Prayer request from Redeem Outreach- Ashley!

May 18, 2017

The following information is a urgent prayer request that occurred on one of our Redeem sex trafficking outreaches. The names have been changed to protect the victims identity. Redeem exist to see the eradication of sex trafficking through intervention and cultural revolution. While on a recent outreach, we encountered a young lady who looked very battered and broken. As our team approached her, a man looked out of a hotel room, seeming to be frustrated and alarmed. (He saw our van and did not know what was going on) He asked “Is everything ok?”, we replied, “Yes” and continued to talk to the young lady. She told us her name and confided in us about her problems with being physically abused and would like prayers for that; she would not let on that she needed help but said she has friends who are active in prostitution and she can pass on the hotline card to them. So we encouraged her to call if she ever felt the need to get out of her situation. We were also able to pray with her and bring the hope of Jesus Christ into her life. We believe that her life is forever changed and will be transformed from this one encounter with Jesus. Please pray that Ashley will call the hotline and find the freedom and restoration! Thank you so much for your faithful support and prayers; we could not do it without you! Please check out takethecity.com/redeem and see more of what we do and how you can help. (The picture below is not an actual picture of Ashley but is very close to the...
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Young teens answer the call to salvation

May 20, 2016

Here’s a short testimony about Melissa Chatman and her youth group’s experience at Revival on the River. “We travelled from Albany to Columbus, which took us about an hour drive. Upon arriving we ate our free Chick-fil-a meals. After eating we told the kids they could roam around but not to leave past the gates. Well, of course being young, they ended up going past the gates.  When I found them, they were way down the river walking on the path. And yes, they were in trouble.  But we decided to give them a second chance (Isn’t that what we are supposed to do?).   Anyways they sat on the brick wall down toward the front of the amphitheater. In my mind I was thinking these kids aren’t paying any attention at all. They think it’s social time.   When it came time for the invitation, even then they didn’t seem to be paying attention.  But something happened.  All of a sudden I looked and I saw two of our boys down front.  Then another followed. We all were ecstatic and began praising Jesus.  That night, several gave their hearts to Jesus and one of our boys was baptized. We’ve never seen them get so excited for Jesus. It truly goes to show that the Holy Spirit can work in someone’s life even when they seem like they’re not paying attention.   This whole experience has changed our lives forever! We will never be the same.  Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you guys put into this...
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Brittany

I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.