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November 3, 2012

Today’s Need – $1,750

“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 in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 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 three circumstances.  The first need is a lady in her late fifties who has worked her entire life. However, when her employer downsized, she was forced to relocate to Jackson in order to keep her job.  Due to another round of downsizing by her employer she recently lost her job. She has moved back to Meridian and has applied for several jobs.

    We can help provide living necessities as she waits for a response from her interviews.   

    The second need is a lady in her fifties who took in her daughter and grandchildren to help them escape domestic violence. She provided them a safe environment to keep them from homelessness and further abuse.  We can provide food, living necessities, clothing, and utilities to help this family end abuse.

    The third need is a couple in their late fifties struggling with health issues. The husband is working all the hours his health will allow. The wife is doing all she can to make up for the lost income. They never dreamed they would have to ask for financial help. We can provide rent and utilities as the husband continues to heal.

    With $1,750 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.

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