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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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lucy is awarded for great accomplishments at Year End School Awards Ceremony

Nazareth House Apostolate, Fr. Seraphim and I wish to extend a proud Congratulations to Lucy Jamestina Mansaray of St. Laurence House, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Mansaray St. Laurence House Household:
James, Kadijah with Roo, Ann Marie & Lucy

The following photos were taken by Lucy's very proud papa, James Mansaray,beginning ceremony before awards distributed.

to document and share this wonderful accomplishment with all of us.Lucy and her classmates wait to receive awards.

Words from James: Here are pictures of Lucy's prize for Proficiency and Excellent performance Lucy is presented with her outstanding award.

in all of her study subjects this academic year. Thanks to you all for helping us with all the school fees and moral support.The class lines up to receive awards

Wish I could mention the names of all those who are making this possible for her education, but you all know yourselves and the good God knows also. .......I am so worn out that I can't say much. We are all so happy and thankful for all those supporting the work of Nazareth House Apostolate. Look how you are changing lives!
And more words from James from an email to Mama Vicki:

"Hey Mama,
Good morning. We woke up late this morning but it was a wonderful night rest. The event yesterday at Lucy's school went well and we had lots of fun and joy seeing the girls doing well. Thank you very, very much for making all this possible. Had I been told fifteen years back that my daughter will go this far, I would have doubted it but with God, You and all around Nazareth House Apostolate, things are turning up fine for them and all we encounter. What a difference you guys are making, giving people a chance, giving hope... I thank God so much for that first meeting of Father Seraphim, thinking of that day he came here to pray in this sad shape Sierra Leone ......... so long ago, so much has happened.
Thank you all for acknowledging God's nudge and reacting. He is working through you in this... it shows. God bless you all. - James.

Lucy attends the Lebanese International School in Freetown, where she is studying accounting.