Join us this spring as we raise $22,000 to fund four young adults in the Alma Blair Internship Program.
Spring has arrived at Community of Christ historic sites and soon twelve young adults will take their first steps on to the historic properties surrounding the Kirtland Temple and the Joseph Smith Historic Site. The students will join generations of young adults who experienced the historic sites in life-changing ways. From Cecil Ettinger and Maurice Draper to Heather Frey and Art Smith, young adults have served and shared the sacred story at the historical properties for over a century.
Like the young adult interns who have gone before, this summer’s students will acquire public speaking skills, a deeper understanding of Community of Christ theology and history, meet people from all over the world, and explore a new and exciting area of the United States. It’s a summer experience that will create memories and friendships that will last long after summer’s end. One summer has the potential to expand into a lifetime of new perspectives and passions for preserving both the past and present Community of Christ. Many of the former interns have gone on to serve in Community of Christ as leaders in their congregations, mission centers, and at International Headquarters. This important young adult program, known today as the Alma Blair Internship Program, continues to impact future church leaders. It is truly a life-changing experience as you will discover from the testimonies enclosed.
Young Adults at the Historic Sites Need Your Support
We invite you to consider a gift in support of the “$22K by 22 May” campaign. When you give to this young adult program, in many ways you are making an investment in the future. Future church leaders, future historians, perhaps your future Mission Center president or pastor. For indeed, history is just as much about the past as it is about the future.
Thank you for your consideration and for helping preserve church heritage through your support of the Alma Blair Internship Program.
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