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, March 12, 2015

Thursday at the Office

So this morning President Burt called and asked if I could change two of the elders' itineraries.  They were scheduled to return home on May 2, a Saturday.  Pres. Burt would not be available to go to the airport with them, and one of them has been an AP (a really excellent AP) and he wanted to be able to be there when they left.  So I emailed our Church Travel contact, Emily, and explained what the President wanted and could she change their itineraries to early morning on Thursday, April 30.

A short time later,  I received an email from Emily with the new itineraries.  I guess when a mission president makes a request it is done.  I called the president back told him the travel days were changed and all those details.  I asked him if he would like me to contact the parents to let them know of the change in travel.  He said yes.  He wanted to call the elders himself.  I called Elder Atwood's mom and told her I had a little present for her--her son would be coming home two days early.  She was surprised.  She thanked me for this, very pleased, and told me that Elder Atwood's brother is due to graduate from the U on Saturday, May 2, and they just didn't know how they were going to do both things on the same day.  She said they had been praying for a solution.  Wow.  That all knowing, all powerful, all loving Being did it again.  Prayers are answered.  Heavenly Father knows and loves us and is aware of the smallest details in our lives.  I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing, true church.


Jason and Dana said...

This made me tear up. He loves us.

RebeccaV said...

This is such a great story!