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.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Interviews / Entrevistas

This week and next week are interviews. We began on Tuesday by flying in the early morning to Palma where we met with the 10 missionaries on the Island as well as the Thompsons. The Baleares Zone is small but mighty!

Elder Roos with Elder and HermanaThompson
Elders Burton, Quinn, Burdette, and Hermana O'Neill

After the interviews we walked with the Thompsons to a little bakery for a quick lunch. It was a bit surreal - next door neighbors from Harvard Avenue grabbing a quick lunch together in a neighborhood bakery in Palma!

Wednesday and Thursday we were back in Barcelona interviewing the Barcelona and Hospitalet Zones.

Elders Evans, Serrano, Groves and Gallegos in the office awaiting interviews

Elders Chavez and Gallegos. Elder Gallegos is showing off his crutches due to a very nasty sprained ankle as a result of a little too aggressive soccer game on preparation day...

Elders Keller, Serrano and Brian in the office

Elder Groves modeling his new Spanish Suit and Spanish Shoes which he purchased during the big semi-annual sales. Missionaries love "rebajas"!


  1. Great pictures! Elder Evans is not wearing either of the watches we sent him. That's gratitude for ya.

    Elder Groves looks so suave!

    Love the updates!

  2. When you do interview of the Barcelona zone, please tell Hna. Olson hi from us, that we love her, and are looking forward to the next few weeks, even though she isn't!

  3. hey Elder Groves do you remember me???? I'm Elder Jauli from Venezuela Mission aqui le dejo mi correo write me!no se si alla se puede escribir a otros misioneros aqui si!!! write me plase my friend!