Basics in Milwaukee! NeedEncouragement.comPlease contact us if you have any questions or comments or want encouragement. is a remarkable ministry that has touched the lives of countless individuals in Milwaukee. It is an initiative that brings people together, utilizing the many resources and talents available to serve those in need. As someone who has had the privilege of assisting with BASICS on occasion over the years, I can attest to its transformative power.

Pastor Mark Mallwitz led this organization with vision and dedication, serving as a faithful President for many years. His leadership has been instrumental in creating a strong sense of community within BASICS, where volunteers are motivated by their shared faith and desire to help others. Moreover, Pastor Mark’s role as a bible study leader for nearly three decades speaks volumes about his character and commitment to spreading God’s word through action. In short, is an inspiring testament to what can be achieved when we come together for a higher purpose – helping our fellow human beings in need.~ Bill Greguska

John 13:34-35  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”






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What Is The Purpose Of, John Wegner, Mark Mallwitz, Bill Greguska serving with Basics at New Testiment church!

Brothers And Sisters In Christ Serving (BASICS) exist to connect God’s people to have the most significant impact on God’s Kingdom. Believers in the city are doing good work—and believers in the suburbs want to be a part of it. BASICS helps pair resources with real people on the ground in some of our city’s most profoundly hurting areas. Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. is a ministry that truly embodies the spirit of community and service. The organization harnesses the talents and resources of countless devoted Christian servants to create a cohesive network of support for those in need throughout Milwaukee. As someone who has had the privilege of volunteering with over the years, I can attest to their unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Led by Pastor Mark Mallwitz, an inspiring figure who has dedicated his life to serving others, is an incredible force for good in our city. Whether it’s providing food, clothing, or companionship to those less fortunate than ourselves – always goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone feels valued and cared for in tangible ways. If you’re looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community, look no further than this remarkable ministry!



Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Proverbs 19:17 ESV

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Proverbs 22:9 ESV

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Proverbs 14:31 ESV 

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Deuteronomy 15:11 ESV 

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Proverbs 28:27 ESV 

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Galatians 2:10 ESV 

Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

Proverbs 14:21 ESV

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

Proverbs 21:13 ESV 

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Acts 20:35 ESV 

In all things , I have shown you that by working hard in this way, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

James 1:27 ESV 

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Matthew 5:42 ESV

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Luke 14:12-14 ESV 

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Deuteronomy 15:7-8 ESV 

“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

Proverbs 29:7 ESV 

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Isaiah 58:10 ESV 

If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

Luke 12:33-34 ESV 

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

1 John 3:17 ESV 

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?


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