Mac-Hi graduate to give 'Peace Corps view of Jordan'

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MILTON-FREEWATER — The First Christian Church, 518 S. Main St., will host a slide presentation about Ruby Mitchell’s Peace Corps assignment in the country of Jordan at 6 p.m. today.

Mitchell, a 2005 McLoughlin High School graduate, went into the Peace Corps in 2011 after getting a degree in cross cultural ministry at Warner Pacific College. She works just outside of the tourist destination of Jerash, and her job duties include community development, teaching English and facilitating workshops to promote problem solving, communication skills and environmental awareness.

Today’s presentation will offer “a Peace Corps view of Jordan,” noted JeanAnn Mitchell. She and her husband, John, recently visited their daughter at her job and were able to see a culture struggling to emerge from the past to move into modern times, JeanAnn said. With a national population where about 75 percent of residents are under the age of 30, Jordan’s government is eager for progress, she added.

For more information on Ruby Mitchell’s work, go to ilbintfiiurdunn.wordpress.com.

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