We arrived at our hotel in Barcelona about 6:45 p.m. local time after a (happily) uneventful 20-hour trip. We’re 6 hours ahead of Tampa, so our body clocks will be undergoing some adjustments for a couple of days.
Our time with Christians here begins tomorrow evening and will continue every evening through the end of next week. The congregation here was established back in the late-80’s by Efraín Perez, a preacher from Chile. He and his family lived in Spain for several years to establish churches and build up the work. When I was here two years ago, the Barcelona brethren comprised two very small congregations in different parts of the city. Since that time, they have come together again as a single Body. I look forward to renewing friendships tomorrow, and to forming new relationships.
The three of us (my father Royce, John Umber and myself) will be sharing a room throughout this trip. It’s a bit cozy, but we’re all on good terms.
I look forward to posting photos of the brethren soon. Here is a photo of some of the young people in Barcelona two years ago. My daughter (pink outfit) somehow made it into this picture. She is also, remarkably, in the picture on my previous post.