Sunday in Madrid, Blog #2

Aug 17, 2014 - Posted by Norma Collett on August 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Updated: August 17, 2014 5:27 pm

Sunday, Aug. 17 in Madrid with the women’s basketball team

Blog #2
In the team’s second full day in Madrid, the team attended church meetings in the chapel next to the Temple. Afterwards, the group heard from associate athletic director Brian Santiago who summarized the three talks given in Sacrament Meeting for those who did not understand Spanish.Two sister missionaries then took the group on a tour of the temple grounds while explaining several gospel principles regarding families, baptism and preparing to attend the temple. 

The team then had lunch where they enjoyed a traditional Spanish rice dish, paella. They had a choice of seafood, vegetable or meat paella.

In the evening, the group experienced a Spanish custom by attending a bullfight.

More on the day from Carly Stratton 
What was your experience attending Church services in Madrid?
The congregation was pretty small and we doubled their attendance when all of us arrived. It was different singing hymns in Spanish because you knew the tune but didn't comprehend the words very well. After Sacrament Meeting we took a tour of the temple grounds with two sister missionaries. We were able to see a lot of missionaries and a couple from Idaho Falls that was serving a mission as well. It was really cool to go to Church over here and to see how strong the gospel is worldwide. 

What did you do in the afternoon and evening?
After Church we ate lunch and had some rice dishes authentic to Spain. Then we went to see a bullfight. It was definitely a different experience. For dinner we needed something familiar to us so the group of girls I was with went to get McDonald's.