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April 12, 2014

Today’s need $2,125

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 fifties who has been very sick and unable to work.  She went to the hospital thinking she was having an asthma attack but ended up staying in the hospital for over a week with pneumonia.  The missed income has her struggling to make ends meet.  We can provide utilities as she returns to work.

    The second need is a couple with three children under the age of six.  The father had surgery and his incision became infected causing him to be off work longer than expected.  He has returned to work but has fallen behind financially.  Providing this family assistance with their mortgage will allow them to get back on track.

    The third need is a lady in her nineties living on a fixed income.  The cold winter weather left her with utility bills she has been unable to pay in full.  She was forced to ask for assistance for the first time in her life.  We can provide utilities to relieve her of financial stress.

The fourth need is a mother and son working all the hours they can so the son can afford to stay in college.  The son has been unable to work as many hours as usual because of the inclement weather.  Assisting with their utilities will allow the son to finish his education instead of dropping out to make ends meet.

    The fifth need is a man in his early seventies working to maintain his living expenses.  He can’t seem to catch up and was humbled when asking for assistance.  He feels alone and does not know how things are ever going to work out.  We can help him catch up with his bills and give him relief concerning his financial distress.   

    With $2,125.00 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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