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.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Two More Make it Through the Visa Game

Good news! Elders Corbitt and Johnson received visas and joined us last week to help in the work! They arrived on Tuesday at the train station, we visited Montjuic for a view of the city, followed by lunch and orientation at the mission home with their new companions.

Arriving at Estació Sants

Moving the bags to the car 

Arriving at the Castell at Montjuic 

With the city in the background...

Following orientation, they were off in the afternoon for their area of labor: Elder Corbitt with Elder Hansen in Alcoy, and Elder Johnson with Elder Hardcastle in Santander - opposite ends of the mission!

We still have 9 missionaries waiting for visas, so we keep praying that they will arrive soon!


  1. It's so good some of them finally arrived. I was praying for them in every prayer my last transfer in the mission and continue praying for them daily.

  2. Happy to hear everyone arrived safely. I pray for your missions success day and night. God Bless everyone.......

  3. Our brother is one of the missionaries awaiting his visa to join you! Our mother was called to the Barcelona mission for her mission in the 70s, but at that time missionaries covered the entire country, not just regions as they do now. You can imagine her joy when our brother's call arrived!

    We have some questions about duties that may be incurred on packages sent to the mission. Do you have an FAQ available?

  4. So your brother must be the legendary Elder Call! We do not have an FAQ on duties, but they tend to be substantial on any type of new item or electronic equipment. They are neglibile on things like candy or small items, but postage is expensive (about $40 for something the size of a shoebox).