The purpose of mercy ministries is to enable individuals within the church to demonstrate to others the grace and mercy given them by Christ. As the greatest commandment is to love our God, the second is to love those around us as we might ourselves. Pure religion is to care for those who cannot care for themselves (James 1:27). 1 John 3:16-18 states “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth.” At Crosspoint, we desire to “Point People to the Cross” by actively loving those in need in our community and around the world.