Because You Give…One Woman’s Life Has Been Changed Forever

November 21, 2023

Because You Give...One Woman's Life Has Been Changed Forever Dear friends, Jennesee Dean is now in the Army. That’s a big deal because it had been her dream since participating in JROTC in the 9th grade. That dream, while not crushed, succumbed to life’s pressures and choices which left Jennesee facing probation and needing to complete community service hours. Enter Take the City. Faithfully serving at least once a week through the Redeem Boutique, she not only successfully completed the requirement, but her fines were rescinded and she was released from probation six months early! Sitting in Harvest Coffee one day with Redeem’s coordinator, Cindy Gardner sharing the tasks she still had ahead of her, Jennesee was approached by a frequent HC customer and friend of TTC. He offered to help her accomplish her list, including obtaining a copy of her Social Security card. The customer also invited her to join in on an outreach led by college students who were handing out food & clothes in Auburn. “It was the first time I’d ever done anything like that,” Jennesee said. “Now my relationship with God has become stronger and I pray more.” To Take the City, that’s a big deal. We’re thankful to have a part in changing women’s lives through Redeem. We’d like to offer you the opportunity to help transform lives by partnering with Take the City in its ministries. Our goal for the end-of-the-year is $30,000. Yes, I want to help! Changing Lives. Reviving...
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Redeem – The Beautiful Exchange Boutique

July 27, 2022

Redeem - The Beautiful Exchange Boutique It has been an amazing month for Redeem! The ladies from Teen Challenge came to help us clean up and get everything in order to re-launch the Beautiful Exchange Boutique. We had a great turn out at the Grand Opening. We had about 45 people show up to help us pray over and sow love into the Beautiful Exchange! We have already been able to help and minister to 12 ladies so far this month, including an entire family who rededicated their lives to Jesus! Beyond our boutique, our monthly outreach was a very powerful time out on the streets of Columbus!  The Church of the Highlands serve team helped sew and fill outreach bags for us to give out to ladies. Furthermore, we met a family at a hotel in town and were able to lead the mom and her 5 kids to the Lord! The Lord is doing amazing things through this ministry, and we are just so excited to see what is to come! Please continue to keep us in your prayers. And a huge thank you to everyone that has sowed a seed into this ministry and has made The Beautiful Exchange Boutique what it is today! Please contact cindy@take-the-city.com if you would enjoy serving in the boutique or kristina@take-the-city.com if you would like to partner with...
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Redeem – Seeing God’s Love in Tangible Ways

June 29, 2022

Redeem - Seeing God's Love in Tangible Ways During our Friday night outreach, our team was able to pray for a woman named Shaniece at a local strip club. She specifically asked prayer for her marriage. Two weeks later, Shaniece contacted us with a praise report! Her husband came home, reuniting their little family, and on top of that, they are going back to church! God is so good! At Harvest Coffee one day, Ms. Dorris stopped in at the prompting of the Holy Spirit. She asked if there was any way we could help her with a shower since her water had been shut off a week ago. What do you know?! We had just finished getting our new shower installed, cleaned, and ready to receive people by that morning! On top of getting a shower, we were able to give her fresh clothes in just her size. The Lord provided for her every need. This is just the beginning of loving these women through our boutique: The Beautiful Exchange.  All are welcome to our Grand Opening July 12 at 11 am at Take the City.  Come and help us pray over this new space and celebrate what God is doing! A special thank you to all of our donors and volunteers who have made this day happen! P.S. If you are curious about outreach with Redeem, please email...
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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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Redeem – Abundance

March 23, 2022

Redeem - Abundance We are overwhelmed by God’s abundance! On Monday February 28th, we held a fundraising brunch filled with women from across the local community to share fresh vision for the future of Redeem. During the brunch, Cindy shared how God set her free through the efforts of Redeem, and how the Lord has now used her to minister to multiple women through our women’s clothing closet. During the last year, the Lord stirred Cindy to dream about a renovation in the women’s clothing closet, a renovation that would transform our Clothing Closet into a boutique style resource center where rescued women not only feel safe but sense the intrinsic value of their womanhood. To make this dream a reality, our goal was to raise $30,000 for the renovation. By the Lord’s grace and many generous hearts, we received OVER $30,000! Thank you all so much for pouring into the hearts of these women through your prayers and financial support! We are beyond grateful and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for the women that will walk through our doors in the coming months and years. If you would enjoy donating towards the continual upkeep of the clothing closet, please email...
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Tyrone

I learned about Take The City through a young lady at our church about 5 years ago and after going on my first outreach, I was HOOKED. I fell in love with the family environment, organic evangelism, and genuine love that I experience here.  The training, connections, and opportunities that I’ve been blessed with here have been nothing short of life-changing!  God bless my TTC family.