Mentoring Men Strengthening Marriages Teaching Truth
In 2007, I felt that God gave me a heart and vision to extend His grace and love to the men who visit red-light districts. On the night of November 1st, my friend and I went out to several red-light districts in Bangkok to see if such a ministry was possible. Before calling it a night, we headed over to our third red-light district of the evening. As we entered the area, my friend noticed a man sitting on a step outside a bar with two bottles of beer by his side. We walked over to him, introduced ourselves, and began a conversation. This particular man began to open up to us - two total strangers - and started to share some very personal moments from his life: moments of loss and hurt and a longing for something dear to him. When we asked him if we could pray for him right then and there, he bowed his head and joined us in prayer. At one point during the prayer, I wondered if the man had silently left. But as I looked up, I saw him wiping away a tear or two.
It was at that moment I sensed God speaking to my heart. I felt Him telling me that yes, He does see the immorality of places like this, but He also sees the brokenness of some of the men who wander its streets. I believe I saw what God saw that night - a man who could not hide the loss and hurt he was going through in life despite all the distractions and temptations all around us. That night was a confirmation to me that we are to be an extension of God's grace and love to men who are willing to hear about it. And that we can be an example of God's power to redeem and restore all men, wherever they may be found.
- Christian Lenty, Founder and Director of The MST Project
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does MST stand for?
MST stands for "Mentoring Men, Strengthening Marriages, Teaching Truth." As a ministry, we seek to support men everywhere through our three initiatives, On The Street, Pathway to Purity, and Real Men Pursuing Purity. And through these three initiatives, we advocate for men pursuing purity, Biblically healthy marriages, loving and caring families, and an unwavering commitment to the truth.
Q: What does The MST Project do?
The MST Project focuses on three primary initiatives:
On the Street ministers to men who visit red-light districts through sidewalk conversations, 1-on-1 meetings, and online resources.
Pathway to Purity provides 1-on-1 mentorship, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly accountability, and online resources.
Real Men Pursuing Purity hosts quarterly events, provides weekly connect groups and online resources.
Please refer to each specific ministry page for a comprehensive overview of each of our initiatives.
Q: How do you view men who deal with sexual issues?
We believe that God's love, mercy, and grace is for all men, in all places, and at all times. We view all men as the fathers, brothers, and sons they are and whom God cares deeply about. (Genesis 2:7, 2 Peter 3:9) All people deal with issues, but not everyone has someone to help them overcome those issues. Our heart is to be that support for men wanting to make changes in their life.
Q: How do you practically care for men?
When a man invites us to be a part of his life and the struggles he is encountering, we don't run away. We listen, we offer hope, we provide practical guidance, and we share the truth. Our care for men is best demonstrated by our commitment to men.