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February 22, 2014

Today's need — $2,255

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 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 lady in her late 50s laid off from work after her long time employer downsized. She has found another job making less money, but it is better than being unemployed. We can assist with her mortgage and utilities as she starts her new job.

    The second need is a lady in her 50s who has been in and out of the hospital over the last few months. She is working all the hours she is able. She has always saved money for a rainy day but has been in a financial storm that has drained all her savings. She has always been the one to help others and never dreamed she would be asking for assistance herself. We can assist with her mortgage and utilities while she continues to heal.

    The third need is a single mother with three children. She was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and has been unable to work full time because of treatments. She does have a small, short term disability check coming in but is still falling behind without her full income. We can assist with her mortgage and utilities while she returns to work full time.

    The fourth need is a great-grandmother in her 80s taking care of two of her great grandchildren. This month she is unable to pay her large utility bill with only her social security check for income. She has never asked for assistance in her life but felt she had no choice at this point. We can assist with her utilities to allow her to continue providing a home for her two great grandchildren.

    The fifth need is a mother with two children. She is working a full time job and going to college while fulfilling the duties of a single parent. During the recent ice storms her income was lower than usual because her employer closed. We can assist with her utilities until her income returns to normal.  

    With $2,255 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.

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