“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 young married couple raising a 1-year-old child. The husband was working full-time for a local construction company until he became sick and lost his job. The wife has just begun a new job but will not receive her first paycheck for another two weeks. We can assist them with a portion of their rent until the husband returns to work.

The second need is a single mom with a 2-year-old child. She lost her job when she had no choice but to stay at home with her sick child. However, she just found a job as a waitress in a local restaurant. She is currently two months behind on her power bill. If she doesn’t make a payment in the next few days, her utilities will be disconnected. She will be able to pay the remainder of the bill with her gratuities if we can assist her this week.

The third need is a veteran who had his power disconnected yesterday. He just landed a great job about a month ago, but once he paid his rent, he could not afford to pay his power bill. His ex-wife showed up with his two small children the same day his power was to be disconnected. She left the children with him and told him she would come back to get them in August. He had one hundred dollars to his name and went to the grocery store to buy groceries for him and the young children. Assisting with his power bill will help him catch up.

The fourth need is a single mother of four children seeking assistance with her rent this month. She is very excited after being accepted into a local nursing program. However, managing school, work, and motherhood has been very difficult. Providing rent would be a tremendous help to this single mother trying to make a better life for her children.

The fifth need is a single mom raising two teenagers. Because of her disability she lives on a limited income. Her ex-husband took the car, which was in her name, and failed to make payments. She had to make three payments on the car in order to keep it. As a result, she could not pay her rent or her power bill this month. If we could help with a portion of these bills, she should be able to catch up next month.

With $2,500 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.long@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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