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, July 24, 2008

Uniform making in progress!!!!!!!!

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Report by James Mansaray, Freetown:

(Pictures of this post are of the beginning of the tasks of tye dying the uniforms)

As the preparation continues for the soon to be opened Nazareth House Apostolate school in Kabala, generous friends abroad have been contributing immensely to meet the 2 sets of uniforms needed for each student for the first academic year. A choice of green, white and blue representing the Sierra Leone National Flag was chosen to be the wearing attire for our precious children. To make it much easier and less expensive, we here at St. Laurence House, with the aid of Foday, a Tye Dye Specialist, we did it in our own way with the factory right at St. Laurence house and it we must say, they turned out quite well.

AS Foday was tearing off the huge pieces to yards, Kadijah was busy boiling up some hot water to mix the starch and ink. Whilst Foday was wrapping of the materials to meet the green, white and blue colour, I was busy washing the first set. With Lucy trying to dry the already processed material in the sun, Ann Marie was busy fixing lunch for us all. Simba and ROO kept messing around making it easy and fun for us all. It was a big mess at St. Laurence house for the last two days but it work out well and everybody seems to like it. Thanks to Guma Water Company for giving us enough water to do all this exercise. See pictures............

We are still in need of more donations to provide for all of our students. Thanks to you all who had contributed so far and we hope others will want to collect the rest very soon. We don't any child to be left without a uniform.