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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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Typhoid in Freetown

The first picture above is of Julian (under 4 years old). He is a neighbor to St. Laurence House in Freetown. He lives with his mother, Maranda and father, Franklin and his baby sister, Ruth. The next picture, of course, is of Ann Marie and Roo (not yet 2 years old).

Both Julian and Roo are suffering a mix of typhoid and malaria. Not easy on a child so young. This is not the first time to have these illnesses for either of them. The tap water in Sierra Leone is contaminated. Mosquitoes are out in full force. I will keep you updated on the boys condition as I receive word.

Donations for bed netting are requested (see website to contribute) $10 per bed. We also can use funds to provide clean water. Thank you.