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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


In keeping with the theme that every week is transfer week, we received a marvelous new elder this week: Elder Jared Malan from Palma de Mallorca. Elder Malan is actually assigned to the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission, but is still waiting for his visa to travel to the Provo MTC, so he has been assigned to serve here until his visa arrives.

The best part of this is that Elder Malan is a member of the Levante Branch of the Baleares District. President Hinckley flew to Palma on Sunday (10 April) to set him apart!

Elder Malan with his family and Pres. Hinckley,
after being set apart in Palma
This is the first time we have had a visa-waiter in our mission. Usually our missionaries are waiting for their visas somewhere else! We are thrilled to have this great new elder in our mission, even if he is only with us for a few weeks!

P.S. Elder Malan is serving in Zaragoza with the zone leaders, Elders Jiminez and Rhead.

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