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November 16, 2013

Today's need — $2,950

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 lady in her 40s unable to go back to work after emergency surgery. She has no family to turn to for help. She is worried about her children as she heals from surgery. We can assist with her mortgage and utilities while she returns to work.

    The second need is a family trying to keep their lives together after the father lost his job because of company downsizing. The father found a new job but lost almost everything while unemployed. We can assist with rent and utilities while the father goes back to work full time.

    The third need is an elderly gentleman living on a small fixed income. Unexpected bills have made it impossible for him to purchase propane for heat. We can provide propane so this man can have heat during the cold weather.

    The fourth need is a family of four trying to get their lives back together after the father’s recent heart attack. The mother is working all she can to help replace the father’s missed income. We can provide utilities while the father regains his strength to return to work.

    The fifth need is a grandmother in her 70s raising two of her grandchildren. She is trying her best to provide a safe living environment for her grandchildren. We can provide utilities while she continues to give her grandchildren the best life possible.

    The sixth need is a single mother with three children. She works all the hours she can and has taken a second job on the weekends to try to make ends meet. We can provide utilities to help her during a financial bind.

    With $2,950 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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