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, July 2, 2011

Dresses, Dresses and More Dresses

As James and Lucy returned from yet another moving trip to Kabala, two USPS Priority boxes awaited them.

The two boxes were from Granny Pearl's Trunk ,

The follow is the words from the creator of the Facebook Community Page of Granny Pearl's Trunk, 
Wanda Karen Thompson of Athens, GA:

This project is an effort to help the mission of Nazareth House Apostolate in their work in Sierra Leone. I want to spread the word about the amazing work they do while also providing dresses for the little girls in Sierra Leone. I named this project in memory of my precious grandmother, Pearl Phillips Thompson. She was a talented seamstress and a loving Christian woman. Granny Pearl never had much in life in terms of material things but she had a trunk and you never knew what you might find in there! I hope to fill it now with hundreds of dresses to send to the little children in Sierra Leone.

Roo anxiously gets ready to open the boxes

Lucy and Roo begin to sort through the boxes

Dresses and Medication and Tuna Fish were enclosed

This project was a team effort from several in Athens, Georgia.   Currently, James and the family are in the middle of moving to Kabala.   You'll see more on this story in detail on this blog once they are able to unpack and distribute the dresses and medicines.   For now, we wanted Wanda and those who put this together to see that their gifts of love have arrived all the way to Sierra Leone and will be given to needy little girls very soon.   Thank you all!

Lucy holds up a dress

Roo models a blue dress that he has named "BLING CATS" .