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!

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Boldness in Love // MSP Outreach Street Report

Saturday August 1st, 2015 the Men Standing Positive team prayed with many on the streets; two accepted Christ, and three filled out MSP Hot Sheets for extra assistance.  It’s not everyday you get a chance to do street ministry with those truly led by the Holy Spirit and bold enough to unashamedly share God’s love.  MSP Ministries has the great privilege of working with dedicated volunteers who even understand how to reach people most everyone would completely disregard.  Many lives have been touched because someone on our outreach team had the courage to speak to them or even simply smile.  Nowadays in our busy society, everyone seems to pay more attention to their phone than the person walking next to them or waiting in line at the store.  Outreach isn’t just across the world in a foreign land; outreach is about reaching those at your job and those in your own neighborhood.  You are surrounded by those people for a reason- you possess the love of God inside you and the ability to share it.  So be bold- let the love that conquered the grave out for the world to see.  It’s what they desperately need, they just don’t realize because they can’t see it.  So show them- be bold.

Until Next Time… See YOU On The Streets!

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

Changing Lives on the Streets // Carry the Cross with MSP Report

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!

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Leadership Starts Off In The Back // #IMPACTEASTSIDE 2015

Sunday March 22, 2015, the Living Word Church in Washington Park, Illinois celebrated its 7 year anniversary.  Pastor Tommy Smith Jr, his wife, family, and congregation had spent the weekend reminiscing on the past years and looking forward to the good things to come.  Sunday afternoon service marked the final celebration to end the extended anniversary weekend.  Guest speaker, Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles delivered a powerful and timely message titled, Leadership Starts Off in the Back.  Drawing examples from the story of Joseph, MiNiMe explained that leadership doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a process filled with ups and downs as God prepares you for your destiny. When Joseph first had the dream, he wasn’t anywhere near ready to lead a nation and its people. However, after being in charge of a prison and Potiphar’s house, God developed within him the wisdom and skills necessary to fulfill his calling.  Everyone in the congregation was able to take away a practical piece of insight from the message.  Men Standing Positive looks forward to the continued partnership with the Living Word Church and Pastor Tommy to leave a lasting impact in the Washington Park community.
In addition to ministering from the pulpit, MiNiMe was also able to minister out on the street that afternoon.  Shortly before the service began, one of the congregation members asked MiNiMe to walk across the street to talk to some people sitting out on their driveway.  The two of them crossed the street and began conversing with the group.  Because MiNiMe was all dressed up in a suit for church and even had on a mic, the men were intimidated, annoyed, and tried to start an argument.  They assumed based on his church clothes that MiNiMe had come to argue with and condemn them.  During street ministry it is vital that you relate to people on their level.  The service was about to begin, so MiNiMe quickly stopped the conversation and promised the group he would return after the message.  Immediately following the service, MiNiMe went back across the street. This time, the conversation went an entirely different direction.  Two of the men ended up getting saved, joined the church, and signed up for assistance programs on the MSP Hot Sheet.  Despite the rush and distraction, MiNiMe was able to minister to the group as God moved on their hearts.
For more photos from Pastor Appreciation Sunday- Click Here.  Also, be on the lookout soon for video copies of MiNiMe’s message titled- Leadership Starts Off in the Back.
‘Til 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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