“God changed my life and I’m different now”

“God changed my life and I’m different now”

“God changed my life and I’m different now”

Once per year Take the City hosts a community event called “Revival on the River.” With the overall focus of celebrating unity within the local churches and sharing the love of Jesus with the surrounding communities, Take the City has partnered with Chick-fil-a and many other organizations to make this event possible. Below is a testimony from Sydney Brasseaux of what God did in her life at Revival on the River.

“Hey Andrew, my name is Sydney Brasseaux and I’m from Rivertown Church. Prior to me coming to Unity Night, I didn’t really believe in God or live my life like a Christian. I’ve been baptized twice before. The first time I felt pressured to do it. And the second time I did it just because I wanted to make sure I would go to heaven. I thought I was doing it for the right reason, but even afterwards nothing changed.



That night at Revival on the River, something was different. I can’t fully describe what happened to me, but I know I felt something different. When you gave the invitation to come up to the front for prayer, I met a lady at the front of the stage. I started sharing with her about how I’ve been dealing with a lot of depression.  As If she knew exactly what I was going through, she started asking me if I dealt with suicidal thoughts, self harm or drug abuse. Immediately, I felt the Holy Spirit move on me.


As we prayed, God began to heal my past hurts and memories. I saw a light and I felt God’s presence, peace and relief.  Then she asked me “What is God telling you to do?”, and I felt God whisper into my ear and say “baptism.” At first I was so nervous because of my past experiences with baptism. But this time I really wanted to change my life. That night I decided to recommit my life to Jesus Christ and to get water baptized.


Today, I can honestly say that “God is real!” That night, God changed my life and I’m different now.  I feel so at peace with God and with myself.  I’m so thankful for what God is doing in my life. He allowed me to be set free from depression, to forgive my dad and to have hope again.”

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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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