Friday, October 30, 2009

A Short Stop-Off In Spain

On our way to Cape Verde, we took a detour to Spain. Initially we had intended to meet with an organization to develop a wheelchair project for refugees and those who do not qualify for a wheelchair under the government program. As our meeting plans fizzled, we found ourselves with a couple of days sightseeing before our scheduled flight to Cape Verde. We visited Madrid, Toledo and Segovia before traveling on to Cape Verde.

Of course, we had our camera with us and took more pictures than we could possibly share.
Here's just a few.




We had the opportunity to visit the Madrid Temple. The Spain MTC, a meeting house and visiting center are also located on the Temple grounds.

The next day, we returned for Sacrament Meeting.

Here we were, a missionary couple from America serving in Germany, attending church in Spain, watching a father from Nigeria bless his baby--in English, in a Spanish speaking Ward.

This truly is a world-wide Church.

That afternoon....we jumped on the plane for Cape Verde with a connection in Lisbon, where we met the Guinness Book of World Records' tallest man in the world--8 ft. 1 inch.
We had just read about him on the Internet a few days before, so Joe recognized him at first glance.

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