2017 MSP Fun Fest with Dunbar Kids

 

Starting in 2014- Men Standing Positive began working alongside Principal Coleman and the students at Dunbar Elementary. MSP Fun Fest is not just your average free event with live music, food and a bounce house. It’s an event designed to reach the students with a positive message through music. So not only do they have a great time but they leave having learned why they need to remain in school, why they need to respect authority and so much more. The students also hear that they are the agents of change to reach their local community and it all starts now- even while they are in elementary school.

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Join Men Standing Positive for #MSPFunFest 2017 – Saturday November 18th, 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm!
Location: Dunbar Elementary School- 1835 Tudor Avenue East St. Louis, IL 62207
Performances By: Robert Rob Redeemed Davis & Paztuh Mike Wuebbles
DJ: DJ G Gerald Peoples Jr.
Host: Anna Elisabeth
Details: FREE event- for men, women and children. Thanksgiving dinner, bounce house and a clothing giveaway
Community assistance Provided By: Connections to Success and Crisis Nursery.
Invite your friends and RSVP Here today! For more info, please call 314-690-3077 or visit www.menstandingpositive.org.

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2nd Annual MSP Fun Fest with Dunbar Kids// Event Highlights

Saturday November 21st, 2015 was the 2nd annual MSP Fun Fest with Dunbar Kids and it marked the final event of the year.  It was a very brisk wintry day, so attendance was lower than expected, but everyone who came out had a blast; from the the smallest child to the oldest adult.  Saved, St Lien, and MiNiMe did a fantastic job performing on stage as DJ G kept the music blasting.  Over 25 people showed up to volunteer and gave generously of their effort and time.  Four people gave their life to Christ and several others were able to fill out a Hot Sheet for additional assistance.

Men Standing Positive would like to thank the follow organizations and individuals: Concept Remodels for the advertising sponsorship, the Rock Church in Soulard for the free clothing and Thanksgiving meal, DJ G with New Life Music, Blanks Bounce House, East St. Louis School District 189, Dunbar Elementary School, and Principle Coleman for the facility, gift baskets, and support.  And last but not least, to everyone who came out- participant and volunteer, without everyone working as a team this event would not have been possible.  The Men Standing Positive team can hardly to wait see what next year has in store for Dunbar Elementary and the kids!  Be on the lookout for the highlight video coming soon, and read below for what some had to say about MSP Fun Fest 2015!  Click Here to View the Photos!!

‘Til Next Year…See You on the Streets!

As an educator, I encourage my students to ‘pay it forward’.  They had a chance to see words turn into action.  The Fun Fest was just an inspirational sight to see.  MiNiMe is awesome and I look forward to volunteering next year.

~S. Keeler, PLD Teacher

Fun Fest was awesome!  I think it’s awesome that MSP finds a way to reach the community.  One thing that they always do is feed people.  Even if it’s just a bag of chips.  It’s funny how food brings people together.  Not only that, but the sound is always great.  There just seems to be joy and peace in the atmosphere whenever MSP throws an event.  You can’t say that about every ministry.  I have done events all over the city and I’ve seen a lot of things.  A ministry that is consistent will stand long.  My hat goes off to MSP and what they do for the city.  MSP Fun Fest was nothing different.  It is what is to be expected from MSP!  Any event full of Jesus, full of God, full of joy, full of love, full of peace, and smiles.

~ St. Lien, MSP Fun Fest Artist

This is by far my most favorite event of the school year.  Not only does it allow me the opportunity to fellowship with members of the community, but  MiNiMe is such an inspiration and motivation to the students.  His ability to leave such a profound and long~lasting impression is truly something to be admired.

~C. Coleman, PLD Principal

Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Matthew 25:21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ ”

He can say it better than I.  Great work for His Kingdom.  Glad to be a part.

~G. Collins, The Rock Church in Soulard Volunteer

It was refreshing to see a young artist give back to the community.  Everything was top notch and I can’t wait until next year.

~C. Johnson, PLD  Parent

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

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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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!

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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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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