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, May 6, 2010

Holy COW incredible Mormon Message

My heart is filled with love, my eyes are filled with tears.

Oh HOW I have felt closest to the Savior during the harsh trials I have had in my life. I need to read that talk. Off to read it now...


abbynormal said...

I absolutely love this talk. He gave it at a CES fireside. I remember being especially touched by his apostolic blessing at the end.

Crystal said...

That talk was amazing! I wish I was still a young single last year so I would have heard it that evening ;-)

I felt the power even reading it though and the interesting thing is I gave a talk very similar to the sentiments he shared the Thanksgiving before that and I even brought my framed picture of Joseph Smith praying on the floor of Liberty Jail by Liz Lemon Swindle.

I definitely have felt the power of sanctification through trial... I wonder why some of us have lots of them and others fewer, but that is something I realize I am not meant to understand now. What it has done in my life is serve as an example of endurance to some who know me well and that is good.

Colin & Lori said...

I watched this touching video last night and am so impressed with her faith and strength. She is certainly an amazing example to the world of learning to accept what trials the Lord sends our way. I just can't imagine how hard it has been for her and her family. It makes me count my blessings.