“Beloved” Testimony

“Beloved” Testimony

Last Friday night the team was at a hotel, making a brief check for any activity. While a couple of volunteers were reaching one person, a guy on the team began speaking to a cab driver. Right then a young woman followed by a drunk older man came out of a hotel room and she cheerfully asked if she could get a ride to the bar down the street. The cab driver talked to her for a short time but then one of the Redeem female volunteers came to give her a rose and a hotline card. She gave the young lady a rose and abruptly the lady asked “why?” The Redeem volunteer was a little nervous, causing her to get straight to the point. She said, “we are just sharing the love of Jesus and reaching out to sex trafficked victims.” The woman’s face immediately turned sad and she told the team, “a few months ago I was able to get out of that life but tonight I have resorted back to those ways and just performed sexually for money.” The Redeem volunteer began ministering to her and the young lady started crying as she realized that this was no coincidence, it was a divine encounter that she just happened to come out at this time and Redeem was out there on this night. The redeem volunteer felt the lord tell her to give this lady her necklace that said “Beloved”. When she did the young woman’s crying turned to sobbing and she said that her favorite song is “Beloved!” That young lady encountered the love of Jesus and was set free! Please pray with us that she will stay out of that life and she will reach out to the team to get into a program or start in the restoration process.

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  1. Ohhh I’m crying. Beautiful story!!! We will be praying for her! And for all of you guys and your wonderful calling!

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    • Thank you so much Fernanda! God is so amazing! That means more than you know.

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      • This is an awesome testimony Jonathan!! Thanks for all you and your Team are doing!!

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        • Thank you Pastor Paul for your help. We could not do it without your help. Thank you for your and Evangel Temple’s faithful support and for the vans that are so vital.

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  2. Jonathan that is a wonderful testimony to the glory of God, and power of unconditional love! Stay strong and keep looking into Jesus! He’s using you and your team in a powerful way!! Will be praying she stays strong as well! Rosie

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    • Thank you so much for those words! I am so encouraged to hear that! Praise God!

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  3. God is so good! His mighty hand is on your ministry. What a joyfully redeeming story.

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    • Wow! Yes it is! God continues to exceed all of our expectations leaving us in awe everyday!

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  4. Praise God! a REDEEM volunteer was there to make a difference in the young woman’s life.
    The key with BELOVED stamped on it is an innovative way to communicate Christ’s Love.

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    • Yes, Praise God! Irene you are so special. I hope to call soon. Thank you for all you and Gerald’s support, and the c.d. you just sent!

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  5. God bless you and your team Jonathan. This is a wonderful testi

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    • Thank you Nell. God bless you. Thank you for your prayers and support.

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Donna

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!