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, January 12, 2011

Travels to Sierra Leone

Its been great having James in America, but he is anxious to return to his beloved wife and children and to get back to doing the business of NHA, serving the people in need.  
As we prepare for his return, 
we have been packing up many of the medications 
and such for him to distribute once he is back on Sierra Leone soil.   
He has been greatly missed and many are waiting for his assistance through NHA. 
James has got a good dose of what the work on our end of the project entails.  
 He knows just what goes into preparing a package to send to him for the work.   From the arrival of the items to our Taylorsville NHA Office

to the packing, labeling and custom forms.  From there its off to the Post Office

hauling box after box ...

finally the most painful procedure:  Paying for it all!

We'll be tracking these things as they travel from Kentucky to Freetown.  We'll follow their path on the blog and for the first time James will be on both ends of a project - both shipping and receiving.
 I've had this happen to me and its exciting to ship from the States, arrive in Sierra Leone and pick up the package there as it completes its journey.
Mama Vicki with Freetown Postal Workers

Now its James's turn.  He's experienced a lot of things in America.  Many things amaze him, some things worry him, but by far he is impressed with our delivery systems here.

When we complain about slow deliveries or such, we are fortunate that we receive our packages without paying bribes or tips and that it arrived in a reasonable amount of time.  For others in 3rd World countries getting your mail is not that easy.  

NHA wants to thank the Freetown Salone Post for being so kind to us and making sure that our packages arrive timely.  They know that each package is filled with love and supplies to help their people.   Thank you all.  I love the cooperation and team work of NHA.