Meridian Star

January 18, 2014

Today's need — $2,300

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 mother with three children. She is going to college while maintaining a full time job. She had to choose between utilities and unexpected car repairs. We can assist with her utilities so she can afford the necessary car repairs.

    The second need is a man in his 80s living on a small fixed income. This is the first time he has ever asked for assistance. When his hot water heater needed replacing someone suggested he come to the Wesley House. We can assist with his utilities so he can have hot water.

    The third need is a mother recently diagnosed with an incurable but treatable condition. She has been unable to work lately because of extreme illness. We can provide utilities while she returns to work.

    The fourth need is a father who has been deaf his entire life. He does his best to provide for his children. We can provide utilities while this man continues to work hard.

    The fifth need is a man in his eighties with no family. He recently lost his wife who always took care of their financial matters. He says he does not know what to do or where to go at this time. We can provide utilities while he recovers from the loss of his wife and figures out his finances.

    The sixth need is a lady in her late 70s who recently lost her husband. His passing has caused her great stress as she tries to put all the pieces of her life back together. We can assist with her utilities as she gets her life back on track.

With $2,300 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: 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.