Meridian Star

October 26, 2013

Today's need — $3,120

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 mother in her late 30s with two children. She missed several weeks of work when she had emergency surgery last month. The missed income has caused her to worry about her finances. We can assist with her mortgage and utilities as she returns to work.

    The second need is a man in his 40s who was involved in an accident a few months ago.  He spent several weeks in the hospital. We can provide assistance with his mortgage and utilities as he recovers.

    The third need is a mother with two teenagers. She recently moved back to Meridian to help take care of her parents. She just started a new job but the cost of moving is causing her concern about making ends meet. We can provide rent and utilities as she makes a home in Meridian and continues taking care of her parents.

    The fourth need is a lady in her 50s who has been critically ill over the past month. However, to the surprise of many she is now healthy and back at work.  We can provide assistance with her mortgage and utilities as she gets her life back to normal.

    The fifth need is a single mother of three young children. She has worked the same job for over 10 years. She recently had to take off work to take care of one of her sick children. We can assist with her utilities as she provides for her children.

    The sixth need is a couple doing their best to take care of each other. The wife had a severe stroke and is on hospice care at home. The husband has taken off several days of work to take care of her. We can provide help with their mortgage and utilities and relieve them of some of their worries.  

    With $3,120 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.