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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Monday, May 25, 2009

We've got feet...

We've got lots of feet...
And most of these feet, have no shoes!
We know you want to help us put some shoes on all these feet. Many have already sent shoes and we are most grateful. Thank You!

As many shoes as we have received (and as you see we have quite a few)...
(Maria's driveway filled with shoes)

We are nowhere near our goal to put shoes on 5000 children.

There are thousands more feet that are not going to be covered without our help.

The Nazareth House/One Love Project of collecting shoes is "an happening" event! Maria is receiving shoes each day and we pray she will continue to receive them right up to the deadline of August 1, 2009.

Walmart marked down a lot of lined rubber clogs to $1, maybe there is still some left in your local Walmart. If you find them, grab them up and send them on to us.

I found some sneakers for $10, and other good priced shoes at Dollar General and other discount places. Try Big Lots. Wherever you go, if you look you can find shoes at decent prices and these children are so in need of shoes. They have none and the rains are coming on in Sierra Leone.

I wish we could put shoes on every child and adult in the country but this is a huge start. Let's at least shoe 5000! We can do it!

Keep buying up shoes and sending them to:

Nazareth House/One Love Foundation
c/o Maria Stianchie
402 W White Bear Road
Summit Hill, PA 18250

If you get the shoes, we've got the feet!