Local Outreach – Chattahoochee Valley

November 25, 2020

The month of November, we had a Thanksgiving Food Drive through Harvest Coffee Co. Through the food and monetary gifts that we received, we were able to box up 74 big boxes of food for families in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL and distribute them in neighborhoods on Saturday November 21st. We sent out 5 teams of believers from all over the city who went out together to minister the Gospel and feed hungry families. Before we left, we prayed that the Lord would send us to just the right people. The Lord delivered in no time! We had SO MANY powerful encounters! Of the testimonies we heard, one woman rededicated her life to Christ! 5 people were physically healed! 99 people were impacted across the Chattahoochee Valley! Men, women, and children were encouraged that we went out to pray for them and offer them food for thanksgiving. We cannot wait to go back out next month on Saturday December 19th and see what more the Lord has in store. If you would like to go out with us, please email...
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Cindy – Once Broken, Now Redeemed

November 1, 2020

The day I met Cindy I knew God had a special plan for her life. Little did I know that the journey ahead of us would be one of both heartbreaking and joy-filled moments.   First Meeting Cindy I remember it clearly, the day we picked up Cindy from the Burger King downtown. This spunky small blonde girl with all her stuff in trash bags greeted us with a spark of hope in her eyes. She stayed with me in my apartment for three nights since we didn’t have a safe house at that time. During those three days, we shared our hearts and worshiped together for hours. I remember her weeping and encountering the Lord in such a radical way as I sang Reckless Love over her. I began to watch her destiny come to life. She was ministering to others at DRC, healing the sick, and ALWAYS praying. She was and still does live out the scripture “pray continuously” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).    The Next Couple of Years The next couple years, I saw her fall.. yet my belief in her destiny never quivered. I KNEW deep down she had roots that wouldn’t let the world win. Though Cindy would fall, she would get back up again. I remember getting calls from her in jail. Cindy was having a hard time sleeping; we’d pray and sing Reckless Love together, both with tears streaming. God ALWAYS met Cindy and loved her tenderly where she was. I remember her connecting me with countless women in the jail with her, and I was able to help them because of her....
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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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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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Redeem – End Human Trafficking

August 27, 2020

Together, we will see an end. This year, we have seen our community come together like never before, unified in our efforts to reach and help the vulnerable and broken. Kathryn Guthrie, our Opelika Outreach Director, has built a remarkable relationship with one of the local motel employees. Through this connection, Kathryn and our Redeem team have been able to impact over 20 women! Upon meeting Kathryn, one of the women rededicated her life to Jesus and had a huge desire to be baptized!! It was such a powerful moment in her life! Among all the women, we are building relationships with them. By way of many generous friends, we have been able to provide food boxes, clothes, and toiletries for them. Some of the women have even chosen to begin the journey into long term programs! God is so good!  Discipleship is being birthed in motels, streets and brothels. Many girls reach out and call our hotline just to receive prayer! We believe that if the community comes together to help these women, we will see a mass exodus! We are praying for the Lord to continue to move in power as we reach them! -Jessica Cronin, Director of Redeem If you would like to be more involved with Redeem, 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!