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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Barcelona and Hospitalet Zone Conferences

On Friday, 23 March 2012, we held conference with the combined Barcelona and Hospitalet zones. It was a big group - including the couples we had 50 missionaries! We met in the beautiful Barcelona stake center, but unlike most zone conferences, we were not able to sit at tables (the group is just too large). But even though we were in the chapel pews, we were able to devote much of the time to doing "prácticas" (role-plays).

Combined Barcelona and Hospitalet Zones
Elder Middleton teaches about the "little things."
A few of the Elders pose on the steps in the stake center

One of the highlights of the conference was a violin trio with Hnas. Reeder and Eyre and Elder Dixon. The quality and spirit of the music was unforgettable!
Traveling troubadors - Hnas. Reeder and Eyre with their violins
 Hnas. Reeder and Eyre are companions and actually take their violins with them some days and offer to play for people in their homes! It is an unusual contacting approach, but it works!


  1. How fun to see this! What a fabulous way to contact and get into people's homes! The Eyres send our love to the Hinckleys and Hermanas Eyre and Reeder. Stellar!

  2. Smart for them to bring their violin's on their mission. I imagine that people stop to listen. Do they play on the subway? Some of the best subway performers we have ever heard were in Barcelona!