized this family of four who did not have baptismal dates. He got to the area and sat down with Elder Heinhold. They reviewed the area book. He saw this family had been to church for four straight weeks. He asked his companion why they hadn't been baptized. He said that the previous senior companion said that they lived too far away (35 minutes) and that the man was a taxi driver and was hard to get ahold of. They decided to go see them that very afternoon. They did that and asked the mom if she wanted to be baptized. She said she did. They asked if her husband also wanted baptism. She said that he did and that they really wanted to get married in the temple. He was out driving his taxi, but they asked her to call him. He was home in five minutes. They accepted the date, drove his taxi to the baptism four days later, and are going in his taxi to church every week.

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