Harvest House of Prayer – Off to Kansas City

May 28, 2022

Harvest House of Prayer - Off to Kansas City In early May, I (Brandon McKenzie) packed my bags and met some of our team in Kansas City, Missouri, for The Send— a massive stadium gathering where tens of thousands of Christians gathered to become mobilized in the call to global missions. While the main event was held on Saturday, May 14th, an equally significant event called The Procession preceded it. From May 9th-13th thousands descended upon Truman Field for five consecutive days of unceasing worship, prayer, and gospel proclamation.  There were moments throughout these gatherings where I physically could not contain myself from praising God. The atmosphere was absolutely charged with the very presence of God. As I looked out into this vast and diverse crowd of believers, young and old alike, singing their hearts out to Jesus, my heart was filled with hope and faith for the future of the Church.  A Lost Hope Restored Let’s face it, since 2020, we’ve been inundated with bad news. In the midst of a multi-faceted global crisis, I have felt my heart sink into despair on multiple occasions. However, the sight of mass unity and zeal for the Lord that I witnessed in Kansas City encouraged my soul with an immutable biblical truth that “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5 NIV). In other words, it is in times of great darkness that the Church shines the brightest! After all, some of the greatest revivals in history happened in the midst of national and global crises. I am convinced we really are on...
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Harvest House of Prayer – April Update

May 11, 2022

Harvest House of Prayer - April Update It is always amazing to see how each initiative at Take the City affects all the others. This month at Harvest House of Prayer my greatest joy has been seeing God use our prayer room as an entryway into other areas of our ministry. Two people come to mind in particular. One day, two people came to our prayer room and loved it. As they looked around, they quickly realized there was more to Take the City than just prayer and worship. Not long after coming, they joined our monthly outreach and found a passion for evangelism they didn’t know that they had. Another highlight was this month’s Harvest Night. While the attendance wasn’t as high as normal, there were many new connections formed. We had 15 churches, 2 new ministries, and 10 new people in attendance. Two of these individuals were folks we know in the neighborhood who have never stepped foot into a worship service at our facility. I took this as a great sign that we are seeing fresh breakthroughs in our evangelism and discipleship efforts! Our next Harvest Night is May 19th and we would love to see you there! Doors open at 6:30pm so make sure you mark your calendars! –Brandon McKenzie, Harvest of Prayer...
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Redeem – Renovations are Under Way!

May 10, 2022

Redeem - Renovation are Under Way! All Money Raised! Redeem is very happy to announce that our luncheon raised all the funds we were needing to remodel our clothing closet into a boutique for ladies in our community! Renovations began this past month and are continuing. We plan to have a big Grand Opening once The Beautiful Exchange is fully ready for the ladies. April Outreach Recap Our April outreach went really well. We had 18 volunteers go out and hit the streets of Columbus and Phenix City! We passed out care bags and roses, and there were many powerful encounters! We were able to help a husband and wife who were sleeping in their car find safe housing. One of our ladies celebrated one year of sobriety and stability after years of addiction and homelessness! We were also able to pray with multiple ladies and had three salvations! Mother’s Day Outreach This past Friday, we received many blessings. Praise Ministry Tabernacle catered our dinner for our volunteers. We received a very powerful teaching on the prophetic gift by guest speaker Mariel Villarreal. Church of the Highlands put together many Mother’s day gifts for us to give out to the ladies. When we went out, we were able to minister to 25-30 people and have extensive ministry time with several ladies that are usually one-minute encounters! We are glorifying Jesus for all He has done! If you would like to come out on one of our Friday night outreaches, please...
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Harvest Coffee – More Than Just Coffee

May 3, 2022

Harvest Coffee - More Than Just Coffee Personal Impact Many times people will walk in our building and say “Take the City. What is that? I thought this was Harvest Coffee,” or they’ll say, “Harvest Coffee? I thought this was Take the City.” They don’t understand how the two relate to one another. Harvest Coffee is an arm of Take the City inviting people into great coffee, food, and community. We want people to experience the Lord’s joy and power as they enjoy sipping coffee. As more and more people have come to Harvest Coffee, many customers have shared with us: “I like the way I feel when I come here. I feel safe. I can feel the peace of the Lord when I walk in.” Sometimes, people have even been drawn into our prayer room and have encountered God’s healing touch. How sweet it is to see our prayers coming to fruition!  Greater Vision Beyond the personal impact, each customer who buys something at Harvest Coffee sows into a greater vision. At Take the City, our mission is to unify and mobilize the Body of Christ to see a city revitalized. Every sandwich, coffee, or ice cream purchased directly sows back into our other community efforts. The purchases help rescue women out of harmful situations in our city and lead them towards healing and freedom in our Redeem initiative. The proceeds also help our Project Lifehouse missionaries, living in lower income neighborhoods, to serve the city in a greater way. Furthermore, we have seen customers drawn into the presence of the Lord by coming to a Harvest Night...
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Redeem – Clothing Closet Transformation

March 29, 2022

Redeem - Clothing Closet Transformation Redeem Clothing Closet is transforming into a beautiful boutique! Thank you to every one who donated towards the vision God placed in our hearts. We have already started renovations and we hope to complete the project this May. Our dream for the clothing closet is to surround God’s daughters with God’s beauty and presence. The clothing closet has been running for two years and has helped over 200 women. Each lady who walks through our doors receives love, prayer, ministry and clothes. We even have a weekly bible study that the ladies can go to. In the new space we hope to increase the number of women being impacted for the kingdom as well as the care they receive. If you would like to get involved, please reach out to redeem@take-the-city.com. We will be taking clothing donations once the renovations are finished this spring so keep a look out for an email saying we are finished. Also, we will need volunteers to help organize and clean the closet as well as minister, pray and follow up with each individual. We are overwhelmed with joy for this new chapter of Redeem. Thank you for sowing into this vision with your prayers and treasures. We love you...
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Stephanie

TTC led me out of darkness and into the love I’ve longed for my entire life, the love of JESUS.  They’ve taught me to love like Jesus by walking out my created purpose.  My Spirit has been healed, I am whole, because of their obedience to do God’s will.  They have introduced me to and welcomed me into a powerful tribe of women that love Jesus with their whole heart.  Women that strengthen, teach, support, and encourage one another with the power and authority given by the Holy Spirit.  I am eternally grateful for their ministry and humbled to be called family.