Project Lifehouse – Beacons of Hope

February 3, 2022

Project Lifehouse - Beacons of Hope When I first moved to Columbus, GA in 2013, I noticed so many incredible things about our beautiful city. I saw all the changes and improvements that were happening and the reclaiming of the uptown area. As we began doing our Take the City outreaches, I also started noticing some areas in our city that were still in desperate need of love. Dreaming As we began reaching out and sharing the gospel in various neighborhoods, I started to have a burden for many areas of our city. I even started meeting with city officials to ask them more about these various areas of need and how we could do more to help improve them. That’s when I began to dream, what would it look like if we could renovate abandoned homes in these areas in our city with the goal of moving mission-minded Christians into them, to serve as beacons of light and hope? What an idea that would be! Action This dream, I figured, was 5-10 years down the road. The Lord had other plans. He gave us our very first home in Bradley Circle in Spring of 2017. That first home donation ended up leading to another 27 homes that were all donated to our ministry before the year of 2017 was over. We didn’t ask for any of these houses but all of them were brought to us. It was as if the Lord was wanting to be sure we knew that this was HIS idea and not ours.  The Lord continued to move, and we began to renovate homes...
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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!