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.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Book of Mormon Reading

I was just wondering... This summer Dana posted a challenge to read the Book of Mormon as a family. I know Matt reads on all his breaks at work... I read at night. I am in Ether... Just beginning... Where are you all?


David Chipman said...

I'm in Alma... chapter 247 I think. Must be getting close to the end.

Crystal said...

ah, Alma! I am always happy to turn the last page of that never-ending book.

Colin said...

This is actually a comment on the Favorite Family Pictures poll. Has anyone else noticed that the blogspot calculator failed basic math? According to its calculation, 6/6=150%. I haven't taken math in a while, but I think that's not right.

Crystal said...

I was puzzling about that earlier too. Maybe if people were voting 2 pictures as their favorite but everyone who voted chose 468 as at least one vote? That was all I could come up with. I have never seen that before on a blogger poll...

Jason and Dana said...

I saw there were 4 votes on the 468 when at the bottom it said, "Votes so far: 3" kind of confusing.
Sadly, we started slacking on reading the scriptures. Life is crazy right now, but that's no excuse.

David and Debby said...

i am in mosiah, chapter 8 maybe, just starting zeniff's (one f or two?) experience, and that evil king noah.

David and Debby said...

Tonight at the temple, I had more time on my hands than usual, so I did some reading. In the process, I decided that it's been too long and I need to read the Book of Mormon again. So, on Sundays and temple nights, and any other day I have any spare time, I'm going to read as much as the time permits, hoping that it amounts to multiple chapters at each sitting. From my last experience, I determined that reading it quickly is the best way to go - for me, the story and details mesh together much better that way, and my comprehension is better.

By the way, Mom and I have been reading Temple and Cosmos by Hugh Nibley, and the chapter we're on right now reviews abundant uncanny similarities (proofs) between the Aprocrypha (Lehi era texts, e.g. Dead Sea Scrolls, etc) and the Book of Mormon. Not surprizing when you know the book is true.

It has been my experience that once you demonstrate sufficient faith to recieve spiritual confirmation in any doctrine or principle, and then continue to contemplate and study it, the Spirit will proceed to reveal numerous intermingling physical proofs to you. Some people might call such evidence circumstantial, but to the person who is seeing it all, the sheer abundance and comingling of these points of evidence makes them undeniable. I have experienced this with the Book of Mormon, especially in connection with the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the Restoration. It is a very gratifying and empowering thing to experience. The more you look, the more you see.