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.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Elder West Gets His Visa!

Elder West may hold the record for having the greatest number of cancelled itineraries! When his visa did not arrive in time for him to leave the Provo MTC and travel to the Madrid MTC, he stayed in Provo. When he still did not have a visa at the end of his 9 weeks, he was assigned to Montana Billings and was scheduled to fly to Billings, but at the last minute the visa came and he travelled to Madrid. We thought he was in Billings when we received an email from Madrid asking when we wanted him to travel to Barcelona! The answer was ASAP! We arrived back in Barcelona from Palma late on Friday and met Elder West at the train station early Saturday morning!
 With Elder West at Estacio Sants
At Montjuic

In the mission home with Elder Morales

We are excited to have another wonderful missionary in the Spain Barcelona Mission!


  1. Best wishes to Elder Morales. You are in the best mission ever.
    Sister Vaughan

  2. President and Sister Hinckley, Thank you for posting the pictures of Elder West. We are happy for him to finally be in the place he was called to be. Elder West is a hard worker and can do difficult things with a cheerful heart.

  3. Thank you for taking such good care of my little brother! It was great to see pictures of him, and I am thrilled that he is finally there! May the Lord bless you all!

    Anthony West

  4. Goofed it was Elder West who just got his visa. Best wishes to Elder West and of course also Elder Morales. My mistake.
    Nana V