Success Story // Meet Terrance

Terrance

On Saturday June 7th 2017, MSP staff and volunteers gathered inside Jubilee Community Church to pray and prepare for afternoon street outreach in North City.  A young man named Terrance had just moved back to St. Louis and was walking down the street stopping at local businesses to see who was hiring.  Something told him to come inside the church as he was walking by. When he came in, everyone thought he was simply showing up to volunteer. Terrance came directly down the aisle up to the front and re-dedicated his life to God.  He then spent the afternoon on street outreach with Men Standing Positive.  Terrance was immediately connected with an MSP case manager who directed him to Jubilee Church so he could start being discipled and receive any needed food, clothing and hygiene items. Shortly after that Saturday, he was placed in a job working for Jubilee Services; a professional service company offering lawn care, landscaping and construction for both residential and commercial property across the St. Louis region.  After approximately 5 months, he transitioned to another landscaping company after receiving the necessary the training.

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2017 MSP Fun Fest with Dunbar Kids

 

Starting in 2014- Men Standing Positive began working alongside Principal Coleman and the students at Dunbar Elementary. MSP Fun Fest is not just your average free event with live music, food and a bounce house. It’s an event designed to reach the students with a positive message through music. So not only do they have a great time but they leave having learned why they need to remain in school, why they need to respect authority and so much more. The students also hear that they are the agents of change to reach their local community and it all starts now- even while they are in elementary school.

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Join Men Standing Positive for #MSPFunFest 2017 – Saturday November 18th, 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm!
Location: Dunbar Elementary School- 1835 Tudor Avenue East St. Louis, IL 62207
Performances By: Robert Rob Redeemed Davis & Paztuh Mike Wuebbles
DJ: DJ G Gerald Peoples Jr.
Host: Anna Elisabeth
Details: FREE event- for men, women and children. Thanksgiving dinner, bounce house and a clothing giveaway
Community assistance Provided By: Connections to Success and Crisis Nursery.
Invite your friends and RSVP Here today! For more info, please call 314-690-3077 or visit www.menstandingpositive.org.

2017 MSP Total Transformation Conference

Change is here- Change is now- And it starts with you! A simple desire and willingness to take action are two necessary steps towards total life transformation. At the #MSPTotalTransformationConference you will learn to use what you have right now to renovate and renew every area of your life: physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Join Men Standing Positive this Saturday June 24th starting at 4pm at Jubilee Community Church- 4231 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63107.  It’s a FREE event- men and women are welcome- childcare will be provided. Following the speaker, there will be dinner, a clothing giveaway, a financial presentation by Regions Bank as well as other community assistance resources. To RSVP, click here! Watch MyTV Channel 4.2 to see the promo video this week!

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2017 MSP Total Transformation Conference

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Join us for the 2017 #MSPTotalTransformationConference -Saturday June 24th, 2017!!! Time: 4 pm
Location: Jubilee Community Church– 4231 N. Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63107
Guest Speaker: Mike Wuebbles
Dynamic Worship: Momentum, St. Louis
Host: Anna Elisabeth
Details: FREE event- men & women are welcome! Childcare is available. Dinner and clothing giveaway directly following the service plus a financial presentation by Regions Bank.  Community assistance available provided by: Connections to Success, Mission StL, People’s Community Action Corporation and Crisis Nursery.
Invite your friends and RSVP below!  For more info, please call 314-690-3077 or email events@menstandingpositive.org.

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2nd Annual MSP Fun Fest with Dunbar Kids// Event Highlights

Saturday November 21st, 2015 was the 2nd annual MSP Fun Fest with Dunbar Kids and it marked the final event of the year.  It was a very brisk wintry day, so attendance was lower than expected, but everyone who came out had a blast; from the the smallest child to the oldest adult.  Saved, St Lien, and MiNiMe did a fantastic job performing on stage as DJ G kept the music blasting.  Over 25 people showed up to volunteer and gave generously of their effort and time.  Four people gave their life to Christ and several others were able to fill out a Hot Sheet for additional assistance.

Men Standing Positive would like to thank the follow organizations and individuals: Concept Remodels for the advertising sponsorship, the Rock Church in Soulard for the free clothing and Thanksgiving meal, DJ G with New Life Music, Blanks Bounce House, East St. Louis School District 189, Dunbar Elementary School, and Principle Coleman for the facility, gift baskets, and support.  And last but not least, to everyone who came out- participant and volunteer, without everyone working as a team this event would not have been possible.  The Men Standing Positive team can hardly to wait see what next year has in store for Dunbar Elementary and the kids!  Be on the lookout for the highlight video coming soon, and read below for what some had to say about MSP Fun Fest 2015!  Click Here to View the Photos!!

‘Til Next Year…See You on the Streets!

As an educator, I encourage my students to ‘pay it forward’.  They had a chance to see words turn into action.  The Fun Fest was just an inspirational sight to see.  MiNiMe is awesome and I look forward to volunteering next year.

~S. Keeler, PLD Teacher

Fun Fest was awesome!  I think it’s awesome that MSP finds a way to reach the community.  One thing that they always do is feed people.  Even if it’s just a bag of chips.  It’s funny how food brings people together.  Not only that, but the sound is always great.  There just seems to be joy and peace in the atmosphere whenever MSP throws an event.  You can’t say that about every ministry.  I have done events all over the city and I’ve seen a lot of things.  A ministry that is consistent will stand long.  My hat goes off to MSP and what they do for the city.  MSP Fun Fest was nothing different.  It is what is to be expected from MSP!  Any event full of Jesus, full of God, full of joy, full of love, full of peace, and smiles.

~ St. Lien, MSP Fun Fest Artist

This is by far my most favorite event of the school year.  Not only does it allow me the opportunity to fellowship with members of the community, but  MiNiMe is such an inspiration and motivation to the students.  His ability to leave such a profound and long~lasting impression is truly something to be admired.

~C. Coleman, PLD Principal

Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Matthew 25:21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ ”

He can say it better than I.  Great work for His Kingdom.  Glad to be a part.

~G. Collins, The Rock Church in Soulard Volunteer

It was refreshing to see a young artist give back to the community.  Everything was top notch and I can’t wait until next year.

~C. Johnson, PLD  Parent

2015 MSP Total Transformation Conference Recap

Saturday August 15th, 2015 Pastor Frank Jackson delivered a powerful and timely message to those who came out to the MSP Total Transformation Conference.  Everyone who was there received something to apply in their daily lives.  Pastor Frank spoke on the renewing of the mind through God’s Word.  Any lasting change in your life has to start on the inside and work its way outside.  Simply adjusting an outward behavior will not permanently fix anything if your beliefs are faulty and not founded on God’s truth.
Earlier that afternoon, several people went out into the neighborhood to let anyone else know about the conference who might have wanted to come.  A whole family showed up with their children and even some friends.  They were able to connect with Pastor Ken at the Rock Church and also filled out MSP Hot Sheets for some additional assistance.  Last but not least, the Rock gave them extra food to take home for the coming week.  The entire MSP team would like to thank all the volunteers who came out and the Rock Church in Soulard for providing the building and dinner; without their help the conference would not have been possible.
Until Next Time… See YOU On The Streets!

The Day Blue’s Life Changed Forever

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!

Join us for the MSP Total Transformation Conference –> Sat August 15th, 2015

Everyone mark your calendars for this year’s MSP Total Transformation Conference with Pastor Frank Jackson Saturday August 15th, 2015!  Get ready for a night of restoration, encouragement, fun, and fellowship!  Join us at the Rock Church in Soulard– 2420 S. 12th Street St. Louis, MO 63104 from 5 pm until 7 pm. Admission is completely free and there will be dinner, clothing giveaway, and assistance programs available following the service.  You don’t want to miss this!  Invite your friends and family! For more information watch the video below and to RSVP just CLICK HERE. We hope to see you there!

God Knows What You Need// MSP Young Women’s Conference

Saturday June 27th, 2015 marked the 2nd annual MSP Young Women’s Conference at the Rock Church in Soulard.  All participants had a life-changing evening as God’s presence filled the atmosphere.  Despite the late start, host Anna Hetz got the crowd excited before a powerful time of praise and worship led by Shawn and Tanya.  The three speakers, Mike “MiNiMe” Wuebbles, Candice Lauer, and Sheronda Money all shared inspiring messages of truth.  Intermixed between the speakers, Teasha Brown had prepared three praise dances which further emphasized the words that came forth.  During the altar call, several came forward for prayer, receiving deliverance and timely words of encouragement straight from the heart of God.  Last but not least, all attendees received free dinner following the service and the chance to sign up for a variety of assistance programs covering topics like job training, counseling, and much more.  Men Standing Positive would like to extend our deepest thanks to Pastor Ken and his wife Shawn of the Rock Church in Soulard, all volunteers, Crisis Nursery, New Life Evangelistic Center, Connections to Success, and People’s Community Action Center for helping make this night a success.  It would not have happened without their support and dedication.  We look forward to what God has in store for next year.  Check out some testimonies below from those who came to this year’s conference.

Until next time… See YOU on the streets!

“The MSP Women’s Conference was really really good. Sheronda’s words and Teasha’s praise dances spoke directly to my heart. What God showed me that night has started to come to pass and actually manifest. I still fight fear, but I am not angry anymore- it has been gone since that night. I realized I need to go directly to God when issues come up and things go wrong. It was a very powerful conference.”                                                             – Angela

“I enjoyed the MSP Young Women’s Conference at The Rock Church in Soulard very much, and felt that God definitely had something for me through the Praise and Worship Team and the Speakers. The Praise and Worship Team did an excellent job of preparing our hearts for what God had for us to hear through the speakers. Pastor Mike Wuebbles encouraged us to truly listen when we feel God is speaking to us in our life, to consider and “check ourselves”, especially when the Word of God impresses upon our hearts an attitude or behavior that we need to change. Truly renewing our minds as Romans 12:2 tells us with the Word of God enables us to hear God’s voice clearly and shed behaviors and ideas that we may have held since childhood that are not true to God’s Word and who the Bible tells us we are in Christ. Candice Lauer did a wonderful job of encouraging us with scripture and the story of Peter walking on the water with Jesus in Mark 6. Candice challenged us with the idea that Peter walking on the water was in order to show us the power that we have in Christ, and that we should be asking God, “What water can I walk on today for you?” Keeping our eyes on Jesus always! Sheronda Money gave a powerful testimony of God’s redemption and power in her life to forgive and the restoration she has found in Christ. She led in a great time of Holy Spirit filled prayers of confession and healing for many present at the Conference needing redemption and transformation in their lives that only God can bring. I look forward to next year’s MSP Young Women’s Conference and hope that many more will be able to come for this encouraging and challenging time spent in Praise and Worship, and in hearing about the power of God through real-life examples in the lives of women who have discovered the freedom and power of God in their own lives.”                                            -Dulce

“The Women’s Conference was the culmination of one small part of God’s body coming together bringing wellness and wholeness to our city. The speakers presentations were awesome as they shared the word of God and personal experience in their own lives. God’s restorative presence was experienced by all.”                             -Mary
“Had a great time at the meeting and watching the Spirit of God move upon His people! His words and the testimonies of His saints came forth with power. I was truly glad I came and was able to be a part of it. Seeing lives changed through the heart of this ministry is bringing great glory to God in the furtherance of His works of the gospel on the earth! Don’t miss out on what God is doing, and definitely do all you can to pray for and support those at MSP! I was truly touched by it all, and very thankful to hear God’s words come forth in power and minister to us all! Love you all! God bless you all and your precious works for the glory of His name! May we continue to see His salvation and deliverance come forth, in Jesus Christ name!”                                                                                                                                                  -Justice

Expect the Unexpected // MSP Outreach Street Report

Saturday June 6th, 2015 marked the first official MSP Outreach of the summer.  Due to a scheduling conflict, there were no flyers for the upcoming Young Women’s Conference or Hot Sheets at the meeting place, but God still had a plan.  After prayer, the team promptly headed out to the streets of Soulard.  Only one block from the church, Adrienne Ransom and two other volunteers came across a man walking down the street.  He seemed highly frustrated as the two struck up a conversation.  The man had just had a major fight with his girlfriend, jumped out of her car, and did not know what to do. They had been having relationship issues for some time due to his drinking problem. Adrienne began to pray for him- that God would touch his heart and set him free from the alcohol. As the prayer ended, the man was in tears thanking God for sending help his way at that exact moment.
Simultaneously, two other team members- Bill and Mary Neumann, saw this man’s girlfriend crying in her car and had gone over to minister to her.  As the three of them talked, the woman explained her situation and how she felt helpless and alone.  As Adrienne and the man walked back over to his girlfriend’s car, she felt led to speak to the woman. She explained to her the importance of commitment, communication, and submitting to one another.  While they were talking, the man decided to get back into his girlfriend’s car. Next, Adrienne felt led to ask them to re-dedicate their lives to Jesus.  Both had the faith, but felt separated from God.  They agreed it was necessary to come to Jesus- individually and as a couple.  With tears streaming down their faces, the man and his girlfriend came back to Christ that day as the entire team surrounded them in prayer. The couple plans to keep God at the center of their lives and to start attending the Rock Church in Soulard together.  Despite the conflicts at the beginning, God still had a plan to reach that couple as the team obeyed His leading out on the streets. God will always turn a mess around for the best, if you allow Him. For more information about MSP outreach and events this summer please click here!
                                                                          Until Next Time…See YOU on the Streets!
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