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, January 15, 2009

Slowly but surely, we're jumping back into the swing of things

One by one we are experiencing some recoveries from recent illness. In Sierra Leone, James is feeling much better after discontinuing a medicine he received in Freetown which was supposed to be for malaria. Apparently, it is very strong and it knocked James out, keeping him unable to get out of bed. He is doing much better now. Unfortunately, NHA has not been able to provide malaria medication at this time and he obtained the medication at a local Freetown pharmacy.

Here in the States: Mary Langseth, in Louisville had surgery to put a pin in her arm, yesterday and she is doing well. Sweet little Chloe in Georgia is scheduled another platelet test on Friday. Fr. Seraphim's broken hand has some signs of swelling but it seems to be healing. Beth Ridder's mom is "hanging in there" and responding to treatment. Rejunvenation, Spring...Bring it on!!!

A lot is going on in Sierra Leone as we draw closer and closer to our deadline to be expelled from our current residency in Freetown. We have not put much of a dent in raising enough funds to purchase our own place... so we pray and we ask you for your continued support. This is such an important work and we are all a part of it. Spread the word. Tell them what you are doing in Sierra Leone and invite them to join you in making a difference.

Let's give James a few more days to bounce back into shape and we'll have more current pictures and reports from Sierra Leone back up on the blog. Until then, please keep checking back and remember to keep NHA and the people we all serve together - the people of Sierra Leone - in your hearts and minds. Share your work through Nazareth House Apostolate with others.... lets work hard to continue the work.