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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Friday, July 17, 2009

Reunion with the Woodchopper - Abu

Note: Please see the video below in the previous post
for the introduction of Abu-the Woodchopper.

A few years back, James ran across this incredible man, Abu, living in the forest of Kabala - chopping and selling wood to survive.
He made his clothing and Shoes from worn-out rags. Very talented and very resourceful.

From time to time, James has met up with him. But it is not easy to find him, hidden deep in the forest.
During this visit, James presented Abu with a rosary from Liz Holt & Kathy Nagy of Louisville.

Roo's recent awareness of the struggles of others in the world has signaled his increased participation in NHA works. Roo having the same heart and compassion so prevalent in his family, wishes to more and more a part of the giving, the loving.

Abu expresses a "thumbs up" approval for the supplies and the rosary from NHA.
Amazed that NHA did NOT forget him, that we continue to build a relationship with those we meet in Sierra Leone... Abu bids us goodbye and looks forward to our next meeting. Another smile, another warming of the heart. God bless you all and THANK YOU SO MUCH!