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, November 30, 2009

The Shoes are on the way to the NHA students in Kabala

Thank you to the neighbors and friends of Nazareth House who helped James prepare the shoes for travel to the students in Kabala.
and Thank you to the people who gave shoes, helped ship to Maria in Summit Hills, and got the word out that we needed shoes.
It was truly a team effort. ...and Maria - Lord knows how much I love you, You did good, girl. You are a saint!

Report on "Shoes Travels" by James B. Mansaray:

I got up at 4: 30 AM local time packing and trying to fit shoes in a huge box and barrel
before taking it to the Bus Station for its voyage to Kabala.

In Freetown this can meet you a lot of STRESS dealing with transportation here, this one was very STRESSFUL situation for me this time around.
Poda Poda after Poda Poda (transport bus),we finally get to the bus station, unfortunately for me, the Government bus scheduled to drive to Kabala was too small.
There was not enough space for even two suitcases
so I had no option but to try Texaco Lorry park at the esatern part of town where I was able to find a place for the shoes, thanks to Abdulai, a neighbour friend who helped me to get this from one spot to another with those hug boxes on the head.
Boxes filled with shoes are on their way to Kabala, and all of us at St. Laurence House will leave this afternoon to meet the shoes there.
Soon we all will have a great time dealing with this at the school and beyond. We still have a big full box of shoes at St. Laurence House which will be handed out to people as and when necessary. So far, a whole lot have benefited from this and we all cant wait for the School in Kabala to get their share.

I am so tired but will have lunch, rest a bit before we take to the road again. Do keep us in your prayers. We'll be sending word from Kabala.

Love to all.