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Chuck Gates
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Husband, dad, #LDS, JD, regional advocate, #LoveVA & #RVA local tourist, public relations/affairs, design geek, center-right politico, fmr GOP hack, #Lowes48
Husband, dad, #LDS, JD, regional advocate, #LoveVA & #RVA local tourist, public relations/affairs, design geek, center-right politico, fmr GOP hack, #Lowes48

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I wish I will grow up to be just like my dad
This is the eighth year  of the  Gates Family Season of Service , so I think we can be real with one another... There have been times when it has been a real source of frustration. Come on, admit it. We've all had years where we forgot about it until the la...

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To Darcy from Chuck
To sacrifice 18 months of your life to be a missionary serving complete strangers requires a lot of love for your fellow man. I often struggle with feeling Christlike love for people, so I often pray for help in loving all of God’s children. I ask for help ...

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Time Out for Lani
Part I: Advocating for a Healthy Community This year, Lani and Michael started a new business in real estate , and learned that a neighborhood influences the value of a property almost as much as the home itself. They also bought their own home and when I v...

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2014 Gates Family Season of Service
The family of Ed and Kriss Gates are continuing their family
tradition of performing service for, or on behalf of, each other in lieu of giving gifts. In 2009,
with families spread across five state throughout the country, we
decided our traditional gift...

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Loving hands, helping hands (To Mom, Love Chuck)
Finding out that I was assigned to perform service for, or on behalf of, Mom was very exciting because of the many fun things I could possibly do to make her heart happy. Loving hands Knowing that she and dad had purchased a new home in Cary before heading ...

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Transfer to Kananga!
Last week we received news that we are being transferred to a different area than we thought where we were being transferred. We are actually going to Kananga. They really need us there because their are two chapels ready to start building with students. It...

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Blogs of Congo missionaries & other LDS countries
We like to provide links to the great resources for finding other blogs of LDS missionaries (see list in right hand column). A new one we've recently come across is a list maintained on PrepareToServe.com . We really like how they list the blogs by country ...

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Mom and Dad safe after attempted coup
This morning, we were concerned to hear about the attempted coup in Kinshasa, but we have confirmed that Ed and Kriss are safely in their apartment. We are relieved to let you know that Mitzi has been in
contact with our parents, who briefly related some o...

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Attempted coup in Kinshasa, DR Congo
Dear family, friends, and blog readers - Congolese security officers position themselves as they secure the street near the state television headquarters in Kinshasa. Photo: REUTERS This morning, we were concerned to hear about the attempted coup ( a second...
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