Monday, June 25, 2012

Missionaries in Portugal

During our trip to northern Spain and Portugal (while the temple was closed for two weeks), we hoped that we would see missionaries out doing the work of the Lord. In fact, we saw three different sets of missionaries, but we were only able to stop and talk to one companionship, Elders Hope and Rose, who were serving in Coimbra, Portugal:
Sister Miriam de Schweinitz, Elder Hope, Elder Rose, and Beverly
Elder Nicholas Hope and Elder James Rose were happy, in good spirits, and successfully teaching and baptizing. It was wonderful to talk to them. Their parents should be very proud of them!

Coimbra is a beautiful city with a famous and prestigious university (founded in 1290) that is one of the oldest, continuously operating universities in the world. The tower and the large white buildings with red tile roofs on the hilltop seen in the photo below are part of the university:
Coimbra, Portugal
The week before we left on our trip to Portugal, dozens of members (youth and adults, including temple workers) from the Coimbra Portugal Stake had traveled to Madrid to the temple. They were wonderful, dedicated Church members!

We pray that the missionaries in Portugal will continue having great success.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful two weeks, full of culture and knowledge. Enjoying your blog.
    Our best,
    Sue and Ramon