Meridian Star

October 12, 2013

Today's need — $4,100.97

By Trey Long
The Meridian Star

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 mother in her late 30s with two daughters. She has never asked for assistance in her life but felt she had no choice with the risk of her utilities being cut off. We can provide utilities so this hard working mother can continue to support her two daughters.

    The second need is a couple in their 50s facing an emergency medical condition. Their stay in the hospital has left them with little income to pay their bills. We can assist with their mortgage and utilities as the wife recovers and returns to work.

    The third need is a young mother in her late 20s trying to provide a better life for her two daughters. She works all the hours she can but fell behind because of unexpected expenses last month. We can provide rent and utilities to allow this family to remain in their apartment.

    The fourth need is a family of four who has taken in two other family members.  They took in the other family members so they would be safe from the situation they were living in. They fell behind with the expense of traveling to pick up the other family members. We can assist with their utilities while they provide a safe place for others to live.

    The fifth need is a lady in her 70s recently diagnosed with cancer. She finds herself unable to afford the medications. We can provide utilities and rent to help her purchase her medications.

    The sixth need is a mother with one child. The mother works full time but was laid off for an entire week last month. The missed income caused her to fall behind financially. We can assist with utilities while she continues to work full time.

    With $4,100.97 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: 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 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.