“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground…” (Isaiah 44:3 NRSV)

A year ago in West Bengal, India, I saw how MCC’s response to an emergency, devastating flooding, led to working with community leaders to help break the cycle of poverty through education, microfinance, health and sanitation and access to water and housing.

Throughout MCC’s work, I’ve seen how responding to one need often naturally leads to improvements in other areas.

At Bassa Primary School near Madaba, Jordan, assistant principal Oroba Alshahwan says MCC, through its partner, Madaba for Supporting Development, has brought life to her school. She’s seen the renovations to water systems, the new faucets, the recycling of water, the garden — and the differences in the learning environment that the Green Schools project has brought to the school.

Throughout MCC’s work, I’ve seen how responding to one need often naturally leads to improvements in other areas.

Alshahwan says children are excited to go to their school now. She remembers one child exclaiming, “I can’t believe this is our school!” Jordan is one of the most water-poor countries in the world. Preserving water is vitally important.

Maha Elyan Shteawi, school counselor at Jalool Secondary Mixed School where water pipes, tanks and faucets were also repaired, says the school no longer needs to spend their precious financial resources on extra clean water each month. “There’s always water,” she says. “Imagine the difference!”

That is my invitation to you. As MCC works in more than 50 countries around the world, will you pause today to imagine the difference your support is making? Thank you for joining us to transform lives in the name of Christ.

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