Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 23, 2010

This is the Mosque here in Fuengirola. I didn't know that was it was until someone told me that had seen the picture. It is a beautiful building, and I found it after I came back from getting the name tags and going by a new member to give her a Book of Mormon. She joined the church years ago, even had some of her kids blessed in the church, but none of them are baptized. They own a cafe down on the beach.

This a tree that has trumpet flower growing on it. I can't believe how much I have enjoyed the plants here in Spain, so forgive me with all the flower pictures etc. This tree has beautiful purple flowers on it, and I think some of the stay until winter. I took a picture of a tree by our place that still had flowers on it in November.

This is a field of wild flowers and weeds and after I took it they came in and started building a building. We are sending the first of several pictures showing the construction here in Spain. Lots of Cement. We now see how the Book of Mormon had so many cement buildings. They dug a hole and put cement in the bottom.

Then they start putting rebar all over the cement, You can even see the sewer pipes that will be buried in cement. I don't know what they do when they have plumbing problems. The rebar is about a foot thick or thicker.

This is the last of the building pictures for this week and maybe we won't put lots on, depending on how the building goes. This level will probably be a parking garage with apartments on the top of it.
Have a wonderful week. We are headed for a very busy week. We finally get a batch of missionaries coming in. We have been here for 8 months now and we have only received 9 missionaries total, starting in October and at most only 3 at one time, but this week we are sending another 9 missionaries home and we should receive about 9 missionaries. They have been downsizing the missions in Europe so they have replaced all of those who have finished their missions here. I think we have had about 30 - 40 leave while we have been here, we haven't kept track of all of them. So it will be different finally getting missionaries to replace those that finish their mission.
Our young man in our branch got his mission call to the Spain Madrid Mission. He will be a great missionary and everyone in the Branch is excited for him. He is English, but knows Spanish, he went to a Spanish school. It will be fun to see the progress of Jack on his mission.
Until later. Love JoAnne and Roy Hunt