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How we started

His Grace Bishop Samuel, Bishop of Public Ecumenical and Social Services. “Gather the Remnants” Was his Grace’s idea. Bishop Samuel was born on December 8th, 1920.
And Martyred on October 6th, 1981

Today the majority of the problems that face our youngest children, boys and girls in Egypt are caused by lack of every day material needs. “Assuredly, I say to you, in-as-much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Mat 25:40)
So with God’s will and the blessings of Jesus Christ we will move forward to assemble a Non-Profit Organization in the name of the family of Pope Kiriolos who loved the poor; This project according to the instructions given by of his Grace Bishop Samuel (Gather the Remnants).
The purpose of this letter is not to ask for more donations; but it is very important to ask for your participation in this project. And if you have any ideas you could find useful to this project we will welcome your ideas.
For that I ask you to give minutes of your precious time to read this letter and don’t discard it. Please read it with an eye that is filled with love and care for your brethren, Jesus brethren the hard worker that suffers many problems and you say “The zeal for your house burns in me”
I will not forget my loved ones, the day His Grace Bishop Samuel had a spiritual gathering in one of the monastery of El-Giza prior to his martyrdom on October 6th, 1981.
He presented the project “Egmau al-kesar” (Gather the Remnants). His wishes were that every house would collect what is left over from the cost of the food (meat, bread, butter, etc.) so all these small amounts will be collected and given to the hungry and the needy.
And this is the truth; many times we have extra food, clothing and others. It was possible that we could have done without a little of all these extras. And in the same time these little amounts could wipe lots of tears from eyes that are “looking for the crumbs that fall from the master’s table”.
So would you like to share with Christ himself the one that we beg him to wipe every tear from our eyes and the One that the Bible says about Him that the true pure religion according to God the Father that we are taking care of the orphan, and the widows in their hour of need. The blessing of this service and its fruits in this sentence protects the human being himself without any sin of the world.
This project asks you to become a member of this organization by participating with twenty five dollars per month. This amount will be given to a needy family in Egypt. You will learn of their circumstances and with time you can correspond with them if you wish. You will learn of their progress and how your twenty five dollars a month makes a difference between tears and hope.
My loved ones, brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, the blessing of our Lord Jesus Christ who controls our lives in accordance to His goodness, will embrace us all. Peace to the Church of your house.