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March 22, 2014

Today's need — $2,318

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 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 man in his early 50s who refuses to apply for disability because he feels that would be giving up on himself. He has not been able to work full time for several years and has lost his house, car, and self-esteem. We can assist with his rent as he continues to work as much as possible to provide for himself.

The second need is a man in his late 40s who moved back to Meridian to take care of his elderly parents. Both of his parents are now deceased, and he has been struck by a critical illness. He is slowly recovering and starting to work again. We can assist with his utilities as he continues to regain his health.

The third need is a family of four forced to change their way of life because of the mother’s sickness. The father works all the hours he can while the mother works around here medical treatments. They recently sold one of the family vehicles to help make ends meet. Providing utilities will help this family make it through this difficult time.

The fourth need is a lady in her 60s giving care to her brother who was in a car accident resulting in multiple broken bones. The brother has been through several surgeries since the car accident. He is on his way to a full recovery, and she has gone back to work fulltime. We can assist with her mortgage as life returns to normal for this family.

The fifth need is a couple in their 70s who has been hit with several medical issues and emergency problems. Both were recently in the hospital, and during that time pipes burst in their home because of the cold weather. They have gone through all their savings and felt they had no choice but to reluctantly ask for help. Assisting with their utilities will allow them to get back on track financially. 

    With $2,318 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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