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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Friday, April 29, 2011

Wanted: Compassion...and a bit of help....

Tornado havoc in the Southern United States, flooding in Middle States... there are so many needs all around us,

...people suffering, people in trouble. America and as we know so well... in Sierra Leone.

It seems we are called more than ever to join together to give support and help each other out.

Seraphim's father frequently told his children, "be nice to everyone, everybody's having a hard time".  

That statement rings true, especially today.  

In the midst of this, I give you a situation update in Sierra Leone.   

May 2011 is here and James and Kadijah's lease has now expired.  There are no more extensions, it is finished.

The St. Laurence House in Freetown is no more.

James and Kadijah, with Roo,

Lucy and Ann Marie,

must move out immediately, with all the supplies that we use to help others.

We are building the compound in Kabala, but there is much to be done to bring it to live-in standards.

 If you can help with a financial donation, we'd appreciate it.  That would be fabulous.
 And, if you know someone you might want to invite to be a part of this work,
a work that changes so many lives for the better,

please introduce NHA to them.  
We are so close to completing this project (the NHA Compound in Kabala)
and it is such an important step towards the future aid and ministry we can bestow on Sierra Leone.   Please help.    Ask your friends, church, co-workers, relatives, neighbors.... spread the word, tell of the needs of others and how someone can personally make a difference.   We've done so very much through Nazareth House... let's go a little further.

Donations can be sent to:

185 Captains Cove Drive
Taylorsville, KY 40071

or made through the website: