Meridian Star

August 24, 2013

Today's need — $3,475

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 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 mother of three teenage children trying her best to make ends meet. She missed several days of work because of extreme illness. She is concerned her utilities will be cut off before receiving any income. We can provide utilities so this hard working mother can continue to provide a good life for her children.

    The second need is a couple with two children. One of the children has grown increasingly sick causing the mother to miss work and become a fulltime caregiver.  The father has started a second job to make up for the missed income. We can provide medication, rent, and utilities while this family continues to fight sickness.

    The third need is an elderly gentleman who has never asked for assistance. He finds himself in a position of need because of the cost of his medications. He has been forced to choose between utilities and medications. We can provide utilities so this gentleman can get his much needed medications.

    The fourth need is a family of four that began having financial difficulty when the father missed work because of sickness. He has regained his health and will be returning to work soon. We can provide assistance with their mortgage and utilities while this family gets back on their feet.

    The fifth need is a woman taking care of her elderly mother at her home. She has not been able to work full time because of the needed care for her mother. We can provide utilities while this woman continues to take care of her mother and returns to work.

    With $3,475 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.