Over the past several years, Steve Wearp, his wife and five boys, have made multiple trips to Judea and Samaria to serve the people and communities there, offering friendship, proclaiming, “We’re here to serve the God of Israel,” “Your God reigns,” and asking, “How can we help?” After nations imposed BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) on Israel in December 2015, and insisted goods exported by the Promised Land be labeled for instance, from the “West Bank,” rather than “Made in Israel,” Wearp changed the acronym BDS into a positive profession, Bless, Defend, and Serve the Jewish people of Judea and Samaria through a new ministry he founded, Blessed Buy Israel (BBI).
BBI promotes products from Judea and Samaria and strives to build bridges of honor and trust that lead to true friendship. Wearp is no stranger to building bridges between Christians and Jews. He is the former National Coordinator for the March of Remembrance, which honors Holocaust victims and survivors, so that they are never forgotten. Canton, Texas has hosted several Marches of Remembrance over the years, usually in April. Many local churches and elected officials have participated, as have nearby Rabbis, Holocaust survivors, and their families.
Participation in blessing Israel is what BBI is all about. Various products made available at blessedbuyisrael.com such as, olive oil grown in the hills of Samaria, ceramics and all natural and organic cosmetics of Itamar, Holy Cacao Chocolate, jewelry, T-shirts, soaps, and teas, help build Jewish businesses and fuel Israel’s economy. “We’re no longer just supporting Israel, we’re supporting friends,” said Wearp.
The vision of Blessed Buy Israel is to actively Bless, Defend, and Serve the land, people, and God of Israel. Numbers 24:9 tell us, “The nation is like a mighty lion; when it is sleeping, no one dares wake it. Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed, and whoever curses Israel will be cursed.”
Wearp, a former engineer with Caterpillar, expressed BBI’s vision, “In our generation, the fulfillment of God’s promises to restore and bless Israel and make Jerusalem a praise in all the earth is coming true before our eyes. What is even more incredible is that He has given us the privilege to come alongside our Jewish brothers and be an active part of the fulfillment of these prophecies. …. We are asking you to join us in this process of (BDS) Blessing, Defending and Serving Israel through your prayers, sharing the Good News of God’s coming Kingdom and actively supporting the ongoing work being done by those who are living in the Land of Promise.”