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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Saturday, July 21, 2012

NHA 7 Days of Updates: Day 4

(Day 4's update was delayed due to power outages in the area - sorry)

Day 4: Transportation - NO GOOD

We really need to purchase our own vehicle in Sierra Leone.  Every time James informs me that he is going into Makeni or Freetown in order to purchase supplies, go to bank or make distributions for needy families in the area, I get a sick feeling in my gut.

You see, without our own NHA Vehicle, James is at the mercy of drivers that he really doesn't know and in most occasions - really doesn't trust (for good reason).   And even if they are good drivers - which is a rarity these days in Sierra Leone - their vehicles are not safe.  

Point in case:  This is his recent taxi to Makeni in torrential rains

cracked windshield and all 

Please consider helping us in our next project of providing a decent, safe and functioning vehicle to

get us and our supplies back and forth to those and need and to safely get James to the city for

picking up supplies to benefit those we serve in Sierra Leone.   Send your donations to NHA at

185 Captains Cove Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or use the paypal link on our website  

James is hazarding himself daily to do the work of NHA in his country.   It would be a good thing for us to help him do this work in a safe manner.  We'll always have to contend with "the other driver" in the other car, but at least the car we are in - we can trust - is well taken care of and the driver alert and safe.

Unsafe driving in Sierra Leone in unsafe vehicles isn't getting better, its getting worse.  Let's try to prevent such a tragedy for NHA in Salone.

Thank you so much for your prayers, compassion and generosity.