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December 14, 2013

Today's need — $3,500

MERIDIAN —     “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” 1 John 3:17

Praise belongs to God as every need since 2009 has been met. Thanks to everyone who has generously given over the years to change and enhance lives physically, financially, and spiritually. Each week I stand in awe of God as I witness God’s provision in our lives.

    Today’s need concerns six circumstances. These circumstances are a compilation of people who shared with us their stories. These stories protect the confidentiality of the individuals. The first need is a mother recently diagnosed with two types of cancer with three children. She has always been able to work and take care of her children but her recent diagnosis has forced her to miss work for doctor appointments. We can provide assistance with her mortgage and utilities to ease her stress during this holiday season.

    The second need is family of five whose father has a terminal illness. The wife has missed work trying to take care of her husband. She has been trying to make her husband’s illness as easy on the children as possible. We can assist with their mortgage and utilities while they try to keep their lives as normal as possible during this difficult time.

    The third need is an elderly lady who was taken advantage of financially. A police report has been filed but she is without money for her gas and power. She was reluctant to apply for assistance but felt she had no choice. We can provide gas and power as she recovers from this theft.

    The fourth need is a mother who was in a bad accident. Her family and friends have been helping her while she continues to go to physical therapy. The missed work has her worried about her utilities during this cold weather. We can provide utilities while she continues to heal.

    The fifth need is a young couple with two children. The husband was laid off but found a new job starting in January. We can assist with their rent and utilities to help them through the holiday season.

    The sixth need is a family of four. The husband works at night and had an accident driving home from work. The doctors have not released him to return to work. The missed income has resulted in the family struggling to make ends meet. We can assist with their utilities as the husband returns to work soon.

    With $3,500 we can meet all these needs. Thank you for allowing God to show provision for these needs through your prayers and giving.

    For your information, any story will be shared after all needs and individuals have been processed through the Wesley Clearing House. Proof of I.D., pay stubs, tax records, and a social security number for each member of the household must be provided. In addition, any child over 18 must provide income information, copies of any outgoing bills, and proof of any subsidy such as food stamps, housing allowance, etc. This extensive application process ensures the people and the situations they face are real. God is so good! Thank you for being somebody He can use. Please pray for each need and see if God gives you the means to help. If He puts it on your heart, please act on it.

    Monday mornings at 7:15, we have a weekly segment on 1010 AM WMOX called Wesley 1 John 3:17. We will highlight the Today’s Need during the segment and take call ins for pledges. The phone numbers are 601-693-1010 or 601-693-1891. You can learn more about Wesley House Community Center, Inc., their six agencies and the progress for the Family Justice Center, Wesley 1 John 3:17, and other Wesley events by visiting our website: www.wesleyhousemeridian.org or our Wesley Facebook page for the latest updates and information. Join our weekly email list for updates on emergency needs being met through Wesley 1 JOHN 3:17 by emailing “Add me” to trey@longwholesale.com. Checks should be made out to Wesley House and mailed to Wesley House Community Center, Inc., PO BOX 1207, Meridian, MS 39302. You can write on the memo line of the check Emergency Christian Relief. (ECR) Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for allowing us to serve the community through your prayers and supportive gifts and donations. All Glory belongs to God as lives are changing physically, financially, and spiritually.

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