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September 21, 2013

Today's need — $3,595.98

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 seven 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 couple in their late 80s terrified at the possibility of their utilities being cut off. The husband has several health problems that require him to have oxygen. Their income has made it hard to maintain their utility bills. We can provide utilities while this couple continues to live as comfortable as possible with their health problems.

    The second need is a lady in her late 60s who just had surgery and is waiting for another surgery in the near future. The missed work and medical expenses have put her in a financial bind. We can provide utilities while she continues to heal from surgery.

    The third need is a couple in their late 50s referred to the Wesley House by a social worker. The husband was recently released from the hospital with a list of medications they cannot afford. We can assist with the medications and food while the husband recovers.

    The fourth need is a lady in her 30s who recently had a stroke. She was just released from the hospital with a list of medications she could not afford. She was referred to the Wesley House by a local clinic. We can provide medications while she awaits approval by the prescription assistance program.

    The fifth need is a lady in her 50s whose elderly mother recently passed away. She was the full time caregiver to her mother and has returned to her full time job. We can provide utilities as she recovers from the loss of her mother and returns to work.

    The sixth need is a mother in her 40s stricken with a crippling disease. She has gone through several surgeries since her diagnosis and struggles every day to do the best she can. We can provide utilities to give her some financial peace as she continues to adjust to her situation.

    The seventh need is a single father laid off from work. He has interviewed for several jobs and is excited about his new job opportunities. However, the time between jobs has forced him to ask for assistance for the first time. We can provide utilities while this single father starts a new job.

    With $3,595.98 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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