1 JOHN 3:17 - “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?” Praise belongs to God as every need in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 has been met. Thanks to everyone who has generously given over the years to change 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 thirteen circumstances. The first need is a lady in her fifties with a husband living out his final days with terminal cancer. She desires to be at the hospital by her husband’s side every second of the day. However, she knows she must continue to work in order to pay their bills. With $433.98 we can pay for her utilities and mortgage so she can spend as much quality time with her husband as possible.
The second need is a young married couple in their early thirties. They are expecting their first baby. The wife has been put on bed rest and cannot work. With $210 we can help with their utilities as they prepare to have their first child.
The third need is a young mother deciding between utilities and her health. She cannot afford her medications she has been prescribed. With $73.90 we can provide her the medications until she gets on the Patient Assistance Program.
The fourth need is a young couple with two children. The husband was laid off from work, but he has already found a new job. The time between jobs left them in a financial jam. With $325.89 we can provide utilities as the husband begins his new job.
The fifth need is a man in his fifties undergoing several medical tests. The wife has been the only source of income while his health has been declining. With $250 we can help with his medical expenses while he tries to figure out the cause of his declining health.
The sixth need is a mother with four children. She works all the hours she can to provide for her children but missed many hours of work due to sickness. With $309.67 we can help her with utilities and rent as she goes back to work.
The seventh need is lady in her fifties struggling with seizures so bad she cannot work. The seizures are a major handicap in her life, but she has a very positive outlook. With $375.98 we can help her with utilities as she learns how to live with seizures.
The eighth need is a mother with one child trying her best to make ends meet. Unexpected expenses beyond her control have put her in a bad financial position. With $236 we can provide utilities for this hard working mother.
The ninth need is a mother in her late twenties with one child. Asking for help is a position she never thought she would find herself in. With $222.62 we can provide utilities as she works all the hours she can.
The tenth need is a woman in her sixties who has found herself in a position which she never expected. She is trying her best to keep a roof over her head with utilities while trying to pay for food and medical attention. With $287.65 we can keep her in her home and utilities on.
The eleventh need is a mother of three in her late twenties. She moved back to Meridian to take care of her family who needs assistance. With $375.76 we can help this caring woman with rent and utilities.
The twelfth need is a lady in her seventies deciding between medical care and utilities. She cannot afford both. With $192.21 we can provide for her utilities so she can receive the medical attention needed.
The thirteenth need is a young mother of two in her late twenties recently laid off from work. She has gone through all of her savings and has no family to turn to for help. She has a job lined up to start in two weeks. The time between jobs caused her to get behind on her bills. With $328.83 we can provide utilities as she starts her new job. 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 email@example.com. 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.