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, August 5, 2010


Provo Missionary Training Center entranceImage via Wikipedia
At the beginning of July a new missionary training schedule and curriculum was announced worldwide. We began implementation of the new training curriculum with a three day training session this week for all zone and district leaders and trainers. In all, we had 31 missionaries (out of 85 total) participating in the training. Some of them had to travel in the day before and travel home the day after, so they were out of their area for 5 days. This meant that in some cases we had two brand new missionaries with a week in the mission field working together for five days. Great experience!

We conducted training at the chapel closest to the mission home (Barcelona Barrio 2) each day from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. In the evening the Elders went out and worked and applied what they were learning. It was a very intense training experience. The training was divided into eight different lessons (of about 2 hours ) each focusing on a specific topic, but all centered around how to teach more effectively. It was a physically tiring but spiritually energizing week!

We met in the Relief Society room and brought some rugs over from the mission home to help dampen the noise (the tile floors create an echo in the rooms).

Gathering after a short break

On Tuesday we gave everyone 5 euros and sent them out as companionships to buy lunch and make a contact. They came back having eaten and shared the gospel! On Wednesday we had pizza delivered (always a popular meal). And on Wednesday the amazing Hna. Belnap prepared Cafe Rio style burritos!
Hna. Belnap in the church kitchen

Mission Leaders!

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  1. Good morning to all of you although it is 9:52 pm here Hope you have a great Tuesday........God Bless you all...Nana Vaughan