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June 14, 2014

Today's need — $4,300

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 40s with three teenage boys. She has always worked and been able to support herself until she had emergency surgery last month. The lost income has left her without enough money to make ends meet. We can provide rent, utilities, and food as she returns to work.

    The second need is a single mother in her 30s with three children. Her employer recently cut the hours of all employees so she has taken on a second job. The time between having her hours cut and securing a second job has resulted in her falling behind financially. Assisting with her utilities will allow her to catch up.

    The third need is a single mother in her late 30s with two children. She has experienced one problem after another and is facing eviction from her apartment. We can provide rent to keep this family from becoming homeless.

    The fourth need is a lady in her 70s concerned her water and utilities are going to be disconnected. She lives on a small, fixed income and has struggled paying her utility bills since the cold winter. She has done the best she can but can’t seem to catch up.  We can provide for her water and utility bill for her to have these necessities.

    The fifth need is a man in his late 70s who has been taking care of a family member who just passed away. The funeral expenses took all he had saved and more. We can provide utilities to ease his financial worry during this difficult time.

    The sixth need is a young couple with two small children. The couple had to take off from work when one child had to be hospitalized. After being released from the hospital, the child had medical bills and prescriptions they could not afford. They had to choose between the prescriptions and their mortgage. We can provide help with their mortgage and utilities as the child continues to heal and the parents return to work.

With $4,300 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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