By Trey Long
The Meridian Star
“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 mother of three children. She started kidney dialysis a few months ago and is on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. She has managed to do very well working and keeping up with her bills. However, this month she has missed several days of work and is falling behind financially. We can provide assistance with her mortgage and utilities as she continues to regain her health.
The second need is a couple with three children. They have always worked hard to provide everything for their children. One of the children became very sick requiring out of town doctor visits. The missed work and cost of travel has put a large burden on the family. The family not only needs our prayers but financial assistance with their mortgage and utilities would help them tremendously.
The third need is a single mother who has put herself through college and worked hard to make a better life for her two children. The unexpected expense of her car breaking down has her in a position of asking for assistance for the first time in her life. We can provide rent and utilities while she repairs her only form of transportation.
The fourth need is a couple with three children. The father’s hours were cut at work at the same time the mother experienced several health issues. The missed income has this family worried about their utilities being cut off. We can provide utilities as they both return back to working full hours.
The fifth need is a single mother with two children. She has worked for the same company for many years. She recently had heart surgery and will be off work for several weeks. We can help with her mortgage and utilities until she resumes her work schedule.
The sixth need is a single mother who is looking for a safe place to live after leaving an abusive relationship. She is taking a taxi to and from work because her car recently broke down. We can help her with dependable transportation and a safe place to live as she continues her life free from abuse.
With $3,500 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 email@example.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.