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 katherine@take-the-city.com.


My experience with the Take the City crew was like coming into a family.  Our team was welcomed in with open arms with like-hearted believers who love Jesus and have laid down their lives to serve the broken of the city! It was an honor to come alongside them, be welcomed into their homes, share meals, and experience the transformational work that God is doing in and through them to see His Kingdom come.
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