A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Prop 8

Has anyone else heard about this yet?



notthecroshaws said...

the war started in heaven, continues.

beckyV said...

I wonder why they are only targeting the mormon church, it's not like there weren't a lot of other churches involved. Ray said that he heard on talk radio that bloggers and left wing talk show hosts were urging people in San Francisco to burn down mormon churches...scary. The ironic thing is, 70% of black people who voted in this election voted yes on prop 8. All those black people who Barack Obama motivated to vote are responsible for prop 8 passing-it would not have passed without them. But, the mormons are an easy target...they won't fight back.

Colin -N- Lori said...

I just watched a debate on Anderson Cooper about Prop 8. The guy arguing for it said about 5 times that this is the 2nd time this has been brought to a vote and turned out this way. The lady arguing against it just kept saying it's unfair and the courts will overturn it.
The fact is it was done exactly how it should have been done and the majority won the vote. The minority is just much louder. So to prove that they are poor losers they are going to protest around temple square. There's a novel idea, that's worked so well in the past when they have done it 2 times every single year for the past 20 years.

abbynormal said...

There was a protest at the DC temple, too. It's actually very simple, guys. We are the last acceptable prejudice. Nobody else is getting targeted because in America, it's just not acceptable anymore. If they went after ANY other group/religion/race, they'd get labeled as bigots, just like they're trying to label us. Isn't that ironic?

Colin -N- Lori said...

I have actually spent a lot of time today on the church's website and online looking at news regarding Prop 8. The church has a big page dedicated to it. If you go to Newsroom from the main page you can find it. I just got done reading a long interview that Elder Oaks and Wickman did. It answered a question of how I want to explain it to those not of our faith, especially the argument that "it won't affect my marriage" which I heard the other day.
There is some very good information and I would suggest you all check it out.

beckyV said...

I spent a while on there the other day, it is really good information. It really could affect our ability to practice our religion freely.

notthecroshaws said...

Let them protest. It makes no difference. What's right in the eyes of God is right - end of argument. Neither they nor we could change that, even if we wanted to. The difference is that we know better than to try. So, let them protest. Eventually, the media will get tired of reporting it, and the protestors will go home. The principled majority of the world will remember who was shrill and who maintained their dignity and stood their ground. The other churches will appreciate not only that the Mormons led the way in passing the proposition they all wanted, but that we also took the heat so that they wouldn't have to. They will remember who they can count on - who it is that really stands by their principles. Ultimately I believe this period will prove positive for our missionary effort.

If you haven't listened to the program Mom sent you (BYU devotional speech by Robert George, Catholic Princeton law professor) you should do so. It sets everything straight, and will give you all the rationale you need to address questions and counter ridicule. Here's the link again:

Presently, only audio download is availabele. It is about 55 minutes, so download it to your Ipod and listen on your commutes. Well worth the time.

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Matthew said...

Isn't Prop 8 about allowing gay marriage? If so then what do black people have to do with this issue? As a person who for two years lived in a city who residents are predominantly black people I don't think it's fair to refer to them as all those black people. Consider how it would make us feel if a black person said something like all those white people. For example I remember being slightly bothered when Barak Obama said his white grandmother was a typical white person who was sort of racist against black people.