Meridian Star

March 9, 2013

Today’s need — $2,798.56

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 four circumstances. The first need is a lady in her eighties scheduled to have surgery next week. Her medical expenses and prescriptions have put her in a financial bind. She has looked for employment but has not had luck finding a job thus far. We can provide rent, utilities, and medications as she prepares to have surgery.

    The second need is a mother in her late thirties who works hard to provide for her two daughters. Coming to the Wesley House was difficult for her, but she knew she must for her daughters’ wellbeing. We can provide assistance with rent and utilities so that this mother can provide for her two daughters.

    The third need is a lady in her sixties suffering from heart complications and kidney failure. She has been forced to decide between medications and food. We can provide utilities, medications, and food so she can continue her fight for a healthy life.

    The fourth need is a man in his fifties who has worked the same job for over thirty years. He has always been one to help others as much as possible. However, he now finds himself in the position of being the one in need. We can provide assistance with his mortgage and utilities as he gets his finances back in order.

    With $2,798.56 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 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.