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

Thursday, March 10, 2011

September 16 is probably the biggest day of celebration in Mexico, next to New Year's eve. It is the celebration of their day of independence. The night of the 15th is one of dancing, singing, fireworks, lots and lots of food all night long, and lots more drinking. On the night of the 15th in 1810, a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla ordered his parishoners to go to the sheriff and demand the release of a group of pro-independence prisoners. About 80 were freed. At 6 a.m. the 16th the church bells were rung and Hidalgo gave an impassioned speech which started the war of independence that very day. So, we celebrate.

Street vendors sell lots of stuff like these cool bigotes which we all bought for 10 pesos each.

FINALLY! I can grow a moustache along with Elders Ray, Redfern, and Holman.

Elders Castillo and Redfern are ready to enjoy preaching.

Elder Goodworth looks almost ready to go out and work in the sun digging potatoes in his hometown, Shelley, Idaho.

1 comment:

Clay & Amy Hansen said...

I wonder what would happen if you greeted your new missionaries at the airport with that mustache?