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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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

mini updates

Dear Friends,
Catch up work that I left behind while in Sierra Leone, has kept me busier than expected but I am making my way through it all and this blog will be attended to much better in the very near future. Bear with me.

In the meantime, I am happy to report that James' youngest brother, Joseph is out of the hospital, recovering from Typhoid and Malaria safely and effectively at St. Laurence House. Thank God for St. Laurence House and our staff that keeps in going - James & Kadijah!

Our staff in Kabala, report that, sadly, Emmanuel remains MIA (missing in action). His parents returned to Kabala without him stating that he was left with relatives in a village 65 miles away. This gives me great concern, but as I stated before: we have done all we could physically do for Emmanuel - we leave it in God's hands. Please keep him and his parents in your prayers.

We have been able to send the first installment towards the payment of our new Compound in Kabala. We have now paid $7,300 to the builder. This was a surprise as I had told the builder we could only manage $5,000 at this time. We only owe $44,700! Needless to say we are taking donations - PLEASE! The house, the land, our plans in Kabala - all of this info- is coming soon on the blog. We are finalizing figures, etc.

Time, money and delays, kept us from giving rice out to everyone we had on our list while in Freetown. Never fear, James is taking care of that situation now, as I have replenished his "Rice to Others" fund. There are also a few who needed a 'cash' supplement to make ends meet on necessary items for sustenance and James is also prepared to care for them.

NHA is going about its work, helping and loving others - thanks to people like you that express their compassion in donations. God bless you all.