The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


We had the best Thanksgiving ever - the entire day was spent with a General Authority learning how to be better missionaries! Elder Erich W. Kopsichke of the First Quorum of the Seventy and President of the Europe Area toured the mission this week, and it was a spiritual feast!

And we have much to be thankful for! November was the best month in the mission in anyone's memory. We were blessed with 49 baptisms (and when you consider that we have only 100 missionaries, that is a remarkable month)! We are twice blessed - we baptize like South America but we get to live in Europe!

We are exercising our faith - and works - to have an even greater December. Thanks for your prayers and faith!

Some conference notes...

"Thanksgiving Dinner" in Valencia - sandwiches and softdrinks during a break in the conference


  1. Wow, I can't believe I missed it! Look at all those notes!

  2. I love the chalkboard with all those notes! Oh, it makes me want to go to zone conference again! We're counting the days until we come to the mission that baptizes like South America but is in Europe. xoxo