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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday Morning at.the Office

                       Monday Morning         May 4, 2015  (Happy Birthday Dana)

The President sends newsletters on Mondays and there was a great response from a sister who is going home next week.  It brightened my day, so I am sending you her last entry.

Saturday, Sister Evans and I took our car in for an oil change so we went out to street contact while it was being done. There were not many people out, but we stopped to talk to a young man about 19-20 years old. He had spoken with missionaries before and decided to tell us all about why he believes Christianity to be false.. we sat patiently listening.. knowing full well that he was not interested and that there was little that we could say to change his mind, if he ever let us get a word in - but we stood patiently listening, occasionally responding.. about 10 minutes later, we excused ourselves to continue our journey...   Nothing out of the ordinary...

Sunday, a 12 year old girl from our ward ran up to me and patiently waited to talk with me.. When I turned to her she said, "I saw you!! I saw you!!! You were teaching a boy outside of the Fire Station.  We were driving by and I got to see you teaching somebody about Jesus!!! It was so cool!!! I am so happy I got to see you teach!!!"

My lesson:  Sometimes I do the things I do, not because of the things that I get to see and know.. but because of what others see and that is really important! :) 

I know the church is true. The Book of Mormon is true. We have a Prophet on the Earth today! The gospel is so good! I am so grateful for the last 18 months and how they have shaped me.I look forward to opening the next chapter of my life.. Thank you for sharing this chapter with me.

Love you to Kolob and Back!

I guess we should all try to do what we do because others are watching, and we do represent the Savior wherever we are.

Love you all to Kolob and Back

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