The gift of prayer before dinner at the homeless shelters

Every night before dinner is served, a prayer is said or read by the guests or staff of Elim Church and Strong Tower Parish shelters. A prayer of gratitude for food or survival or a prayer of encouragement sent by community members. In this video, military veteran, senior, and stage 4 cancer patient Scott (sharedContinue reading “The gift of prayer before dinner at the homeless shelters”

Shelter guests find warmth and communion in the shadow of Elim Church and Strong Tower Parish

We are pleased to share a guest post from Elim Church’s Pastor Becky Hanson. Elim Church and Strong Tower Parish graciously host the homeless shelters… For 136 years Elim Church and Strong Tower Parish have cast deep shadows upon the sidewalks and people on 13th Avenue in NE Minneapolis and continue to do so as shelters for thoseContinue reading “Shelter guests find warmth and communion in the shadow of Elim Church and Strong Tower Parish”

Viewing the snow fall from the cars where they sleep

Below is a literary dialog between Charles Cudd, luxury custom home builder and Monica Nilsson, homeless advocate. (With a special thanks to luxury home builder Charles Cudd Sr, President of Cudd Homes, a 2019 Reggie Award winner for best of the fall Parade of Homes, for sharing your company’s story related to homelessness.) Charles: MyContinue reading “Viewing the snow fall from the cars where they sleep”