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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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

James reports of NHA rice distribution

Report from James Mansaray in Freetown: 17 June 2008

After two weeks of mourning and meditation on the demise of our beloved Nancy in United States and Alimamy in Freetown, Nazareth House Apostolate is looking on the other aspects of our work here in Sierra Leone. Death, nor trials, can take us away for what we have already started, so we always remember and put our then past behind us; focusing on what we are called to do.

In one of our older post on this blog, rice price increase here in Sierra Leone was mentioned and it is with this and from your little support, several bags were purchased and distributed among neighbours and close friends of Nazareth House Apostolate. (Photos: Mammy Barrie with donated rice & Salu Bangura family with their portion of rice assistance) It is impossible to meet all those that are hungry but we always try to do our best around us with the aim of helping more people as time goes on. Thanks to all those who contributed to make this week's distribution happen.

Back at St. Laurence House, it was all success this Weekend for our two young damsels' (Lucy & Ann Marie). They have successfully completed their Primary school education with EXCELLENT grades and now will be entering Junior high school. At the colourful ceremony, it was all smiles for me and Kadijah to see them proudly receive their certificates and prizes. They did not only address this huge crowd representing their class, they sang with the school choir, and also danced in the school's cultural dance troupe displaying their wonderful African skills. I never knew my girls were this good. I was so impressed and wished all of you were here.

Thanks to all of you - especially those who had helped pay their school fees the past years. It would be unfair not to share this joy with you all. I wish I could mention each of your names, but you all take the praise.

You guys are sowing many seeds here. With your support they have come this far and we look forward to see them in Junior high come September.