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May 10, 2014

Today's need — $2,121

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 young lady who has been receiving medications through a patient assistance program at a local clinic. The information the clinic submitted for the program was lost when the providing company installed a new computer system. We can provide lifesaving prescriptions while she awaits reinstatement in the patient assistance program.

The second need is a family of four. The father was laid off from his job but will start a new job next week. As a result of the layoff the family can’t meet their monthly obligations. We can assist with their mortgage as the father starts his new job.

    The third need is a man in his eighties with no family. He is doing all he can to make ends meet. He is thankful his house is paid for, or he would be on the streets. Helping with his bills will get him back on track.

    The fourth need is a single mother in her forties with three children. Her savings account has been drained since having surgery last month. She will be able to return to work in two weeks. Paying her utilities will allow her to make it until her income picks back up.

The fifth need is a couple that has been married for over sixty years. This past year the wife has been in and out of the hospital with sickness. It was difficult for the husband to ask for assistance because he has always provided for them. We can help them financially as the wife’s health improves.

    The sixth need is a couple in their late thirties with two children. The husband was trimming trees after the last storm and fell off the ladder and broke his leg. This accident required surgery on his leg. The wife works a full time job but had to be off a few days during his surgery. They can make it on the wife’s income alone if we can assist with their mortgage this month.

    With $2,121 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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