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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Day Two

We went to a zone meeting this morning.  These missionaries are incredible.  We gave them our number if they need our help.

Living in the Executive Airport Plaza, in Richmond, BC for the next week.  We'll be helping the missionaries get to the airport as they are returning home next Wednesday.  We'll also help with their farewell dinner the  night before.  They go to the temple the day before as well.  I think it is a sister temple to Twin Falls.

David will be helping with the cars.  I believe there are over 100 cars in the mission.  I'll update the number later.  He'll be trained officially next week.  We think we will have a place to move into next Wednesday.  The couple in it now will be transferring to a place on Vancouver island.

President Burt keeps saying how much he loves us and how much he needs us and how happy he is that we are here.   He told us they prayed us here.  He jokingly told us he told them in Salt Lake he would give any couple who would come a new set of tires.  He is a bit ovewhelmed with all his responsibilities.  It took them 35 days to meet all the elders after they arrived in July.  This province is either 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 times the size of Texas.  It's a beautiful place.  We're glad to be here with over 241 missionaries.  We feel loved and needed.


abbynormal said...

Yay, welcome to Canada!!

Leslie said...

I love this and am so happy to get some news. You're going to have such a good (fulfilling) time!