Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ohhhhhh Canada!

Well, it's time to say goodbye to Canada as our team is flying home to places all across the US. It's Thanksgiving tomorrow, so we're headed out to be with family and friends from coast to coast. If you see a plane flying out of Toronto today there's a pretty good chance one of us is on it. We'll be back in a few days with more thoughts on last night, but know that as we go all of us are carrying the amazing sight of 4,500 university students going for it in worship... and the sounds. Yeah! The sounds of many voices calling out to God, filling the Ricoh with prayers for Canada and the song of Jesus.

And, like a lot of you, we are so encouraged. God is BIG...really, really big! And He's making Toronto a place for His renown!

Hopefully there will be more pics posted later today.

Louie (and the Passion Team)


  • Thanks Louie and the Passion team!

    I joined the Nexus group not too long ago, so we will definitely keep you guys in our prayers.

    Have a safe trip back, and happy thanksgiving!

    In God's awe,
    University of Toronto at Mississauga

    By Blogger Silas, at 11/23/2005 12:23 PM  

  • I am glad Canada was a good time to see God's name lifted. If you are headed to Atlanta, have fun in the airport. It wasn't too bad last night, but should be worse today. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stop by 722 again soemtime.

    By Blogger Christina in ATL, at 11/23/2005 12:52 PM  

  • Be encouraged by Joshua 1:6, "Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them."

    May He provide His travelling mercies to all of you as you head back to the US, and have a very fruitful and blessed thanksgiving weekend!

    Come back soon! :oD

    By Blogger estelle, at 11/23/2005 1:19 PM  

  • Thanks again Passion Team!

    I will pray for a safe trip back for you all...Please visit us again so i can bring everyone i know! God is truly using you all to further his kingdom!

    Happy Thanksgiving...God Bless you all!

    By Blogger Emily, at 11/23/2005 1:39 PM  

  • after all the anticipation leading up to last night, God definitely revealed more of Himself last night. hopefully last night will be the beginning of many huge celebrations of Jesus across canada :)

    thanks again, and mcmcaster is keeping you in our prayers!

    By Blogger rrrachel, at 11/23/2005 1:43 PM  

  • Thank You guys, Your dedication has been encouraging and refreshing. Pray for us as we pray for you.
    with great expectations,
    Ruthie Roo.
    Seneca Newham campus

    By Blogger Ruthie, at 11/23/2005 1:48 PM  

  • Thank you sooooo much for coming to Ontario...everything was amazing, the music, the message, everything!!! The night definitely fueled my fire for God and I can't wait to see what else He has in store for our generation!!! You guys are in such an amazing position to reach so many young people and I could definitely feel God there last night. I'm definitely looking forward to the next time I can see any or all of you here again!! :)

    Jenn :)

    By Blogger sapphirestorm, at 11/23/2005 2:19 PM  

  • thank you for being servants of God.
    people we're truly blessed by your obedience to him.

    By Blogger dani, at 11/23/2005 2:30 PM  


    thanks for inspiring us and make sure you come back next year!!

    By Blogger Andrew G, at 11/23/2005 3:38 PM  

  • Thanks from the bottom of our hearts! Thanks mostly to God for his majesty and how He used you guys to help us be blown away by it once again, and in new ways.
    So...same time next week??


    By Blogger Martin, at 11/23/2005 4:01 PM  

  • Praise God for showing us his Majesty in Toronto last night! I was media for the evening, so instead of reiterating, here's what Soul Shine Magazine had to say about Passion 2005 in Toronto (copy and paste the link into your browser):


    God Bless, and may the hearts of many come to know God through this ministry.


    By Blogger Film_flower, at 11/23/2005 4:09 PM  

  • wow God, nothing but WOW! to say that God exceeds all expectation is an understatement. thank you Passion for an AWESOME event! now may we spread the same passion and purpose on our own campuses. i hope your fear of the cold doesn't keep you from coming back up again!

    Cheers from McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton

    By Blogger gisel~, at 11/23/2005 4:31 PM  

  • Hello Louie and the Passion team,

    I hope you enjoyed your stay, experienced a friendly, warm, Canadian welcome (I don't mean the weather), and had a great time worshipping with us.

    Louie, everytime I hear you speak, I always learn something new and always have to rejoice at this new revelation :D We really needed to re-focus on how awesome our God is, thanks for showing those images to us. Truly: "There is no one like you, and there is no God but you". Thanks for your contributions at 7|22 and for the impact you've made on everyone that's heard you speak.

    Charlie, thanks for sharing: "Sin has lost its power, death has lost its sting, from the grave You've risen VICTORIOUSLY!" -- that encompases an integral part of the Gospel.

    Chris, thanks for sharing that new song with us. I'm expecting that show up on a Passion Toronto CD release! :p

    David, thanks for your constant humour and ability to awaken us to some extreme lactic-acid-build-up-ing worship: "When our depravity meets His divinity, it's a beautiful collision."

    Staff, volunteers, etc: thanks for making the night run smoothly. When working behind the scenes, only the Audience of One sees the amazing things you've done, but it's totally worth it :D

    Have a great Thanksgiving weekend, see you at Passion 2006.

    By Blogger Christopher Luk, at 11/23/2005 4:41 PM  

  • Hey guys....last night was AWESOME...thanks for taking the time and making the effort to come up here in the freezing cold (for you).

    God Bless


    By Blogger T, at 11/23/2005 4:49 PM  

  • Thanks so much Passion team!

    Yesterday night was INSANE. The music was awesome. Charlie Hall, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder band, you guys were all amazing. Chris, I loved your new song! =D Everyone was just so into it and God's presence could definitely be felt in the room. I loved the message. It was so simple and so clear. God is definitely BIG and all powerful. =)

    Seeing that you guys have done so much of God's work really motivates us too. I'll be praying for you guys to keep spreading God's word all around the world. All the best in the future and God bless.


    By Blogger Ashley, at 11/23/2005 4:51 PM  

  • Thanks Louie really inspiring message...mmm the message of passion. God has been speaking to me about an awakening in our nation, an awakening to passion. For if there is anything the church in America needs it's Passion...understanding God...and what he's done and standing in surrendered awe...then and only then will we flip this nation back to God. Its the message of the time Louie!

    It's crazy cause at my church I feel like an anomoly because of my passion for Christ...people steer. lol but its about to break, God is speaking the message of passion so loudly at our church...things are happening that never happened before. WOOO!

    Anyhow be blessed! and check out our website...this is something were working on...it's small and still in the planning stages, but our hope is to connect the churches to spread this message of the awakening. yeah...check it out!

    it's down temporaily but it'll get fixed!

    By Blogger earlyboy, at 11/23/2005 5:23 PM  

  • It sounds like it was amazing! I want to see pictures!

    By Blogger leadworshiper, at 11/23/2005 7:39 PM  

  • It says somewhere in the book of Proverbs that those who refresh others will receive refreshing. You guys have given of yourselves to lead us into the Presence of God. May God refresh you many times more! Thank you for coming to Toronto.
    Have a blessed thanksgiving!

    By Blogger ahtong74, at 11/23/2005 8:37 PM  

  • Thank you for coming to Toronto! God bless y'all as you guys continue your ministry! =)

    By Blogger Biggz, at 11/23/2005 8:54 PM  

  • thanks so much for coming...
    that was amazing...
    and if "passion" never comes back to toronto..that will be sad... But you can send back Dave, Charlie, and Chris anytime...They don't do enough concerts up here!!!
    thanks once again for helping spark an amazing movement on campuses all across ontario!!!
    Fleming College, Peterborough

    By Blogger Joel, at 11/23/2005 10:23 PM  

  • THANKS FOR COMING! What an awesome night!

    Happy Thanksgiving and come back and visit us soon!


    By Blogger andrea, at 11/23/2005 10:36 PM  

  • One of the best concert/events I have ever been to!

    By Blogger Tuneman, at 11/23/2005 10:49 PM  

  • it was a life changing expreince for me. for so long since i have such a heart-felt evening of worships. being one who work closely with worship teams with IVCF Ryerson and my church, i must say being at Passion really recharged myself and fixed my focuz again, so i can stand firm and do all things for Christ.
    again, thx Passion team and Louie. who knows, if Nashville is having one for 2006, i might just get a ticket and go down there.
    all the blessed.

    By Blogger iemdan, at 11/23/2005 11:06 PM  

  • Thank you all so much for coming to Canada!!! I hope it happens again soon!

    The University of Western Ontario

    By Blogger Ashley, at 11/23/2005 11:15 PM  

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    By Blogger Nath, at 11/24/2005 12:27 AM  

  • thanks so much for comming to Canada, It was so awesome

    Come Back soon
    Chris Conestoga College

    By Blogger massdog, at 11/24/2005 12:30 AM  

  • Hey guys what a great night. There was such an amazing sense of god and yer - I know that this is going to be such a great launch pad and milestone for things to come! God bless you guys and keep it up!

    Exchange to Queens U from UNSW Australia.

    By Blogger Nath, at 11/24/2005 12:32 AM  

  • Thanks for taking the time to head out to freezing canada to worship with us. I had a blast and from the sounds of it, so did you...im quite interested in stars now! Thx for that Louie! Take care, have a safe trip home and happy thanksgiving. Come back soon!

    One Banner,
    University of Guelph

    By Blogger Sam, at 11/24/2005 6:15 AM  

  • Thanks Passion team

    come again soon :) have a great thanksgiving, GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! you guys have truly been a blessing to us.


    UT St.george campus

    By Blogger Samuel Wong, at 11/24/2005 2:12 PM  

  • Thank you for helping me realize that there were things I was taking advantage of and that meant nothing to me before. My eyes were opened and a new hand has touched me... I needed this Passion and thank you so much!!!

    Happy thanksgiving! And have a safe trip back! We'll see you NEXT YEAR!

    By Blogger Jessica Lee, at 11/24/2005 4:57 PM  

  • "God keep our land, [for You give glory, making us] glorious, and [You give freedom, making us] free,
    Oh Canada we stand on guard [because we are the Lord's watchmen] for thee...
    Oh Canada we stand on guard [so that we can spiritually see what comes in and out of our campuses] for thee!!!!"

    yeah, the author forgot to write an annotated version of our anthem, so I figured it was the best time to show what was missing. ;)

    By Blogger camillie, at 11/25/2005 1:00 AM  

  • I've already commented on the other blogs, but I saw some of the pictures, and I had forgotten about Charlie Hall's new song.

    I loved it, and as I see the words in the pictures, I find I'm humming and singing what I can remember. Pleeease record it!!


    By Blogger Lisa, at 11/25/2005 10:13 AM  

  • Does anyone know the name of Chris Tomlins new song???Does anyone remember any of the words to the song?Hope he records it!!I would love to hear it!! :)

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 11/25/2005 12:22 PM  

  • WOW

    thank you guys for the amazing night! I am so glad that you guys came up to Canada!

    Chris - Your new song is amazing! I can't wait for your next CD release. Thank you also for playing "how great is our God", I love that song!

    Living for Jesus
    Taryn - the guy from Alberta
    University of Calgary

    By Blogger Taryn, at 11/26/2005 2:17 PM  

  • thanks for coming to our city and uniting us all under one roof. It was so good to praise Him with all those people, doing the same time. He heard our voices that night, and thank you for giving us the chance to call out to Him in worship

    By Blogger krnfishstix, at 11/26/2005 6:14 PM  

  • Ok! Amen! Now let's go feed the poor, cloth the naked, vist those in prison, look after the sick, and give water to the thirsty.

    Or we could all just sing some songs again. That sounds like a lot more fun.

    By Blogger Mike, at 11/28/2005 6:22 AM  

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    By Blogger Jeffrey, at 11/28/2005 10:20 AM  

  • that was amazing in all levels. thanks guys for doing this. we all loved it so much. Can't wait to see you guys again. Praise be to the Lord our Saviour who through you all is bringing His word through praise and worship to the ends of the world. Passion rocks!!!!!!!!.
    Mcmaster University

    By Blogger Jeffrey, at 11/28/2005 10:40 AM  

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