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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Sunday, September 19, 2010

NHA needs your help completing the Compound

Just as another box, crammed full of supplies for the work of NHA, arrives in Freetown,

 James is already out distributing the prior boxes received.

He spent the whole weekend in Kabala, distributing needs and working with the NHA School Staff as they begin their new School Year.  

The perpetual tide - in and out - the teamwork of the NHA Staff in Sierra Leone

and NHA supporters in America.  Teamwork at its best.

Even though we are in the middle of the Compound Funding Campaign,

 we are thankful that the regular monthly cash donations continue to provide for our work - feeding the hungry, providing the education for the students and salaries for the NHA School,  tending to the sick, and supplying the medical clinics.

We are most thankful that we have been able to keep this up without any interruption.

However, this last month, funding has been more difficult.  We've received enough for the monthly needs, but we've received very little towards completion of the compound.  

Completion of this compound and ability to move in and begin our work are vital to the existence of NHA. We  are at a critical stage of construction on the compound and our Contractor needs funds to keep the work going.  Delays costs him money as well as NHA.   He's been working on the windows which have been very expensive because of the glass, wood and aluminium.  There is still much more to be done and we owe a balance of $30,000 towards to the Contractor.   The quicker we can get this paid, the quicker we can perform service to the villagers and the school.  Those that depend on us for their very existence.  We cannot let them down.  

Currently the storage space in our rented house at  St. Laurence House is minimal.

And in a few short months, that landlord will resume his house - for good - and our staff and all our supplies will be without housing.

We are at a major juncture point in this adventure called Nazareth House Apostolate.  We need your help.   Please give today.  Change Lives, Make a Difference.

mail your donations to:

Nazareth House Apostolate
2216 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY 40218

Or give through the PayPal donation button on our website

*NOTE: Nazareth House makes monthly shipments of medication from Louisville to Freetown.  We encounter tremendous needs in Sierra Leone, yet we ask that people resist the urge to donate items to this cause unless specifically requested. It’s actually prohibitively expensive to export goods from the United States to Sierra Leone.  Rather cash donations are preferred and greatly appreciated.  This approach benefits the local economy (local skills, labor & materials) and assures your tax deductible donation goes directly to support needs and projects and reduces administration costs such as shipping.