“I forget my troubles when I’m here – I can simply see God,” said Nathan Giroux, 14. “In our world you can rarely see God face to face but in nature you can do that.”
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is behind budget for the first 9 months of the 2008–2009 fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2009.
Ratiba Abdula’s garden in Wadi Rayan, Jordan, is divided into eight sections to ensure a continuous and year-round crop of thyme. She dries the leaves of this aromatic perennial herb in the sun and sells the dried thyme in the local market, giving her a monthly income of $35 – a new source of income made possible through a $70 loan provided by the Wadi Rayan Women’s Benevolent Society through a fund now supported by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).