Meridian Star

October 6, 2012

Today’s need — $2,650

By trey Long / guest columnist
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Today’s need concerns three circumstances. The first need is a couple in their early sixties concerned with the weather turning colder. They have not purchased gas this summer but with the weather beginning to get cold they must purchase gas for the winter. The husband is in and out of the hospital with blood clots and lung problems that require him to be on oxygen.

    The second need is a mother in her twenties whose baby died last week. She had to use all of her money to bury her small child. It was all she could do to get the money for the funeral and now she needs help with her bills.

    The third need is a mother of two who just escaped an abusive relationship and moved to Meridian. She is scared to be on her own but is so happy about living a life free from abuse. She has gotten a new job and just needs some money to help get her new life started.

    With $2,650 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 I write will be after an individual has been checked out through the Wesley House Clearing Procedure. Each individual must bring proof of I.D., pay stubs, tax records, and a social security number for each member of the household. 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. There is an extensive application that proves who the people are and the situation they face. Phone calls are placed to verify employment and information provided. The money you give will go in full to the individual if you decide to help. God is so good, and thank you for being somebody God can use. Please pray for each story and see if God gives you the means to help. If God puts it on your heart, please do not use the excuse somebody else will take care of it because it might go undone.

    Monday mornings at 7:15 we have a weekly segment on 1010 AM WMOX called the 1 John 3:17 segment. We will highlight the Today’s Need during the segment and take call ins for about thirty minutes for pledges. Please listen and call in 601-693-1010 or 601-693-1891 to help. You can also get updates by joining the 1 JOHN 3:17 Facebook page or the weekly email list. You can join the weekly email list by emailing “Add me” to Checks can be made out to the Wesley House and mailed to Trey Long, PO BOX 664, Marion, MS 39342. Donations are tax deductible. Glory belongs to God as lives are changing physically, financially, and spiritually.