Sidney A. Smith, April 7, 2018 – 3rd Interview

Discussion of Dad’s calling to Toronto as mission president and service in Toronto.

Interview with Larry Winward

We talked about Grandpa's life, especially about his experiences running in cross country, and what it was like at BYU.

Bowen’s Mission interview

I asked Bowen about how he is doing on his mission right now and also about his childhood and future.

Communications project

This was my communications project. I had to do a 40 minute interview of one of my relatives. I chose my father.

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Anonymous 9

Anonymous 9 tells us about her happiest and scariest moment in her life, about growing up in a Colonia, about who she aspires to get her PHD, and how her and her husband fell in love.

Elizabeth Garman and Rachel Manchester

Elizabeth shared her amazing life journey, teen pregnancy, loss of baby, humanitarian work with hemophilia education in impoverished countries, COVID journey and loss of family members, strength in adversity, a life of meaning and purpose, Providence mission. faith, leading with...

“I was looking for…adventure…”

Service is always at the core of Father Stuart Wilson-Smith's adventures and musical pursuits. He says that from the time he was young, he wanted his life to be focused on helping others. It was later that he decided that...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Marisol "When the Dreamer stuff passed it was a like an answered prayer…"

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Marisol Roten. Marisol, a Mother of 3, and I have a conversation about her experiences growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. The experience of growing up without her biological father, having...

FYS Interview about the theme of occupation/mission with Laurie McKeown by Perri Jefferson

I interviewed Laurie McKeown for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno's book...

Sidney A. Smith, Mar. 23, 2019 – 1st Interview

Dad returning from mission, perspectives on callings, his mom and dad passing

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Cristina, "We want to create an infrastructure for people to grow into people we want to see.

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Cristina Garza, Program Director of the Mission EDC and creator of the Expert In Residence program says part of the Mission CEED co-working space's mission is "...to create an infrastructure for people...

“It was a better use of my life.”

Father Frank DeSiano calls himself a "lifer." He entered the Paulist junior seminary as a teenager. That was more than 45 years ago. He's a noted leader in evangelization or sharing of the Catholic faith. Father Frank has been the...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: David "There is a legacy beyond social status."

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: David. David Withrow is the successful owner of the local cafe, Agrarian Coffee in McAllen, TX. David is a father and husband with a penchant for the refined culinary palette. David speaks...