Why This New York Pastor Made Sleeping on the Streets a Thanksgiving Tradition

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A New York pastor is sleeping on the streets this week—just as he has done every Thanksgiving week for the last 21 years.

Buffalo Dream Center Pastor Eric Johns, affectionately known as “the Homeless Pastor,” takes this time to live with the homeless, no matter what the weather is like. He usually spends the night under an overpass and eats his meals at soup kitchens, reports Spectrum News.

Johns says he does this each year to raise awareness about the marginalized homeless community. But he also does it as a way of gathering donations for his church’s Boxes of Love program, through which the church gives food and Christmas presents to thousands of families and kids.

This year, Johns’ two teenage sons are joining him.

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SOURCE: Charisma News