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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mid-Transfer Comings and Goings

Most changes happen only every six weeks, but there are frequently changes in between the scheduled transfer dates. Unfortunately, Hna. Rodriguez had a foot problem that made it very painful to walk.
She returned home to Milan to have it treated, and we expect her back in couple of weeks. The light of the mission doesn't burn as bright when she is not here!

Meanwhile, Elder Preston Keller (not to be confused with Elder Logan Keller) had not received a visa and was working in the Georgia Atlanta North Mission praying that his visa would come through. It did, and he arrived in Barcelona today!
He traveled from the MTC in Madrid via high-speed train to Barcelona, arriving at 9:45 this morning. By 2:30 he was on a bus to Zaragoza to meet up with his trainer, the legendary Elder Lara. Note to Elder Keller's parents: your son looks great and arrived safely this evening in Zaragoza. He is hard at work as we speak! Thanks for sending him our way!


  1. We'll be more than glad to have him in Zaragoza! Inés (Rama Zaragoza 2)

  2. Love the new picture at the top!

  3. Dear President Hinckley,
    I am so happy to see this blog. I found my sweet grandson about 4 or 5 times. He looks great. I miss him very much.
    Thank you for this blog......He is now currently serving in Zaragoza.

  4. I'm greatly enjoying the new panoramic banners you've been posting up top. It's fun to "see" a slice of Barcelona mission life! This blog is so great!

    I'm the sister of Hermana Diehl, and though everyone else lives in Arizona, we live in the Atlanta Georgia North Mission! So we hope we sent you a great missionary!

    We're eagerly anticipating H. Diehl's homecoming in only 4 months and 2 weeks! She's the youngest of 6 kids, and will have 12 nieces and nephews by then. 3 are expected in JUNE!