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, September 12, 2010

Vitoria Stake

Following the visit of Bishop Edgley and Elder Teixeira, the arrival of 9 new missionaries, and the departure of 5  missionaries completing their service, we hopped in the car and drove north to the beautiful city of Vitoria. 

The occasion was to attend the stake conference of the Vitoria Stake, exactly one year after the stake was organized. The Saturday afternoon/evening meetings were held in the stake center in Vitoria. The general session on Sunday was held in an auditorium at the Basque Country University in Las Arenas, about an hour north of Vitoria.

President and Sister Moore, president and matron of the Madrid Temple, also attended, and we drove up from Vitoria to Las Arenas together on Sunday.

It was a wonderful conference as we became acquainted with many of the great leaders and members of Spain's newest stake!

 With the Moores and a member family after the Sunday morning session

Making our way out of the auditorium

The Vitoria Stake consists of 8 units located in Santander, Bilbao, Las Arenas, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Pamplona, Logroño, and Burgos. It is beautiful country filled with beautiful people and marvelous Latter-day Saints!

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