On Saturday, 17 September 2022, we held a special tenth-birthday party for the Interpreter Foundation at the Riverside Country Club in Provo. Invited guests included Foundation volunteers and major donors.
Unfortunately, limitations of space and budget precluded us from inviting everybody who has stepped forward to support and advance the work of the Foundation. So we’re now making video recordings of the event freely accessible to all who might be interested. A playlist of the three videos is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsXd0wT8bA0&list=PLRMn4gyXMWLthvH61GmaQbtFD8LJXcg9Z and they are also embedded below.
The recordings fall into three distinct parts:
In Part One, Rex Kocherhans opens the evening’s program with an unaccompanied vocal rendition of the song “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief.” He sings it in the melody that Elder John Taylor used in Carthage Jail in June of 1844, just prior to the mob attack that severely wounded him and took the lives of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. That melody differs somewhat from the tune that we typically sing today. Part One lasts approximately five and a half minutes (5:28). https://youtu.be/LsXd0wT8bA0
The next part (which is entitled “Happy 10th Anniversary, Interpreter Foundation!”) is the film that was shown to those in attendance at the party. Altogether, it runs somewhat less than nineteen minutes (18:37). The first portion of the video offers a collage of photographs of Interpreter volunteers. At 3:38, Dr. Kyler Rasmussen tells how he became involved with Interpreter and explains something of what the Foundation means to him. While he speaks, images on the screen give an overview of Interpreter’s accomplishments to date. Finally, at approximately 8:42, the third and closing portion of Part Two begins. It is devoted to the Interpreter Foundation’s past and future film projects. https://youtu.be/fhYXimcu-tM
Part Three, which runs 40:13, is a recording of the generous remarks that were given that evening by Elder Robert C. Gay, an emeritus General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose last assignment was to serve as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. and on the board of trustees of the Church Educational System. https://youtu.be/phQrqahpf4w
On behalf of the leadership of the Interpreter Foundation, I want to express my gratitude once again to all of those who have made the work of the Foundation possible