Threshold to New Life

Bridging temporary gaps in people's lives

So very heart warming!

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It is never expected, but so wonderful, to receive an acknowledgement from a client we helped.

This young lady is a student, who works and is putting herself through college. She is picking up more hours at her job while on winter break.

Not only is she industrious, she is also gratuitous in providing us with this little thank you card.

So kind and thoughtful. Unnecessary but appreciated.

Serving Those in Need

Our co-founder, Richard Bahr, is interviewed by Bill Arnold on Faith Radio on November 19, 2019.

Bill is a great interviewer, always asks great questions and tolerates a little friendly banter 🙂

Length is 25:22

Grateful Partners

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We have SOOO many great partners, organizations that work tirelessly to house the homeless and encourage those who are struggling. Threshold is just one (and a small one) of many in our area that does this good and needed work.

Above, we share a thank you we received from one of our many partners. This work is hard and can be discouraging. Messages like this one help to encourage us to persevere and continue to be faithful to our mission.

“being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy” – Colossians 1:11

Good stuff going on in our community

One of our co-founders, Richard Bahr, recently was asked to speak and be on the panel for Anoka County, as they wanted to host a discussion on how can best help and support refuges and immigrants that struggle with homelessness. There were about 70 county workers, from various disciplines, attending either the morning or afternoon session.

Then, he spoke at “Box City”, the annual event hosted at Blaine High School. Over 100 high school students and volunteers slept in large, corrugated boxes overnight while feasting on PB&J sandwiches. Then, up and off to school the next day – without a shower. This is a wonderful immersion experience for these youth, and he was blessed to speak to them to kick off the event for a second year in a row.

And yes, he’s wearing the same shirt in both pictures. All this took place on the same day!

These events happened because of and through the effort of caring people that aim to make a difference in our community. We’re honored to have been included to help and support these fine efforts.

This REALLY socks!

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How generous is this?

These boxes are filled with 250 high quality #bombas socks. Such a great company. For everyone sold, they donate a pair. Our organization has received and distributed nearly 2,000 #bombas socks to date…with more now to give.

We’re are eternally grateful for our many, fine and giving partners.

Check them out…buy some socks at Bombas.com

 

“Called to Serve”

How to link the two greatest commandments into one simple and loving action?

Our co-founder, Richard Bahr, delivered this message to a local Twin City church on June 16, 2019. Length is 24 minutes.

We LOVE Rotary Clubs!

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Our founders, Carla and Richard Bahr, have been provided the opportunity to speak to four Rotary Clubs in 2019 (so far). We LOVE their purpose-based approach, involving community and serving others as the means to work on solving big, global problems such as fighting disease and providing clean water in developing nations.

The most recent talk was at the Roseville Club where they shared about this ministry and how they got involved in serving others. Richard’s most recent book, Those People, was also promoted and sold with all proceeds going to this ministry.

Partnering with others is the best way to work on BIG problems – like housing and homelessness.

Thank you also to the Blaine/Ham Lake, Orono, Brooklyn Park for your willingness to host us and for your care for “the least of these”.

Featured in Maple Grove Magazine

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The June 2019 issue of Maple Grove magazine, features the work Threshold to New Life does in the community, and aims to inspire others to step in and serve “the least of these”, as Carla and Richard Bahr have committed to doing for the past several years.

It covers their approach to being a small but vital part of helping those in the homeless community and their efforts to reduce homelessness by providing aid to those at risk of losing their current housing.

We’re grateful to the editor and publisher for choosing to tell this story.

Click here to read the article.

Blankets!

Blankets from Grace Fellowship 2019

Our great partners, Grace Fellowship in Brooklyn Park, made tie blankets for the elderly AND had some remaining, so what’s the first thing they thought of?

Our local homeless folks.

We’ll distribute these at Project 6:8 on Tuesday nites and any left over we’ll provide to Salvation Army Harbor Light in Minneapolis.

Thank you!

Featured on WCCO Radio with Cory Hepola

 

Our co-founder and author, Richard Bahr, was interviewed Weds, January 30, 2019 by Cory Hepula on his radio show, “Hey, it’s Cory Hepula!” on WCCO 830 AM radio in the Twin Cities. Topics ranged from matters affecting the homeless, how we might help and a discussion of his latest book, THOSE PEOPLE – The True Character of the Homeless.

To hear the WCCO 830 AM interview, click here

For info on the book, THOSE PEOPLE, click here

To purchase the book, THOSE PEOPLE, click here

For more on the author, Richard Bahr, click here

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