NAZARETH HOUSE APOSTOLATE

Rating: 5 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Religion

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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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Nazareth House Apostolate is committed to finding those who fall between the cracks, and showing them Jesus' love regardless of their situation. NHA operates on a shoestring, but still all the donations intended to support those in need actually do so (rather than supporting administration), either at their school in Kabala, Sierra Leone, or amongst others in that country struggling just to make it through one day. Additionally, NHA approaches those they serve with the attitude that Jesus is already there in the poor, sick, and cast-out, and simply seeks to meet Him there in them.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Nazareth House Apostolate is one of the best charities I have ever supported. All of the money brought in goes directly to the people of Sierra Leone. The Missionaries, Fr. Thom and Vickie, are the salt of the Earth; every ounce of their passion, dedication, and spirituality goes toward helping the poor - both in Sierra Leone and here in the US. I have no reservations recommended this charity to others; in fact, it is one charity where I am certain that every penny goes to its mission.

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

I would make no changes. All monies are handled responsibly.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me."

Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying "Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, "Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of my brethren, ye have done it unto Me."

Read the above in The Gospel of Saint Matthew 25: 34-40
Live the above at Nazareth House Apostolate 365: 24-7

I have personally known Father Seraphim and Vicki for over 10 years. Their daily goal is to be sheep sitting on the right hand of our Lord. NHA makes a huge difference in the world one hungry person at a time, one thirsty person at a time, one stranger at a time, one naked person at a time, one sick person at a time, one prisoner at a time -- so donating here makes a difference every time. They provide for those in need both materially and spiritually. NHA staff are glorious pioneers among the high passes of the Kingdom of God, who have scaled heights which other charitable organizations have seldom even seen afar off. Go NHA!!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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