I’ve been reflecting on what testimonies stood out to me from our 2021 outreach season. Here are a few of my most memorable testimonies.
One of our teams, led by George and Monika Pfannshmidt, has been invested in the New Harvest neighborhood for some time now. They have poured into the people of that neighborhood each month, often revisiting homes of families they have met to see how they are doing. After several visits to the home of a Muslim man named “Mike”, they saw the fruit of their labor come to pass as Mike prayed to receive Christ.
Our newest Project LifeHouse in the Garden Drive neighborhood now has a new resident, Trevor McGill. Trevor comes to us from the Atlanta area with a passion for evangelism. We have an excited team committed to that area and are even developing new partnerships with other ministries in the area. The team has already begun ministry and are filled with hope and anticipation of what the Lord is going to do in the new year.
A team led by Tyrone Baskin went out on a rainy Saturday outreach morning and decided to serve people at a local shopping center. They helped people between the store and their cars, holding an umbrella for them. During this time, James Whitehead encountered a lady, helped her to her car, and began a conversation. There in the parking lot, that one act of kindness, led to her praying to receive Jesus! One ordinary act of kindness done in the name of Jesus can have extraordinary impact!
I am filled with excitement as we prepare for our 2022 Outreach Launch. February 19th at 9:30AM (note the slightly earlier start time for this month) we will begin with a giant celebration before our teams spread out across the Chattahoochee Valley for the first time in 2022. We are hoping to fill the room with volunteers, both veteran and new, and send out more than 10 teams reaching into at least 5 new neighborhoods in our cities. We will regather to tell the stories of all the Lord does while we simply obey His command to tell others about Him.
We will host a New Volunteer Lunch after the outreach event to allow new volunteers an opportunity to learn more about the various ministries at Take the City and how they can continue to serve with us. Spots are limited, so be sure to click on the link and sign up! It is going to be a weekend to remember.
–Chuck Odum, Local Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com
Outreach Launch 2022
February 19th @ 9:30AM at 2910 2nd Ave
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.