“Today, I believe I stepped into my destiny!” – Cindy

May 27, 2020

Transformation follows surrender. Many of you know Cindy! Jesus has radically touched her heart over the years. She has overcome SO much in her life and is now helping other women out of the life of addiction and off the streets! It is truly a beautiful sight to see the way she so selflessly loves each and every woman that she encounters. Just her testimony to these women gives them hope for their future! When Cindy fully surrendered everything, she had no idea what Jesus had in store for her! The blessings just keep coming and coming in her life.  She is now in the process of becoming the Clothing Closet Coordinator for our women’s ministry! She has already impacted many lives through the process of getting our closet ready for action. After one day of helping 4 women, she tells us, as she chokes back tears, “Today, I believe I stepped into my destiny!”  That day, Charlotte, one of the four women, made the brave decision to go to a long term treatment! Let’s continue to pray for her journey to freedom. We are so thankful for all of those who have donated clothes, hygiene products and food to further our reach to women in addiction, prostitution & trafficking. These precious gifts are a direct message of the beautiful exchange Jesus showed us on the cross & by His...
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Welcome to our new Young Avenue Life Missionaries



Please join us in welcoming our new LifeHouse Missionaries at Young Avenue: Maya Thomason and Nacie Jones. They will be moving into our Young Avenue Lifehouse June 1 to share the light and love of Jesus Christ in this community and build relationships with our neighbors and lead community outreach, discipleship, and bible studies. Maya has been leading outreach and evangelism ministries for the last 4-5 years. She currently serves as a children’s pastor at a local church. Maya has established a local resource ministry to provide food, clothing, and relocation assistance to struggling families in our community, and leads Camp Sunrise in the summers.  Maya works at a local Christian school and trains outreach leaders. She has served as a short term missionary in Costa Rica during the last 3 years. Nacie has served as Grad Staff for TeenAdvisior.  She currently serves as Sunday evening Worship Leader  and teaches 3 – 4 years old Sunday School at a local church.  Nacie has also served as a short term missionary in Cosa Rica. Is your church family looking for an opportunity to become involved in reaching Columbus communities with the love, joy, and peace of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Take the City is looking for a couple of new LifeHouse ministry partners to join with us in supporting and encouraging our urban missionary families in community ministry and monthly outreaches in both the Young Ave community off of Veterans Parkway and Garden Dr off of Cusseta Rd. Young Ave Garden Dr. Call to schedule a time where we can sit down and discuss how your church family would...
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Harvest Coffee in the midst of COVID19

May 1, 2020

During this pandemic and crisis for our nation and world, Harvest Coffee Co has put the efforts to help in overdrive! Immediately, our employees responded to needy families in our community, who with job loss, were in need of food and other supplies. Through all sorts of goods and monetary donations from businesses and friends in the area, we were able to provide for 300 families to have enough food for an entire week! We hosted a food drive outside of Harvest Coffee where people drove through and all received a box for a week’s worth of food as well as prayer as they went on their way! Many were touched, some cried, and all were blessed with some needed supplies for this time!  Since our initial food drive, we have been able to pass out food boxes to another couple hundred people, and even now, we still have leftover funds and supplies and are packing more boxes to give out! The community has come in to support like we could have never imagined or hoped for! We are truly grateful! We have also been hard at work to respond to the crisis through faith and encouraging the body of Christ to believe for healing and a touch from God on our world! We have released a video that directly prays for those who have contracted COVID-19 and believe for their healing! Through this, we have seen many actually healed from COVID-19 as well as some who had other issues and just happened to watch it.  The community has even gotten behind this, and people have donated over a...
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Sharing hope with our neighbors in the Spring of Covid-19



Take the City has refocused our ministries during the past month with schools, businesses, and stores closed, and many neighbors out of work. We have shifted to sharing hope and boxes of food in our Lifehouse communities surrounding our offices including Bradley Circle, Young Avenue, and East Highlands communities. We have distributed more than 300 boxes of food to these communities and the Fox Elementary families. Is your church family looking for an opportunity to become involved in reaching Columbus communities with the love, joy, and peace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Take the City is looking for a couple of new LifeHouse ministry partners to join with us in supporting and encouraging our urban missionary families in community ministry and monthly outreaches in both the Young Ave community off of Veterans Parkway and Garden Dr off Cosetta Rd. Young Ave Garden Dr Call me to schedule a time we can sit down and discuss how your church family would like to partner in reaching Columbus communities with the light and love of Jesus. I’d be pleased to buy you a cup of coffee at our new Harvest Coffee Co, located in our offices at 2910 2nd Ave. Louis A. Chalmers, Jr. LifeHouse Director...
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Redeem – Women receiving ministry in the midst of COVID-19



The pandemic is affecting everyone and yes, especially women in the sex industry. Our Redeem teams have been ramping up efforts in the midst of so much uncertainty to be able to be a helping hand to women we’ve been ministering to over the years during this time.  As strip clubs have closed down, women are out of work and in great need of food and supplies for their families. In reaching out, we have been able to provide over 15 women with food and baby products. Some are even considering changing job occupancies because our leaders are helping them with resumes and job applications! Furthermore, we are starting a zoom women’s group with some of them at the beginning of May.  We have been able to help in various other ways as well. One, we’ve taken small groups to areas Redeem consistently visits to bring food boxes to women and their families as many have lost their jobs. Two, we are starting a zoom women’s group at the beginning of May with some of the ladies we have been ministering to. Three, we have been able to minister to women online and bring them beloved bags and offer other services for job opportunities and ways out of the life.  One way people can help in this time: We are in the process of launching our women and children’s closet to meet tangible needs. We believe this can open the door to discipleship & even helping them reach their destiny God has for their life!  Many women coming out of jail, in the life of drug addiction, or prostitution don’t...
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Stephanie

TTC led me out of darkness and into the love I’ve longed for my entire life, the love of JESUS.  They’ve taught me to love like Jesus by walking out my created purpose.  My Spirit has been healed, I am whole, because of their obedience to do God’s will.  They have introduced me to and welcomed me into a powerful tribe of women that love Jesus with their whole heart.  Women that strengthen, teach, support, and encourage one another with the power and authority given by the Holy Spirit.  I am eternally grateful for their ministry and humbled to be called family.