We seem to be moving toward more mercy ministries. And this is good. But historically there are traps that other Christians have fallen into. Tim Keller and John Piper provide some good words here.
Good words from John Piper. “We exist to relieve all suffering, especially eternal suffering.”
“Should we only do mercy ministry where there is response to the gospel?” No
Only the first 10 minutes are for the mercy ministry. The rest of the conversation is great also.