Reaching Those in Need // MSP Outreach Street Report

Saturday June 13th, 2015 the MSP team and volunteers headed out to the streets to continue spreading the Good News of Jesus and to let the community know about the upcoming MSP Young Women’s Conference later that month. Several individuals were prayed for including an entire family. All received restoration in their different areas of need. In addition, 5 Hot Sheets were filled out for those wanted additional assistance.

Until Next Time… See YOU on the Streets!!!

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Carry the Cross with MSP // #Ferguson Street Report

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!

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Sean’s Story // MSP Transformation Report

In East St. Louis, IL at the July 2014 MSP Block Party, Sean came out, signed up for assistance on a Hot Sheet, and has never looked back since. Both homeless and jobless at the time of the block party, Men Standing Positive was able to connect Sean with two of our program partners. First, we sent Sean to the New Life Evangelistic Center where they met his housing needs for a short time. Next, he entered the Job Leadership Training program at Mission St. Louis and successfully graduated with honors. Today, Sean has a whole new outlook on life and continues to make progress every day. Watch below to see Sean’s complete life transformation.


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Carry the Cross with MSP // #Ferguson Street Report

Here we are, a little over 5 months later, all the protester noise, media attention, and political hype has cleared. All that remains of the Michael Brown incident are the memorial site, burned down businesses, and a wounded community. The nation and world may have forgotten, but Ferguson and its people will never forget August 9th, 2014.

On Sat Jan 24th, 2015, MSP Ministries made our first move into the community with a Carry the Cross with MSP. Beginning at Ground Zero (aka. Michael Brown Memorial), a group of over 25 people walked around the neighborhoods and main street of W. Florissant sharing hope and the real love of Jesus.

MSP fully acknowledges that they do not have the answers to all that occurred that day nor do we intend to pick a side on the issue. However, we do plan to stand in the gap with the community and tear down the wall of racial division with the love of Christ. This is not an overnight process or quick fix, and MSP has no intent to leave in a hurry. We will stay until the job is done, media attention or not. People are what matter to God and that’s what matters to MSP.

On Saturday, 6 people gave their lives to Christ and 14 people signed up for Hot Sheet community assistance. Numerous were prayed for- in their cars and on the sidewalks, driveways, and streets. The guys even stopped to help a man rake and clean up brush in his front yard. As the cross was carried down W. Florissant, cars honked and many waved, showing sincere signs of gratitude and appreciation that their community was not being ignored or forgotten.

We challenge you to join us as we make our next move into the Ferguson community. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!! Below are the outreach recap video and some photos!

‘Til Next Time… See YOU On The Streets!!

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Come! Take a Stand and Carry the Cross with MSP!

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On August 9th, 2014- the entire country and people around the world fixed their eyes on the Midwest- America’s Heartland. The shooting and death of Michael Brown left many hearts filled with hurt, anger, confusion, depression, rage, and uncertainty. Following the incident, the Grand Jury’s decision only succeeded in making the wound worse. It left the city of St. Louis even more divided than before with fear running rampant. From day one, many people contacted MSP wanting to know where we were at, why were we not out on the streets standing for justice and peace, and helping to rebuild the community. Our response is simple- God never gave us clearance to take action during those first tumultuous months except to pray. And pray we did, asking God for direction and guidance on when to make a move, a move at the right place and at the right time. Last month, MSP finally received our answer.

Saturday January 24th, 2015 come join MSP as we take a stand for the community of Ferguson and our entire beloved city, St. Louis. Beginning at Ground Zero, the place where Michael Brown breathed his last, we will be carrying the cross. This day is not a time to take sides on issues, though we do not ignore or lightly dismiss the seriousness of what occurred. Instead, Carry the Cross with MSP represents a time to take a stand, a stand for the only solution that will provide answers and a legitimate healing for all those who were, are, and will be affected in the future. This solution is the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Turning to Him is the only way that the Ferguson community, city of St. Louis, and the entire country will ever fully recover to rebuild and prosper in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. It all starts with individual lives hearing about the grace, power, and saving love of Jesus.

So we challenge you- to join us on the 24th– as we go out on the streets of Ferguson. Become a part of sharing the truth of Jesus’s love, praying for those interested, and signing people up who need assistance to change their lives for the better. MSP actively places people in church homes, job training classes, after-school programs, domestic violence shelters, and more! To take a stand with us- RSVP here or click the banner above. We hope to see you there!

What People Are Saying // MSP Fun Fest 2014

MSP Fun Fest was the beginning of something bigger then we can imagine. This is right at the forefront of changing the murder rate or teen pregnancy and the other statistics that haunt us. This is also a way to put God first in our communities again. –Pastor Frank Jackson, MSP Fun Fest Host

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The feedback I received from the Washington Park/Trinity Outreach Kids was that the MSP Fun Fest gave them the feeling that they were like leaders, and they had the power to make a difference and possibly fix the community. They said they felt like they were doing something important. They also said they wished that the program would have lasted a little longer than it did, so that they could continue to come up with ideas to make the world a better place too. I believe that all of the greater east side metro areas should have much more production models such as the MSP group. Coming through towns spreading love, clothing. – Kevin “KB” Borden, Trinity Outreach Center

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I was honored to be involved with MSP’s Fun Fest at Dunbar Elementary. MSP gave me an opportunity to minister to students through music, and it was great seeing how God used us to minister to the students and the parents. Overall, the Fun Fest was a great experience for me, and I’m excited to see how God will use them to take over East St. Louis with the Gospel. – T-Jones
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MSP’s Fun Fest @ Dunbar Elementary School was one of the most peaceful and beautiful God glorifying events I have ever attended. Everywhere I looked were smiling faces. God’s presence was everywhere. In the messages brought by the ministers through their music and all the volunteers that worked diligently throughout the event to give the children a safe fun atmosphere to pray, play, dance, eat, and hear about Jesus’s plan for them! There were prizes, clothes, shoes, coats and hope- beautiful hope! … the Holy Spirit permeated the air as everyone worked in harmony to bring honor and glory to our majestic and all mighty God. So many servants and prayer warriors from all around the world, all with one mind and heart came together to share of their gifts and talents to increase the Kingdom and sow seeds that will carry on for eternity! I am so blessed to have been just a teeny-tiny part of the body assembled that beautiful Saturday afternoon! Thank you MSP for your faithfulness and service! -Love, D, The Rock Church Soulard
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As I was setting up my DJ equipment for the MSP Fun Fest, I didn’t know what to expect. Would the kids come to the school on a Saturday, especially with it being rainy? They came and they had a great time! I believe the impact helped build a closer relationship with Jesus. The kids rejoiced and had fun in the Lord. And I’m glad to have been a part of it, along with the entire MSP Ministry. –DJ G, New Life Music
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MSP Fun Fest 2014 In Rewind

MSP Fun Fest 2014 in one word –> EPIC!!!  We would like to specifically thank the following groups and individuals for making this event a success: T-Jones, The Rock Church Soulard, Living Word Church, DJ G with New Life Music, Dunbar Elementary School and Staff, all other volunteers, and our MSP Partners. Without everyone’s help and dedication the Fun Fest would not have happened- so thank you! Watch below if you missed out on the fun!!

‘Til Next Time… See YOU on the Streets!

CHANGE REQUIRES A CHOICE // #IMPACTEASTSIDE Street Report

Carry the Cross with MSP- Saturday October 25, 2014

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Such a powerful and honest statement from the famous Michael Jordan. During Carry the Cross Outreach this past Saturday, the team walked down a street where a group of boys were playing basketball. They asked Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles if he wanted to play, so he threw a couple shots at the basket. He began talking to them about their role in the community and the impact of their choices and lifestyle. As MiNiMe continued to speak, he brought up Jesus and explained the truth of the Gospel. The boys decided that afternoon to accept Christ into their hearts and lives. After prayer, one kid asked MiNiMe if he was a rapper. He replied yes. DJ G backed up his jeep and played Change the World as MiNiMe gave a performance out on the street. The boys loved it. I can guarantee you those kids will never forget the afternoon a jeep, a cross, and a rapper came down their street and introduced them to Jesus. This experience helped give them all the power and ability needed to change their own lives and leave a legitimate impact in their neighborhood. Change starts- one choice- one life at a time.
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The Music Matters // #IMPACTEASTSIDE Street Report

MSP Outreach- Saturday October 18th, 2014

You’ve heard it said, “Where words fail…music speaks.” And they were right. Song lyrics play a pivotal role within one’s mind and subconscious. Without even trying to learn the words, you can often find yourself humming the tune and singing along without a second thought. This is the power of music and this is why it matters. Those lyrics have the ability to shape your thoughts, your mindset, and eventually your actions. On Saturday afternoon, Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles was walking down a neighborhood street and came across two young boys listening to negative rap music on their porch. He asked them what the song was about and they replied it was a man talking about his girlfriend. Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles explained to the boys that the song was actually degrading and disrespecting women- including his older sister, who had come out of the house a few minutes earlier. He then proceeded to share with them the importance of the music you listen to; how it shapes your mindset and will influence your future. Constantly filling your head with the latest rap songs causes you to start thinking like that music and wanting to live that lifestyle. A gangster mindset only causes strife, keeping entire communities locked in poverty and without hope. In addition, Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles began telling them about Jesus. All three kids had never asked for Jesus to come into their heart, and decided to right away. After praying, one boy sprinted home to tell his grandma and the other two ran back inside to tell their uncle. In just one afternoon, all three kids learned the importance of listening to a positive music message and received the truth of Christ into their hearts-which they will never forget.

‘Til next time…See YOU on the streets!

 

 

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