Originally written Saturday, June 28, the day after English Camp ended. I (Krista) breathed a huge sigh of relief from the sound booth at church yesterday when we dismissed the kids at 1:30P.M.. A whole week with 40 kids, 20 volunteers, and no major accidents is a lot to be thankful for. Our maiden voyage […]
We were able to return to our (old) apartment at the end of April. We waited a week to hear back from another apartment we made an offer on to find out they wouldn’t rent to us because the main source of our income is from the U.S. The owners and the real estate company […]
Some things you may or may not know about Barcelona: Sant Jordi, or St. George, is the patron saint of Barcelona and St. George’s Day is the Catalan Valentine’s Day. Boys give girls a rose, and girls give boys a book. It has taken longer to build the Sagrada Familia than the Great Pyramids of […]
September 11th is a national holiday here in Catalunya. Sept. 11th commemorates the day that the Catalan troops lost their struggle against King Phillip V of Spain at the Siege of Barcelona. The battle was fought during the War of Spanish Succession. For most Catalan people this is a very significant holiday and for many […]
http://vimeo.com/16392519 Castell: A castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalunya. At these festivals, several colles castelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismounting a tower’s structure.
One of the things I love about Spain are the fruit and vegetable stands along the sidewalk. The one I like to visit, Can Serrat, is just around the corner from our flat. The quality is good with several fruits and veggies being locally grown. The price is a little less than a supermarket and […]
We recently mentioned the elections here and how the winning party would likely shape the future towards national independence or towards collaboration with the federal government. Without going into much detail, the winning president (Artur Mas) has clearly stated that one of the party’s fundamental goals in the next four years will be to hold […]
Castelldefels, in Catalan, means ”Castle of the faithful”. Why? Because we got a castle in our city!
Boarding call… So much was accomplished in my short six weeks in Texas, not a minute was wasted! Here’s a few of the things I enjoyed most… Being SO encouraged by the churches, my brothers and sisters in the faith, the ministries, the joy, and the perseverance of the saints at home. Co-leading the Gospel […]
An abbreviated update… Since this is an update between updates, I thought I would make it short! It’s hard to believe, but in a little less than a week, I’ll be packing my bags to begin my journey home. For me, this is a good time for reflection/evaluation. I tend to be a thinker so I’m […]