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Does God Speak To Us Through Dreams?

November 30, 2020

In this video Andrew leads us through a message in a series on “Dreaming With God.” This video specifically teaches us how we can discern whether or not a dream is from God. As well as some great practical advice to help you dream with God. Are you interested in learning more about Dreams and Visions from God.  Check out this recent post asking “Does God give us Dreams and Visions?”  CLICK HERE For more information about our ministry, please check out this page and be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in...
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What does it mean to Abide in Christ? — Abiding Lifestyle



Andrew Chalmers begins the Abiding Lifestyle series here and talks about what it means to have an abiding lifestyle. There are some important scriptures that we study in this session to help us understand how our lives should look when we are abiding in Jesus. The purpose of this series is to encourage you to live a life abiding in Jesus. Our most effective and fruitful life is only available when we stay connected to Jesus! This teaching series will primarily look at parts of John chapter 15. For more information about our ministry, please check out this page and be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in...
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Thanksgiving: Butter

November 25, 2020

Written by: Ellen Chalmers The past several weeks, some of my neighbors have come to my house to ask me for a stick of butter. The first couple times my heart was joyful to give. Of course they could have some butter… But the third time they came over to ask, my heart started to grumble. I didn’t want to give my butter because finding time to go to the grocery store is a lot of work for a mom of four. I said to my 13 year old son, “Don’t they know how much a stick of butter costs…”. My heart was being stingy. I was full of doubt and I was being self-protective.  That same week I ran into one of my good friends who just randomly started telling me part of her testimony. She shared how the Lord healed her of her constant fear towards money and not having enough. She said, “I just started giving money away. Anytime I felt like I was hoarding it or being protective of my stuff I just started to give it away.” She went on to tell me how the Lord started blessing her husband’s business and anytime it wasn’t doing well she just went out and started giving money away.  As I was listening to my friend tell me about her journey of finding freedom in giving, I was immediately convicted by the Holy Spirit. The next day I apologized to my son and told him I was setting a really bad example to him with what I said. I told him I wasn’t trusting the Lord in...
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Local Outreach – Chattahoochee Valley



The month of November, we had a Thanksgiving Food Drive through Harvest Coffee Co. Through the food and monetary gifts that we received, we were able to box up 74 big boxes of food for families in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL and distribute them in neighborhoods on Saturday November 21st. We sent out 5 teams of believers from all over the city who went out together to minister the Gospel and feed hungry families. Before we left, we prayed that the Lord would send us to just the right people. The Lord delivered in no time! We had SO MANY powerful encounters! Of the testimonies we heard, one woman rededicated her life to Christ! 5 people were physically healed! 99 people were impacted across the Chattahoochee Valley! Men, women, and children were encouraged that we went out to pray for them and offer them food for thanksgiving. We cannot wait to go back out next month on Saturday December 19th and see what more the Lord has in store. If you would like to go out with us, please email...
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PRAYER UNTO REVIVAL



Brownsville Not long after I first came to the Lord I heard the testimony of Steve Hill, a former crack addict who came to Christ and was used to usher in a 7 year revival in Pensacola, Florida, at a church called Brownsville Assembly of God. Over a million people came through their doors through this timeframe as people from all over the world gathered daily to experience the tangible presence of God. It began in 1995 when Steve was invited to preach a sermon on Father’s Day. What was supposed to be a quick sermon with an early dismissal, turned into an altar call where the power of God fell and the service ran into the evening. It was game over after that; revival had broken out. From that moment on I became obsessed with this thing called “revival.” It fascinated me that Steve Hill was a former drug addict like myself and God used him in such a powerful way. I started to study revival history and found Brownsville to be just one revival in a vast multitude of others. The Moravian Revival of the 18th century, for instance, initiated a century-long, round-the-clock prayer meeting and launched missionary movements all over the world. The Azusa Street Revival went on for 3 years and ushered in the fastest-growing segment of Christianity today—with an estimated 600 million adherents worldwide! Revival Unto Transformation Something that quickly fascinated me was the social repercussions that immediately occurred in these cities where revival broke out. For example, check out this account of the Welsh Revival of 1904 through the eyes of a witness...
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Redeem – Reuniting Family

November 23, 2020

19 year old girl is reunited with her son and family for thanksgiving this year. Right before the holidays, our team was able to help a young girl that had been arrested along with others who we believe were trafficking her across state lines. Our team was able to minister to her and even have women in our coffee shop pray over her! As we were walking away, she told me, “I still feel power flowing through my body”. Through the weekend we saw her light up with JOY and worship God. We were able to get her into a safe place to rest and then send her back home to reunite with her two year old son and family! We believe God has big things in store for her in the future and will plan to stay in touch with her as she begins her journey of wholeness.  If you would like to get involved with helping women out of trafficking, sign up on our...
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East Highland Food Distribution



Our ministry is seeing incredible things happen in the East Highland Neighborhood of Columbus, Georgia. We, the Bedsoles, have launched a community-driven food drive that is a part of our Project Lifehouse initiative’s efforts in the community. The number of people coming and participating has increased every time! It’s amazing how we’re seeing dignity restored to the area as the community is coming together and serving! We are thankful and excited to announce that our food drive is now supported in part by a grant from the Coronavirus Response Fund. This is a HUGE answer to prayer and just one powerful example of what God is doing in our city! The Bedsole Family moved from Oregon to serve in our city and live in one of our missionary homes. They are excited to help partner with the neighbors in this community to encourage and empower them to see redemption and restoration in their area. If you would like to get involved with Project Lifehouse, call Louis Chalmers at...
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Thankful for LifeHouse Volunteers and Partners



During this season for Thanksgiving, we give thanks to the Lord for the many volunteers, donors, and ministry partners that have contributed energy, time, sweat, and resources to complete our Lifehouses on Bradley Circle (Bibb City), Young Avenue, and 26th Street (East Highlands). The past 3+ years, we have had 4 urban missionary families who have been able to live, serve, and share the love, joy, and peace of life found in Jesus Christ. God willing in 2021 we plan to complete renovations of our Garden Dr. Lifehouse, recruit another urban missionary family, and identify additional houses in communities that we serve during our monthly outreaches. We are prayerfully asking that you and your church family considers becoming LifeHouse partners with us in 2021. You can help by volunteering for a workday and ministry outreach at one of our Lifehouses or by adopting a LifeHouse renovation project and donating funds, materials, and labor to complete it.  Listed below are renovation projects for our Garden Dr. you can adopt: Carpentry repairs roof and doors                                             $ 5,000 Plumbing Kitchen, Bath, and Laundry rooms                            5,000 Install HVAC system                                                                        5,900 Purchase Light fixtures                       ...
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Cindy – Once Broken, Now Redeemed

November 1, 2020

The day I met Cindy I knew God had a special plan for her life. Little did I know that the journey ahead of us would be one of both heartbreaking and joy-filled moments.   First Meeting Cindy I remember it clearly, the day we picked up Cindy from the Burger King downtown. This spunky small blonde girl with all her stuff in trash bags greeted us with a spark of hope in her eyes. She stayed with me in my apartment for three nights since we didn’t have a safe house at that time. During those three days, we shared our hearts and worshiped together for hours. I remember her weeping and encountering the Lord in such a radical way as I sang Reckless Love over her. I began to watch her destiny come to life. She was ministering to others at DRC, healing the sick, and ALWAYS praying. She was and still does live out the scripture “pray continuously” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).    The Next Couple of Years The next couple years, I saw her fall.. yet my belief in her destiny never quivered. I KNEW deep down she had roots that wouldn’t let the world win. Though Cindy would fall, she would get back up again. I remember getting calls from her in jail. Cindy was having a hard time sleeping; we’d pray and sing Reckless Love together, both with tears streaming. God ALWAYS met Cindy and loved her tenderly where she was. I remember her connecting me with countless women in the jail with her, and I was able to help them because of her....
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Thoughts From The Prayer Room

October 29, 2020

Gratitude for Weakness Feeling weak… Last week was difficult and at first I had no idea why. I found it difficult to pray or even worship the Lord. Discouragement set in; then despair; then apathy. All the while I could feel myself losing connection with the Lord more and more. As I lost connection with Him I began to lose connection with the people around me as well. I felt isolated, quite miserable, and even a little hopeless. All of this happened within a 24 hour time frame without any major identifiable cause. Then, suddenly, something amazing happened.  Gratitude for weakness… I was driving in my car, stuck in my own pity party, when all of a sudden the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance 2 Corinthians 12:9… “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” I felt my shoulders relax, my mind set at ease and my heart fill with gratitude for God’s power being made perfect in my weakness. Those negative feelings didn’t hold the same power they did before and I had an inner joy flood my entire soul. My whole week from that point on was outstanding, filled with amazing moments of family fun, fulfilling work, and most importantly my connection with God was reaffirmed.  Weakness is not a disqualifier… This experience was honestly a first. I’ve thanked God for many things in my life, but never have I thanked Him for my weaknesses! In...
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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!