25 June 2012

25 June 2012 - Fish Hoek and Elder Romney

Fish Hoek, South Africa, has some interesting geometry
in the street layout, as shown in this Google Earth screen shot.
Check it out yourself at this Lat/Lon: 34°08'06.23" S  18°25'38.65" E
Hello everyone.

Only 5 more days until my 1 year anniversary! Yay!

Fish Hoek is a very nice place. It's basically a resort town on a peninsula. On the left is the beach and on the right are some mountains. My mission has been looking more like a vacation most of the time, haha. Not far away is the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the Southernmost tip of Africa. There is only a branch here but as far as branches go it's pretty large. They're hoping to become a ward this year and we have a small chapel.

Members from the East London Ward (Pakade)
The answer to everyone's question is that [my new companion] Elder Romney is not related to Mitt Romney, but Elder Marion G. Romney, an Apostle, is his great-grandfather's half-brother. Elder Romney is from Mesa, Arizona and only has 4 months left on his mission. We stay in a tiny boarding with Elder Mamaia from Samoa and Elder Musimwe from Zimbabwe. They work in the township of Masiphumalele and we work everywhere else. Our area is big so we have a car and they have bikes.

I haven't been here long, only 4.5 days, so I don't know much about the area yet, but I hope I get to stay here for a long time. I wish you all safe travels on your various summer shenanigans.

Members from the East London Ward (Mlindazwe)

-Elder Tekulve

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