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Old 08-24-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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St. Paul would definitely be the Union Gospel Mission.

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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St. Paul would definitely be the Union Gospel Mission.

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And the Dorothy Day Center..
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Why?
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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And the Dorothy Day Center..
For sure the DDC. It's unsightly being right by the world class Xcel but it is what it is. I went to treatment just across from it and would look out every night and see the dealers out there. All kinds of junkies and dealers at the DDC.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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I am wondering where they live because I want to hang out with them and care for them. I am a Christ follower. I want to share the Gospel with them. I want to make friends with them.

How about food, clothing, shelter, and some human compassion? That'd be a whole lot nicer than some words from an old book and telling them you'll pray for them. Prayer's a great way to feel like you're doing something positive for somebody, without actually having to do anything at all.

I think a homeless person would much rather have warm meals and shelter instead of a bible...

If you tell them verses such as Psalm 78:24 or Matthew 25:35, they're going to think you're insane or something.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: South Minneapolis
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How about food, clothing, shelter, and some human compassion? That'd be a whole lot nicer than some words from an old book and telling them you'll pray for them. Prayer's a great way to feel like you're doing something positive for somebody, without actually having to do anything at all.

I think a homeless person would much rather have warm meals and shelter instead of a bible...

If you tell them verses such as Psalm 78:24 or Matthew 25:35, they're going to think you're insane or something.
How about letting them choose whether or not they want to engage with the OP? Some will and some will not.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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How about food, clothing, shelter, and some human compassion? That'd be a whole lot nicer than some words from an old book and telling them you'll pray for them. Prayer's a great way to feel like you're doing something positive for somebody, without actually having to do anything at all.

I think a homeless person would much rather have warm meals and shelter instead of a bible...

If you tell them verses such as Psalm 78:24 or Matthew 25:35, they're going to think you're insane or something.
Human compassion (likely including some mix of food, clothing, and/or shelter) sure sounds like it is part of the OP's plan. Critiquing others on a message board for the way in which they engage the poor is a great way to feel like you're doing something positive for somebody, without actually having to do anything at all.

[Also, FWIW, as a separate matter (from how to engage the poor), you aren't going to convince a true Christ follower with your (heretical) food-is-more-important-than-Jesus theology.]
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I see why your asking. Everytime im in White Bear i stop to give a couple dollars to the Homeless guy i kind of know of that hangs around there or sometimes i would take him to McDonalds.

But in 1st and Washington avenue in Downtown Minneapolis i run into a lot of Homeless people
and in the skyways they all play there music with a cup by them for people to throw change in
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:45 AM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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Human compassion (likely including some mix of food, clothing, and/or shelter) sure sounds like it is part of the OP's plan. Critiquing others on a message board for the way in which they engage the poor is a great way to feel like you're doing something positive for somebody, without actually having to do anything at all.

[Also, FWIW, as a separate matter (from how to engage the poor), you aren't going to convince a true Christ follower with your (heretical) food-is-more-important-than-Jesus theology.]
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How about letting them choose whether or not they want to engage with the OP? Some will and some will not.
I do apologize for my post, and while I don't follow any religion most of my family are very strong and devoted Christians.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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Hey everybody!

I am just wondering if you could answer a question for me. I want to know where the homeless and the poor live in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and surrounding area's. Are there any streets in the cities where the homeless live on the streets? I want to know what those streets are. Could anyone help me out?

Thanks!

Joshua
Sounds similar to what David Wilkerson accomplished in his early years of ministry
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