About Us

Blessed To Be A Blessing is a non-profit inter-denominational Christian organization that expresses God’s love in a practical way to the poor and neglected in the developing world. We do this by investing in training, facilitating short-term missions, and engaging in empowering initiatives that transform communities.

Our Mandate

Our mandate is to demonstrate the love of God with our hands by focusing mainly on the poor in the developing world. We deliberately invest in initiatives that reverse the cycle of poverty: empowering people with skills and tools that enable them to be self-productive and in the process restore their dignity and eventually their place in society.

BTBAB is the practical arm of Healing Waters set up as a practical response to the needs of the poor & neglected in the developing world. It does this in 3 ways:

  1. Mobilising ordinary people to go on a short-term mission trip (ToolBox);
  2. Identifying “the one face” in the crowd crippled by poverty and pulling that person out of poverty by sponsoring their education (Ana Claudia Initiative);
  3. and by reversing the cycle of poverty at community level by investing in projects makes a community self-sufficient (Overseas Community Transformation, or OCT)

Culture and Values as an Organisation

What we believe defines who we are,
and how we act.

Here you can learn about the values of Blessed to be a Blessing, and get to the heart of who we are.

1

WE BELIEVE GOD BLESSES US BEYOND OUR NEEDS SO THAT WE CAN BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS IN NEED

2

WE BELIEVE ALL CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE FULLY ENGAGED IN MISSIONS AND, IF POSSIBLE, GO ON AT LEAST ONE SHORT-TERM MISSION IN THEIR LIFETIME

(Mt 10: 5-15)

3

WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS THE SOVEREIGN RULER OF THE UNIVERSE WHO DETERMINES THE BOUNDARIES OF NATIONS, AND ASSIGNS EACH ITS DESTINY

(Hag 2: 7; Acts 17:26)

4

WE ARE MORE THAN A CHARITY: WE ARE AN INTER-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIAN ORGANISATION CALLED TO BE A VOICE OF HOPE & A HAND OF HEALING TO THE NATIONS: TO THE POOR & NEEDY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

(Mt 25: 31-46;1 Cor 3:5-15)

5

WE BELIEVE THAT THE LOCAL CHURCH IS THE SINGLE GREATEST EXPRESSION OF GOD’S KINGDOM ON EARTH WHERE BELIEVERS CAN GROW* and is built on the foundation of the apostles & prophets**

(*Heb. 10: 23-26; **Eph 2:20)

6

WE ARE A PURPOSE-DRIVEN ORGANISATION: IF GOD HAS NOT LED US, WE DO NOT ENGAGE. WE BUILD WITH ETERNAL PURPOSE

(Mt 16: 18; Eph 2: 20)

7

WE FOCUS ON GROWING PEOPLE THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP.

“..FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE…” (MT 10:8)

For people who want to come on a BTBAB trip, our motive is simple: Just come as you are, with open hands. We find the words of Jesus summarize at best the core of what we do: “…Freely you have received, freely give…” (Mt 10:8)

Charity Status

BTBAB is a registered charity in England & Wales. We define ourselves very clearly as being a “Christian organisation doing charitable work” rather than “a charity doing good work”. Therefore while our values are deeply Christian, we feel the charity status underlines the credibility of what we do and assures the public that we operate on the universal charitable guidelines on which the Charity Commission prides itself.

(Charity No. 1148901)