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.
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.
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.
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.
Once in a while you receive such encouragement you just can’t keep it to yourself.
We received this greeting card and seven individual personal checks providing encouragement and monetary support to our organization. We have had no contact with any of these ladies before. Apparently, one of them saw our story in the mass media and shared it with the others. Here’s their words:
“Our group “The Chill Sisters” every Christmas for 42 years have been together and support a cause. Your story and the lives you are changing is inspirational. Assisting people prior to being homeless and helping those who are overcome spoke to our hearts. God has been a very big part of all of our lives. We love to spread his love for all people. Helping your fellow man is important to us. God Bless! Thank you for what you’re doing.”
May God bless these ladies. We’re SO thankful for their assistance and encouragement. Lives will be changed due to their efforts.
Stephen cares for his grandson, is on disability and needed temporary help as he was now left alone to care for himself and his grandson. He saw a spot we did on television at Thanksgiving and called to connect with us.
Threshold to New Life provided a one-time grant to assist with his housing situation. A few months later, Stephen replied to our follow up with the below message:
“I am happy to report that my life is truly blessed and I am living well Hallelujah, and that is a large part due to the charity that you and your wife showed me in my time of need …. I truly thank you both.”
We at T2NL are truly grateful and blessed to have the resources (time, talent and finances) to connect with such people as Stephen and his grandson to fulfill such a simple request, and receive the additional blessing of shared gratitude.
Our team at Threshold to New Life has worked hard during the past three years to provide RELIEF to the homeless and begin the process of RESTORATION to the lives we be believe God has in store for them. We have great partners. Several of the shelters and housing agencies in the Twin Cities have worked with us cooperatively to this end. Reducing the struggle and suffering takes a real team effort and a God that won’t quit. We’re grateful to Simpson Housing for our partnership.