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.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A week in Valencia...

Monday we packed up the Toyota and headed down the Autopista del Mar Mediterraneo for Valencia to conduct our final "Mini-MTC", this time with the Valencia Zone. As always, it was a beautiful drive - the blue waters of the Mediterranean on the left, orange groves laden with ripe fruit on the right! But even more beautiful is the Valencia Zone - 16 of the finest missionaries in the world! We spent a wonderful three days with them.

Monday afternoon we arrived in Catarroja to enjoy a paella lunch prepared by ward members. We were joined by the missionaries from Valencia and Catarroja.

The Paelleras were set up in the basement garage of the chapel, where ward members were busily preparing two large paellas!

Preparing the feast

Just before adding the rice...

About to begin!

The real party, of course, began the next day in the Valencia chapel as we started three days of intense learning. The curriculum for the Valencia Zone included:
  1. The Doctrine of Christ - The Missionary Purpose
  2. Receiving Revelation through the Book of Mormon
  3. Receiving Revelation through Church Attendance
  4. Teach People, Not Lessons
  5. How to Begin Teaching
These represent 5 of the 8 lessons which comprise "Fundamentals of Preach My Gospel: Teaching More Effectively," a condensed version of the curriculum with will be taught in the MTCs worldwide beginning in May 2011.

Everyone is on break!


The Amazing Valencia Zone

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