Article Written by Male Veteran of the Quarter Tampa Scott…

Tampa Scott was raised in Brooklyn, New York where he had eight children, three boys, and five girls. He recently lost one of his sons to Diabetes at an early age. Tampa served our country for 10 years and 10 months in the United States Army.

After departing the military with an honorable discharge, he started using drugs to cope with his state of depression which led to the destruction of his life. Shortly after he decided to go to Coatesville VA Medical Center in Coatesville, PA.
Soon after he enrolled in the Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) Homeless Veteran Program and began to get his life back together.

He began writing inspirational poetry and was able to obtain his own place within the community.

Thanks to the (OIC) he has been able to get his life back on track. Tampa recently attended the OIC Day on the hill in Harrisburg with other OIC’s from Pennsylvania. Tampa was able to share his poem with an audience that included state legislatures and left a profound impression on all in attendance.

This is my story, This is my song

Praising my Savior, all the day long
By following Jesus, you can never go wrong
When you are weak, He’ll make you strong
So keep your head up, and keep moving on

I’ve fallen short of His glory, and God was still there
So this is my story I want you to hear
I found God, and I know He’s the King
Now that I’ve found Him, I can now sing

I have a song in my heart, that I want to bring out
While praising my Savior, it caused me to shout
My Lord, my Savior, He’s King of all King’s
He’s kind and He’s loving, that’s just some of the things

He’s done things for me, I could not do for myself
For He’s the medication, which I need on my shelf
He’s been there for me, through thick and thin
With Jesus Christ, I’m sure to win

He’s opened doors that were shut in my face
Just by doing His will, things are falling in place
For Christ I live, and for Christ I die
Now if you know Jesus, then you know why

Well this is my story, but it’s only the start
As long as I keep His word in my heart
Glory to God

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