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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Friday, March 26, 2010

Added Feature to this NHA Blog

Dear Friends,
Beginning today, we will post weekly school reports from our Nazareth House School, Kabala on our blog (when school is in session). Mako Mansaray will be giving us an update every Friday and it will be posted on the blog once received.

Here is this week's news from the school:

By Mako Mansary: Kabala, Sierra Leone

Greetings from NHA School Kabala.
We, the teachers and pupils of NHA School Kabala want to thank you all
out there for giving us the support we need to have and run this
We also want to thank you for sending Fr.Hicks,Mama Vicki and
sister Emily to us.
They are a very wonderful people.
Their help and support to us in Kabala has changed the lives of hundreds of school
going children.

They have supported us in every aspect to keep the school
running,helping the kids and teaching us to put God first in all that
we do.

We have ended another week in the school.This week has been very busy
as the kids were writing their Second Term Exams.Today marks the end
of the exams,and school will close down after today for two weeks for the
Easter Break.School reopens again on the 12th of April.

I am pleased to inform our friends and supporters that only 10 of our
students were not able to write their exams. Sickness was the major cause
of these children not writing their exams. But the school, in our own little
way, has a illness record book which will help these kids to get treatment from
the Kabala Government Hospital. So far it has been helpful.

One of the kids by the name of Abu Mansaray of class 4,was unable to
write his exams as his mother was sent to prison for six month last
week.The mother could not pay the rentage she owed the house owner
for about a year now. Abu is presently staying with a relative. All so sad.

To you all we say thank you,and may the good God continue to bless us all.
More on the school when we return from holidays.
Love you all.