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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Monday, September 26, 2011

NHA: changing the quality of life

At Nazareth House work is always going on, whether it be at the Skete in Taylorsville, Kentucky

 or at the compound in Kabala 

or at the One Hut village near Kabala.  

Wherever there is a Nazareth, you will find someone working hard. 

Through the financial gifts to Nazareth House, 

James has headed up a crew to provide a solid home

 for the One Hut Family Village, 

One Hut Village 2010

who until recently have been living in a thatched mud hut. 

One Hut housing early 2011

 The whole family crammed into a few tiny rooms. 

Now we are putting the finishing touches on a very solid structure.  

The bricks were made with mud but reinforced with concrete and a zinc roof is placed over head!  

A big difference from their past, 

One Hut children stand in their house looking up through the missing roof

especially with the recent tragedies they have experienced 

Wind blows roof off of One Hut housing facility

when the wind blew their roof off last Winter 

and then fire destroyed their thatched hut this Spring.  

 But, now because of your compassionate generosity, their standard of living has improved greatly.  

The men of the village are hunters, they hunt bush meat for their food.  

Now they can focus on capturing that nourishment without worrying about the women left without proper shelter back home. 

Thank you and please continue to give so that others may also benefit from a gift of love. 

Please keep up the good work,  through Nazareth House you are helping so many people who've been straddling the line of existence and defeat.   By your contributions you provide that little boost they need to not only survive but to change the quality of their lives.  Thank you. 

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Note: Bush meat has been known to carry disease, we have warned those involved of this situation.  However, man must do what he must do in order to provide for his family and this is the manner in which this village and many others in Africa survive.  They do not have the luxury or wherewithal to purchase neatly packaged sanitized food.  NHA does provide the rice for them as often as we have the means to do so as well as medical supplies.