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, March 12, 2011

These are pictures of a place called Coxquihuitlán. We have no missionaries here because there is no unit of the Church. It is too far away for people to afford coming into town where there is a branch. But, we wanted to check it out. The Catholic church is very old. We have wondered how many people and how much time it took to build this building three hundred or more years ago.

This is the bell tower of what looked like an old school.

Below the blue tarps in front of the old school is a typical open air market.

The Salazar family run a small grocery store next to the open air market. They were very interested in us. We were asked if we were güerros, white people. We were and still are. We bought some drinks and chips from them and moved on, perhaps the first gúerros in this town for a very long time.

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