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 11, 2011

Recently, the internet has been so terrible in Sierra Leone, that James has had difficulty in getting much communication to me.   We pay the ZAIN company $100 per month for a mobile USB connection that used to last all month and the ability for James to send hundreds of pictures to me in emails before needing topped off.  But the company now charges "pay as you go" and $100 dollars gets you only 2-3 hours worth of uploads, a few precious pictures.   So we are working on finding a better way, it seems every time something works for the better in Sierra Leone, greed raises its ugly head and the opportunity is removed from the people of Sierra Leone.   This really doesn't fair well for progression.   All the more reason we must keep lending a hand to our brothers and sisters who live there and must fight for survival.

As I opened my email the other day, I found this picture of a sweet infant.  

I noticed she looked a bit "weathered", you could tell that her short life had 

already been a rough road.   

One by one the pictures of this child arrived in my inbox.  

But James internet time ended before he could send me the story on this baby.  

So I sent James a text, inquiring as to the details of the child.   A copy of the text is below.  

I don't have to say another word.  The text says it all.   Pray for this child, pray for our work and do what you can to help us help those who are abandoned, forgotten...   

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