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!
MSP Effective Evangelism Conference- Sunday October 26th, 2014
Christians should never be intimidated by evangelism and shy away from sharing their faith. In fact, your daily lifestyle and attitude toward others speaks more of your beliefs than any words you will ever say. At the MSP Effective Evangelism Conference on October 26th, Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles delivered a practical message about sharing the Gospel with those around you. Every believer is fully able to tell others about Christ if they would realize it is not about winning a theological argument. The world needs to know how Jesus changed your life and helps you on a daily basis. Christianity is about a personal relationship with God, not a list of religious doctrines. You may be the only example of Jesus someone ever sees in their life. Do not be intimidated to talk about your faith. MiNiMe said it best, “You have what it takes to take over the enemy’s territory; you just have to believe it.”
Directly following the message, Adrienne Ransom struck up a conversation with a lady from the community. The day before she had come home from work, heard the music from DJ G’s jeep and saw the cross coming down her street. Her neighbor was outside and told her about the MSP Effective Evangelism Conference the following day at Harvest Church Illinois. She decided to come out to see what it was all about after one of the MSP team members handed her a flyer with more information. The lady was in awe of the practical message, the free food, and the programs that were available. She felt extremely blessed and decided to make Harvest her church home. Adrienne also signed her up on the hot sheets to receive some assistance with food and clothing. In all, the 2014 MSP Effective Evangelism Conference was a great success. We would especially like to thank the Harvest Church Illinois for hosting this event, and also coming out on the streets with us all month, as we spread the Word around the local area. Last but not least, one family came down to the conference all the way from Hannibal, MO. Watch here to see what it meant to them.
‘Til Next Time… See YOU On The Streets!!!
This past summer Men Standing Positive hosted one block party in East St. Louis, Illinois. Despite the heat, everyone had a great time- especially the kids as they chased each other around the parking lot with water guns. DJ G kept the party going while T-Jones, StLien, and MiNiMe brought awesome music and a dynamic Word. Our partner for this event- the Rock Church in Soulard came out and provided free food, drink, and clothing to anyone in need. Three people signed up for a local church home, two registered to vote, and many came forward at the end to re-dedicate their lives to Christ. A big thank you to all who came out, our volunteers, and our partners. We are already excited for the block parties to come in 2015! We hope to see you there! Click Here for a recap video of the event. Click Here for photos! Please join our Facebook group MSP Block Party to stay informed about upcoming events. Feel free to post any comments or questions you may have!
Until Next Time….. See you on the Streets!
Watch here for our official outreach information video!
Imagine, walking out of a local store late on a Saturday afternoon- depressed and seriously contemplating suicide. You have traveled the world and seen it all, but somewhere deep down there is a missing piece. You cannot seem to figure it out and have lost all hope. When suddenly, you look up ahead and see a cross, carried by a man who is followed by a group of people. Instantly, you know that your answer is there, standing right in front of you. An overwhelming sense of peace, joy, and restoration surrounds your heart; all the thoughts and feelings of suicide are gone. You are free!!
The scenario just described above is exactly what happened to a man as he saw the group carrying the cross across a parking lot. He was extremely depressed and ready to end his life. But, when he laid eyes on the cross, everything changed. He was instantly touched and discovered the reason to keep on living. The cross carries the solution to any problem or issue you may be facing. Jesus is the answer.
This is just one example of the many lives that were touched this past summer as Men Standing Positive carried the cross down the streets of St. Louis. On the corners, we stopped to pray and minister to multiple people at a time. Many received Christ, others received a Word of knowledge, and also signed up for hot sheets, in need of a church home and further assistance. Carry the Cross with MSP is a unique form of outreach as we have discovered the cross speaks for itself. Simply dragging the cross down the road, passersby usually stop directly and stare with a look of deep thought. Some cars honk as they go by and some people roll down their windows and spit at the cross. Regardless, seeing a group of people dragging a cross down the street is going to make you pause for a moment and think. This Fall and in 2015 we are very excited to take the cross into even more communities across the area. If you would like to become a part of this or know more information please see the informational video link , call 314-690-3077, email email@example.com or visit www.menstandingpositive.com. Below are some photos from Carry the Cross with MSP Summer 2014 and a link to the main video!
‘Til next time…See you on the streets!
Carry the Cross Video Here –>
Walking through the streets, you see and meet people- experiencing their daily reality on an authentic and intimate level. As you stand on their doorstep, porch, or the sidewalk in front of their home, they invite you into their life for a few short minutes, revealing a small portion of who they are and where they have come from. You begin to re-evaluate your own life and realize there is a whole separate world outside your own neighborhood and social circle. People are people, we come from different backgrounds, but we all encounter similar hardships and challenges; they just have a unique face. When you recognize this reality, your entire worldview shifts. You become sensitive and eager to reach the people around you.
All throughout summer 2014, Men Standing Positive spent Saturday afternoons out on the streets of different communities; speaking with residents and spreading the word about upcoming events. We meet them right where they are at- taking the time to see what they need, pray for, and encourage them. Men Standing Positive uses a Hot Sheet system to follow up with and keep track of those who requested help with finding a church home and assistance programs. Before an outreach, we always partner with the local churches in that area, so we have somewhere nearby to send the residents. Men Standing Positive has also been focusing on getting in contact with programs that provide training and assistance to those who need it. Some examples are Mission St. Louis, Crisis Nursery, Job Core, Forgiven and Free, New Life Evangelistic Center, and Trinity Outreach Center. Look for upcoming blog posts regarding the specific organizations and their direct partnership with Men Standing Positive. This summer’s MSP Outreaches definitely left an impact with over 17 salvations, 14 people placed in church homes, and 9 seeking a connection with assistance programs. The team here is very excited for the upcoming outreaches this Fall and going into 2015. Below are some photos from this past summer and our main outreach informational video. If you have further questions or are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 314-690-3077 or visit www.menstandingpositive.com.
‘Til next time….see you on the streets!
MSP Outreach Video Here –>>