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Jessup students helping out across the globe

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Students at William Jessup University are heading out just after Christmas to serve in various parts of the world.

On Dec. 27, the growing university will send a student mission team to Amsterdam. The mission trip will be led by Parker and Maria Daniells. As Jessup’s assistant director of student activities, Parker Daniells and his wife will accompany the eight-person group as they serve in two hostels known as "The Shelter Jordan" and "The Shelter City.” In addition to the permanent management team, these shelters are operated by an international team of volunteers. Jessup’s team will provide relief and support to these hostel workers and interact with guests who visit from all over the world. The team returns Jan. 9.

On Dec. 28, an 11-person mission team led by WJU's athletic director, Farnum Smith, is heading to Fedja, Haiti, to assist an orphanage and school. Students will help out where needed and participate in a variety of educational activities to assist more than 200 children. They will also support medical teams by helping with blood pressure screenings and gathering height and weight measurements of the children. Students will also perform outreach activities, going door to door to deliver food and shoeboxes filled with items for other families and children in the surrounding community. The team also arrives back in Rocklin on Jan. 9.