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, August 6, 2010

Mako's Summer Friday Report

Summer greetings from Kabala.
As always, when there is an information gap from Kabala. My internet connection was lost last week so I was unable to report to you. But as for the work of NHA and life in general in the this district, it means that NHA team is at work, even in our silence.

With the rains and the farming season here things are going slower than usual.
But not withstanding, we do best what we love to do: Praying, Home
checks for NHA School Children, helping and praying for the sick and
needy, Farming and getting prepared for the next school year.
Mako praying the Life of Christ on his Jesus Prayer beads.

Pa.Foday’s little church is not very far from the NHA School and the soon to be NHA Compound.

This little church has a good numbers of Christians, (although our district is shared with our Muslim brothers and sisters - living together in harmony - just as NHA blends all walks of life).
and most of them have their children attending the Nazareth House School.
They are all hoping and waiting to see the entire team and work of NHA
move to Kabala.
Nazareth House Apostolate is most needed in Kabala, as the district is one of the least developed in the country.

Nazareth House has and is still doing a very good work out here, but
there is more to do: The Compound, The School, The Church, The
Children, The Sick, The Hungry and so many other things that need
urgent attentions.

The question they keep asking is how soon NHA will join us in Kabala? It is up to you how quickly the move is made.

We trust in God, Prayers and the support of our friends and the financial donations
to make this dream come true. We are so anxious for the Compound to be paid and the construction completed so the NHA can fully be seated in Kabala and doing the work so desperately needed.

Take a look at these children I don’t know how they survived but for God's
provision for their poor fathers and mothers.

Dirty cloths with no shoes on are part of the system for these children.
People continue to die of curable sickness such as MALARIA and
TYPHOID, leaving the poor mothers to look after the children without the support of a husband.

With all this odds and suffering we can’t wait to see the full
operations of NHA in Kabala. It will change so many lives for the better.
There are plenty of good things you can find in Kabala such as: The
culture of the people, the dancing,
the singing, corps, nice places,

as on a happy day like this these children are happy washing at the
Kabala in the midst of all its struggles is happy and grateful
for whatever they have even when most have little or no hope for food at home.

We can change the system if only we GIVE. If only we share a little of what we have with those who have nothing.

SO, PLEASE, LET'S START GIVING. Let's make the NHA Compound a reality and let's start doing the work of NHA in a bigger way - with more and more love.

I'll see you next Friday...
With all my love and gratitude,
Jerry Mako.