Meridian Star

June 15, 2013

Today’s need — $2,465

By Trey Long
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     1 JOHN 3:17 - “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?” Praise belongs to God as every need in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 has been met. Thanks to everyone who has generously given over the years to change 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. The first need is a couple with one child in jeopardy of becoming homeless because the wife has recently required medical care to treat several health problems. The medical expense and medications have them worried about losing their apartment. We can provide rent while the mother continues to heal.

    The second need is a single mother with two daughters. She was in tears because she was afraid her utilities were going to be cut off. We can provide utilities while she continues to work hard to provide for her daughters.

    The third need is a lady in her 40s who worked for the same company for twenty years. She was laid off two weeks ago and is currently looking for a new job. We can help with her utilities while she looks for a new job.

    The fourth need is a lady in her 50s just released from the hospital after having a stroke. The missed income from her hospital stay has her in a financial bind. We can provide utilities and other necessities while she regains her strength.

    The fifth need is a single mother with two children. She worked for the same company for 15 years. She was laid off last week and had nowhere to turn for help.  We can provide utilities and rent while she looks for a new job.

    The sixth need is a single mother with three children. Her vehicle broke down last month making it hard to travel. The expense of repairing her only form of transportation made affording necessities hard. We can provide utilities to help her afford the needed vehicle repairs.

    The seventh need is a lady in her 30s who has one child and is trying to escape from an abusive relationship. She was humble to ask for help but saw no other way to make ends meet. She is currently working two jobs to provide a better life for her child. We can provide rent and utilities to help this mother and child live a life free from abuse.

With $2,465 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 I write will be after an individual has been checked out through the Wesley House Clearing Procedure. Each individual must bring proof of I.D., pay stubs, tax records, and a social security number for each member of the household. 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.  There is an extensive application that proves who the people are and the situation they face. Phone calls are placed to verify employment and information provided. The money you give will go in full to the individual if you decide to help. God is so good, and thank you for being somebody God can use. Please pray for each story and see if God gives you the means to help. If God puts it on your heart, please do not use the excuse somebody else will take care of it because it might go undone.

    Monday mornings at 7:15 we have a weekly segment on 1010 AM WMOX called the 1 John 3:17 segment. We will highlight the Today’s Need during the segment and take call ins for about thirty minutes for pledges. Please listen and call in 601-693-1010 or 601-693-1891 to help. You can also get updates by joining the 1 JOHN 3:17 Facebook page or the weekly email list. You can join the weekly email list by emailing “Add me” to trey@longwholesale.com. Checks can be made out to the Wesley House and mailed to Trey Long, PO BOX 664, Marion, MS 39342. Donations are tax deductible. Glory belongs to God as lives are changing physically, financially, and spiritually.