Lisa’s Offshoot

I am again sharing Offshoots Newsletter by Lisa Hernandez.


May 2015


Mineral Street Programs and Services, Inc.

Cultivating healthy individuals, healthy families, for a healthy community.


May 2015

Dear Friends,

Exciting news! As you know in the months of March and April we were able to serve breakfast four times. The average number of guests we have been serving is 25. That is wonderful news in itself. But, the rest of the good news is that starting May 9th we are going to start serving breakfast weekly out of the pavilion at Clark Square Park!  

Would we prefer to have our own building? Of course! But as one gracious volunteer said to me not too long ago, “Work out of the pavilion to the fullest. The building will come in time. But right now…this is where we are at and take full advantage of it and grow out of it.”  That is exactly what we are going to do.  

The Milwaukee County Parks has agreed to lower the weekly cost to us as long as we are using the building weekly and not bi-weekly. The County Park workers and some of the police in the area have also been telling those who are homeless that we are there.  

I was recently contacted by a church that would like to donate bibles to us. There have been a few more churches looking at volunteering to serve breakfast as well. The more the merrier! God will use each and every one who wants to volunteer. He will provide. 

With that, we will continue to put our trust in Him. We know that He will care for His people. We just need to be open to being used by Him. Will you allow God to use you as well? Will you move when He says move? There are many different ways that God will use us. We just have to be willing to be ready when He calls.  

1 Samuel 3:10 – And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” and Samuel replied, “Yes, I’m listening.”


May God Bless this Ministry and You!


In Christ,

Lisa Hernandez

Morning Glory Director


Please note: We have a new email address


Donations can be made to MSP&S and sent to Tri-City National Bank; 4295 West Bradley Road; Brown Deer, WI 53209; ATTN: Penny Tillman

 I have also started a Go Fund Me page where you can make donations.

You may also visit our website to learn more information about us at  We have PayPal on the site.


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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