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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Donations should be addressed to: Nazareth House Apostolate, 185 Captains Cove Drive, Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

POST OFFICE: NHA deliveries here and abroad!

Mail is "functioning" again for Nazareth House both at our Office Headquarters in Louisville, KY and on the scene at St. Laurence House in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

For several weeks, we received NO mail for Nazareth House Apostolate at our headquarters in Louisville. It seems the USPS here in town, decided on their own that Nazareth House "didn't exist" and returned our mail to the senders clearly marked "undeliverable at this address". We remain at the same address we've been at since 2001, but who knows why people do what they do? Anyway, after an inquiry at the Post Sorting Center, our mail is now be delivered. I was beginning to be very concerned by the lack of donations. Hopefully now they will recover. If you sent a donation and it was returned, it is safe to resend it now. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but please do send them as we have many needs to fill this month, many hungry, sick people. The USPS has our mail "on watch" to make sure it is delivered properly everyday! Good news!

In other good news, The Post Office in Freetown functioned extremely well, also. A package sent on May 29th arrived in Freetown on June 4th - unopened, untouched, fully intact. Awesome.

Liz Holt and Kathy Nagy from Louisville, sent a package filled with goodies for St. Laurence House. It was their way of showing your Nazareth House Staff in Sierra Leone how much they are appreciated.
The package arrived just as we had packed it! Yippee!

Pork 'n Beans, tuna fish, diarrhea medication, nose spray, Coffee and a special gift for James and Kadijah - a crank radio/flashlight/cell phone charger! When there is no electricity and no batteries they now have this handy item to charge their phones, light up their path and hear the news.
and then there is CHOCOLATE... Kadijah's favorite....
James anxiously tries out the radio.

It is really exciting that these items made it there, intact, and I credit the Freetown Post for their efforts. Keep it up guys and thanks!