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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Thursday, November 8, 2012

James recently wandered into this village.

Now that he lives in Kabala he is finding his way into more and more remote villages who have never received aid or help before.  

The main breadwinner for the villagers has just passed away and the already struggling clan is finding themselves more and more in need.   

One of the first things James does as he enters a village is to assess the health of the people.  

Everyone looked relatively healthy, most had worms, but internal parasites are a normal problem in Sierra Leone.  

As James scanned the community, his eyes rested on one little girl.  She was limping.  

A closer looked revealed an infected burn.  An even closer look revealed loss of skin.  

In many cases, the burn and the skin heal (scarred but healed) -  its the infection that does the damage.  We've lost a few children due to the infection of burns.  

Because of recent shipments, James has access to a limited supply of antibiotics and can start this little girl on some.  Our supply is low, as is our triple-antibiotic wound ointment (neosporin).  We are working to replenish this supply.  This is just one of many difficulties requiring our attention - day after day, hour after hour.

We continue to press for a vehicle.  Had we had one, James could have brought this child to a clinic or the compound for treatment.  Alas, he is unable to carry her the great walking distance.  

People are in need, as Advent approaches and we begin to think of "charity" or even year end "tax deductions" please consider the work of Nazareth House Apostolate.    Be a part of the family of NHA, working together in the areas of the poorest of the poor in Sierra Leone.  

You can make your tax-deductible donation either by clicking on this link

or through the Paypal Donation Link on our website 

or by mail
NHA; 185 Captains Cove Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071 

or via Guidestar 

When James returns home to the compound, his day does not stop.  His door is knocked upon frequently.  He doesn't get much of a break but he's okay with that
knowing that he can help save a life, bit by bit.  Yet... 
and yet...
He needs us to see him through.  We need to provide him with the means to do this work.  

Thanks you.