|Health and healing for David Bean, family of Angie Crookenden.
Safekeeping for Steven Janusz; Capt. Gary Clark; Jake Edwardson; Nathan Anderson; Emily Graff; Megan Hutzenbuhler; Bryan Lester; Lt. John Gibson III; and Major Anthony Coulter.
For the Orphans of Mnene Parish, including Faith Zhou, Shuvai Gumbo, Sithokozile Mpofu, and Zvidozvashe Zhou.
Faith is 18 and just took her "O" level exams this past week. If she successfully passes these exams she will talk to the Mnene staff about post-secondary education options. During her secondary (high school) school years, she was a star player for her volleyball team. She was with our mission team during their visit to Victoria Falls. Her Mail For Mnene partner is the Montgomery family.
Shuvai, 22, is an outgoing, articulate, affectionate young lady. She left school to marry and has a 5 month old son. Her husband is a farmer and takes care of his family's homestead. In secondary school, she was taking classes in fashion & design but feels there is no market for those skills. She would like to be proactive and take Hairdressing once her son is a little older. She spent time with our mission team in Mnene village. Her Mail For Mnene partner is the Cash family.
Sitho is 19 years old, has a 4 1/2 year old son and had been in the Good Shepherd support program for over 10 years. She left Hairdressing School a year ago and is not currently in the Good Shepherd support program. She would like to continue her education but has not yet returned to speak with Mnene staff regarding her plans. We continue to hold her and her son in our thoughts and prayers. Her Mail For Mnene partner is Jane Lovelace.
Zvido is 26 years old. This past week, he took his exams at Bulawayo Polytech to earn his auto mechanic diploma. He also hopes to earn his commercial certificate which will give him more options for employment. During the mission team's visit to Zimbabwe in July, he told them "he knows it will be hard to find work, and he is willing to do whatever he must do and go wherever he must." His Mail For Mnene partner is Cathie Strawbridge.