Meridian Star


February 15, 2014

Today's need — $2,156

MERIDIAN — By Trey Long

‘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.

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 with two children. She has worked the same job for several years and has never asked for assistance. She was off work three days last month because snow and ice closed down her employer. She would be able to pay all her bills, but the missed hours at work put her in a financially behind. We can provide utilities to help her go forward.

    The second need is a lady in her 70s living on a small, fixed income. The pipes in her home froze during the recent cold weather. The expense of hiring someone to fix the pipes set her back financially. We can provide utilities so she can have a warm home.

    The third need is a lady in her 60s who recently became sick. The expense of doctor visits and medications has caused her concern regarding her ability to make ends meet. We can provide utilities as she continues to heal from her sickness.

    The fourth need is a man in his late 70s just released from the hospital after surgery. He needs further surgery but will have to wait until he is stronger for the procedures. He is afraid his utilities will be cut off before he will receive his income. We can provide utilities while he continues to gain strength.

The fifth need is a single mother taking care of her mother who had a severe heart attack. She works but had to take some time off to take care of her mother after her several surgeries. We can provide assistance to help this caring mother during a difficult time.

    The sixth need is an elderly couple living on a fixed income. The husband is always looking for odd jobs with his carpentry skills. However, the recent weather has made it hard to find much work. We can assist with their utilities while he continues to search for extra work.

    With $2,156 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.


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