In the Spring of 2017- Tiffany was only two days away from being homeless and losing every physical item that she owned. She felt completely hopeless and alone. In addition, the seasonal job she had was also in jeopardy due to no weekly reliable transportation. Tiffany was out of options. An MSP case manager stepped in- offering resources, encouragement and even correction. Swiftly, everything began to turn around and Tiffany stepped out and took the steps and initiative to change her life. She was connected with a temporary living space right near her work so she wouldn’t lose her job. On Friday July 28th, 2017 Tiffany completed and graduated from Connection to Success’ 3 week intensive Personal and Professional Development course! During that time frame- she connected with many people, enhanced professional skills and regained hope for her future. Today- Tiffany is pursuing God’s plan for her life while also seeking a more stable living situation, steady job and gaining a vehicle of her own.
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.
Founded in St. Louis, MO- Men Standing Positive is a 501(c)3 organization operating in the low-income communities of North St. Louis City, South St. Louis City and East St. Louis, Illinois. MSP works with men, women and children of all ages- partnering with schools, churches, community assistance and programs across the city areas. Our case management system provides a strategic chain of support to meet individual and family needs- spiritually, mentally and physically.
This year Men Standing Positive reached many lives through weekly street outreach days, free monthly main events and a city clean up day.
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Saturday June 10th, 2017
marked something special. Not only was it the first Carry the Cross with MSP
of 2017 but a city aldermen saw us from the local Fairgrounds park and came over to join us; walking up and down North Grand.
Local rap artists Reuben Jones
, Rob Redeemed
(sound courtesy of DJ G & New Life Music
) stopped on street corners to give short performances followed by personal testimonies of what God has done in their own lives. During one stop, Rob Redeemed shared the story of how God completely healed him of cancer. A couple nearby heard his testimony and almost immediately gave their lives to Christ.
Lives were affected that day. Many stopped to stare, a few glared, some took photos and video, while still more were reminded of a faith in which they had lost all hope. 7 MSP Hot Sheets
were filled out with those seeking various types of community assistance programs, job training and placement into a church home.
Until Next Time…. See YOU on the Streets!
June 24th, 2017:
Don’t judge me! You don’t understand! This isn’t my fault! You don’t know what they did to me!
“The number one enemy of change is blame.”
“Correction is painful.”
“What you can tolerate, you will never change.”
Saturday marked the first main community event of Men Standing Positive’s outreach and event season. The 2017 MSP Total Transformation Conference was a powerful and impactful evening for all who attended. Over 50 people of all ages came out from the North St. Louis community to receive a positive message, clothing, dinner and get connected with local program resources. Praise and worship was led by Momentum
– followed by a relevant and practical message by Mike “MiNiMe” Wuebbles
. Each and every person, regardless of age and background could relate to the truth and insight he gave on what it takes to discover, reach and experience a life of transformation. Growth is painful, change is painful but true freedom lies on the other side of making the choice to never go back. It all starts in the mind. MiNiMe encouraged every single person listening to stop letting their past and bad habits control their present and destroy their future. At the end, several came up for prayer and one person accepted Christ.
Men Standing Positive’s entire staff would like to thank the following for their hard work and dedication to make this conference possible:
– Senior Leader Joel Hedlund & the Entire Team
Finally, each and every single volunteer who came and spent their valuable time and talents to keep everything moving along! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!
Be on the lookout for a recap video coming in the next couple day and the message for sale on DVD later this year!
Until next time… see YOU on the streets!
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!
MSP Street Report – June 3rd, 2017
Saturday marked the kick off date for Men Standing Positive’s 2017 outreach and event season. Before those gathered had even left the building, a young man walked in. At first everyone thought he came to volunteer, turns out he had just moved back to St. Louis and was walking down N. Grand looking for a job. He said something told him to come inside the church- so he did. The man came directly down the aisle, rededicated his life to God and spent the afternoon with MSP on outreach.
Soon after, everyone split up into small teams and headed out into the neighborhood. Between going door to door and flagging down cars to hand out flyers for the MSP Total Transformation Conference: 1 person received Jesus and 7 MSP Hot Sheets were filled out for those looking for a church home and others needing assistance. RSVP below to our next outreach and event dates.
‘Til next time… See You on the Streets!