Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Alright Upper Level, Are You Out There?

Way to go "below the yellow line people." You did a great job yesterday pushing Passion all the way up to #4. Today is the day for all you upper level folks to go crazy and see if we can inch our way higher. We can't tell you how much it means to have you with us. Obviously, we are after far more than chart success, but it is cool to see the power of our movement pushing the Savior to the center of the music conversation...and maybe even to the top!

We know the price is high for two songs and a talk and aren't quite sure why it's higher than we planned. Apparently, someone in the system can change the price, so thank for scrapping that extra buck together and downloading the whole bundle. That's what counts on the album chart and helps support the cause. I owe you all a dollar!

Charlie is #28 (you guys have nailed the #4 and #28 spots, wow) and you're going to be floored by his album.
I was so honored to stand beside him last night at 7|22 as we launched this project. Hearing "Come For Me" live was worth the whole night!

Speaking of sixsteps...tonight we load buses in Atlanta to head out for the spring leg of the Indescribable Tour. Yep, starting tonight I'll be back in my cozy bunk on Chris' big black bus, his feet right through the wall behind my head and Matt across the isle. If you're in Columbia, SC, Raleigh, DC, or Pittsburgh we're headed your way in the next four nights. Come worship with us and bring someone you want to introduce to God's glory and grace. I'm so excited about sharing the Cosmos-inspired Indescribable talk in 20 more cities. Every time it shrinks my pride, makes me marvel at the fact that I know this Creator personally and leaves me speechless.

Back with more updates from the road.

Go for it all you "above the yellow Line" people!


  • louie, see you in memphis!

    By Blogger ecclesia memphis, at 1/25/2006 10:39 AM  

  • the songs are incredible! ill be praying for you guys on the tour...hope to see you feb 14 in hattiesburg!

    By Blogger Kristen Valentine, at 1/25/2006 10:48 AM  

  • that tour sounds amazing!! my friend jen was working at one of the shows and heard about passion! and God has changed our lives because of it!!

    i love "come for me" it's so personal and itimate!! :) that whole cd screams the desire of my heart - Him.

    i'll be praying for you guys on the tour!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 11:19 AM  

  • guys those two songs are definitly the best!! im so glad ya'll chose those. amazing...

    By Anonymous hannahk, at 1/25/2006 11:37 AM  

  • forgive me father, for i am 18. i was just right about the yellow line. and i bought it yesterday... so to make up for it i'm going to buy it again today!

    ... or gift it, yeah, i'll gift it!

    and have i ever told you when you talk (i've been around you for 6 years now) i feel like i'm sitting right next to you, like you were a close friend telling me all the amazing things you've learned about our Lord.

    just thought i'd throw that out there.

    and i have a wonderful image in my head of the three of you laying in the bus bunks all saying "good night matt" "goodnight louie" "goodnight chris"... ect ect ect

    okay, i'm rabling now. i'll go gift this to chad...

    By Anonymous andrew jacob nesheim-switzer, at 1/25/2006 11:46 AM  

  • God Bless all of you as you embark on this leg of the tour!! You will be making such an impact for God!

    Lovin' the bundle! I've listened to "Salvation is Here" like, 10 times already. Great tune. Louie, I've listened to part of your talk, and I'm thinking "Where was this guy when I was 20?!" I just think if there had been someone or something like Passion back then, how it might have changed my life at that point. So, you young 'uns--listen to this man!! Walk in God's word every day!

    On Sunday, you will be deep in Steeler country, so wear your black and gold!! We are very psyched that they are Super Bowl bound!! (I have to root for them since I am in PA). I can't be at the show, but I know you will be rockin' for Jesus and changing lives with your ministry.

    Bless you for all you do for the Glory of God!

    By Blogger higgie07, at 1/25/2006 12:01 PM  

  • Louie, I am so encouraged the the Indescribable Tour that God has used you to proclaim across this world. A daily prayer of mine for the past year has been that God would help me grasp just a little bit more his greatness and his love so that I can fall into a more reverent awe of him. He used you to help me wrap my mind around him just a little bit more. I am praying for you that you will continue to bless each person that hears this message, in a mighty way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 12:15 PM  

  • ugh..i was suppose to download today, but my new check card hasn't come in the mail yet! as soon as i get my card im downloading, i know it will be worth the wait!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 12:30 PM  

  • i'll be praying for yall as you get back on the indescribable tour :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 12:32 PM  

  • Wow. I can't wait for the 722 webstream. I bet that was awesome.

    By Blogger Brandon, at 1/25/2006 12:39 PM  

  • just downloaded the bundle! well worth the wait!!! going to turn up the volume now...sorry neighbors.
    can we get this to #1?

    By Anonymous nate, at 1/25/2006 12:47 PM  

  • wow...last night was amazing. every time i see charlie hall, he just becomes more and more of a real person, honest and open in pursuit of our God. it was a such a blessing to be able to actually pray for him and the project hands on. may His grace and the radiance of His face shine upon yall as you traverse the country.

    By Blogger kelly, at 1/25/2006 12:50 PM  

  • i caught it peak at #3 yesterday, so it actually did higher than #4, even though that's how it ended the day. keep buying!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 12:51 PM  

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    By Blogger Branded By Fire, at 1/25/2006 12:53 PM  

  • Laaaaa laaaa laaa LAA la. Laaaa laaaa laa LAAAAA la ...................................................................................................... You are my joy, You are my joy! You are my JOY!! You are my JOOOOOOYYYYYYYY!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 1:28 PM  

  • Hey Mr.Giglio
    You must be excited to start back up on the tour!!I will be praying for you as you travel!Wish you guys were comming back to Portland Maine for the 2nd leg of the tour!!
    The talk you gave really gave me a awakening to how big God really is!!Oh and the itunes bundle is great!!Can't wait for the DVD/CD to come out!!I have passion 05 and I love to watch it!
    Well have fun on the tour!Be sure to keep us posted on how it is going!God Bless you

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 1/25/2006 1:37 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 1:40 PM  

  • salvation is here NOW!!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 1:42 PM  

  • thank you for all your hard work to get the bundle together!! it is awesome and the extra dollar is no big deal!!

    By Blogger Stephanie, at 1/25/2006 1:55 PM  

  • the iTunes bundle definitely brings back memories of great milestones from that week...

    A challenge you gave when I was a college student (a decade ago)really impacted my life: "Love God, Care about people, Share Jesus."
    Thanks for that and for sharing Psalm 34:8.

    I was so disappointed not to make it to Passion '05 last year, but I had e-mailed a friend that I was praying for you all as the main session was about to begin that first night. I marked in my journal the passage of Scripture I was praying for you all that week- Colossians 3:15-17. I continued to pray it several times this past year.
    I was able to make it to Passion '06 this year as a volunteer (for the 4th time since '99), and during the last session, when you announced the verse as Colossians 3:17 (then you went back to 3:15 and 16, too!), God definitely had my attention... Funny, how He works in us and brings things full circle a year later...

    These are amazing times we get to be a part of... How good and great God is!

    Prayers for all God will continue to do through the Indescribable Tour...

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 1/25/2006 2:47 PM  

  • Let's push the charts to #1 "above the yellow line" people! The two songs are awesome and well worth the price. I'm so excited yall decided on those two songs, we were singing them all the way home from Passion06. Thanks Louie and all who helped get all this done. God is GOOD, all the time! See yall in Raleigh this week for an indescribable PARTY!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 3:25 PM  

  • I'll be wearing my Passion06 wristband to the Indescribable tour! Let's "play heaven" again! (Coined by our leader that came with us PASSAGE Ministry people to Passion the past couple years!)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 3:29 PM  

  • the songs are amazing. i had such an amazing time at passion. i cant wait to go to atlanta. there was one thing that didnt really sit well with me though. im curious about the position passion takes on having beth moore give a sermon to the masses. when 1 tim 3 seems to encourage otherwise. any kind of feedback would be great. graczyk@unm.edu

    By Anonymous Mike Graczyk, at 1/25/2006 4:23 PM  

  • Wasn't really diggin' the Salvation Is Here the first time i played it...

    But the second time i played it. And I heard him yell, It's Okay To Be Loud Now! I was like back to where i was sitting at during that late night. AWESOME!

    DCB is AWESOME as well!

    But the fact that God is AWESOME is even AWESOMER, or more awesome...not an english major.

    Haven't relistened to the talk yet...but i will once i burn it all to cd.

    By Anonymous Tony, at 1/25/2006 4:44 PM  

  • Can't wait to see yall in Auburn. We are already praying for the lives God is going to allow yall to change on our campus!

    By Blogger fallenfacedown, at 1/25/2006 4:54 PM  

  • why are we stuck at #4????

    By Anonymous katie, at 1/25/2006 5:03 PM  

  • please!!! make it available in CANADA!!!!!!!!


    could you just do this one thing!?!

    By Anonymous diecast, at 1/25/2006 5:51 PM  

  • Let's get this thing to #1 before you guys get to see us in Columbia!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 6:13 PM  

  • I really hope David Crowder's 'Our Love Is Loud' song is on either the next bundle, or the cd.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 6:34 PM  

  • upper level loud & clear!!! I got them today...what a joy (get it...joy!) Great job everyone!!

    I was listening to both songs and I had to wonder what the decibel readings were in the arena! [I know, I'm a nerd] Just a suggestion...next year in Atlanta, can you somehow get a decibel reader on one of the many screens so we can blow the roof off of the place?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 6:38 PM  

  • Got the bundle, yesss.

    I really hope Watermark's "Light of the World" is on the CD or at least released on iTunes. That was such a powerful song at such a key moment in the conference!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 6:40 PM  

  • thanks kristian, dcb and louie! and all at passion who work so hard for us. the bundle it just what i needed today. go God!

    By Anonymous amiee, at 1/25/2006 7:35 PM  

  • hey...cant wait for the talk friday night in raleigh...i will definently be rockin my purple group wristband! so excited about what the Lord is going to do in this area!!!

    By Blogger lesykes, at 1/25/2006 7:55 PM  

  • Come on guys. It's still at #4. Let's get it up there!!!
    Louie, Friday night can't come soon enough. I can't wait to experience what God has in store for all of us. See you then!


    By Blogger ForHisRenown, at 1/25/2006 8:31 PM  

  • Oh yeah...GO PINK!!!

    By Blogger ForHisRenown, at 1/25/2006 8:32 PM  

  • Hey, everyone,

    unrelated to the great downloads (well, really I guess it relates); here are a few prayer requests for you to chew on:

    During passion, as Louie was giving the "passion, purpose, and designer jeans" talk; 3 people came to my mind as Louie was saying that we needed not all be missionaries, but to infiltrate our culture, right here where we are now:

    1. My high school English teacher, whose name is Christopher (we're not on a first name basis; by the way). I've not spoken to him in about 5 years, but I ran across a letter he wrote me for my high school graduation, in which he wondered/admired my ability to live a joyful life after being (no exaggeration) deathly ill for quite a while. The thought crossed my mind during Louie's talk, to write him; and tonight, as I was waiting around at work; I found his e-mail address on-line and shared my testimony. I have no idea where he stands in his relationship with God; but please, lift him up in prayer! (I also don't know if he even checks his e-mail.) "Coincidentally," Charlie Hall's "Flying into Daybreak" came on my ipod -- my first time to hear it; GREAT SONG; GREAT CD (so far), but it speaks about being who we are, where we are, and also about asking God to bring His kingdom all over the world... HOW VERY FITTING for that situation!)

    2. A surgeon whom I have worked with here, who is (I believe) Muslim. I find it wise to not draw attention to his name at this time; God knows who I'm writing about. In any case, I was deathly afraid of this man before I started the rotation (he can be quite unfriendly at times). I prayed for God to make the rotation go away, or at least to put a shield of himself around me. Here's what happened: This doctor found no fault with my working under his leadership. Indeed, he noticed that I was different. During my last week on service, he pulled me aside, and told me this to my face; he said something like : "Silke, may I ask you (he is very kind to those he likes), without being intrusive, what it is about you, that makes you so different from the other residents?" I was pleased, shocked, and weak; and did not at that time share with him that I am a Christian. But that is what makes me different. Please be in prayer over the situation. I don't think an e-mail will work (he's only 4 floors downstairs from me), but I would love to maybe make an appointment with him, and go talk to him. Ask God to put that desire on my heart and mind; to give me strength in my faith and actions to follow through with it; and to change this man's heart.

    3. The third, almost forgot, my statistics teacher (also unnamed) from last semester. I want to reach out to her as well. No clue how, yet, but pray for God to make a way.


    Louie and co, safe travels! Maybe I'll catch y'all in Oak Creek, WI!

    By Blogger Silke, at 1/25/2006 9:58 PM  

  • Hey, I got my bundle this morning...early this morning. Louie, see you in Columbia!!! I got my ticket today! Can't wait!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 11:20 PM  

  • See you in Raleigh!!!
    You know.. i didn't know you were coming here... so I took my group of 20 kids all the way to Baltimore to see the concert. That was the closest place! 4 hours away~ but it was sooo worth it! but now you are coming to our city! Thanks so much!!!

    By Blogger gRaCe~!, at 1/26/2006 12:03 AM  

  • i just have to say that it was really hard for me to wait the extra day, but i did it...12:01 a.m. but it was worth it, thanks guys

    By Blogger adam, at 1/26/2006 1:03 AM  

  • Rising up the iTunes charts! Upper row is starting early! Singing the la las as we speak...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/26/2006 1:51 AM  

  • To those who have not yet experienced the Indescribable Tour!
    Let me say that it will be a life changing night!And a powerful night of worship!My view on how big God is really got larger!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/26/2006 8:32 AM  

  • The Indescribable Tour needs to come to Fort Smith, AR!

    By Anonymous Tony, at 1/26/2006 8:54 AM  


    I don't think it was to much money, after all at Passion the session cd's where 3 dollars a piece, and with the bundle we get two songs and your talk!
    But Louie if you want to owe me a dollar then ok, you can! =)

    Have a wonderful time on the Spring tour. Since you already came to Knoxville and you know how nice it is here you should stop by again. (Even if its just for some fast food.)


    By Blogger Kelli, at 1/26/2006 9:53 AM  

  • CANNOT WAIT until the tour hits Fayetteville, AR, February 12! Already have my ticket ordered :-)

    By Blogger whitney_k, at 1/26/2006 10:11 AM  

  • oh, and Tony, I used to live in Fort Smith, it's only a 40 minute drive to the nearest concert in Fayetteville! COMMON!

    By Blogger whitney_k, at 1/26/2006 10:13 AM  

  • Charlie Hall....#26! How awesome!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/26/2006 10:30 AM  

  • Louie!!!!

    I will see you in Woodbridge, VA! My husband and three older kids are coming, too. The kids are especially excited. I just want to apologize in advance in case my four year old does anything really embarrassing during your talk. Please don't hold it against us! He loves to worship God and I know he (and the other two) are going to love it all! God bless!

    By Blogger 4sweetkids, at 1/26/2006 11:16 AM  

  • i love it! the songs are just amazing. being able to hear all 18,000 of us just singing louder than the band even just takes me back to our time together. the talk is just...well it's a louie message, need to say more?

    By Blogger cameron, at 1/26/2006 1:51 PM  

  • If you're going to the Indescribable Tour, bring a friend who may not know Christ. They'll be amazed.

    Louie and Chris,

    Praying for safe journeys. Bring the tour back to the OC (so you can get some In N Out Too)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/26/2006 4:32 PM  

  • Louie,

    don't fuss about owing all of us a buck... just use it wisely; it probably was God's plan!

    By Blogger Silke, at 1/26/2006 5:30 PM  

  • I'm not a big fan of driving in Fay'town though whitney. Did it once...spent an hour on college drive or whatever trying to find this place where Blindside was playin.

    By Anonymous Tony, at 1/26/2006 8:23 PM  

  • I just bought my bundle a bit ago... It's awesome! Woohoo!!!! "YOU are my joy, You are my joy, You are my joy, You are my JOOOOOYY!!!"

    By Anonymous Lea R., at 1/26/2006 8:39 PM  

  • wish yall were coming to texas for the tour!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/26/2006 11:22 PM  

  • i agree. come for me was amazing. charlie is the favorite worship leader of the youth i pour my life into. one of those youth left school early (from savannah, ga) and came to 722 with me. i think she was singing louder than charlie (!!!) = my little sister. thank you for the ministry of sixsteps. it is truly changing lives. keep at it. see you in jax.

    By Blogger ashley, at 1/27/2006 10:06 AM  

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