Meridian Star

March 8, 2014

Today's need — $2,250

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 mother with two children. She broke her neck two years ago in a car wreck. She had several health problems over the last few months making it impossible for her to work. We can provide assistance with her utilities as she regains her health.

The second need is a mother with three children. She was just released from a week-long stay in the hospital. The missed time from work has her in a financial bind.  We can assist with her rent as she returns to work.

The third need is a lady in her early 60s with many health problems. She did not have enough money this month to cover her medications and utilities. Assistance with her utilities will allow her to afford her medications.

The fourth need is a mother with two children. She had heart surgery two months ago. The complications after the surgery caused her to be off work longer than expected. She is returning to work fulltime but needs help with her mortgage.

The fifth need is a couple in their early 60s. The wife’s health problems require her to take breathing treatments and oxygen. The cost of recent emergencies has them in jeopardy of their utilities being cut off. Paying for their utilities will allow them to continue her treatments.

The sixth need is a couple in their 60s who can’t find a way to afford the medications prescribed for the husband who was just released from the hospital. We can provide medications until he is approved for the patient assistance program.

With $2,250 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.