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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Specialized Training Conferences

We concluded the specialized training conferences this week with two days in Bilbao and two days in Valencia. The focus of this training was largely on two topics: leveraging the power of members, and using the power of the Book of Mormon.

Much of the training focused on specific investigators
with baptismal dates in the coming weeks. These are from the Vitoria Zone.

We eat way to much pizza at conferences!

The Guggenheim Museum in the early morning mist...

Most of the time was spent in "hives" - tables with two companionships
where they discussed principles and practiced applying them.

Working in their "hives."

Off to lunch!

On the second day of training, the local Relief Society  sisters
provided us with lunch - so much better than Domino's!

And Valencia, of course, means the Valencia train station. What a great town!
It has been a great month, spending two days in each zone and being taught by the Spirit! The promise of the Lord was fulfilled: "And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch as they are faithful, and exercise faith in me, I will pour out my Spirit upon them in the day that they assemble themselves together" (D&C 44:2).

Next Monday we will gather with all of the zone leaders in our monthly Concilio, and then prepare for transfers the following week. We have 10 missionaries returning home on March 7th - 6 hermanas and 4 elders. They are all wonderful, effective missionaries and will be sorely missed, but they are headed off to bigger and better things!


  1. What a wonderful place! Our own sister Eyre will be arriving soon after a visa wait and she is so excited! She should appreciate every minute she has with you guys before you come back to join us in July. How blessed she is to have you, if even for a few months! Prayers coming your way!

  2. I like coming and reading the latest in the Barcelona mission! thanks for the great posts!