What We Do
BLESS USA is a service that is inspired by and rooted in the scriptural teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our God, who Himself experienced human need such as hunger, thirst, and lack relates to us directly and tells us “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head” (Luke 9:58). In this same way, Christ calls those who have need his brethren, for he explains that any service we do for his brethren we have indeed done to Him. This Christ, who we know so well because he revealed Himself to us, is the one to whom we render services; he teaches us, “For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me… Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:35-36, 40). And He even grants us to be worthy of acknowledgement for our deeds, but we know that “all things come from [Him], and of [His] own we have given [Him] (1 Chronicles 29:14). Thus, it is engrained in us to serve our brothers and sisters who are in need, because of Christ’s love for us, for “We love him, because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
The experiences of the brethren of the Lord in Egypt indeed compel us to do all that we can to return something to the Lord for all of the blessings he has poured out on us (Psalm 116:12). The sort of need experienced by them is unfathomable to us since conveniences that we consider necessary are luxuries in their conception. Running water, proper care of sewage, and simple forms of shelter are among the services Bless USA seeks to provide to our Christian family in Egypt. So, Bless USA works to do Christ’s will through its services for we are obliged to “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
Though the situation is dire in Egypt, the Lord blesses all of our simple works and the impact on the brethren is great. The success of improved medical health, the creation of work projects that have resulted in self-sustainability, and the development of superior shelter conditions are among a few of the successes that the programs enacted by BLESS USA have been blessed with. We continue to work together “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in [us] will carry it on to completion…” Philippians 1:6).