Original post at http://tbolto.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/morning-glory-offshoots/
Here is the latest Newsletter of Mineral Street Programs and Services, as written by our Director, Lisa Hernandez:
Mineral Street Programs and Services, Inc.
~~Cultivating healthy individuals, healthy families, for a healthy community.~~
With the start of fall we can expect changes. It happens every year. Sometimes we are ready for it and other times we wish it was still summer. The same is true with Mineral Street Programs and Services (MSPS) and our Morning Glory Ministry (MGM). With the closing of Iglesia Trinidad, we know changes are coming. We do not know at this time what we can expect but we do know something is going to change.
There are many exciting new opportunities that await us. One includes working with another ministry in the area. But right now we cannot move too far ahead without knowing if we are going to be able to stay in our current building or for how long. Although it is tempting to wish that things would not have changed or to reminisce about the “good old days,” it is helpful to remember why we started this ministry to begin with. And so we are still moving ahead.
There once was a quiet man that would come to Morning Glory and eat his breakfast. He would work the crossword puzzles in the newspaper and would hardly say a word to anyone. Getting him to even say hello or make small talk was challenging. But we never gave up letting him know that we cared about him and God did too. Today, this same man comes bounding down the stairs to greet us. He tells stories of how he and his kids are doing. He has a smile on his face and tells us weekly how grateful he is that we are there. He is so grateful, in fact, that he tries to do his part and donates what little he has. It is the small things like the smile on his face that let us know that we have reached out made a difference to him. We know he is comfortable and able to share with us and we too are able to share with him. That is what it is about: not only meeting physical needs, but also building relationships and spreading the word of God.
There are many more stories like this and I hope to be able to tell you more with each newsletter.
So how can you help?
• First and foremost as always is to pray. Pray that we are able to make an agreement to use/purchase the building. Pray for the people of the community that they may hear and feel the love of God and may also accept Him.
• Second, come and volunteer. MGM is open every Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. As we start new programs more volunteers will be needed. We will also need help with maintaining the building, such as cutting the grass and removing snow from the sidewalks, as well as anything else that may be needed.
• Third, support us financially. Checks can be made out to MSP&S and mailed to Tri-City National Bank; 4295 West Bradley Road; Brown Deer, WI 53209; ATTN: Penny Tillman
• If you are interested in being a board member and are a contractor, realtor, or lawyer we would love your help.
May God Bless you and this Ministry,
Morning Glory Director/MSPS Clerk
Visit our website at: www.mineralstreet.org and see what we are about and different ways to get involved.
, Lisa Hernandez
, Mineral Street Programs and Services
, Morning Glory