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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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pray for Mama Vicki

Dear Friends,

I now realize how MAMA VICKI always feels when am very sick here in Sierra Leone and she cannot be here to take care of me. Frankly enough, its has always been me, or a member of my family or a poor kid like Sheku to name but a few.

I will refer to my worst trouble early this year when i was involved in that terrible road accident. Mama Vicki almost chew the phone wanting to be here. As i write this, Mama Vicki is currently in Surgery in Kentucky and am unable to be with her. However, i am still connected to her through my prayers  and i ask you all to pray too.

The idea of her in Hospital is making me sick and as i pass the word here in Sierra Leone about her immediate surgery i can see the worried eyes of thousands too. I trust God to take control but its just not easy to see or hear that the one we all look to is down. I cant handle it without  her help and begging spirit for the poor and needy here. I just cant do anything without her so we want her to be ok.
The kids at our NHA school in Kabala needs her, not to mention of the lot in the remote villages where she always take care of the sore feets, feding the hungry, or take care of the worm packed belly etc. so much in her hands that without your helping hands she cant do it all.  Oh how i wish to be near a good Woman and a mother to many here. Mama Vicki is everything and i cant say more about her but ask you all to pray.

 And as she recover from this surgery, please do not forget to carry on the work of Nazareth House. I will prefer we make it easier on her today and give money towards the unfinished compound in Kabala. We still need to get all this down before Christmas and we are still behind in paying the remaining money.

  There is only one MAMA VICKI i know who has always been there for us all, and trust me she will be hard to find if we ever lose her. Today am in her shoes, reminding all to help out the work of NHA while  she is out of Surgery, This i promised her if only she will be ok.

I thank you all.