Meridian Star

March 15, 2014

Today's need — $2,450

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.

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 couple in their late sixties with several medical issues requiring hospital stays.  The medical cost combined with time away from work has them struggling to make ends meet.  We can provide assistance with their mortgage as they regain their health and return to work.

The second need is a couple in their late forties afraid their utilities will be disconnected this week.  They have exhausted their savings account on medical bills and cancer treatments for the wife.  Providing utilities will allow this couple to get back on track financially.

The third need is a single mother of three children.  She was recently released from the hospital after treatments for heart problems.  She missed a couple weeks of work because of the heart procedure.  We can assist with her mortgage and utilities as she goes back to work.

The fourth need is single mother with two young children.  Her income has been less the last few months because her employer has been cutting hours of employees.  She is afraid of being evicted from her apartment and having nowhere to go with her children.  We can provide rent as she starts a second job.

The fifth need is a lady who was recently laid off from the job she worked for twenty years.  She will receive some unemployment, but by the time it starts her utilities will be cut off.  Assisting with her utilities will help her get back on her feet.

The sixth need is a couple in their late seventies.  They have both been in the hospital this month and were released with lifesaving prescriptions.  They had to choose between medications and utilities.   We can provide utilities so they can afford their medications.

With $2,450.00 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.