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Nazareth House Apostolate

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Address:

185 Captains Cove Dr. Taylorsville KY 40071 USA

Mission:

The Mission of Nazareth House Apostolate is ongoing prayer. Living the life of prayer in community at St. Simeon Skete. We believe that this benefits the world and brings peace at levels that round tables and politics cannot reach. Blossoming from this prayer is the physical work of Nazareth House in which we save lives and provide for the poor, regardless of religion, race, ethnic background, etc. in areas of the world that are in turmoil from war or acts of nature.

Results:

Education for upwards of 300 students in our NHA School in Kabala, Thousands of people fed, medical assistance to those who otherwise would have to do without, companionship - a family atmosphere - we don't dump off humanitarian aid and leave - we become family - growing, learning, loving as years pass by.

Target demographics:

villagers, especially children

Geographic areas served:

Sierra Leone: Kabala and area villages

Programs:

education - we run a school serving 300 students; healthcare. We provide medical clinics and individuals with the tools they need to survive; using local workers to stimulate the economy - i.e. local seamstresses to make our school uniforms, we buy from local sources whenever possible, Our Sustenance Program provides food, rice & supplies to the families in upcountry villages, whatever the need - we are small but we do our best to be there with a helping hand.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Nazareth House Apostolate is the greatest non profit organization I know of. Fr. Seraphim and Vicki are truly inspirational to everyone who knows them because of the devotion they have to this cause, their love for The Lord, and their love for the people they serve. They are 100% dedicated to serving and they do everything with sincerity, integrity, and love. I would highly recommend donating to this organization as you can be sure the money will go directly towards the work that needs to be done. When so many organizations today are not deserving of trust, Nazareth House Apostolate is a breath of fresh air and truly " the real deal".

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Much husband and I were introduced to the work of Nazareth House Apostslate in 2005. Their work in Sierra Leone is nothing short of miraculous. Educating the people of the villages there, providing a school for 300 children, nurturing the faithful in their spiritual growth is a huge endeavor and continues to thrive. The Board of Directors guides this organization with integrity and transparency. In addition, the oversight of its parent site in Taylorsville, Kentucky provides support through medical and educational supplies, clothing in the form of school uniforms for every student, communication to local officials for the safety of its people. At St Simeon Skete in Taylorsville, pilgrims refresh their souls in prayer in an atmosphere away from the tumult of the world. The organization and leadership of this charity is above reproach. We are privileged to endorse Nazareth House Apostalate both prayerfully and financially.

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2015

 
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I have been associated with NHA for over 16 years. NHA is a nonprofit organization that receives my five star rating due to their ability to have achieved what no other nonprofit organization seems to have been able to accomplish. Their integrity, honesty and personal front line service to the country of Sierra Leone and other communities throughout the world have set them apart from other organizations. Their personal envolement in the day to day operations assure the success of their direct endeavors. All NHA donations are actually received by those who are being supported through their sincere and profound humanitarian efforts. A+++

 
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We are so proud to support the efforts of NHA both domestically and abroad. Fr Seraphim and Vicki could not be more genuine and persistent in their efforts to spread love and support to those in need. We are so glad to have NHA in our lives and proudly consider them to be a wonderful member of our family. Thank You NHA!!!

- The Fields Family

 
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NHA is by far the greatest non profit we as a church have worked with. I am a pastor of congregation in Springdale Arkansas. After meeting with Fr Seraphim and his lovely wife Vicki we as a church just had to get involved. I can attest to the great amont of passion and devotion which they put into all thier work. If your looking for a great cause to be a part of look no further. Every cent you send goes directly to mission work!

Canon John Slavin.

 
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The most selfless non profit organization I've ever come across. These people genuinely care and do everything in their means to help those in Sierra Leone, while making every dollar donated go a long way. If you are thinking about feeling good about yourself by giving back, this is the place you should give to knowing all of it goes straight to saving lives.

 
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My name is Lucy, I am a citizen of Sierra Leone, NHA has changed and saved my life. I was but a toddler when I met Seraphim and Vicki. NHA has placed me in the best schools in Sierra Leone and saw to my education. I came to the States to visit them and speak with their Board of Directors about my desire to become a doctor in my country. Especially after Ebola, Sierra Leone needs medical professionals desperately. During my stay in America, I became ill and needed heart surgery. Again NHA was there for me all the way. Today I am beginning medical professional education sponsored by NHA so that my dream of helping my country can be a reality. I have witnessed first hand the endless shipments of medical supplies, the growth in enrollment and programs in the school in Kabala that they own and operate, plus I've seen the supplies they get to the villages around Kabala. I've helped personally deliver rice and medical supplies to Kroo Bay and in the villages. I see the result of every donation. I see it get to the poorest of the people. NHA is the best.

 
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I feel that NHA is one of the few nonprofit organizations worth supporting for a few reasons:
1. Every cent raised goes toward the goals set (no money is spent on high salaries for officers).
2. Even without having any credit for the work being done to fight ebola in Sierra Leone, NHA continues the fight.
3. Fully funding a school for children from the area and having such a high standard and achievement is getting wide recognition and numbers are growing quickly.
4. Have started a community garden that is not only feeding locals, but also teaching them to self support themselves.
5. Spending money raised in Sierra Leone to estimulate their economy and employ locals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to find a way to reach more people and let them know about the good work that's being done.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I have known Father Seraphim and Vicki for over 10 years. They have become such an integral part of our lives. Father Seraphim baptized my children, traveled from Kentucky to our home in Georgia to give my Mother her last rights, and came back a few weeks later to conduct the funeral services. Without them in my life, I don't know where I would be. The power of prayer can truly be felt when at St. Simeon Skete. As influential and devoted they are in my life, they are just as much so in the work they do in Sierra Leone. Every dollar donated goes towards helping those in need, unlike some other non-profits where only a fraction of every dollar actually goes to those that need it. You know, with 100% certainty, that any donation you make towards their mission work is changing someone's life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get them more exposure for their mission work

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have been involved with NHA since 2008 as we both shared the same mission to help improve lives in Sierra Leone as they were recovering from the brutal civil war. They, through NHA, me through One Love Foundation and EWB, both working in Sierra Leone. To help in this area of the world was particularly challenging and we formed a friendship in a very small but powerful way to overcome those challenges to try to reach the poorest of the poor. To be successful in CONTINUING to reach the poorest of the poor, to rise above the challenges despite corruption, theft, greed, lack of funding, etc., that is the true beauty of NHA and that is unique. The money collected is buying uniforms, food, education, medical supplies, and I can attest that NHA is succeeding. "Small-small" as they say in Salone, but with so much heart, following through to the very end. Shoes on children's feet, rice when it's needed the most. James Mansaray is truly trustworthy and that is very hard to find but it makes all of this possible. In the right hands, bigger can be better. I believe and support the work being done by NHA. I wish they had the millions of dollars of support that many other organizations working in Sierra Leone have but don't use for the mission intended. I ultimately had to admit defeat in my own mission and had to close the doors, but NHA continues on and pray they receive the support that will reach those that need it the most.

 
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Last summer I met James Mansaray and his daughter Lucy, both from Nazareth House in Sierra Leone. Both are so impressive and Lucy is truly inspiring. She so desperately wants to become a doctor so she can help her countrymen and she exudes her love for Jesus. I had been giving to NHA, but meeting them has inspired me to do more, give more. Both of them, plus many others, sacrifice so much to help those in need in Kabala, Sierra Leone, and the surrounding area.

 
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