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September 14, 2013

Today’s need — $2,550

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 an elderly couple faced with the high cost of medicine.  The husband is recovering from an aneurysm. We can provide assistance with their mortgage and utilities to make sure they can afford their needed medications.

    The second need is a family of six trying to make ends meet. The father has been unable to work since becoming sick, and the mother is working all the hours she can. The mother’s hours were cut at work causing them to be in jeopardy of having their utilities cut off. We can help with their utilities while the father recovers from his illness and returns to work.

    The third need is a single mother with three children. She has a good job, but her employer cut employees back from full time to being on call when needed. We can help with her utilities as she continues to provide for her three children.

    The fourth need is a mother with one child. The mother graduated from college and found a new job. She will not receive her first paycheck until the end of the month. We can provide utilities as this single mother starts a new job.

    The fifth need is a single mother diagnosed with cancer with three children. She has been unable to work several days because of treatments. She did not want to ask for assistance but was referred to the Wesley House by a co-worker. We can assist this humble mother with her mortgage and utilities while she fights cancer.

    The sixth need is an elderly gentleman who had extra expenses because of plumbing problems at his house. His limited income made it impossible to afford the much needed repairs and his normal living expenses. We can assist with his utilities to allow him to fix his plumbing. 

    With $2,550 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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