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, January 13, 2012

Friday Smiles

It is all smiles for the Mansaray Family.  
Papa James is bursting with joy that his youngest daughter has arrived
and is healthy
and that is beloved wife survived the birth 
in a country where maternal mortality during delivery is very high, 
Having malaria, enduring a long drive from Kabala to Freetown, it is amazing how well Kadijah is doing!  Thank God.

Lucy is back at boarding school, unable to leave the school to be with her family, yet,  delighted that her baby sister and mom are doing well.  Lucy is all the more determined to study harder.   She knows how much we need doctors in Kabala. 

....and Roo...

Roo wasn't sure what to think about all this and was being very quiet...

but now that he met his little sister
well..look at those eyes... they say it all
Baby Vicki has definitely met with his approval
At this post, James is working his way back to Kabala,
he has work to do and we have villages to care for.  
In our line of work, there is no "family leave".  
The Needs don't stop, the work is ongoing.  
People like this little "lucky charm" toddler are depending on us.  
They depend on you and I to lend them the hand.  If you haven't already committed to a monthly donation, please consider doing so today.  
 Through your generosity, NHA has given help to many, but the light of each new day uncovers more that need us.  

We can't fulfill every need, but with your help, we can help many - bit by bit, person by person AND put a smile on their face.  
After checking on the latest new villages, James will return this weekend to pick up his family once Kadijah and Vicki are released from the hospital.  

Please pray for him as he travels the roads of Sierra Leone, road travel is not safe.  Drivers are wild and the roads bad.  

Its all about love....

Nazareth House Apostolate (NHA)
185 Captains Cove Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071

Note: For those of you in America who have noticed the earrings already in Vicki's ears.  This is Africa, its a different culture and ears are pierced at a much earlier age than in USA.  This has been part of their culture from the beginning.