Throughout this life you will have numerous chances to make a difference in the lives of others: your family, friends, and total strangers. Right now, Men Standing Positive is offering you the opportunity to reach entire low-income communities in a powerful way using our unique system. Founded in Saint Louis, Missouri, our mission is to empower and inspire people by bringing wholeness, change and a peace of mind through various community outreaches, events and programs.
Men Standing Positive strategically acts as a third party filter to screen and connect the individual/family to the resources and help they need. We partner with those who provide homeless shelters, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, temporary housing, counseling, job training, utility assistance, domestic violence programs, spiritual development and more. The goal is to successfully unite the individual with the appropriate available resource(s); therefore strengthening and building the community as a whole.
In addition, Men Standing Positive also reaches out and connects with neighborhood churches in the local community before we do our outreach and events. Our policy requires that we cannot connect an individual/family with job training and assistance programs until we first place them in a church home. A dedicated church family is absolutely vital for support, love, and encouragement as the member seeks to follow God, resolve major life issues, and also obtain other necessary help and training. Our unique system works to help people in every area possible: spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Men Standing Positive believes that impact starts one individual at a time. We want to connect with people, such as yourself, who desire to make a difference in lives across the city. We are currently active in low-income communities throughout North St. Louis City, South St. Louis City, East St. Louis Illinois and Washington Park Illinois reaching men, women and children of all ages. Men Standing Positive regularly sends updates by way of email, mail, website, blog and social media so you can see where your money is going. We are a fully certified 501(c)3 organization so any donation amount is fully tax-deductible, appreciated and valuable.
We are currently preparing for 2017; gathering startup funding as we build our staff and prepare for this year’s outreach and events. Please Click Here to see our goal for 2017! If you would like more information please firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-690-3077. To make a donation online via PayPal- Click Here. Or write a check out to ‘Men Standing Positive’ and mail to P.O. Box 39459 St. Louis, MO 63139-8459. We cannot make this year happen without our dedicated personal partners like you! Join us in changing one person, one city, one nation at a time. Thank you for your consideration!
Beginning in April, Men Standing Positive is excited to announce street outreach and evangelism training sessions before this upcoming 2017 season. These training sessions are for anyone specifically interested in becoming an MSP Street Minister- whether or not you’ve had experience. If you simply have a desire to impact the streets and lead souls to Christ- these opportunities are perfect for you. Everything is free including the lunch and/or dinner served directly following the training. We encourage you to be on the look out for upcoming details and we invite you to join us! The key discussion topics are listed below.
– MSP Mission, Vision & Beliefs
– MSP Hot Sheet Process
– Role of an MSP Street Minister
– Upcoming 2017 Outreach & Event Dates
– Get Social
Until next time… See you at the trainings!
Saturday August 8th, 2015 marked the day Blue’s life changed forever. No matter what you have seen on TV, watched in a movie, or read in the Bible, actually witnessing a man getting set free from demonic possession is powerful experience. It will challenge any prior judgments and assumptions you may have on how it’s “supposed” or “not supposed” to look. Saturday afternoon the MSP team and volunteers left the Rock Church in Soulard fully expecting God to direct their steps as they carried the cross down Kingshighway. Almost immediately, the team walked up to two men- Blue and Tony, who were arguing at the bus stop, right outside the Walgreen’s parking lot. Blue had been telling Tony about his suicidal thoughts and asked him if he would just shoot him and end all the pain. Right away Pastor Frank and MiNiMe began to speak with Tony as Blue stomped off, upset, mad, and cursing because they were talking about God. As Tony was receiving prayer, Blue was on the other side stumbling in and out of the street, cursing loudly about God and the group- to the point that it was a major distraction. After they were done speaking with Tony, MiNiMe was going to go buy him a meal. As they went to cross the street, Blue stepped right in front of MiNiMe and blocked his path. Immediately, MiNiMe confronted him about the demons and asked if he wanted to be free of all of it. Blue hesitated, struggling for a few minutes and then said yes. As Pastor Frank and MiNiMe laid hands on Blue and commanded the spirits to go, the entire team began to surround them in prayer. Immediately the spirits began to leave and Blue started to confess aloud that they go away and never return. MiNiMe then asked Blue if he wanted a personal relationship with Jesus, and he eagerly said yes. By this time, Blue’s entire countenance and mannerisms had changed. After accepting Jesus, he had a huge smile on his face, light in his eyes, and kept saying, “I’m free! Yes, I am free!” As Blue filled out an MSP Hot Sheet, he explained that for years he had been bothered by demons and their voices telling him to end his life. Anything and everything he had tried to make them go away would never work. However right after the prayer, Blue said it all left- instantly. He was so thankful to be free and couldn’t wait to go home and tell everyone about Jesus and this new freedom. A couple of hours later when the team was on their way back to the church, Blue saw Gary and Pastor Frank in the truck. They picked him up and then dropped him off where he lived. MSP will be putting Blue into a church home and getting him some extra assistance. Blue also gave a short testimony on video that afternoon; be on the lookout for that story soon!! If you are interested in impacting lives and getting involved with Men Standing Positive as a volunteer simply Click Here to fill out the form and someone will contact you soon.
Until Next Time…See YOU on the Streets!
Saturday June 20th, 2015 was the first Carry the Cross with MSP of the summer! The outreach had a positive turnout of volunteers including MiNiMe‘s dad, KG Wilson. He came in town to spend Father’s Day weekend in St. Louis. KG is a prominent activist and community leader in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the first time the two of them had ever been on street outreach together. As the MSP team and volunteers walked the Soulard area, two people accepted Christ, three signed up for Hot Sheet assistance, and many others were prayed for and given words of encouragement.
Until next time… See YOU on the Streets!
On Saturday afternoon, February 7th, 2015, MSP Ministries and a group of student volunteers from St. Louis Christian College met at the Michael Brown Memorial Site in Ferguson for Carry the Cross with MSP. Everyone split up into groups- some stayed with the cross, and others went door to door, or simply stopped to talk with those out on the sidewalks and streets. At one point- traffic got backed up at a stop sign as several people in cars wanted prayer. One of the volunteers said it best and labeled it as the “drive-thru” prayer line. Once we walked out onto the main road W. Florissant, cars honked and people waved non-stop. After we got back to the vans, MSP was able to pass out food to some people who were in immediate need. In summary, the afternoon was a great success with beautiful weather; 2 people received Jesus and 14 people signed up for Hot Sheet assistance. Of the those who signed up- 2 have already been placed in suitable church homes and programs. MSP Ministries would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this outreach possible. We look forward to seeing more and more support from the students at St. Louis Christian College. Here’s what Shalisha, one of the students, had to say about her experience at Carry the Cross with MSP–> “Today I was left speechless and in the realization of how important it is to spread God’s love to others. So thankful that I had the opportunity to serve with Men Standing Positive Ministries walking and witnessing on the streets of Ferguson.Looking forward to growing with all of you.”
‘Til Next Time… See YOU on the Streets!