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January 11, 2014

Today's need — $2,200

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 five 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 thirties with multiple health problems stemming from her heart disease. Her medical expenses have caused her to seek assistance for the first time in her life. We can assist with her utility bills as she continues to fight heart disease.

    The second need is a mother working all the hours she can with two children.  Her hours have been cut because of company cutbacks. She is afraid her utilities will be cut off during this cold part of the year. She had a difficult time asking for help but felt she had no other options for her family. We can provide utilities to help her provide a warm home for her two children.

    The third need is a man in his late sixties with no family. He had to purchase extra medications to help his declining health. We can assist with his mortgage to help him afford his extra medications this month.

    The fourth need is a mother of three teenagers. She was very sick over the last month requiring her to miss work, make doctor visits, and purchase medications. She has never asked for assistance but felt she had no choice with her missed income. We can provide utilities while she goes back to work full time.

    The fifth need is a mother recently diagnosed with cancer. She became extremely sick during the holidays requiring the husband to take off from work to be by her side. We can provide assistance with their utilities and mortgage to help keep a roof over their heads while recovering from her sickness. 

    With $2,200.00 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: 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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