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.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Farewell to the Thompsons

Neighbors: the Thompsons and the Hinckleys in the Mission Home

After 18 months of dedicated service on the island of Mallorca, Elder and Hermana Thompson are heading back home! We had a wonderful paella dinner with them and several of their family members and hope to see them again on Sunday before they leave for Madrid and then Salt Lake City. In any case, we will see them when we return home, as we live next door to them!

The Thompsons have left their mark on Mallorca and the young missionaries who served with them there. They have been instrumental in several baptisms (including a woman at the gas station who sold them the fuel to drive their little mission Corsa 3,000-4,000 kilometers a month!) and reactivations. They will be missed and remembered !