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!

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!

Actions Speak Louder Than Words // #IMPACTEASTSIDE Conference Report

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!!!

 

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From The Front Porch To The Street // #IMPACTEASTSIDE Street Report

Carry the Cross with MSP – Saturday October 25th, 2014
It’s not everyday that you see a big wooden cross carried down the street in your neighborhood. In fact, it’s probably one of the last things you expect to see! On Saturday afternoon, a young man and some other kids were outside on the front porch; when music blasting from a jeep and a giant cross followed by a group of people came down the street. Everyone outside the house stopped to stare and then asked to know more. Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles went over to the porch, passed out flyers, and told them about the upcoming event. The young man asked about the cross and wanted to hear MiNiMe rap. He promptly left the porch and joined the group as we continued down the street. Not only did he stay with us the entire afternoon, but he also took turns carrying the cross. At the end of the outreach, he was almost speechless except for this response- watch below to see the impact! Carry the Cross with MSP is truly an unforgettable experience.
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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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Opportunity Follows Honesty// #IMPACTEASTSIDE Street Report

MSP Outreach- Saturday October 4th, 2014

“I need a job!” Not the first words you expect to hear upon meeting a stranger, but at least she was honest. During Saturday’s outreach, the entire team was walking through a neighborhood off State Street. Everyone stopped on a corner where a group of family and friends had gathered. When Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles asked if anyone needed anything, a young lady spoke up “Yeah- I need a job!” He replied, “Well- we can help with that!” While she was filling out the Hot Sheet with her information, Mike began to talk with her and asked if she had ever asked Jesus to come into her heart. The lady replied she had been baptized and gone to church a few times, but that was it. Pastor Frank Jackson and Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles immediately began to explain the Gospel to her and what it meant to accept Christ as your Savior. During the conversation, her entire face began to change as she realized the truth of what Jesus had done for her. The young lady decided it was time to repent and receive all of what Christ had to offer because of the cross. With tears of gratitude in her eyes and a smile on her face, she said no one from a local church had ever come down her street before, and she had lived in the same house for 6 years. The next day, the young lady went to the nearby Harvest Church Illinois for Sunday service. She has also been receiving some needed food and additional assistance.

 

‘Til next time… see YOU on the streets!

 

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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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Unworthiness Is Not The Issue// #IMPACTEASTSIDE Street Report

MSP Outreach- Saturday October 18th, 2014.

Have you ever thought your life was beyond repair? Or that God would not accept you because of your past choices? Think again…this is exactly what this young man thought until he encountered Jesus and the truth of the Gospel out on State Street in East St. Louis. During MSP Outreach this past Saturday, Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles saw him on the street, walked up, and started to share about the upcoming conference at the nearby Harvest Church. The man explained how he had been looking for a steady job with no real success. Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles said that MSP was able to assist him in that area, and had him start filling out a Hot Sheet with his information. As Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles held his beer, the young man opened up and shared how he really wanted to change his entire lifestyle, but felt trapped. He had made poor choices in the past and felt unworthy to approach God for help because of it. Immediately, Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles shared with him the truth that a relationship with Jesus will give you the ability to transform your life; starting from the inside out. The young man decided in that moment to accept Christ into his heart. He signed up to join a church and MSP will be seeking to place him in Mission St. Louis– one of our program partners- for job training and search assistance.

 

‘Til next time…See YOU on the streets.

 

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MSP Conference // Summer 2014

During Summer 2014, Men Standing Positive hosted two conferences in the Saint Louis area at the Rock Church in Soulard. First, the Young Women’s Conference on June 7th and it was MSP’s first Women’s Conference ever.  Candice Lauer was the first speaker who was able to relate to the women on all levels.  Many were touched, effected, and delivered.  Mike ‘MiNiMe’ Wuebbles was a surprise speaker and delivered a powerful Word from God entitled “Am I A Christian?”.  Two women were delivered and four people were placed in assistance programs.  In addition, the Rock Church and Feed My Peeps provided food, which allowed us to have a great fellowship directly following the messages. Next, on August 23rd, MSP hosted the Total Transformation Conference with speaker Pastor Frank Jackson. All attendees received timely instruction that Jesus truly is the author and finisher of lasting change in our lives. Without our choice to accept His guidance and ability, all attempts to gain freedom from addiction and harmful habits will fail. Only the conscious choice to make Him and the Word our number one priority will set us free. It is all about God’s transforming power working on the inside of us and none of our own futile efforts. The choice is yours. Afterwards, the Rock Church again provided delicious food for dinner following the message. Click here for promo video of the Young Women’s Conference and click here for a video of the Total Transformation Conference. In the near future, be on the lookout for DVD recordings of the conferences that you can purchase via our website www.menstandingpositive.com or at an upcoming main event! For more information, questions, or concerns, please email office@minimemsp.com or you can reach out to us via a contact form on the main website. We hope you can join us at our next conference!

‘Til next time… See YOU on the streets!