|Leaving the mission home|
|In the metro station headed for Plaza Catalunya|
|"Canto de los ángeles" - singing for the angels|
|Returning missionaries at the Plaza|
|Boarding the bus for the airport at 7:00 a.m.|
|On board the bus!|
|Last foto: at the airport|
|At the train station|
|Arriving at Montjuic|
|Climbing up to the ramparts of the castle|
|First view of the Mediterranean|
|On the ramparts|
After picking up the nuevos, serving them lunch, and conducting brief interviews we each of them, they went out to work with temporary companions while the Hinckleys and had dinner, testimony meeting, and singing for the angels with the departing missionaries.
Then on Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. the departing missionaries and the Hinckleys took a chartered bus to the airport (we have enough mission cars for the missionaries but not for their luggage!) and bid farewell. We will miss them! From the airport, we returned directly to Barcelona Barrio 2 chapel to assign the nuevos to their trainers. After a couple of hours of initial training, everyone left for their assigned areas - which stretch across the mission from Menorca to Burgos to Benidorm!
The complex logistics of all this was made possible by a phenomenal office staff. Our four office elders and two Ayudantes were incredible! The written plan for the transfer logistics was 10 pages long! Great work, Elders Tyler, Reeves, Garces, Middleton, Keeler, and especially Elder Fica who coordinated the plan and all the details. Next project: put a satellite into orbit?
SLIDESHOW OF RETURNING MISSIONARIES
SLIDESHOW OF ARRIVING MISSIONARIES