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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Religion

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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Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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".

2 Tina88

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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

2 Melody8

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2 Sarah251

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I will be honest - I had never heard about Nazareth House until my mother moved to Kentucky. While there she became very involved with NHA and her enthusiasm is contagious. I think they do more for the people they are trying to help than other larger organizations because their overhead is so low with most of the administrative work being done by unpaid volunteers. Their outreach in Sierra Leone is unparalleled and I have now made them a priority in my charitable giving.

Review from Guidestar

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Father Tom and Vicki do such a phenomenal job at Nazareth House Apostolate. The thing that I love about these two is that you don't have to be around them long to see how passionate and caring they are to everyone they come in contact with. You also see how eager and excited they are to share their work at NHA with any and everyone. I love receiving news hearing what they are working on and how NHA is making a difference. There are very few people that I interact with and say, "those people are changing the world," and they are definitely in that statement. Thank you guys for all the hard work!

Review from Guidestar

1 Bob_64

Donor

Rating: 5

Definitely one of the very best nonprofits around. While many worldwide are worthy, the Nazareth House truly walks and talks the real deal.

3 Peter47

Donor

Rating: 5

Nothing in the world is equal to Nazareth House Apostolate. There are many great charities, and service done by others is vital where they apply their heartsong for those in many kinds of need.
But Nazareth House is the God-Heart child of a man on a mission, with a life-path so unique, especially among Americans, as to defy description. Father Seraphim, aptly named, has served in Christian ministries of every kind, followed ancient roads to spirituality, and shed any Western-driven norms while staying completely in concert with Jesus Christ, that the outgrowth of this ministry runs pure and clear as a high mountain stream.
The NHA work in Sierra Leone, borne out of deep suffering and prayer over a war-torn nation, give life to hundreds of children who live, learn, and survive the world's highest infant and young-child mortality environment, with stories I am not fit to tell. These little ones will change the country, and thus the world.
From those distant shores to the St. Simeon's Skete in the rolling Kentucky countryside, an air of deep devotion, steady visions shared without cost, and the chance to walk the spiritual trail with Fr. Seraphim and his wife, Vicki. The experience has changed the many who have stayed there. It's an Anglican-Orthodox-Catholic-Evangelical Christian diving board into the pool of Jesus Himself.
Father often says, almost with surprise, "I don't just love God, I like Him!" Would we all could say that with such delight every day.
This ministry keeps kids alive, and we who don't struggle with that, may find there the way to keep our souls alive in these days of discouragement.

Review from Guidestar

1 Jeff75

Donor

Rating: 5

St. Simeon Skete/Nazareth House Apostolate is a wonderful charity. They take a hands on approach
and really care about the people, kids and school they founded in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The administrator does all in her power so donations are used wisely. Most of her energy is spent to
see that the school, kids and people they help have everything that is needed. That is important.
The Board of Directors totally believes in their mission and are very conscientious of any and all
efforts they make. In my past, I helped to incorporate and administer another non-profit for eight
years.

Review from Guidestar

Geordan G.

Donor

Rating: 5

Meeting the founders of NHA was a life changing experience. I can honestly say that my life, and my spiritual life has truly been enriched by the ministry of NHA. They are a wonderful Religious and humanitarian organization. I have not been able to give as much as I would like to give to them, but what I have given I know has gone to a wonderful cause, helping children in Sierra Leon. I try to donate as much as I can to this organization, be it money or prayers. I am so very thankful of NHA and for their guidance in my life. I have become a better person through their ministry.

Review from Guidestar