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

Friday, March 11, 2011

We have a district of four missionaries in two pueblos, Cosamaloapan and Carlos A. Carrillo. These dusty little towns are both on the banks of the large and important Rio Papaloapan. It is a place where the more lucky missionaries get to eat things like river turtle, iguana, and the occasional armadillo. Both towns have wards. Carrillo has a chapel. Cosamaloapan does not. Missionary work is good there.

This photo shows you what we call a bauti-strito, a word we invented which is a combination of the words "bautismo" and "distrito." A bauti-strito occurs when all companionships in a district baptize in the same week. This district did just that. The missionaries are Elders Gardner from Texas, Elder Linares, Elder Chandler from Weiser, Idaho, and Elder Malieitulua from San Lorenzo, CA.

We love this picture which shows short little converts, all in white. The adults are just barely taller than the children, but only come up to the shoulder of Elder Gardner, who is shorter than I am. (But, he has more muscles.)

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