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James Harris likes to open with “God bless you” before asking for money. It makes him feel better to offer something in exchange for a handout.
“It’s hard panhandling and taking things from people,” he said.
Harris said he has had AIDS for 30 years. When medication stopped working, he got depressed and was evicted. Now he feels like an outcast, vulnerable and struggling to survive.
“I’ve been beaten, robbed, chased,” he said. “People steal your tents and your tarps and your clothes. I’ve lost everything I owned.”
He’s hoping that as a veteran he can get permanent housing, though he missed an earlier opportunity because a stint in a shelter disqualified him from being considered chronically homeless.
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
Here at Living Temple Ministries, we are driven by the will of God for all man; to do our part in making the world a better place for all by starting in our community. Our decision making process is formed by the Word of God. We are striving to build productive relationships and make a positive impact in all people we encounter by showing love, truth and serving the needs of others.