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, April 14, 2009

Report from James Mansaray in Freetown. Part 1 of 3


Being away too long leaves me with no option but to apologize to you all for the silence. I was totally worn out and needed rest which I guess you all will understand, I hope.

A Birthday comes once in a year but it seems as if mine comes twice. Just after my week off, my birthday was here, followed by Kadijahs’ birthday few days later. See what am saying? I get to celebrate with Kadijah, too so it seems like I am having two birthdays. I thank you all for making these two special days wonderful for both of us. Now I know that I have so many around me with lots of love and concern. Tenki!

Now, let’s talk about the past few weeks here at St. Laurence House and the NHA School in Kabala. You will all recall that I spent couple of days with them a few weeks ago and I did have a wonderful time too.

You've had a glimpse of the students on the blog already. It seems as if Mama Vicki could not wait even a few days for these pictures to go with my short report. Anyways, this is all part of our mission and I thank her so much for keeping you all alive with our day to day activities at Nazareth House Apostolate.

If you would ask me now “James, what you want to do next on the blog?” I will proudly say, "Meeting the NHA school kids”.

On my arrival at the school ground the first morning, they almost mobbed me with hugs and greetings. How could you say no to a bunch of love like this when there is a whole lot in the world searching for one? They are and had been part of us and there is no way to send them back. Consider yourself honored and lucky to be part of this family here. All those little THANK YOU signs came directly from the hearts of those pretty kids you see on picture. Nazareth House is making an impact and improving the lives of so many here.

Read and see the students of NHA Kabala School in action, she report card day...

Have a great day...
Above photo is of the Collage of Photos that hangs in the Office of Nazareth House Kabala School in Kabala Sierra Leone.

Note from Blog Admin: the photo quality is not up to our usual standards. James will explain this in next blog posts. Don't worry, the quality will return. Things happen. : )