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

The very next after the other very next day was November 11th. We had scheduled a Preach My Gospel Leadership Training for about 50 missionaries. We do them in two locations to cut down on time lost in missionary travel.

Part of the training is that we spend about 50% of the time in role plays, practicing how to teach the gospel. Doing that are Elders Castañeda, Goodworth, Bullock, Lopez, and Lozano.

The interesting distraction that day is that directly through the partition was a funeral. (We scheduled the building first!) When someone dies here they put them in the casket and then have an all day and half the night "viewing." They are always closed casket because the don't embalm here. The burial is always done within 24 hours.

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