Jennesee Dean is now in the Army.
That’s a big deal because it had been her dream since participating in JROTC in the 9th grade. That dream, while not crushed, succumbed to life’s pressures and choices which left Jennesee facing probation and needing to complete community service hours.
Enter Take the City.
Faithfully serving at least once a week through the Redeem Boutique, she not only successfully completed the requirement, but her fines were rescinded and she was released from probation six months early!
Sitting in Harvest Coffee one day with Redeem’s coordinator, Cindy Gardner sharing the tasks she still had ahead of her, Jennesee was approached by a frequent HC customer and friend of TTC. He offered to help her accomplish her list, including obtaining a copy of her Social Security card.
The customer also invited her to join in on an outreach led by college students who were handing out food & clothes in Auburn. “It was the first time I’d ever done anything like that,” Jennesee said. “Now my relationship with God has become stronger and I pray more.” To Take the City, that’s a big deal.
We’re thankful to have a part in changing women’s lives through Redeem.
We’d like to offer you the opportunity to help transform lives by partnering with Take the City in its ministries. Our goal for the end-of-the-year is $30,000.
Changing Lives. Reviving Communities.
I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.