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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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

NHA Kabala School Building Contractor loses child to malaria

Dear Friends,
I bring sad news from Kabala. I received an update today that the building Contractor of our school, Foray returned to his family this weekend to find out that his 2 year old child has died. Foray Kamara lives in a village many miles away from the NHA School building site in Kabala. He stays at the site during the week, working tirelessly constructing the school and returns home on weekends to his family. This weekend he was met with the sad, sad news. While he is tending to his child's funeral in his hometown village, a friend of ours, Joseph, the carpenter who made our altar at St. Laurence House, is offering his services free to complete the building. Please pray for Mr. Foray and his family, as well as all of those involved in working on the School.

It is my understanding from the phone call I received (reception is difficult) that the school windows and doors are completed (update July 20th: Windows done, doors almost). The ceiling is being worked on presently. I will confirm that when I receive my next report.

Please continue to ask everyone you come in contact for donations for the uniforms - we want to make sure that no child goes without a uniform. All they can say is no and you might be surprised at who says yes! It is a worthy that the results will be evident by photos of the child who received a gift from a caring donor. $25 buys two uniforms per child.