Redeem has been consistently going out on Fridays to pour the love of Jesus to many women, children and families. On one particular night, God had a different plan.
While two of our team members were walking by a hotel door, they heard a beautiful voice singing unto the Lord. They knocked and waited patiently to meet the person behind the voice. He answered with open arms. The young man said he had been living in the hotel after losing employment and being unfairly treated while teaching music.
Ellen and a few others gave him a rose and shared God’s love with him. Ellen led him into a forgiveness prayer that helped him forgive those that had hurt him. The presence of the Lord fell upon him as he forgave being hurt, manipulated and deceived throughout his music career. He was blessed by the time our team took to pray with him and help him see how forgiveness was holding him hostage.
Our Redeem team would like to be able to lead more to forgiveness and knowing the love of God. We need your help. You can join Jaketra each Thursday at the house of prayer for intercession at 7am. Another way to get involved is to join her on Friday night street outreach. If you are interested, please contact her at Redeem@take-the-city.com.
-Jaketra Bryant, Redeem Outreach Coordinator
I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.