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, November 24, 2009

A little bit of shoes....

Last Summer, Nazareth House Supporters helped One Love Foundation of Summit Hill, PA collect shoes to cover all the bare feet we see running around Salone.The collection was a huge success and thousands of donated shoes were packed onto the container and the ship set sail to Sierra Leone. It is now in dock at Freetown and we are awaiting processing of the shoes, hoping for their release someday soon.along with the items on board the container. There is always red-tape involved with customs and things take time. We are very excited for the day when we have all the shoes to give out to our students at our school in Kabala and all the children in Freetown that are patiently waiting.


A few shoes didn't make the container and were sent directly to St. Laurence House. We took this opportunity to place them on feet.It was amazing to see the children helping each other to find the best fitting shoe. No-one was greedy, everyone shared. If someone's shoe was a little snug, they found a smaller foot to put it on. If someone had too big of a shoe...the found a bigger foot. Everyone of those children worked to find the perfect match. Cinderella would have been proud.
As you can see the happy faces on these children, just think when we are literally giving away shoes to thousands of kids! We just can't wait.