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Catherine Blickenstaff
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Every Day a Missionary!
We are looking forward to the Camarillo Stake youth conference towards the end of this month, focusing on missionary work! Our stake YW president presented the idea of participating daily in the work of salvation, similar to the Light the World initiative b...

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In June of 2015 I posted this picture celebrating our Operations Manager's as well as my son's belated birthday. This morning our returned missionary called me for the recipe of our family's favorite birthday cake. Seriously, every May, we celebrate three b...

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A Mission President's Transition Back to Work
Almost five years ago, when President was first called to preside over the Taiwan Taichung Mission, he was at that time serving as the Director of Surgery at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC). Some parts of the hospital were built as far back as 1919! Fo...

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Cousins Visiting from Mainland China!
Earlier this year, one of my Taiwanese cousins emailed me saying that our mainland China cousins were compiling family history and genealogy records for the Chao posterity (my father's family) and were distributing the information through WeChat. Within a f...

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2017 Memorial Day Weekend Visitors!
 After I had committed to watch two grandkids for Memorial Weekend so my daughter and her husband could vacation in Europe, President made the comment that we could have had a 4-day weekend to vacation ourselves. But staying home with grandkids was a blessi...

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5-20-17 We love visits from our missionaries!
After serving in the Los Angeles Temple's Mandarin Session on Saturday, we were able to meet one of our Taiwanese return missionaries! Her husband just graduated from BYU and they will be off to Ningbo, China within a month. So far away...but so much closer...

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2017 Mother's Day with Sister Chao
Spending Mother's Day with the best mission grandma, Sister Chao!  Still serving in the Newport Beach Temple every Tuesday...she's SO amazing! Camarillo strawberries are at the top of their season!  Nothing better than strawberries and dipping chocolate!

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2017 April - Remembering Elder Hampton
On April 12, 2016, a bright, young, faithful, obedient, and diligent Taichung missionary left the mission field in Taiwan and returned to his heavenly home, to continue his labors on the other side of the veil. In memory of that sacred day a year ago, the H...

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2017 BYU Grads, Weddings, & More!
In 2012, we drove our daughter Caitlin up to BYU and dropped her off to start her freshman year...  Fast forward five years, on April 27 we were able to attend her graduation!  And realized we had so many more of our children graduate! Graduating in Public ...

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4-14-17 BYU Tennis Team at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Such a beautiful day in Malibu to cheer on our missionary's BYU tennis team!  Just happens to be the coach's son! Here we are on the sidelines with the coach:  Nice serve!  Getting a congratulatory handshake by the Pepperdine coach on their doubles win:   T...
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