East Highland Food Distribution

November 23, 2020

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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New Outreach Team in Phenix City

October 28, 2020

Jeff Struecker came on board as a part of the Local Leaders Coalition in August. However, he has served the community for many years as a pastor and teacher and leads 2 Cities Church. He has a heart to share the Gospel with those around him and to serve those in need. On Saturday October 17, Jeff led a team from Take the City across the river to the Riverview Apartments. He and his team of 7 people connected with SO MANY PEOPLE! Women, children, men, and families. Jeff and his team got to connect with them all. They weren’t totally sure how people would react. Our team maintained social distancing and wore masks but still had a heart to make connections and build community. They had nothing to worry about though, because the neighbors were VERY WELCOMING! They were EXCITED that Jeff and his team came, so much so, that Jeff and his team got to pray for 50 people! A few of the neighbors even let Jeff and his team come into their homes and pray for people inside! Even with social distancing and the wearing of masks, our neighbors across the river at the Riverview Apartments were open to hearing about Jesus and sharing their needs with our team. Jeff and his team are excited to go back next month and continue to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.  If you are interested in joining his team or others, contact...
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Project Lifehouse – The Lord is Moving

September 30, 2020

Over the last 4 months, we have been doing a food distribution in front of our Project Lifehouse once a month.  During this time, something amazing has taken place. The community that the food distribution is for, are coming together to make it happen! One lady came through to get food, and then asked if she could stay and help! We said “YES” and she jumped right in! PRAISE THE LORD!!  Our focus is not just to give out food, but to bring the neighborhood together and build community.  We are seeing the beginnings of revitalization, as we partner with neighboring churches and with others around our community, especially our neighbors, Miss Pearly May and her daughter Jan.  They have taken it upon themselves to lead the charge in bringing the neighborhood together each and every month.  If you or someone you know would like to be connected with Project Lifehouse, call Louis Chalmers at...
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Local Outreach – Chattahoochee Valley

September 29, 2020

On Saturday morning September 19, people from different churches gathered at Take the City for worship and outreach. After a short training and prayer, six groups of people were sent out around the city to minister the Gospel. Tyrone Baskin and his team felt led to go downtown and join up with two other churches who were ministering together. Tyrone and his group made their way downtown and connected with Pastor Mark and Pastor Kuturi and their team, who were preaching on a mic and praying for people as they came by. Wasting no time, Tyrone and his team jumped in. As they prayed for people, Tyrone and his team noticed a woman hanging around and listening. His team asked if they could pray for her. She said yes. Afterwards, a guy from Pastor Kuturi’s church began to talk with her and minister to her further. She teared up and said, “I want to leave this lifestyle. I don’t want to be a Lesbian anymore. I need Jesus”. Right then and there, she gave her life to Christ. The guy from Pastor Kuturi’s church gave her a book to help her through her same-sex attraction, and she will continue to be discipled by Pastor Mark in the days to come.  Praise Jesus! He is touching people all over the Valley and setting them free!  If you would like to get involved with local outreaches, email...
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Debbie

TAKE THE CITY outreaches have been so special to me. I love being able to see the hand of GOD move in peoples lives as they are healed and families restored. GOD cares about every detail of our lives and he reaches the places that only HE can only heal! Its been an honor to see all the teams go out and share the LOVE that GOD has instilled and filled the teams with, and let it pour out to all the community. Having physical needs met also assures all we encounter, the faithfulness of our Father. So many times I have cried seeing what GOD is doing… Being able to see people brought into the KINGDOM and freedom Spirit, Soul, Mind and Body. Is the greatest treasure in my life. I am grateful for TAKE THE CITY allowing me to have front seat and seeing GOD move in peoples lives!