On Saturday January 16, we kicked off the year with our first monthly outreach. People from 4 different churches gathered at Take the City. After a little bit of worship and training, we split into teams and went out.
My team and I walked around the Highlands community. Even though it was cold, the Lord showed up in powerful ways. We ministered to one man on his porch. We prayed for a him and his mom; he teared up and felt encouraged by our prayers.
As we continued our walk, we prayed blessings over some homes and met a few neighbors. As we made our way back to the building, we met a woman on her porch. We asked her if we could approach, and she said yes. She was a beautiful, older woman named Brenda. She shared that she would pray and talk to God every morning and would minister to people as they walked by. We asked her if we could pray for anything. She said, “yes! My back! It really hurts.”
I said, “Well we are going to pray and ask Jesus to heal your back.” My team and I prayed.
I asked her, “How do you feel?”
Eyes brightening, she said, “I feel better!”
I then asked, “On a scale of 1 to 10, where was the pain before we prayed? “
She said, “a 10.”
I then asked, “where is it now?”
She replied, “ a 1″.
I said, Really?! Thank you, Jesus!” We prayed one more time that the Lord would heal the rest of her pain, and then hugged her and wished her a good day.
When we are willing and take a step of faith, it is amazing how the Lord shows up.
-Katherine Server, Local Events & Volunteer Director
If you would like to get involved with local outreach, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAKE THE CITY outreaches have been so special to me. I love being able to see the hand of GOD move in peoples lives as they are healed and families restored. GOD cares about every detail of our lives and he reaches the places that only HE can only heal! Its been an honor to see all the teams go out and share the LOVE that GOD has instilled and filled the teams with, and let it pour out to all the community. Having physical needs met also assures all we encounter, the faithfulness of our Father. So many times I have cried seeing what GOD is doing… Being able to see people brought into the KINGDOM and freedom Spirit, Soul, Mind and Body. Is the greatest treasure in my life. I am grateful for TAKE THE CITY allowing me to have front seat and seeing GOD move in peoples lives!