“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



raise 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 man in his late 50s who has fallen on hard times. He put other bills before his utilities and is now in jeopardy of having them cut off. We can assist this man with his utilities as he organizes his finances.

The second need is a single mother with three children. She moved to Meridian a few years ago to escape an abusive relationship. She is concerned she will be evicted from her apartment if she does not catch up on her rent this month. If we assist with a portion of her rent, she will be in better financial shape next month.

The third need is a single mother with two daughters. She just finished the training program for her new job. The time between paychecks took all her savings. Within the next two pay periods she should be back on track paying her bills. We can assist with her utilities as she starts her new job.

The fourth need is a single mother with three children. She recently moved back to Meridian when her mother was diagnosed with serious health issues. Her mother wanted her and the grandchildren close by during this trying time. The move cost more than expected. We can provide rent and utilities to help this family in their time of need.

The fifth need is a veteran who has never asked for assistance. He had car trouble when traveling out of state to visit his sick mother. The car expenses set him way back. However, he had no choice but to repair his vehicle while out of town. Providing utilities for this veteran will relieve him of some of his anxiety when he returns home.

The sixth need is a young couple with three children. The husband was laid off for several weeks without pay. He worked every odd job he could find while waiting for his employer to call him back to work. He has returned to work but will not receive a pay check for two weeks. Assisting this couple with their bills will allow them to get back on their feet during this unexpected setback.

With $3,080 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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