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

We had a zone conference in Papantla. Bishop Ramos of the Manatiales (springs, as in springs of water) Ward is a chef. The church is just around from his restaurant which is in the house behind the missionaries. You can see menu ideas on the posters. When we have a zone conference in Papantla, we always contract with Bishop Ramos to provide us a meal afterwards. He makes some great stuff. Sometimes it is a little weird, too. For dessert he had a baked calabasa, pumpkin or other squash. It is candied with something sweet and comes complete with gooey, gross strings and seeds. I gave mine to Elder Teisina who will eat anything and a lot of it. That's where Mom's went, too. The best part of the meal is always Bishop Ramos' horchata which is rice milk flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Papantla is the international home of vanilla. It is the best and that is what he uses. It is so fattening! And worth every kilo.

The missionaries are Elders Alder, Alvarez, Reidhead, Gonzalez Ojeda, Campos, Cifuentes, Favela, Castillo, Ruiz E., Sierra, Teisina, and Ruiz C.

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