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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Friday, May 7, 2010


Hello to all our dear Friends and Supporters out there!
We want to start by thanking God for sending the rains at last.The hot,brown,and dusty environment in Kabala is gone. With the returns of the rains,the place is clean and fresh. We welcome the rain season with plenty of fruits and green leaves to eat.We, the Nazareth House Apostolate School Kabala, want to thank God for another blessed week in the academic calender.I strongly believe that the beauty of any human being lies not in the physical appearance but in how he can help and make others happy.This is exactly what people like Mama Vicki,Father Hicks and a host of others out there unknown to us, are doing - -making it possible for hundreds of helpless children in Kabala to receive quality education free of cost through their tireless effort and support. To you all, we say,your support,effort,and contributions to the NHA has changed the life of these children in preparing to take responsibility for themselves in the future.We strongly believe that EDUCATION is not about filling buckets, but it is about lighting fires in the mind set of people.

We, the staff at NHA School Kabala, will continue to be faithful to our work.That is be in school on time,sign the teachers time book before and after school,teach the children and above all help them to know, love,and fear God.

The school, as always, is working to make sure that all children receive education.We thank God as we were able to hand out our school report cards to our children this week.It is usually a happy and but also sad event,as not all will be the best of theAs a school we always make sure that our children do their best, this is very good for them. As
I always tell them, "...examination is an examination in which nobody likes to fail,so work and study very hard".I was so happy about the boy, Abu Mansaray whose mother was sent to prison for 6 months for not paying her rent did extremely well. Pa. Foday and I accompanied the boy on his regular visit to the prison to see his mother and to tell her that despite her absence, he is doing fine in school through the help and support of NHA. The mother could not hide her joy as she openly cried with a smile coming through her tears.

We thank God for this opportunity,making us to have UNITY IN DIVERSITY.To you all we say thank you for making hundreds of children happy out here.

With love,