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, December 19, 2010

Christmas Conference - Valencia

On Thursday we packed the van back up with food, mail, supplies, and headed south for zone conference in Valencia.

In December the citrus groves are filled with ripe fruit, and fresh oranges and clementines are available in all the little produce shops.

Hnas. Nalbandyan and Roerig add music to the kitchen while Elder Belnap takes a break from cooking
As is our tradition, each district had 20 minutes to create a skit and 5 minutes to present their skit. We have some very talented missionaries...
Elder Anstensen ("Aladin") rides his flying carpet - thanks to Elders Bowers and Monks
Each missionary brought a gift (something white) for the gift exchange. After choosing a gift, all missionaries opened their package at the same time shared their newly-acquired prizes!

Hna. Hinckley enjoys the gifts!
But more than fun, we had a wonderful, spiriutally uplifting conference where we felt the true spirit of Christmas!
The Valencia Zone - Christmas 2010 - ¡Bones Festes!


  1. Christmas Day in America......Merry Christmas to all in Barcelona Spain Mission. I would tell you in Spanish, but my Spanish is hurting.....Love you all.....Virgil and Pam Vaughan.....(Elder Wedemeyer's grandparents) "Feliz Navidad" ??????

  2. Dear President and Sister Hinckley,
    Thank you so much for taking the time and making the effort to keep up this blog on the Spain Barcelona Mission. It is such a wonderful thing to open it up and see our missionary son as he serves and enjoys his mission. What a fantastic mission! We know that he is blessed to serve with you and all of these great missionaries.

    Thank you again for everything.
    Scott and Kim Shields