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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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

West Coast, East Coast, North, South

...and everywhere in between...   

A WEST COAST COUPLE  (we will simply call refer to them as WCC) has challenged everyone in ALL areas of the United States  and countries overseas, too ... 

by matching every donation given between September 24 and October 24th, 2011 up to $5,000.

  Here’s your chance to double your donation - you can give more with less coming out of your pocket.   Now is the time to give...

If there is someone out there that could put their compassion in action by donating  $5,000 in one contribution 

that would end this campaign and the WCC  will match it immediately.    Chances are.... that won't happen...

We know there are those that could make that kind of donation and it wouldn’t affect their standard of living one bit

 - but maybe they haven’t come across blogs about the needs of those in Sierra Leone.

  Maybe they haven’t seen the faces of the children as they hope for someone to change their lives. 

For a lot of us, its a bit of sacrifice to give $100, $50 or even less.  But we do it anyway, for our brothers and sisters in need.

And there are those that giving any amount is not a sacrifice at all.   Regardless, most of us here in the USA  have better housing than what is the "norm" for those in Sierra Leone

Zinc nailed up to another structure makes a home, a shelter for many....    

and you can get creative, but shelter is shelter, when you are without... you do what you can do.   

People are hungry, there isn't Soup Kitchens for them to go...

people are sick and there is not much of a healthcare system to seek help, and very little medical help is free.

 There are no “welfare” programs for these people and jobs (as much as they want them and are willing to work) are just not available. 

 Many times people have said, “I’m sorry - my little bit of a contribution won’t make a difference”.   

Well, with this matching gift - your donation just doubled!  Not bad, huh?    Every amount is used to make a difference.

Now the WCC want to see every State in the Union represented in this “Matching Game” to benefit the people of Sierra Leone through Nazareth House Apostolate let’s show what we can do.  

Don’t worry about the amount, it will be matched.   Let’s get started and make a difference in many many lives.  

We all want to "save for a rainy day" but in Sierra Leone they just want to exist in that rainy day.

As of this morning, we have received 2 donations from 
S in Salem, OR   
E in Madison, WI
Total Received $50 Goal $5,000   

Let's have YOUR city, YOUR state represented in this campaign.   

Let’s make the WCC pay ....   Give today!
Nazareth House Apostolate
working in Kabala, Sierra Leone
185 Captains Cove Drive
 Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071 
or via paypal donation button on our website 

Note: The generous West Coast Couple have kids, mortgage and medical bills, they are not rich but just committed to Matthew 25:35...