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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Redeem – A Family Met with the Love of Christ

June 23, 2021

Redeem - A Family Met with the Love of Christ In May, on one of the outreach nights, our Redeem team met a family of 6 living in a hotel. A young couple, who had lost their job, income and now a stable home, was forced to go from hotel to hotel with 4 young boys. Our team had the opportunity to dance and laugh with them and pray for and over the elementary and toddler aged boys. The oldest son expressed that he wanted to preach about Jesus, and we joyfully joined in prayer to declare this over his life. The young mom expressed that she wanted prayer for a house; she had been on several waiting lists for months. The eldest son yelled “Thank you Jesus” as we presented his mom and his siblings with roses that night for prayer. Their step-dad sat quietly on the steps, and later expressed his feelings of helplessness for his family. After this acknowledgement, we prayed again for him and his family and after several hugs, we parted ways. In June, during our outreach at another hotel we saw 4 boys playing outside. Our eyes lit up with joy. We heard “Thank you Jesus.” The young lady from the hotel in May had gotten a room for a few nights at this hotel, because it was safer for her boys. The family saw our volunteers, and the boys ran over to give our team a big hug. The family of 4 shared with us that since our last meeting, the boys had received all A’s and finished the school year strong in spite...
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Redeem – Our Team is Growing

May 28, 2021

Redeem - Our Team is Growing Redeem has been consistently going out on Fridays to pour the love of Jesus to many women, children and families. On one particular night, God had a different plan. While two of our team members were walking by a hotel door, they heard a beautiful voice singing unto the Lord. They knocked and waited patiently to meet the person behind the voice. He answered with open arms. The young man said he had been living in the hotel after losing employment and being unfairly treated while teaching music. Ellen and a few others gave him a rose and shared God’s love with him. Ellen led him into a forgiveness prayer that helped him forgive those that had hurt him. The presence of the Lord fell upon him as he forgave being hurt, manipulated and deceived throughout his music career. He was blessed by the time our team took to pray with him and help him see how forgiveness was holding him hostage.  Our Redeem team would like to be able to lead more to forgiveness and knowing the love of God. We need your help. You can join Jaketra each Thursday at the house of prayer for intercession at 7am. Another way to get involved is to join her on Friday night street outreach. If you are interested, please contact her at Redeem@take-the-city.com. -Jaketra Bryant, Redeem Outreach...
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Local Outreach – There’s No Time Like the Present

April 30, 2021

On Saturday April 17th, believers from 10 different churches in the Chattahoochee Valley area gathered at Take the City. We spent a short time in prayer and worship, received training, and then split up into 7 groups to go out and share the Gospel with our friends and neighbors. Of those who went out, there were 4 people who bravely stepped out for the first time. All came back encouraged! One of the 4 was Cindy, who oversees our Women’s Clothing Closet. The Lord rescued Cindy out of trafficking in Columbus through our Redeem ministry. She had been hesitant to go out on outreach, because she did not want to be triggered and drawn back into the life she once knew. Resolved to wait on the Lord, she waited patiently for the green light from the Holy Spirit. Saturday morning came and she felt like the Lord said, “Go.” Shocked a little by this word, Cindy turned to her husband and said, “I think the Lord is saying, ‘Go to outreach this morning.'” He was a little taken aback as well; he knew how long Cindy had been praying for this. They talked it over and decided that she should go. Cindy said yes to the call of God, and He made sure she was safe and sound. By His grace, the Lord miraculously paired Cindy with George and Monica Pfannschmidt, the couple she had shared dinner with prior to heading to a program a few years prior. Their team ministered in a neighborhood where Cindy had been held against her will. By the power and overflow of Jesus,...
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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!