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, April 3, 2011

Two days after the burglary we received five motivated missionaries from the USA. They are Elders Butterfield, Moa (a Hawaiian who brought a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts--I like him a lot), Thomson, Rider, and Buck.

Here they are the next day complete with their trainers and new mission ties.


Staccey said...

You are welcome to send the Hawaiian up to Barrio Cardel anytime! Glad to see that you are safe!
Sis. Wright

nancy.young said...

So sorry about your burglary! Happy you're ok. We are Elder James Ricks grandparents. Just found out we have mutual friends, Paul & Brenda Lovell, we are neighbors and just love them. Thanks for all you do for, and have taught James! He loves his Mission and serving the Lord! Thank you also, for your blog, it helps up know what is going on in Elder Ricks' Mission! Reed & Nancy Young

howellblog said...

Hey Pres and joelle! We happened on your blog and it has been so fun to see your great efforts and adventures! We think about you often. Mike wants to know if you have been assigned for when you come can see what we're up to on We moved to Manti. Mike is back to teaching sem and we LOVE being close to family. Love, Suzy and Mike Howell