It was transfer week again, and a somewhat unusual one - six amazing missionaries returned home in addition to the incredible Belnaps - and not one of the missionaries scheduled to arrive has actually received a visa yet!
As has been the custom for many years, we went to Plaza Catalunya on Tuesday night with the outgoing missionaries where we sang hymns with other missionaries and members and made contacts.
As always, this was a bitter-sweet event for everyone. We will miss these wonderful elders and hermanas, and we will struggle to survive without the Belnaps (who will clean the pisos, move the furniture, maintain the cars, prepare the mission history, and feed the five thousand?). ¡Hasta luego!
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.