Harvest Day – Wells Family Testimony

May 27, 2022

Harvest Day - Wells Family Testimony Evangelism is not an event, IT’S A LIFESTYLE! Evangelism simply means spreading the gospel of Jesus. There are many ways it can be done but it should be done by all believers. Jesus should be as much a part of our conversations as our spouses, children, families, friends, hobbies, or anything else that we love are. Why wouldn’t we talk about Jesus? We love him! He has saved us and set us free. We can’t help but talk about him every chance we get. Harvest Day, our monthly outreach event, equips individuals to share their faith as they go out in teams together spreading across many different neighborhoods in our cities. Our greater desire is for this training to extend well beyond the reach of our monthly event and into the everyday circles of influence of all who attend.  Our friends Adam and Saretta Wells, along with their three young sons, recently attended Harvest Day and took the training they received and the experience shared with the team into their own neighborhood. Saretta agreed to share this testimony with us. I hope as you read it you find strength and encouragement to begin your lifestyle of evangelism. We came to our first outreach with Take the City in the beginning of 2022. We were placed with Ms. Maya and were blessed to go out in her area around Young Avenue. She made it easy for all of us, including our children, to be involved as the Lord led, and we had an awesome experience. The Lord gave our group many words of knowledge...
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Harvest Day Testimony

March 23, 2022

Harvest Day Testimony During our morning training session for this month’s outreach, Andrew shared the vision of Harvest Equipping School starting this year. He spoke of how Take the City was believing that God is going to raise up Latino and African American men and women in our city to go to the nations even to the 10/40 Window, which is home to over 6000 unreached people groups. As he was sharing this vision of the 10/40 Window, the time was 10:40am. Later, during outreach, one team led a young Latino to the Lord. Another team encountered a non-English speaking Latino family and, as the Lord would have it, Chaplain Emilio Rosa was with this team and able to minister to the entire family in Spanish. The Lord is already confirming his Word! He is so faithful!! -Chuck Odum, Outreach Coordinator Join us for our next outreach April 23rd @10am at 2910 2nd Ave! If you have any questions, email...
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Some of My Favorite 2021 Testimonies

February 2, 2022

Some of My Favorite 2021 Testimonies 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.  “Muslim Mike” 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.  Garden Drive 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. Salvation in the Rain 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...
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REFLECTING ON THE 21 DAYS OF PRAYER

February 1, 2022

Reflecting on the 21 Days of Prayer From January 1st through the 21st we gathered in our prayer room every single night for our annual “Selah” fast. Reflecting on this season of fasting and prayer, I am simply blown away by the turnout we saw from our community. Last year we averaged about 10 people every night, at the most. This year we had an average of 26 people with a minimum of 13 and a maximum of 67! Many new friends were made as people who had never heard of us before got a chance to come pray with us and experience our culture here at Take the City and Harvest House of Prayer.  Powerful Worship Moments Something I noticed during this time was the powerful times of worship we experienced together. Many times, the Lord simply took over as the band stopped playing and we sang to Jesus with just our voices. All the musicians did an excellent job being in tune with what God wanted to do each night. On night 10 we even received a surprise visit from Eddie James, with the musicians and singers in the room receiving a special fatherly blessing from Eddie at the end. Needless to say, it was a very special time in the Lord that I personally will not be forgetting anytime soon! “Bible Reading” a Success! One of my favorite things to do during this fast is to come and read the scriptures and listen to others as they read aloud. We had 33 volunteers who helped us read through the entire Bible. We finished on day 20...
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Sillage

January 13, 2022

Sillage Something Missing in the Numbers Over the past few months I have been thinking about the best way to report how God is moving in the prayer room. Being in ministry for a few years, I know the typical solution is to report statistics or, as we like to call it, “ministry numbers.” However, as I’ve been recounting all of the testimonies, I’ve honestly begun to feel a strange personal conviction. My heart has been a little grieved not by what the numbers show, but by what they do not show. Something was simply missing and it was troubling me. Sillage I brought this issue up at our last advisory board meeting and one of our members, David Ragland, mentioned a phenomenon known as “sillage” to illustrate a point. After researching it a little more I thought it was such a perfect word to describe what was missing from the numbers.   Sillage is a French term used to describe the fragrance that lingers in the air when someone wearing perfume leaves the room. Immediately, my mind went to the story in John 12 (v. 1-7). Many of us know it. Jesus was attending a dinner with His disciples and some Pharisees when a woman named Mary of Bethany barged in, broke open a very expensive alabaster jar of perfume and poured it on Jesus in a powerful display of extravagant worship. John states that “the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” There it was! Sillage. There are two main takeaways this passage offers us for our house of prayer. I would summarize it like this– ...
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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.