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.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nuevo y nuevos

We had transfers two weeks in a row! On our regular transfer date, only Elder Bookstaber had his visa and was able to come. He arrived in good spirits on the AVE from Madrid. Unfortunately, we did not have a camera with us so our only photo is somewhat shakey photo from a cell phone, but you can see his great smile and spirit!

Elder Bookstaber and his trainer, Elder Dalton,
points out Palma de Mallorca on the map
One week later, we recieved two more missionaries. Elder Kane has been serving for six weeks in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission, and is now being trained by Elder Rasmussen in Lleida. Hna. Walker came to us directly from the Provo MTC (and a week in Madrid for residency paperwork). She is being trained by Hna. Fuentes in Zaragoza.

At the train station

Taking the luggage to the van

At Montjuic

Hnas. Walker and Fuentes point to Zaragoza!

Elders Kane and Rasmussen point to Lleida!
We are grateful to have these wonderful new missionaries serving with us! They have arrived ready to go to work, teach, and baptize!


  1. I love that she has a BYU Bookstore bag.

  2. As a Faro missionary of the Bowen/Watson era, it is so awesome to see this website for the mission! I love being able to keep up with what's happening in our mission, even if the Elx Stake is no longer part of it. :(

    Thanks so much for the work that goes into this!

  3. Geoff, thanks for your comment and for your contributions to El Faro! We do miss the Elx Stake - and expect they could divide that stake within a year or so!