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About: About Us
Mission Possible COSM planning committe


“She’s a human dynamo who wants to take some to heaven
with her, as she promulgates the gospel through counseling, life coaching, training, living, loving,
caring and giving—food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, helping those in prison, helping the
hurting and the oppressed.”

- Dr. Frederick Sampson
 A leader in the National Baptist Convention USA

Ms. Thelma Nelms of Mission Possible: COSM

Our Founder, Thelma Nelms

Thelma Nelms founded Mission Possible Christian Outreach Service Ministry in 1980. She has been honored and entertained by notables, such as:

First Lady Barbara Bush, Governor LaGree Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Dorothy Hite, National Council of Negro Women, and Dr. Carolyn McKintry. 

Ms. Nelms received training under Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family. 

She has had magazine features and publication articles in numerous magazines, publications and periodicals—because of her work with helping the oppressed, the poor and the hurting through Mission Possible COSM. Some of them include:
    Grace Magazine 
    Tri State Defender
    Commercial Appeal
    Federal Employed Women FEW Awards
    United States Postal Publications

Ms. Nelms was also the speaker for the National EAP Employee Assistance Program Professionals United States Postal Service

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Our office at 2400 Poplar has been our home since 1980. It is centrally located and in reach of the total Memphis community.

Our History

Mission Possible is a Christian based Outreach 501c3 non-profit entity organized in 1980 after Ms. Thelma Nelms. Thanks to a group of friends, postal and federal co-workers who had labored long in prayer.

Our goal is to provide guidance, counseling, basic life coaching and training for the poor and affluent in seminars and retreats focusing on workplace and family issues. Some of our current training efforts are Counseling, Anger Management and Violence Prevention.


We are grateful for the God given opportunity to serve the Memphis community: by providing Christian based counseling to the emotionally distressed, food and clothing to the indigent, assistance to widows, seniors and youth, and confidential guidance to leaders. In 2017 we provided over 9,000 services. In 2018, we responded to 7,000 calls to provide to the needy, poor and hurting. We provided 10, 852 services in 2019. In 2020-2023 we were able to double those numbers from 2019. We are expecting greater in 2024. There are 44 million people in need which touches every community including our own.


Renowned Keynote Speakers Made It Happen:

Annual Teaching and Training Seminars
Christmas Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration and Awards Brunch
Dessert Reception and Open House
Monthly Networking Meetings
Annual Spiritual Growth and Counseling Seminars
Happy Hours
Workplace Enrichment Sessions
Worship Thru Art (workshop)
Men of Honor Programs
Stress Management and Interpersonal Relationship Mini Seminars 

These are just a few of the things we love to do to help make your mission possible. We can’t do it alone. We need you. We need donations. We’ve come too far to stop now. Your gifts help us to keep moving forward.


World-Record-Holding Olympic Champion & International Sports Icon In Track and Field 

Wilma Rudolph was a sickly child who had to wear a brace on her left leg. She overcame her disabilities to compete in the 1956 Summer Olympic Games, and in 1960, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympics.

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