Meridian Star

March 1, 2014

Today's need — $2,100


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — by Trey Long Guest Columnist

    “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.

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 five 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 gentleman in his early 90s who has never asked for assistance. He struggled to ask for assistance but plumbing repairs left him no choice. We can provide utilities for this elderly gentleman while he makes the much needed plumbing repairs.

    The second need is a young mother with two children. Her employer has not been able to give her as many hours as of late because of slow business. The missed income has this single mother asking for assistance for the first time. We can assist with her utilities as her income returns to normal.

    The third need is a lady in her early 70s whose daughter recently passed away. The loss of her daughter left her two grandchildren with nowhere to live. The grandmother has taken in her two grandchildren with hopes of providing them a wonderful life. We can assist with her utilities while she grieves the loss of her daughter.

    The fourth need is a man who recently had a severe heart attack requiring surgery. He has not been released by the doctors to return to work and is worried his utilities will be cut off. We can assist with his utilities and medications while he returns to work.

    The fifth need is a mother of two children. She had surgery in January and has just been released to go back to work. However, the missed income has made it impossible to make ends meet. We can assist with her utilities while she continues to heal and returns to work fulltime.

    With $2,100 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.