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, February 18, 2011

Back to Sierra Leone, Back to work

James Mansaray's has returned to Sierra Leone from his visit to America.   Once back home, he spent a good bit of time reuniting with his family.  It was a sweet reunion.

Not wishing to waste time in tending to the people of Sierra Leone who depend on the work of Nazareth House to pull them through these times of extreme poverty; James and Kadijah have returned to the full swing of activity - spreading the aid provided by  our wonderful Nazareth House Team of supporters.
One Hut Village:  Photo taken in March 2010
The first matter of business, was to get to our beloved One Hut Village to make sure they were surviving well.  
photo taken March 2010
They are isolated and must depend on the bush to provide their existence.  
They all rushed out to greet James and gave thanks for his safe return.  
Photo taken February 2011
They checked him out to see if

America had treated their brother well...

Seeing that he had gained weight and looked good, it  pleased them.   America had indeed given him good treatment.

Kadijah immediately set about distributing much needed Worm pills.
This family, as are most families in Sierra Leone, is constantly plagued with internal parasites.

Our thanks to Dr. Baumann and Clark County Family Health Center for helping NHA to provide this much needed medication.  

After administering the worm medication,

Kadijah supplied the family

 with over-the-counter medications from NHA.

Denny and Joanie Markwell of Laurenceburg, Kentucky are a part of Nazareth House Apostolate and St. Simeon Skete.  It happens that they are the deer processors for the area.

They made up a batch of deer jerky for NHA and James carried it over for the One Hut village. What better way to fill hungry bellies in Sierra Leone than to provide them with this protein?  The perfect meat for the family at One Hut, it needs no refrigeration, no cooking.  Its ready to eat.  

James gives a piece of jerky for trial.
slowly chewed,
you can tell by the smiles 
this treat is met with approval.  

What a happy reunion, thanks to everyone!

The Nazareth House Team is simply the best in the world

What a picture of loving your neighbor.  

God bless you all!!!!!!!!!!!

James & Kadijah are wearing tee-shirts purchased from WHY LOUISVILLE.  Artist Melody Dennison