Offshoots from Morning Glory

I am again sharing the newsletter of Mineral Street Programs and Services by Lisa Hernandez.  There is are good words here and some news.

On the Path


Mineral Street Programs and Services, Inc.
Cultivating healthy individuals, healthy families, for a healthy community.

October 2014

Good news! The RCA Executive Board almost has their proposal to us complete. Here is what we do know. The building is going to go up for sale. MSPS (Mineral Street Programs and Services) will be able to stay in the building until it sells or if we are able to buy it. We still do not know at this time how much they are going to sell the building for. We also do not know how much they are going to charge us to lease the building. Please continue to keep praying about this.

So many people come through our doors. Some names I remember but most I don’t. When Morning Glory first started serving breakfast our mission was (and still is) to make each person feel special: not just a person going through the line but as a guest in our home. We used to take each person’s name and make their eggs the way they wanted them. They could have their eggs scrambled, sunny side up, over easy etc. Once we started serving over 40 people we had to start making all of the eggs scrambled and started to use the hot plate server. It is funny looking back now how no one complained how long it took for us to serve them. Well, almost no one. There was one person who would complain about everything. We would try our best to make “Jane” happy. We would hand out items that were larger than what others received. We would try to pay special attention and talk with her. We would try to give her the best but within our limits. Nothing seemed to work. There would be times when working with her would be so difficult and frustrating. There were also several times when we thought about not serving her anymore. Then one day something happened. For the first time there was a grateful attitude that came through the lines. She still complained a little but this particular day she gave me a hug and said thank you. Thank you for being here and helping me. She still comes through our lines every now and again. And each time serving her has become easier. We can’t help but thank God for using us to reach out to her and letting her know that God still loves her no matter what her attitude is. And isn’t it also a great reminder how God still loves us even when our attitude is not always the greatest?

So how can you help?
• First and foremost continue to pray while the details are being worked out with the building as we seek God’s direction.
• With the cold weather upon us we are in desperate need of clothes and winter items. Iglesia Trinidad used to have a clothing drive twice a year. Depending on the donations of clothes, we are going to try to have one the beginning of November. We will find a way to receive clothes not only on Saturday but during the week, too. Please contact Lisa to make arrangements.
• Come and volunteer. Morning Glory is open every Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 am. 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.
• 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

May God Bless you and this Ministry,

Lisa Hernandez


About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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