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Obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in ancient scripture, and a doctorate in educational psychology from BYU. Served with the LDS Church Educational System in Hayward and Palo Alto, California; Athens, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. Served as bishop in Newark, California, and Athens, Georgia, and as stake president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake. Served as president of the Mexico City North Mission 1996-99. After retiring from CES in 2004 have served four other missions with my wife: As CES area director in Central America 2004-2006; in Panama 2007-2009; again in Guatemala 2009-2011, this time as executive secretary to the Central America Area Presidency; and finally as a counselor in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple presidency, 2013-2014. We are currently serving in the presidency of the Fort Lauderale Temple, enjoying serving being able to continue to serve while living at home. We thought we had reached our photo upload allowance at this site, so began a new blog at donandvirginiacazier.blogspot.com, but can no longer find how to add new posts there, though we can again at this site. Feel free to email us at doncazier@yahoo.com.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Making Merry in Mesa

We had an enjoyable weekend in Mesa November 13-16 visiting with Cheryl and her kids and celebrating her birthday. Fotos follow:

Laurel attempts to slide down grassy hill on block of ice. Unfortunately, the store no longer was selling blocks of ice, and this bag of crushed ice just didn't work the same!

The former Michael Casey, just before he was run over by a train.

L to R: Laurel, Brent, Cheryl, Braden, Michael (now resurrected), and Rachel

Don and Virginia looking photogenic


Braden and Cheryl

Joint celebration of Cheryl's birthday and Michael's Eagle Scout achievement


Cheryl wishing upon a cake (also blowing upon it)


Michael and Rachel perform


Laurel plays the violin


Brent and Braden contribute to the family band

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Online "buried plates"


Future generations and others who for whatever reason are interested may find lots of family photos and videos, both old and new, at www.myfamily.com/user/8314864. We have also posted ancestral biographies, personal histories, family history documents, and lots of personal writings at getdropbox.com. If interested in looking at any of the information at this site, please email us at doncazier@yahoo.com or virgcazier@yahoo.com for instructions concerning how to access the site and download materials.

Guatemala Bound!

Last April Elder Don R. Clarke, Central America Area President, called to inquire if we would be available in December to return to Guatemala to serve another mission. Don would be the executive secretary to the area presidency, and Virginia would be an assistant to the executive secretary. We told him we'd be delighted. Following our summer trips, we processed the necessary paper work and on October 17 received our formal calls, which are shown below.