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Nazareth House Apostolate

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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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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".


Rating: 5

Nazareth House Apostolate continues this day and everyday in the tradition of the Apostolic Fathers to execute the Great Commission of our Lord, "You will make Me known to the whole world," and they do this by "helping the least of these," specifically in the incredibly challenging environ of Sierra Leon, West Africa with a ministry directed at educating children while, at the same time, improving the general health of those children and their adult relatives.
There are, I am sure, many similar efforts being performed by all manner of other organizations. But I dare say that none have done so much for so long with so very, very little.
Reverend Father Michael V. Church+
Vicar, St. Thomas Aquinas Anglican Mission Chapel
Montgomery, Alabama

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

This small charity must surely do more for it's recipients than most, regardless of their size--and Vicki is the power behind it, and at NO PAY! She and her husband, Fr. Seraphim, take care of hundreds of poor people of all ages in Sierra Leone, regardless of religion (or lack thereof). They fly over there bringing suitcases filled with much needed medical and non-medical supplies, use a rental car, and, with the aid of helpers there, travel miles over substandard and dangerous roads; and on most trips, they walk many more when the roads give out--still hauling food and other goods. They are among the most loving, caring, and dedicated people I know of, and I wish that I could do more.

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Rating: 5

Long before Vicki and her Sierra Leone family arrive, the roads and footpaths out of Freetown are lined with thankful, eager villagers awaiting them. They travel by rented car, and walk miles off the more passable roads to reach groups of sometimes only two or three families, bringing food, medicine, hope, and love. The school is thriving, the children dressed in uniforms that Vicki and many volunteers make. NHA likely does more for more people than any other charity of its size--and with far less. I have been a 'helper' for a number of years now, and wish that I had a fortune to give.

Review from Guidestar

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Rating: 5

Who would have guessed that in Taylorsville, Ky. one would find such a worldly and spiritual organization. Manned by a staff of two, Vickie and Father Seraphim, I am astounded by the amount of work accomplished. If the two worked in the private sector they would be successful entrepenuers. But that is not where their heart or calling is directed. Therefore they must as Father puts it (beg for) their money and resources. However, what they receive never stays with them. For although they are physically here they are driven to care for the poorest of the poor. They have found this in Siere Leon and with their loyal assistant James living on site have been able to do impossible things to change so many shattered lives. To continue to do this challenges all. Father Seraphim has a heavy burden praying almost nonstop for those who most need Gods help both here and abroad. As one steps onto this serene property a peaceful atmosphere permeates the soul but belies the furious hard workings going on in an unrelentless effort to save poor and poorer souls.