The work of Resurrection Brooklyn’s Mercy Team often goes unnoticed because a lot of their tasks are behind-the-scenes or confidential. But if you didn’t know, our Mercy Team works nonstop to help meet the material and spiritual needs of struggling individuals within our communities. This could mean anything from helping someone find a new job to covering airfare costs when there’s been a death in the family.
Most importantly, the Mercy Team tries to go beyond simply meeting individual needs and instead seeks to build authentic holistic relationships with people who are in need in hopes of helping them achieve long term freedom and solutions. In the past year our Mercy Team has prayed consistently for all our churches while trying to use their resources to fulfill God’s call to serve those that are poor or in need. They have helped others find housing, create budgets, find transportation, or connect more deeply with their church.
These are just a few of the things that our Mercy Team has done in the past year, and the comprehensive list is as commendable as it is long. In addition, they have commissioned new Mercy Team representatives at several of our congregations and have consistently been looking for ways to connect our church resources to the people who need them the most. We can’t thank the Mercy Team enough for all the ways they serve our church and our surrounding neighborhoods.
Most of the funds used by the Mercy Team to help our friends and neighbors are collected every year through our Easter Sacrificial offering. Thanks for being so generous. If you haven’t had a chance to make your offering yet, please visit resurrectionbrooklyn.org/give/.