If you meet a Joshua in Cape Town, you can be pretty sure that somewhere in their family line, there’s a Saint. Now they all have their own special day: Monday, 27 April 2015 is Joshua Connect Day. Organiser JOLENE JOSHUA tells the story:
I started researching my own branch of the Joshua family about eight years ago, as I knew very little about my dad’s side of the family.
A few years down the line, my research has turned into somewhat of an international project as I’ve been able to connect with Joshua descendants across the globe and even managed to find connections between branches.
The Joshua Connect Day is a response to a number of requests from descendants to get together. I decided to arrange something in Cape Town but the event is open to any and every Joshua that is able to attend.
In a nutshell, the purpose of the day is to connect the various branches so we will share info on the various Joshua branches which we are aware of. We will also be sharing a bit on St Helena (past and present) as the Joshua’s in Cape Town can all be traced back to the island. And then of course we will give people a chance to interact and make their own connections.
The big gathering takes place in the Recreation Hall at Pollsmoor Correctional Centre in Tokai, Cape Town, from 10am to 2pm.
Any Joshua family members on St Helena or around the world can send a goodwill message to Jolene on Facebook. Messages can also be sent via St Helena Online, here.