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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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Uniforms at NHA School

Last week, we reported about the sacrifice made by James and Kadijah to pay for and provide the new uniforms
for the students of NHA School in Kabala, Sierra Leone.
During his recent visit to the school James photographed some of the students
sporting their new attire!
The school continues to excel thanks to your support, prayers and love.
Thank you.
In other news, James is recovering from what appears to be a neck injury that has caused him to lose feeling and control of his left hand and arm. A friend of ours, a priest in the Anglican community, Fr. John Slavin, gave some medical advice to James and suggested treatment for James. James, waited 2 days to be given an appointment with a doctor in Sierra Leone and 10 hours in the waiting room when he came to doctor at the time of his appointment. And we say healthcare in America is bad! The doctor confirmed the diagnosis that Fr. John had given. James is adhering to treatment.

Our trip to Sierra Leone is pushing closer. We've already began our malaria preventative treatments, everything is set to go...BUT we have yet to make the financial goal of $7,500. We are still running just at $3,000 behind. USPS mail can be slow, if you are mailing in your tax deductible donation please do so quickly. The deadline is October 16th. You will want to be a part of the is mission, making a difference to so many lives.

You may also give through the paypal donation link on our website. The paypal box is prefilled with the figure of $25 but you can give however much you want, just change the number. Paypal donation must also be in before or on October 16th in order to process it for the trip.

Thanks again for all your prayers, love and support.