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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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NHA: Doing what we do best...


Nazareth House Apostolate isn't a large organization with a lot of funding, but everything we have we put straight to good use.  
Thank you for your response to our recent appeal.   We are "catching-up" bit by bit. Like everyone else in this economic times, we will take each day at a time - moment to moment.  

We are not out of the woods yet, we may never be ...and that's not even the point.
The point is... we do what we can do in the moment - whatever the moment holds, that's where we are because that is where God is...   in the moment.

Last week this man was praying for help, this week thanks to you of NHA, he is giving thanks

Last week, the moment presented us with some elderly people housed in a nursing home near Freetown.   They were in need of a boost, not just nutritionally, but emotionally.

Despite the pressures NHA is contending with -  providing for those under our care each month, all the while trying to raise extra funding to pay for the completed construction of our NHA Compound in Kabala (moving our staff, etc. ); we are banding together to reach out to the immediate needs of those around us.

Our supporters are real people with real situations and when they lose their jobs in this uncertain economic climate it does affect us but this is when the unity amongst our NHA family kicks in and we work together to overcome the obstacles.
And at a time when there was uncertainty whether our staff would find their next meal, we have come to the aid of yet another group of people -- we've enlarged the family a bit more, expanding to accommodate a few more who need us.  

Kadijah made Fr. Seraphim's favorite African snack - banana cakes.
Lucy hands out the banana cakes that Kadijah made
She made enough for each person residing at the Elderly Home to have their own stash.

Not only that, we provided a few large bags of rice and some drinks for the people.  

There is a big difference in what just a little care can do for a friend in need...
Last week when we first saw this woman

Lucy with the lady this weekend.  Notice she is dressed and holding onto her banana cakes!
AND...not only that, but we gave the gift of touch, a hand held, a hug.
Ann Marie, holding a woman whose ability to hold was taken away by Rebels in a most horrific way

NHA doing what it does best, loving each other, caring...
Keep it up, dear ones...   NHA has many depending on them, spiritually and physically........  Let's not let them down.  
The latest members of this growing Nazareth House Family.   A family of Love. 
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God bless you all!