Meridian Star

November 9, 2013

Today's need — $2,980

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 70s who lives alone on a small income. She has never asked for assistance in her entire life but recent house repairs have her in a financial bind. The repairs were necessary to keep the home livable.  We can assist with her utilities to help her financially survive.

    The second need is a lady in her sixties who had throat surgery. She is unable to talk at this time and is trying her best to keep away an infection in her throat. She was off work because of the surgery and needs a little assistance to make ends meet. We can provide rent while she continues to heal.

    The third need is a single man with three children. He has no family to turn to for help. He had to take off work to take care of one of his sick children. He came to the Wesley House to ask for food because the children were hungry but broke down and revealed his utilities were about to be cut off soon. We can provide utilities while this man goes back to work full time.

    The fourth need is a single mother in her 40s with three children. She lost everything in a house fire last year. She has not recovered financially since the fire. We can provide rent and utilities to help her recover from losing everything.

    The fifth need is a lady in her 60s living on a small fixed income. She had to see the doctor twice this month. She felt she had no choice with her declining health. We can assist her with utilities and rent this month so she does not have to choose between health care and bills.

    The sixth need is a lady in her 80s brought to the Wesley House by her neighbor for food. She is in jeopardy of having her utilities cut off. We can provide food and utilities to help this lady get back on her feet.

    With $2,980 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.