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, April 8, 2011

Despedida - Nine Angels Return Home

On Wednesday, 6 April 2011, nine wonderful Elders boarded the airplane at BCN headed for home, served faithfully and well to the end!

Elders Ames, Gerber, Jacinto, Johnson, Awerkamp, Flores, Hunsaker, Nasaeth, and Raban - thank you for your life-changing service, for your faith in miracles, for your example, for your friendship, and for the great legacy which you have left in El Faro!

In the office prior to leaving for the airport on Wednesday morning
At the airport


  1. What an excellent group of Elders, no? Sad to see them go home, I'm sure!

  2. Sad to see them go.......Many will return ........I love the Barcelona mission.....

  3. Qué hermoso video! Y que especial poder ver terminar su misión con honor a los dos primeros compañeros de mi hermano, Élder Krasnoselsky. Estoy agradecida porque ellos fueron sus compañeros. Élder Raban y Élder Naseath los queremos!!

  4. I remember when these missionaries arrived in Barcelona. This group had a significant impact on the spirituality of the mission. They are all so amazing! Even the ones that moved to Malaga like E. Langston!

  5. These videos make me bawl my eyes out. I love the Spain Barcelona mission so much!

  6. Hna. Fuentes, ¡sepa que su hermano ha sido bien capacitado! ¡El es un misionero poderoso!

    Elder Laney, ¡Como le echamos de menos aquí en el faro! Y de verdad ese grupo era un grupo impresionante.

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating and sharing these videos. I LOVE hearing the testimonies and wisdom of these young returning missionaries!

  8. Nope, I'm not Elder Call, but I am his mom!

    Beautiful, heartfelt testimonies. Elders, play this once in a while after you return home. Remember the power of these times of your lives. It is a sweet tithe to Father, precious in His sight, as well as to our marvelous brothers and sisters in Spain, and to you and your families. "Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven." Sacrifice becomes the blessing!

    I hope Elder Skylar Call, who came by himself in mid-Jan, 2011, also has a chance to make such a video. Find a worthy group, mix them together, and voila!, just like these nine, you will hear the testimony of angels, ones that strengthen each other and the splendid Barcelona mission. Each is so choice and beloved. 4/25/11

  9. Ditto what Lizzie said. I'm so glad we were just there, and so glad she is there now! Hna. H, fabulous outfit! xoxo