St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

So what's up in Sierra Leone today?

(Above photo: James distributing bread to the hungry)

James reports from St. Laurence House in Freetown, that little Roo has (Yet Again) taken sick with high fever and vomiting. James informed me that despite the illness Roo continues to eat rice and is taking his vitamins that we sent a few weeks back. More than likely some parasites are wiggling around in him. I am sending some pumpkin seeds for him to eat as they naturally expel parasites from the body.

Pa Foday reports from Kabala that the outside walls of the school have all been plastered with concrete and the inside walls and floor remain. He continues to marvel over the huge size of the structure. The village is so excited and anxious for its completion. They all say it is a miracle to have such a strong, big building for their children to receive an education. Teacher Lucy continues to recover from her appendicitis surgery and is gaining strength.

We received a few much needed donations this week (from LaGrange Georgia, Louisville Kentucky,Columbia South Carolina,Chico California) which will enable us to send some help to St. Laurence House to benefit those in need. Thank you and please help get the word out. With the downturn in the economy, the horrible disasters, understandably) funds for people suffering in Sierra Leone have been pushed way down on the list of priorities. However, regardless of what is going in the world, Sierra Leoneans continue to struggle, continue to live in terrible poverty, continue to be hungry, continue to not find adequate healthcare. We are their hope and we cannot ignore them.