Meridian Star

December 21, 2013

Today’s need – $2,950.00

By Trey Long
The Meridian Star

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 lady in her fifties living on a limited income.  She has been going without her insulin and medications because she could not afford them.  She was recently released from the hospital with more prescriptions she could not afford.  We can assist with her prescriptions while she continues to heal.

The second need is a family of five whose father has just been diagnosed with cancer.   He had a major surgery and is now going through treatments.  He was the main source of income for the family.  We can assist with their mortgage and utilities as he regains his strength.

    The third need is a man in his fifties who has been facing one problem after another.  In addition to battling a severe illness, he needs car and plumbing repairs.  We can provide utilities to help him get back on track.

The fourth need is a man in his eighties who is in jeopardy of having his utilities cut off.  He lives very frugally but fell behind when he had to fix a roof leak.  We can assist with his utilities so he can have heat during the winter.

The fifth need is a single mother with two children.  She recently moved to a less expensive apartment to help save money.  She is doing all she can by working more hours and cutting expenses.  We can provide utilities while she continues to provide for her two children.

    The sixth need is a single mother with three children.  She works two jobs but had to take time off from work recently to take care of one of her sick children.  As a result of the missed income she is struggling financially.  We can help with utilities to encourage this hard working mother to continue being the best parent she can be.

    With $2,950.00 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: 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  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.