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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Sunday, September 6, 2009

The worms are "under pressure"

In reviewing the pictures James has sent me of the most recent boxes received from the post, I noticed that some of the Internal parasite (worm medication) from a box I thought was "lost" was in it. It contained worm medications for the whole St. Laurence House family and some of the neighbors in the area. Unfortunately, we still have not received the medication we sent for St. Mary's Orphanage. We are in the process of collecting funds to re-purchase more for the kids at the orphanage and I intend to walk them in..rather than using the post. If you would like to help save a child suffering from worms, the pills cost $3.00 per pill. It takes 6 pills to cure a child from this disease. So $18 cures a child.

In talking with James he confirmed that the medication intended for St. Laurence House treatment had indeed arrived! I am delighted. James said to me "We are all now working to become Worm-Free" ; Then he said "Our worms are now under pressure". As I laughed at this comment, I remember a time years ago when I was in Freetown. We had taken James and the family to a little Chinese restaurant along Lumley Beach. During the meal, Lucy was devouring tons of hot sauce, even eating it by itself. James, lovingly said to Lucy, "Lucy, your worms are going to be miserable tonight". Dealing with worms is such a common place to Sierra Leoneans that they begin to talk of them as you would an old friend. Something always with you. Roo has lost a lot of weight and was in desperate need of these pills. We are so thankful that they have now arrived and Roo will have completed his treatment by time you read this.

We have sent several shoes on ahead of the Container being sent by Maria Stianchie of One Love Foundation. The container is expected to set sail in a few weeks and arrive in October to the Freetown Port. I don't personally know if you have sent shoes to Maria through Nazareth House, but if you did, we thank you. I know Maria has already thanked you for your kindness. She tells me there was close to 3000 shoes that arrived. This is fantastic. I am hoping Fr. Seraphim and I are in town when the container arrives to help with the distribution.

We stuffed these boxes so well, cramming medicine inside shoes, sticking something in every available space of each box. I was amazed to see that 4 small boxes contained all that was on this table.

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