In this blog post series, I will introduce you to this summer’s interns. We’re excited to welcome back two returning interns and three new interns! Each of these hard-working interns will be managed by our incredible intern supervisor.
The interns are so excited for the summer!
This year Alexa Carlson will serve in this important supervisor position. Alexa grew up in Wintonbury Church and has had a devout love for God from a young age. She just graduated from Liberty University this past May with a degree in Business Admin with a focus in International Business! One day, she hopes to start her own humanitarian aid business.
Alexa first participated in The Hartford Project in 2010, the summer before her freshman year of high school. She loved her experience. “It really opened my eyes to the city of Hartford, that there is need in Hartford. It pulled me out of my comfort zone,” said Alexa.
Alexa serving during her first Summer Outreach Week in 2010.
Alexa’s favorite color is purple. She loves to eat cheez-it crackers and drink coffee with friends.
Alexa (left) enjoying some coffee with her friend.
As a former student and leader, Alexa is excited about helping THP this summer in a new role. She cannot wait to meet you all during the summer outreach weeks!
Alexa (middle row, second from to right), with her team, serving at THP as a leader in 2016.
You can support Alexa's position by choosing "summer staff" in the below link and donating!
Post written by Christina Perreault
A Year of Blessings and Growth
2017 has been a year of great blessings and growth at The Hartford Project (THP).
We ran two Summer Outreach Weeks and our third annual FallServe Weekend Outreach. During these events, we served 390 participants from 27 different churches – including ten new churches! Students from these churches partnered together to serve with over 20 local non-profits and ministries, engaged questions of social injustice, prayed over our city, and grew in their relationships with God and one another.
This year, THP hired Jacquelyn Perreault as the organization’s first full-time Program Director and filed as a non-profit organization. Having a full-time Program Director has enabled us to reach out to new churches, inviting them to experience and share God’s love in Hartford!
We also implemented smaller Sub-Committees within our Planning Team – better valuing everyone’s time and talents and doubling the size of our Planning Team from fifteen to thirty members. This allowed our teams to provide better programs for our students and increased church collaboration - with sixteen churches represented on our 2017 Planning Team.
As we reflect on this year, we are overwhelmed by God’s goodness and faithfulness in this season. And as we look towards 2018, we are excited for all God will accomplish as His Church continues to unite together to experience and share God’s love in Hartford!
As THP continues to grow, we also face new challenges and increased costs. Your end-of-year donation will help us finish the year strong, and allow for even greater ministry opportunities in 2018.
As someone who has witnessed the impact of THP in your family, church, or community, would you consider partnering with THP by making a one-time donation, setting up a recurring donation, or joining our prayer team?
We are excited to see how your increased partnership will enable The Hartford Project to further inspire unity in the Church while blessing the Hartford community! Thank you!
Written by the many voices of The Hartford Project!