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Amos C. Brown Fellowship sends 43 college students to Ghana

Aug 2, 2022, 9:30 PM
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Forty-three college students are in Ghana for 10 days as part of the first Amos C. Brown Fellowship. Photo credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

SALT LAKE CITY — Forty-three students are in Ghana as part of the first Amos C. Brown Fellowship.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have teamed up to make this trip possible.

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During the 10-day trip, the students will learn about culture and learn about their heritage. 

In June 2021, Church President Russell M. Nelson announced a donation of $250,000 for this fellowship. 

Leaders from both organizations are traveling with the students, who come from college and universities around the country. 

“Welcome to Ghana. We’re so grateful that you are here,” said the Church’s new Africa West Area President Elder S. Gifford Nielsen on Monday night during a welcome dinner. “I was listening very closely to the opening prayer. And there was a plea for light. The way that you find light is to connect hearts. And so, in the next 10 days, to all of our fellowship students, and to our leaders and anybody else who has any part of this, as we connect hearts, get out of our comfort zone just a little bit, we’re going to have an even more amazing experience.”

The Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown, of Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, who is also a board member of the NAACP, is also on the trip.

“Words fall far too short for me to define and convey to you the significance of what we are doing,” Brown said in a news release.

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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