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, June 25, 2010

Mako's NHA School Report for this week

From Kabala come the Love, Peace and Blessing of God on this very Friday the 25 day of June.

The Nazareth House Primary School Kabala wants to give God the glory for a blessed school year-2009/2010.

As we are in the final weeks for the closing down of school, many questions keep coming to our hearts as we see and hear what is happening and goes around us. We began to wonder and the students asked:

Does God really Care about us?

Will our suffering ever end?

How can we pray so that God can answer our prayers?

And above all, how can we find true happiness?

Where can we look for these answers to these questions? Often, one book contradicts another.

There is, however, one book that contains reliable answers. It is the book of truth-The Bible, the Word of God.

In John 17:17, Jesus Christ in Prayers to God Said, “Your Word is Truth”.

In Job 34:10, God has a loving purpose for humans. That's why Jesus taught us to pray: “Our Father in Heaven let …your Kingdom come. Let your will take place on earth as it is in Heaven”. In Matthew 6:9,10,God cares so deeply about us that he has gone to great length to make the fulfillment of his purpose a certainty.-John 3:16.

In times of suffering, God in His Word foretells a time when He will establish peace on earth. In Isaiah 2:4, God will bring an end to all injustice and suffering.

For God to hear our prayers, when we pray we must not say the same petitions over and over again. In Matthew 6:7, if we want God to listen to our prayers, we must pray in the way that He approves. To do that, we need to learn what God’s will is and then pray accordingly. First John 5:14 explains, No matter what is it that we ask accordingly to God’s will He hears us.

To find true happiness, in Matthew 5:3, true happiness can be found only if we take steps to fill our greatest need, our hunger for spiritual truth about God purpose for us.

With these words for the Word of God there is hope for us as human in this troubled world, especially the NHA family as we remember this day in prayers our dear Father, Grandfather Fr.Seraphim who is in sick bed for God’s mighty healing hands to restore back again his health. He is such a God fearing, good, loving, and caring man. We are praying as a school and as a family for you our dear father.

We have as a school 14 more days to go for the closing down of school. We are presently doing our final work on the reports cards for the children and also preparing for the School Party and cultural performances for the children which they are eagerly waiting.

We will have the party and cultural performances on Thursday July 8th and on the 14th Friday we are going to close down school. A good time await us as a school in the next few days to come.

To you all we want to say thank you for all the help and support all through these years and for helping hundreds of needy children out here in Kabala.

Keep the good work by continuing to support the good work of NHA.

We love you all.

BY Jerry Mako.