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, February 25, 2010


In addition to Eastern Spain and the Balearic Islands, our mission includes the Principality of Andorra, high in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. There has been a small branch of the Church in Andorra for many years. For the past few years, the branch has actually met not in Andorra but in La Seu, a town in northern Spain where we rent a small store-front location for a chapel.

It is about a 3-hour drive to Andorra from Barcelona, and because we have no missionaries assigned to the branch, we had not visited the branch until last week. Between Zone Conferences we arranged to drive up and visit the branch over the weekend.

 We had ten adults and 5 children in attendance - two Bolivian families, a Paraguayan family, a Peruana sister, and a couple of Andorra natives. It was a wonderful meeting with a great spirit. These are faithful Latter-Day Saints a long ways from a stake or even another branch who meet together every Sunday in a Sacrament meeting and then hold an abbreviated Primary for the children. It was wonderful to be with them!

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