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Administrative Latter-day Saint Team Takes Part in Corporate Run in Frankfurt

On 5 June 2024, administrative employees from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in the 30th annual Frankfurt am Main J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. With the starting line set on Hochstraße and the finish line near Dantestraße, this 5.6-kilometre race has become a tradition for the European Central Area office. This year, participation reached an all-time high, with 114 Church employees joining – 91 more than the previous race in 2023.

A team of employees and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that work in the Europe Central Area Office participate in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Running event, in Frankfurt am Main, on June 5, 2024.© 2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Part of the registration fees will be given to Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and Deutsche Behindertensportjugend as the chosen beneficiaries of the Frankfurt race. These organisations focus on empowering youth struggling with disabilities, chronic illnesses, educational or inclusion challenges, by providing them outlets to engage in sport training and competitions.

When asked about her thoughts on participating in the race, Ema Esteves, a member of the Fleet Management Department exclaimed that “being part of a team dedicated to supporting charities is incredible. "It's so exciting to see how our collective actions can create such a positive impact.” Indeed, participating as a united team is good, but doing so for a greater cause is better.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints places a strong emphasis on the healthy development of youth, regardless of their circumstances. With this commitment in mind, administrative employees rally behind these organisations, knowing that they play a role in helping the rising generation discover and nurture their talents.

Ruben Santos, an employee in the Church Materials Management Department, exclaimed that “participating in the J.P. Morgan race is more than just competition; it is a celebration of teamwork, community, and the spirit of giving back.” He continues by saying, “For me it is a powerful reminder that together, we can make a difference. And that is the spirit we also have in our hearts as followers of Christ.” Regardless of choosing to walk or run, this race offered a chance to improve comradery and foster team spirit.

The administrative team in Frankfurt am Main promotes volunteer work in almost 700 local Church of Jesus Christ congregations in 37 European countries. On 5 June, however, those efforts were focused on the streets of Frankfurt am Main as employees from all departments chose to lace up their shoes and spend an afternoon running for a noble cause.

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