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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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Welcome to Koinadugu District

Welcome to Koinadugu District, it is the village in Kabala in which our school is located,

the place where Pastor Foday resides with his family and our all time favorite area of Sierra Leone.
If we would ever move to Sierra Leone, this is where we would call our home.
Besides being a beautiful place, mountains and lush vegetation, the people there are the sweetest and dearest we've met.
One of our favorite places to visit in Kabala, (after the school) is PayGay's pub & guest houses.
Our last visit there last month, we were guest a PayGay's guest house.
Paygay is a very dear friend

and treated us like royalty.
He even brought us a generator for the nights we stayed at his place.
At Paygay's Pub you can relax, drink a coke or a beer and visit with friends.

Paygay, who recently became a father,

has put a lot of time and energy in making Koinadugu District a better, more productive place.

There will be an election on November 27th for Chiefdom of Koinadugu District.
Paygay is one of the candidates for the position.

Nazareth House Apostolate does not involve itself in politics, but as our friend, we certainly wish PayGay all the best in whatever he does.
He is a wonderful caring man and he has been very supportive and helpful to Nazareth House.