On a chilly, wintery day Wesley takes a small group of young adults on a tour of the colony. Tours of the colony are not common, but when people inquire about what goes on they are usually welcomed. When the visitors ask if Hutterites are a “cult” it’s obvious to Wesley the tours aren’t enough to dispel the stereotypes about Hutterites. Later, Wesley contacts a college professor he knows to ask him about giving a presentation to address the public’s misconceptions.
Meanwhile, Claudia and her friend Lori, the preacher’s daughter, are in Claudia’s bedroom studying their EMT textbooks. As something different to do they have just recently started a free course in town to get certified as emergency medical technicians, which could be a very useful skill on the colony. The conversation turns towards talk of the future, in particular that this course has Claudia thinking more about college. Lori, somewhat alarmed by this kind of talk, wants her friend to remember the consequences if she leaves the colony for school, that she would be on her own and her mother would be heartbroken.
Wesley, Claudia, and Lori head to Great Falls where Wesley meets with a couple of teachers about the presentation while Claudia and Lori take a tour of the university. On the tour a nervously excited Claudia and an uneasy Lori are intrigued about what it would be like to leave the colony to go to college. Claudia has a meeting with the head of the psychology department and they both head off with their applications. Will Wesley and other members of the Colony be able to dispel some myths and misconceptions about the Hutterites? And will Claudia go through with her college application? Tune in to find out!
Don’t miss Meet the Hutterites: We Are Not A Cult tonight, July 24th at 10P et/pt.