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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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nazareth House Family

The Nazareth House Family extends around the globe, we are people blended together by compassion, helping those in need, loving our brothers and sisters. It's not an easy feat, to survive in this world we live in - it takes all of us holding each other up. The global outreach of NHA doesn't stop at humanitarian gestures it reaches deeper - forming ongoing relationships.

In Yesterday's Blog post, you read about the Ice Storm and how it prompted a gathering of the Nazareth House family to come to the aid of our headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

Many of you are working hard to come up with the rent to continue the work of Nazareth House another year in Sierra Leone. We are far from reaching the goal of our Landlord's expectations and I am not sure what the future will hold. I can't bear to think of the difficulties James will be facing if we don't come through for him. He has been so faithful in seeing that all the needs we ask him to meet are met, despite danger, exposure to disease, harassment, he does the work. It breaks my heart to even think that we might let him and his faithful family down. The clock is ticking fast and we remain thousands of dollars behind in reaching $10,000 by March 1. I know that the economy is bad...If you are able, please give today. Whether you can help or not, please invite someone else into the Nazareth House Family. The more we join together the more we can do. Above all PRAY.

Nazareth House thanks St. Charles Anglican Church, Huntsville, Alabama for the box of o-t-c medicines that arrived to our Louisville Center on Monday. We are in process of packing it with other supplies and shipping it out this week. James will let us know when it arrives in Sierra Leone.

We are still waiting for a shipment of medicine that was sent via One Love Foundation to arrive in Freetown. This medicine is specifically for the orphanage we support in joint effort with One Love Foundation.

In Freetown, there are a group of people that have become a big part of the Nazareth House Family. They are the staff at the The Dycar Trading Centre & Internet Cafe that James uses to bring you the wonderful photographs of our work in Sierra Leone. Not only have they become avid members of Nazareth House, they are great friends and helpers to James and his family. They have captured the heart of Fr. Seraphim and I. We love them all.

Marian (the newest member of the staff), Betsy, Simithie, and Sanu.

Sanu graciously offers us his car to make possible distribution of needs and make our trips to Kabala. He is a true friend - more than that - he is family.

Betsy Anderson

I enjoy checking in each day with Betsy, Simithe and Sanu on Facebook. We keep in touch frequently - especially sharing prayer requests, etc.

Simithe Samura

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Louisville, KY 40218 USA


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