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June 28, 2014

TODAY’S NEED – $3,200.00

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 single mother in her early forties with two teenage boys.  She works two jobs to make ends meet.  She missed several days of work last month because of health problems.  Assisting with rent and utilities will keep this family from financial disaster.

The second need is an elderly man who came to the Wesley House for food.  The Wesley House discovered through conversation with him that his utilities were about to be cut off.  Providing utilities will help this man get his feet back on the ground.

The third need is couple in their late fifties with one child living at home with a brain tumor.  The mother works part time and is the primary caregiver to their child.  The husband was laid off a couple of weeks ago causing the family to fall behind with their mortgage and utilities.  We can assist them in catching up with their bills while the husband returns to work.

The fourth need is a single mother with two children.   She just started a second job last week.  Providing utilities will help this single mother as she waits for the income from her second job to start coming in.

The fifth need is a couple with three young children.  It was hard for the father to ask for assistance because he has always been able to take care of his family.  However, he was laid off and missed several weeks of income.  We can help with their mortgage and utilities during this difficult time.

The sixth need is a man with multiple health issues but still manages to work every day.  He has fallen behind financially after spending a few days in the hospital.  Assisting with prescriptions and utilities will help him make ends meet.

With $3,200.00 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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