By Trey Long / Guest Columnist
The Meridian Star
“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 seven 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 single mother in her forties with two children. She works a full time job but fell behind when her son needed medical attention. We can assist with rent and utilities to allow her to afford medical bills.
The second need is a mother in her thirties with one son. She was laid off for a couple of weeks making it hard to make ends meet. We can provide utilities as she goes back to work full time.
The third need is a single mother with three teenage boys. She became ill during the last month resulting in several days of missed work. We can provide utilities as she continues to provide for her boys.
The fourth need is a lady in her eighties receiving hospice care at her home. Her utilities were cut off when she had to choose between medical care and utilities. We can have her utilities cut back on to help her have a comfortable place to live.
The fifth need is a man in his late seventies with no family. Unexpected plumbing repairs drained most of his limited income. We can provide utilities while he continues to live the best he can.
The sixth need is a lady in her seventies in need of propane before the weather turns cold. She currently has no way of heating water or her home. She says she could make it without hot water but is concerned about not having heat. We can assist with propane before it turns cold.
The seventh need is a grandmother raising three grandchildren. She has signed up for the life skills classes to help manage her finances. We can provide utilities while she continues to provide a safe place to live for her grandchildren.
With $3,190 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.