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Westcoast Fiya

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” Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured below) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service….only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food….NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

  As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation……..”We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek”….The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation…..The homeless man sitting in the back stood up…..and started walking down the aisle…..the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him….he walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment….then he recited

  “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I
was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

  After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning…many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame…. he then said….Today I see a gathering of people……not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples…when will YOU decide to become disciples? He then dismissed service until next week…….Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It’s something you live by and share with others.”

Update: The picture seems to not be the Pastor

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradgerrard/6181194702/

While the picture has plainly been revealed to not be Pastor Steepek we have been unable to confirm or deny the story itself . Take it as another Facebook fable until otherwise proven . As we all know fables often contain their own wisdom and are not to be dismissed as valueless out of hand just because they are fables .

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CA LAWMAKERS PROPOSE ‘HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS’

 

 

 

 

” State lawmakers want to make it legal to loiter, panhandle and sleep on the streets of California. One Citrus Heights City Council member calls the legislation offensive. In recent years, the city has banned panhandling at intersections and ATMS in response to police reports of mounting aggressiveness. It’s no surprise that the City Council would oppose a proposed statewide homeless bill of rights “It’s important to us, because I think there are a lot of unintended consequences to this bill,” said Councilwoman Jeanie Bruins.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tunnel People That Live Under The Streets Of America

 

 

” Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities?  It is happening in Las Vegas, it is happening in New York City and it is even happening in Kansas City.  As the economy crumbles, poverty in the United States is absolutely exploding and so is homelessness.

The New York Post followed one homeless man known as “John Travolta” on a tour through the underground world.  What they discovered was a world that is very much different from what most New Yorkers experience…

 
 

In the tunnels, their world is one of malt liquor, tight spaces, schizophrenic neighbors, hunger and spells of heat and cold. Travolta and the others eat fairly well, living on a regimented schedule of restaurant leftovers, dumped each night at different times around the neighborhood above his foreboding home.

Even as the Dow hits record high after record high, poverty in New York City continues to rise at a very frightening pace.  Incredibly, the number of homeless people sleeping in the homeless shelters of New York City has increased by a whopping 19 percent over the past year.”

 

HT/THE INTERNET POST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life On Los Angeles’ Skid Row Obamavilles

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Homeless people rest on a public sidewalk in Skid Row on Feb. 28, 2013.

New York City Leads Jump in Homeless

 

 

 

” More than 21,000 children—an unprecedented 1% of the city’s youth—slept each night in a city shelter in January, an increase of 22% in the past year, the report said, while homeless families now spend more than a year in a shelter, on average, for the first time since 1987. In January, an average of 11,984 homeless families slept in shelters each night, a rise of 18% from a year earlier

“New York is facing a homeless crisis worse than any time since the Great Depression,” said Mary Brosnahan, president of the Coalition for the Homeless.”

 

 

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Inside City Shelters, Looking for Ways Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Caller Patriot: , Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker To The Rescue [VIDEO]

 

 

” The female victim told the reporter that the hitchhiker saved her life, to which TheDC Patriot humbly replied, “That woman was in danger. [The driver] just finished — what looked like at the time — killing somebody. And if I hadn’t have done that, he would have killed more people.”

Because of homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, none of the parties involved suffered any life-threatening injuries, and the insane Jesus is in police custody.”

MORE YOUNG AMERICANS HOMELESS UNDER OBAMA

 

 

 

” Young voters formed the backbone of President Barack Obama’s coalition, but the recession in Obama’s economy has left “workers between the ages of 18 and 24 with the highest unemployment rate of all adults” and, as a result, a record number of young people–even those with college credits and work histories–are becoming homeless. They have been forced to live in shelters, sleep on couches, or live on the streets.

The New York Times  profiled the homeless young and concluded “those who can move back home with their parents — the so-called boomerang set — are the lucky ones,” but that is often not an option for some who have to couch surf or sleep “hidden away in cars or other private places, hoping to avoid the lasting stigma of public homelessness during what they hope will be a temporary predicament.” “

 

 

 

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