Because You Give...One Man Met Jesus Before He Passed Away

 Into the night hours one Friday a month, Outreach volunteers head out to connect with those whom God loves in hotels, dance clubs, and the streets. Though often dimly lit, the group is recognized and welcomed with a smile. There’s anticipation in the smoky air as everyone greets each other and releases what they’ve been waiting to tell, to ask, to pray.

After years of getting to know each other & building trust and friendship, outreach leaders occasionally hear from people who want to stay connected or have a need. This was the case when a call came from a dancer, saying that the club’s doorman was near death from his battle with cancer. The dancer shared that he had unexpectedly made it through the night but asked if anyone from our team could come pray for him now while there was still time.

Outreach Coordinator Kristina McKenzie immediately rallied together five team members and headed over to his home where his family had gathered. With their assurance that he would be able to hear them, the team surrounded him and held his hand as they prayed a prayer of forgiveness and salvation. Hours later he passed away. The dancer let our team know how much the visit had meant to her and the family.

As believers, we respond to the urgency of the Lord’s prompting. Stopping everything on a Monday afternoon to offer a dying man the opportunity one final time to spend eternity with Jesus is a privilege to be celebrated!

It’s because you help make it possible for us to consistently go out that we were asked and privileged to go pray, touching a family in a special way.
We’d like to offer you the opportunity to come alongside more requests like this one by partnering with Take the City in its ministries. Our goal for the end of the year is $30,000… and, PRAISE GOD, we’re 70% there! 

Changing Lives. Reviving Communities.


My first encounter with Take the City was going to Wilson Apartments in Columbus GA. We were met by a man from that neighborhood who prayed with us before we began the outreach. We set up an area for the kids to play and others went door to door witnessing and praying for people. It truly was a humbling experience. Another time I got to pray at an abortion clinic which was another humbling experience. The worship services the night before are always dynamic and spirit led. However I will conclude with the best part for me was being an eight week participant of Take the City boot camp. All of the leaders were simply AWESOME and I learned so much during those eight weeks. I thank God for all these wonderful opportunities!

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