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" What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith, but don't show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, 'Goodbye and have a good day: stay warm and eat well' --- but then you don't give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, 'Some people have faith; others have good deeds.' But I say, ' How can you show me your faith if you don't have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.' "
James 2: 14-18
I received a call yesterday morning after Ginger's appearance with John Johnson on Sunday's taping of On The Record. Ginger mentioned that here at Wesley House we believe in a "holistic approach" of healing. The person calling asked, "What does she mean by 'holistic' -- sounds like some kind of new-age mumbo-jumbo? I began by explaining that the holistic approach is simply taking care of a person as a whole, not isolated functions or disorders. An example would be, as follows:
A family comes in seeking food assistance -- well, there is a reason they are out of food at their home, so after the interview process, we access WHY they might have run out of food. It could be that they only made it through the eighth grade and finding a job that pays better requires a higher education. Or, it could be that one of their children has been bullied at school and one of the parents needs to stay home to keep an eye on the child's behavior. Either of these reasons could be dealt with here at our center. We could get the parent enrolled in the G.E.D. program, ensuring that they will be able to find a higher paying position down the road. Or, counseling by one of our licensed therapists could help the child and the parents deal with the bullying at school.
There are all types of scenarios we deal with on a daily basis and through prayerful consideration and speaking one-on-one with the affected parties, Wesley House makes a real difference for years to come -- not just a one-time thing. Don't get me wrong -- the reason they needed food could be simply that they had to purchase a new transmission in their vehicle and ran out of cash -- or, they lost their job due to down-sizing in the work force. There are so many reasons, and who are we to judge? If we can help them better their situation, that is all that matters!
Wayne McInnis, Christian Relief Agency
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Daily Scripture - "Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law." Psalm 119:18 "Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors."
Psalm 119:24
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Just a friendly reminder that Executive Director, Ginger Grissom will appear on WTOK TV TODAY, at 5:30 p.m. on ABC. Topics range from SOS, Better Business Bureau accreditation, United Way, the Holidays, Family Justice Center, crime and need! Good information about this amazing ministry! ...

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Upcoming Events!

Sep
25
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Life Skills Classes @ Wesley House Community Center
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wesley House Community Clinic @ Wesley House Community Center
Sep 25 @ 6:15 pm – Sep 25 @ 10:00 pm

ONLY BY APPOINTMENT; Pre-Application Required for exams and medicine.

Clinic appointments will be scheduled for the following chronic conditions: a) Asthma & COPD, b) Cardiac HTN (HBP and High Cholesterol), c) Diabetes type I & II and d) Thyroid (Hyper & Hypo).

Sep
29
Mon
WHCC Staff Meetings
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Parenting Class @ Wesley House Community Center
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

Parenting Classes are held every Monday night 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Dr Debbie Baker-Dean from the University of West Alabama teaches

Sep
30
Tue
Life Skills Classes @ Wesley House Community Center
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
2
Thu
Life Skills Classes @ Wesley House Community Center
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wesley House Community Clinic @ Wesley House Community Center
Oct 2 @ 6:15 pm – Oct 2 @ 10:00 pm

ONLY BY APPOINTMENT; Pre-Application Required for exams and medicine.

Clinic appointments will be scheduled for the following chronic conditions: a) Asthma & COPD, b) Cardiac HTN (HBP and High Cholesterol), c) Diabetes type I & II and d) Thyroid (Hyper & Hypo).

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