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, April 16, 2009

James Mansaray Report: Part 3 of 3

James Mansaray: Freetown Sierra Leone
Part 3

One thing you will never tell me to do is to kill a snake, I will not bring myself to get close enough to do such a thing.

I will run till I kick my feet off!!!!

Sorry if this will scare you but there was a big one waiting somewhere around Pa Foday’s neighbors the other day ready to hurt someone.

Thank God I got a bright working flash light.

I am still scared seeing this dead reptile in the picture.

Pa Foday thinks this is everyday life especially with the rains begin to pour down but I don’t think so at all. Sometimes you have to stay away from things and I was so happy to be back on the road the following day. You hardly find one here in Freetown at St. Laurence House.

One or two stops on my way back to Freetown. First to give some rice to the two hut village

where I met more hungry and sick kids etc.

Oh how I wish I could do more.

I leave you with this for now and thank you all for your continuous prayers and supports for NHA. Sierra Leone can not get better without your help, we need you guys.

Greetings and love to you all from all here at NHA. Have a blessed Easter Week and do eat lots of those painted eggs...