Westmont Magazine Partners in Prayer
When Greg Weisman ’81 invited alumni/ae to become Prayer Partners with students, he hoped to encourage connections between Westmont people of the past and the present. With about 450 matches made so far, he expects to succeed. This year, Prayer Partners has linked about 900 people, including students and alumni/ae nationwide.
In September, Kilani Ventura ’59, the founder of Prayer Partners, worked with local alums to match students with partners—a month-long task which others just completed in October. To encourage the development of mentoring relationships, the “matchmakers” paid close attention to students’ majors and partners’ occupations.
Kilani explains, “The Prayer Partners project joins alums with students in a unique spiritual endeavor. It is a natural for Westmont because the college’s rich history has always reflected the importance of prayer. The very idea of Westmont was born out of the prayers, hopes, and vision of its founders. My hope is to see this exiting project grow to include legions of participants!”
To offer your support, encouragement, and prayers to a Westmont student, write: Greg Weisman, c/o the Westmont College Alumni Office, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089; call (805) 565-6056; or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.