In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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
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 donít 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,
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
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.
Sami Shalaby Ibrahim
Gather the Remnants
Departed on January 23rd, 2005
Mr. Sami Ibrahim was one of the founder of the
Organization and served until the last breath of his life. He will be dearly
missed, and we pray and say "It is not death to your servant, but a departure".
Pray For Us.
Gather the Remnants Board
George Bous (left) and Dr. Nabil El-Shamaa (right)
Dr. Nabil Aziz El-Shamaa
Advisor to Gather the Remnants Organization Board.
Departed on September 2008.
Dr. Nabil was a very
important person to Gather the Remnants Organization Board for the support of
many families and advisor to the Board.
He will be dearly missed, and we pray and say "It is not death to your servant,
but a departure".
Pray For Us.
Gather the Remnants Board
Nabil El-Shammaa was
born in Cairo, Egypt, on January 13, 1939.
He completed his medical degree, and married Norma Bishara on March 5, 1967.
In 1970, the family immigrated to the United States. Over the
family has lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida,
Dr. Nabil quietly and generously served the Coptic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Norma El-Shammaa, his three children,
Emile, Michael, and Mary, and his daughter-in-law and grandchild,
Mariam and Samantha.