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"I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot stumble--he who watches over you will not slumber." Psalms 21:1-3. Indeed, the Lord provides His help to our mission, through all of you.

To all our sponsors and friends:

We greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Following our itineration and settling back, we are now in a position to relate our story.

Another container has arrived at Ishe Anesu, bringing food buckets, health kits, and clothing and 12 brand new sewing machines from the Holston Conference in Tennessee. Another container also arrived from churches in Syracuse, New York, bringing school supplies, pieces of quilting material and books, 1 sewing machine, baby clothes and children's handbags.

These gifts are way beyond description as to how much they are appreciated. Without singling out any of them, they all have come at a very crucial moment. The country is still void of most basic commodities that are needed for daily living.

Our communication to you tends to be slow due to situations beyond our control. Our power supply is limited to very few hours a day, and when it comes on, it needs to be shared with other domestic necessities that require power supply. So, please bear with us and pray for us and for the country.

In this issue of the Newsletter, we would like to highlight the success of many of our children. On September 19, 2007, Ishe Anesu made history in the Sakubva, Mutare community and the Hilltop United Methodist Church. 7 students who attended Magamba Vocational Training Center were graduated. These are the students who completed their high school education, but were still unemployable. However, after attending the vocational training school, they felt equipped with job security.

Of the seven students, two earned their certificates in motor mechanics, two in welding, one in hotel catering, one in garment construction and one in secretarial skills. Three are already employed and we hope that soon the rest will either be employed or they can start their own business.

Below are the pictures of our graduates, of whom, 3 are already employed (Nyasha, Tendai and Fungai). Soon, and hopefully within the next two weeks, these and additional pictures will be on the Ishe Anesu website. Please feel free to share them with other prospective sponsors.

Seven high school students are getting ready to write their final exams starting this month of October. We expect to have another successful academic year. Please continue to pray for our students, for the church and for Zimbabwe.

May God continue to bless you in everything you are doing as you continue to serve Him through your giving.

Yours in Christ,

Bill and Maria

4 of the graduates: pausing with Maria (left) and Nancy (right)

Kudzai: receiving certificate from the Minister of Women & ChildrenThe Minister was the Keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony.

From l to r: Nyasha, Garment Construction, Kudzai: Motor Mechanics,Justin: Welding, Cosmas: Motor Mechanics, Tendai: Hotel & Catering,Fungai: (behind) Secretarial Skills, and Life (not shown) Welding

Developed by Sabino Humbane with photo editing by BADE studio.