No words can express how we feel as we conclude our service in the Spain Barcelona Mission. It has been an incredible three years, filled with more miracles than we ever imagined. We love every missionary we had the privilege of serving with, and we pray that their future will always be bright as they go forward to build the Kingdom. We love the members and the local leaders - their faith and diligence is an inspiration. We are excited to see the Church continue to grow in this remarkable and beautiful land. And we love the new converts whose faith is growing.
In the words of one of the great Spanish hymns:
¡Oh hermanos, adios, pues, adios!
El momento de ir vino ya.
Si guardamos el fe en el gran Dios
Nos veremos aún más allá.
Keep the light of el faro burning bright! Adios, adeu, agur, farewell. ¡Hasta ver!
Clark and Kathleen Hinckley
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.