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

The Mérida Museum was very interesting. We won't bore you with lots of pictures of museum pieces which we found but this is really amazing. We have seen this in some later Olmec generations, but it is also in the Mayans who were prevalent in the Mérida Region which is in the Yucatan Peninsula. Apparently, the Maya lashed babies' heads between planks made of twigs with the intent of re-shaping the skulls. These are real live, well, not so live but real, skulls.