Meridian Star

June 21, 2014

TODAY’S NEED – $3,250.00

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 lady in her late thirties rebuilding her life after leaving an abusive relationship.  She has gotten a job but is having a hard time starting over with nothing.  We can assist with her rent and utilities to help her continue living a life free from abuse.

The second need is a couple in their late fifties.  The wife is doing all she can to work and be there for her husband who is fighting cancer.  She is facing financial hardship with the husband not being able to work.  Providing help with their mortgage will relieve them of some financial worries.

The third need is a couple in their sixties with multiple health problems.  The husband was just released from the hospital.  They are in jeopardy of having their utilities cut off.  We can provide utilities as the husband regains his health and returns to work.

The fourth need is a couple in their late seventies with no family to help after the husband suffered a heart attack.  The wife is doing all she can to work and be the primary caregiver to her husband.  She missed several days of work getting her husband situated at home.  We can provide utilities as their life returns to normal after the heart attack.

The fifth need is a man in his fifties who has been taking care of his sick mother and dad who both recently passed away.  On top of losing his parents he suffered a heart attack causing him to be off work for several weeks.  We can him with his utilities as he goes back to work.

The sixth need is a single mother working two jobs with three children.  She has always provided what her family needed and never asked for assistance.  However, she has fallen behind, and the utilities are about to be cut off.  Assisting with her utilities will allow this hard working mother to continue providing the best life possible for the children.

With $3,250.00 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: 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.