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, March 27, 2010

Update on Joseph Mansaray

Hello Friends of Nazareth House,
Just got word from James that Joseph (James' youngest brother) is still in the hospital and James has been running all day getting medicines and taking care of his needs. (makes you wonder what the hospital is supplying besides the naked bed - James brought the bedding sheets). Anyway, it is definitely a severe case of malaria. He should be released by tomorrow or Monday. He is being treated with medication that works... so this is good. Thank God, James is close by his side to make sure all goes well.

On another note, Mako sent word that Emmanuel's parents apparently abandoned him into the hands of his grandmother in a village 65 miles away. The young couple are worn out and unprepared to continue the struggle for his survival. The thing is, he had a whole village prepared and ready to care for him in Kabala. The NHA team of Pa Foday and Mako are there, plus others to help care for him. We are praying that he is brought back before it is too late. Without his mother's breast feeding, his chances of survival are slim - even though we have cleared him of the worms - the nutrition is an important and necessary issue. He must get nourishment. This is very sad, he had a chance but cultures and traditions clash sometime and people don't understand. God does, He knows, He sees. We leave it in His hands.