Meridian Star

February 1, 2014

Today's need — $2,650

By Trey Long
Special to The Star

—  “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 mother recently diagnosed with cancer. Her three children are concerned as she is trying to save enough money to the see a doctor to find out what her treatment options are. We can provide utilities as she goes to the doctor and starts treatments soon.

    The second need is a mother working all the hours she can and going to college. For various reasons she was unable to work enough hours this month. We can provide utilities to help this mother continue her dream of a college degree and bright future.

    The third need is a mother of two children. She was laid off for several weeks and has fallen behind financially while searching for a new job. We can provide utilities as she returns to work.

    The fourth need is a mother with several severe medical conditions. She is doing all she can to work as many hours as possible. We can provide assistance with her utilities and mortgage while she regains her health and returns to work.

    The fifth need is a young couple with two children. They are both working and doing everything possible to provide for their family. The father has become ill and doctors have not allowed him to return to work. The missed income has forced this family to ask for assistance for the first time. We can provide utilities while the father returns to work.

    The sixth need is a mother in her 50s just released from the hospital after major surgery. She is unable to go back to work and has two teenagers at home. Because of the predicted cold weather, she was referred to the Wesley House by her social worker for assistance with her utilities. We can assist with her utilities as she continues to recover from surgery.

    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 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 a.m., 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.