Friday, April 25, 2008
Brendon's Going to Johannesburg, South Africa!
YEAH!! I am so excited to announce that Brendon Blau has been called to serve a full-time, two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Johannesburg, South Africa Mission!! He reports to the MTC in Johannesburg on September 4th.
I couldn't be more excited! He called me up and read to me where he was going and I just started balling like a baby. The feeling I had in my heart only confirms what I already know. This is where he is supposed to go! I am so thrilled and am already planning on picking him up! Start the savings now baby.
In dedication to Brendon, here are some cool pics and links of this wonderful place.
Jo’burg – from travel.net.
Current Local Time – from worldclock.
According to the website go2Africa.com Johannesburg is the economic heart of South Africa. As the largest and richest city in South Africa, Johannesburg lifestyle is a fast-paced and hectic one.
No-one could have imagined the repercussions when an unemployed miner found a stone bearing traces of gold here in 1886, an event that led to the discovery of the world's richest natural treasure trove.
People flocked to the Johannesburg area from all ends of the earth, and the open pastoral landscape changed almost overnight. Shantytowns sprang up and were rapidly transformed into modern concrete cities. Johannesburg became 'The Gold Capital of the World', and the entire country was catapulted into an economic boom.
For those interested in South Africa's history and culture, Johannesburg offers fascinating museums. A thriving café culture and a thrumming nightlife exist in many of Johannesburg's suburbs. The townships are also interesting to tour.
Brendon, I am so excited for you my little shooshie!!