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, October 6, 2011

Temple by Moonlight

Leaving the temple Tuesday night 

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Crystal said...

Word on the street is Pocatello is getting their very own too!

David and Debby said...

Which street? We've been waiting for official word for a long time, but it has not come. We can hope the word on the street is a good indicator. We have more LDS population than many of the announced areas, but of course, that is not the primary factor. We'll keep waiting. Until then, the IF temple remains beautiful and revered by all of us as the House of the Lord.

Crystal said...

Actually, as far as beauty and elegance goes, I am think the Idaho Falls is the most-gorgeous House of the Lord there is.

The Street I refer to is a friend of mine whose husband works in church construction. She said it would be announced for sure in April. I can hardly wait to see if she is right!

Jason and Dana said...

Sooooo beautiful. And a temple in Poky!?!? Whaaaaaaat?? How incredible would that be?

David and Debby said...

OK, now that you've told us that, April can't come fast enough. It would be such a profound blessing for Pocatello to have a temple here. Even our predominantly gentile newspaper often laments that the Church has overlooked us again. It seems they are trying to lobby the prophet, like they think their clout might somehow influence his decisions. I'm pretty sure it doesn't work that way, but we covenant people appreciate their support anyway. Here's praying and hoping that you're right Crystal.