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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wow, That's Loud!!

#39 and rising!!

Sounds like some of you stayed up past your bedtime last night to rock out with 18000 of us singing at the top of our lungs at Passion 06! Thanks for kicking things off!

And, we are so glad Charlie's CD made it, too! Not sure how that happened or how they misspelled Kristian's name (he's Kristian Stanfill, BTW)...or how the price is higher than it should be...or how we ended up in the Pop category...

But you troopers found the bundle (remember, buying all and waiting forever for the talk to download moves us on the overall album chart!) and are probably cranking it on the way to class right about now!

I'm loving the sound of a generation letting the whole world know Salvation is here...and He lives in me!

Jesus, You are my joy today!
Louie

67 Comments:

  • The anticipation for the albun was incredible, but actually getting to listen to it all this morning was unbelievable!!! Suddenly it feels like there are 18,000 people in my room, and all of us are worshipping TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!! I could not be more elated!! I love each and every one of you 18,000 and I'm so excited we could share this together!!! I can't wait for the other bundle, CD, and DVD to come out!!! It's DEFINITELY worth the wait!!!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger Jen Adams, at 1/24/2006 8:58 AM  

  • oh, it was so worth staying up for...
    though, it was kind of a bad move because it was so late that i couldn't sing and yell along with it since my roomie was sleeping :-\. but it's going on my iPod, and i will most certainly be rocking out to it all day...

    By Anonymous melissa d., at 1/24/2006 9:09 AM  

  • Hey Louie!
    Okay, I was a little ticked at you for toying with my mind and emotions over this bundle....but let me just tell you, THANK YOU! I was never so excited to find out what the other song was! Everything is truly AWESOME, and I can't tell you how much Passion has changed my life as well as my heart! I am totally psyched that I have very front row tickets @ the Ryman (Feb. 21)to see you, Chris, and Matt again! We need to come up with some type of hand signals so we can communicate...ha ha ha! Well, maybe I'll actually get to meet you that night. Anyway, I will continue worshipping until we meet again! Thanks, Louie!
    Carmen

    By Blogger CarmenSings, at 1/24/2006 9:26 AM  

  • ahahha, yeah, I wondered about the "Pop" thing too...

    Great song selections. And it was the coolest thing ever to say to my roommate this morning, "Hey, listen, my voice is in there somewhere!"

    Yay. I'm going to be listening to those two songs all day, and I've been listening to the Dr. Piper breakout sesson on my mp3 player lately, but I'm going to transfer the new talk today :)

    Enough of my excited babbling. Thanks for all your hard work, and I can't wait for more!

    Lauren

    By Blogger Lauren, at 1/24/2006 9:34 AM  

  • This bundle is such a blessing! A few days after I returned from Passion I talked to a girl who was struggling with exactly the thing that you talked about, Louie. She's currently studying interior design and loves it but has been struggling with the idea that she should be doing something "spiritual" with her career. I gave her the gist of your talk but now I can't wait to burn it to a cd so she can hear it all!

    By Blogger Alison, at 1/24/2006 9:55 AM  

  • Hey Louie, and All

    I am in class right now,(yes I know, I really should be working) But I can't wait to get home and start downloading the bundle.
    I prayed about this day, that all of us 18,000 beautiful people who blow some peoples minds!! I love watching God work!
    I went to the 268 store yesterday as well because I was getting restless over downloading. So I ended up seeing the Indescibable DVD from Passion and the tour. I was extremely excited!! I have been telling others about your message, Louie, and I can't do it in the way you do. Especially with the pictures! Thanks for making that available.

    I love you guys, and all your incredable hard work. You are very appreciated!

    Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart!"
    Psalm 37:4

    Kelli

    By Blogger Kelli, at 1/24/2006 9:59 AM  

  • My internet is down and I can't download the bundle! But never fear, the cable guy is on the way and should have it up and running soon! THank you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 10:13 AM  

  • 10:19am

    #22 on iTunes

    By Blogger Rob Greene, at 1/24/2006 10:18 AM  

  • So, um, Louie, listening to your talk again last night; the "POP" category is great!!! In a way, an answer to prayer... before I thought to pray it... Let's rock out and show them that Passion tops everything else POPular out there!!! It's not just tops in the "Christian World" :)

    By Blogger Silke, at 1/24/2006 10:48 AM  

  • 10:50 AM

    #13 on the charts...!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 10:50 AM  

  • I downloaded it this morning before I left for class and couldn't love it more. I can't believe how great it sounds... it's amazing just how great God is. Also, it's awesome that Charlie's CD made it on there, we gotta try and get that up the charts too... that would be sweet. Can't wait for him at 722 later tonight... just gotta get through these classes...

    By Anonymous The BOB-O, at 1/24/2006 10:58 AM  

  • I love hillsong's "Salvation is Here". That has gotta be one of the best songs, with a few others from their album closely behind. I just wanted to say that it is a great choice to have that song on the cd, because the message is so true that "salvation is alive and it lives in me." I can't wait for the whole album in April.

    By Anonymous rjgrune, at 1/24/2006 11:34 AM  

  • Wah-hoo!!! #11 right now...

    I can't wait for all the things God is going to do in our lives before Passion 07!!

    By Anonymous Kent, at 1/24/2006 11:47 AM  

  • Charlie Hall at #2 in Inspirational!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 11:56 AM  

  • I came into Passion very skeptical about worship music...as in I didn't like it. Like most people who were in Nashville this year for passion, I haven't been able to get these songs out of my head. I was pumped to download the album today...it sounds great.

    And it's #2!

    By Blogger dave kludt, at 1/24/2006 11:56 AM  

  • Yep okay I will admit, I was one of those who went on the net around 1am and had to see the bundle. AHHH!!! ITS GREAT!! JESUS IS MY JOY!!!- Thanks to David for giving us that song to sing at the top of our lungs. Kudos Passion team for picking salvation is here--great song. It like people say you remember where you were when...well I can remember vividly everything about Passion as I listen to those songs. What I remember and still feel the most is the presence of God. Praise God that Charlies album made it through and that it is #2--it is fantastic.
    Thank you Passion Team for your love and dedication to Jesus.
    -yvonne

    By Blogger Yvonne Hill, at 1/24/2006 12:15 PM  

  • well...
    it was a surprise to hear 'salvation is here' with Kristian leading it...is Kristian gonna' be a sixsteps guy?! :) SUPER GOOD surprise though. what a statement and would the world hear those words, really loud, and feel the sincere heart of a generation joined as we sang that together in nashville that He is our joy and that He's here, now!
    i love that this resource transcends time/place...hmm..sounds like the One we're singing about.
    Louie...still waiting on your denim proto-types :)
    salvation is here!!!!
    -bw-

    By Anonymous brian wurzell, at 1/24/2006 12:27 PM  

  • bedtime?... were college students?!

    man, i need to go tan...

    By Anonymous andrew jacob nesheim-switzer, at 1/24/2006 12:35 PM  

  • NICE!

    I'm wanting to buy it so bad. But I have to wait. I was ABOVE the yellow line. I guess this is my punishment for being late for the main session. . .

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 12:41 PM  

  • I am listening to it as we speak....OUTSTANDING! I am diggin' it!! I can't even imagine what it was like to have been there. God is mighty!

    "Salvation is Here" happens to be a song that was done at the church service I went to last week! I think it's going to be big! Thanks for introducing us to Kristian!

    Also, I see that a few have posted the chart # of the bundle....where on Itunes would I find that? Just curious....Thanks.

    Thanks again for doing what you do with EXCELLENCE for God! Bless each and every one of you.

    By Blogger higgie07, at 1/24/2006 12:41 PM  

  • I LOVE IT! i was definitely up until past 1:00am waiting for it to download - had to upgrade iTunes first! :)

    as much as the anticipation was killing me i am TOTALLY BLESSED by the songs and the talk!!!

    who knew 18,000 people could fit in my room!?

    louie thank you so much for all that you have done and are doing to get us the EP's and thanks for rockin out with us at Passion!! i feel privilaged to have shared the experience with you!

    #2 on the album chart!! woohoo!!
    #1 on the inspirational chart!

    --carolyn

    p.s. i'm counting down until the next one comes out !:)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 12:43 PM  

  • I downloaded this morning before class, and got to listen to part of the talk - it was great being reminded that God can use our passions for his Glory. Sitting in Modern Algebra this morning, i couldn't stop thinking about how God is using my love of math. Thanks for all you guys have done and how you have let God use you.
    Kristen

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 12:45 PM  

  • Hey! The bundle is now at #11!!! So cool!

    By Blogger seanfromozark, at 1/24/2006 1:02 PM  

  • Apparently all of the late rising college students have finally tuned in.... #1... Yeah, I mean Jesus! :)

    By Anonymous crymsen, at 1/24/2006 1:05 PM  

  • # 1!! 1!!! ONE!!
    Amen??

    AMEN!!
    You are my Joy, is such a contigious song!! I can't do anything but smile. I love hearing all my brothers and sisters in Him sing along..I LOVE YOU

    Kelli

    By Blogger Kelli, at 1/24/2006 1:14 PM  

  • #1 album on Pop chart!!! Whoop Whoop

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 1:17 PM  

  • It is incredible again to relive the moments of Passion 06. From the moment I pushed play on "You are my Joy", I was taken back to our days in Nashville. What an amazing message! What an amazing Passion we have! I was one of the ones who downloaded it last night around 1am. Most of my housemates were getting to sleep and I couldnt blast it out in my room, so I downloaded the bundle to my iPod, and went driving around Charlottesville, Va rocking out in my car. Praise the King!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 1:19 PM  

  • #7 on overall chart!!! Whoo-hoo!

    By Blogger Alexandra, at 1/24/2006 1:21 PM  

  • #7....this is so going to be #1...wait on the LORD. May others know of HIS glory through this!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 1:27 PM  

  • Hey Louie,
    I downloaded the bundle last night and it could not have come at a more perfect time. The past two weeks have been insanely challenging and a lot of crazy things have been happening to my friends and I, which has left everyone spiritually discouraged lately. As I was walking out the door to my first class today, I grabbed my iPod and started listening to "Salvation is Here" and "You Are My Joy." As I was walking through my campus, it immediately took me back to Passion 06 and the reminder that although there are not 18,000 college students who are on fire for God all around me, they're out there. To hear the Passion crowd singing along with Kristian and Crowder was such an awesome reminder that there are other college people out there dealing with the same stuff I am. It's so great to know that I have that support. Sooo thanks for the Passion bundle and everything ya'll do!
    In Him,
    McCauley

    By Anonymous McCauley, at 1/24/2006 2:20 PM  

  • WOW! I can't believe the Passion '06 bundle hit the #1 spot! PRAISE GOD! For those of you who haven't downloaded it... DO IT NOW!! It's awesome and you won't regret it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 2:33 PM  

  • trying to be patient and wait til tomorrow.....

    ... meanwhile the bundle has risen to #6 overall!!!

    this is for GLORY! His GLORY!!!

    By Anonymous Jenna, at 1/24/2006 2:46 PM  

  • ive been rockin it loud with kristian and remembering where i was that night!- ahh.... its so awesome.. our group has been reminding one another about it...
    and one of the girls in our group wiped off itunes, and shes like darn.. ill have to wait-gaahh. she was upset!lol, but thats awesome that its up to 36# lets rock it out to 1# and keep it there for a month or so!.. and let the world know what passion is!.. c-you guys in atlanta!!!

    By Anonymous Todd, at 1/24/2006 3:22 PM  

  • Well, I must say that downloading the entire bundle via my prehistoric dialup connection was a significant commitment to the cause! But as the bundle is now #4, I guess it was worth it!

    I can't wait to hear Louie's talk. I am (way) too old to attend Passion conferences, but definitely not too old to be passionate about our glorious God!

    Lisa

    By Blogger zephaniah3:17, at 1/24/2006 3:29 PM  

  • #4 overall WOWOWOWOWOW

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 4:08 PM  

  • it's gonna be alright....cause i know my God saved the day and i know his word never fails, and i know my God made a way for me......
    SALVATION IS HERE!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 4:38 PM  

  • #4!!!!!
    I downloaded it before leaving for work this morning. As I listened to it during lunch in the break room, I almost busted out laughing when DC*B got to the pause right before the first "you are my joy." He sure knows how to build up to a climax! I can't wait to download it again tomorrow!!!
    ~m~

    By Blogger ForHisRenown, at 1/24/2006 6:04 PM  

  • #3...keep it up! All for the glory of God!

    By Anonymous Jon, at 1/24/2006 6:48 PM  

  • It's moved up to #3!!!!

    By Blogger ForHisRenown, at 1/24/2006 7:42 PM  

  • Louie,
    I'm just wondering what happened to the Bibles that were left behind after Passion. I saw them on a table in the GO center and my first thought was, what a way to spread God's word (by giving them away to people in Nashville).
    ~m~

    By Blogger ForHisRenown, at 1/24/2006 7:59 PM  

  • Louie-

    With the whole Kristain Stanfill thing, I feel obligated to remind you that that kind of thing is exactly what we're going for!

    One of the greatest things about Passion is that it loudly exclaims the statement that it's not about us and will never be about us. It's ALL for God! "Kristain" is just another reminder. Just like Chris Tomin was.

    "You must increase, I must decrease."

    By Anonymous Fredster, at 1/24/2006 9:15 PM  

  • Patiently I am trying to wait until Wednesday to purchase the bundle. Yes, that's right...even though I was early to the last main session, I had to sit above the yellow line and am now trying to find ways to pass the time until 12:00 and 1 second when it is officially Wednesday. OK, enough ranting. How amazing that the EP ended up in the Pop category. Just think how many people may have seen it in that category and checked it out! God is reminding us of the amazing-ness we saw of Him while we were at Passion!
    Oh, and just for the update, the bundle is now at #4. Just wait until all the upper bowl people get the bundle tomorrow!
    To God be all the praise and glory for the mistakes of iTunes and the popularity of the bundle!
    sarahC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 9:54 PM  

  • Woohoo!!!! The bundle is at No. 3!! Let's shoot for No. 1. Can you just imagine what an impact this will make? Let's hope those who do not know about Passion, or even Jesus, will check it out just for curiosity.

    By Blogger Donna Versace, at 1/24/2006 9:59 PM  

  • Where are the charts? I wanna keep a look at them...

    By Blogger Silke, at 1/24/2006 10:16 PM  

  • wow, i am continually amazed at how God is using Passion to reach students all over the world. and i am also glad to see GREAT music coming from the christian market (the music of passion has always been great, but it's nice to see it getting some attention finally) I've got every c.d. you guys have made, all the way back to 98 (send your rain oh Lord), and it just keeps getting better and better. thanks
    on a side note, i wrote in a spot earlier for you guys to pray for ecclesia (a new bible study in memphis). i don't know how many of you guys prayed, but we felt it, thanks so much. for a little peep inside last night you can go to...

    www.ecclesiamemphis.blogspot.com

    Louie and team, keep rockin!

    By Blogger ecclesia memphis, at 1/24/2006 10:33 PM  

  • Woo hoo!

    #3 overall so far today! YAY! And we still have a bit of the day left!

    I'm sad though... I can't download the bundle yet... because I just moved and haven't set up MY computer yet... and my dad wouldn't be happy if I downloaded it onto his laptop. Though he does LOVE Passion... we're running low on hard drive space. :( And I was fortunate enough to be sitting below the yellow line and had the go ahead to download it today! So... someone can have my download... ok? I won't be able to get it for a while yet... so someone else can have my turn for today, even though there's not much day left! :)

    Anyway... YAY for #3! I think we'll be at #1 tomorrow!

    For HIS glory,
    Andrea

    By Blogger Andra Lynn, at 1/24/2006 10:47 PM  

  • Wow it was really amazing, makes me feel like i'm back at Passion again

    By Blogger FlyBoy, at 1/24/2006 10:52 PM  

  • 722 was awesome. Thanks for the talks with Charlie - it was great to have you there Louie!!! Come back again. Im thinking Passion 06 release with all the boys

    By Blogger Christina in ATL, at 1/24/2006 11:02 PM  

  • I have had the staff working at iTunes on my heart and have been praying for them. Specifically, that they would hear the good news and see an album made with "excellence"! May every employee of Apple on the iTunes team who worked on the Passion album be touched by His love.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 11:57 PM  

  • MADE it to number 4 for albums downloaded today!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 11:57 PM  

  • 1 minute and counting! 59...58...57.....
    sarahC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 11:58 PM  

  • bought and downloading! i can't wait to listen!!!
    btw the bundle has been placed in the inspirational category now...
    sarahC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 11:59 PM  

  • oh, and just a note, my computer said it was midnight when i bought it...just in case anyone was freaking out about the time! :D
    sarahC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 12:01 AM  

  • WOW!!! That is the only word I can come up with at the moment... God is sooo AMAZING... I got the downloads today and it is so amazing to think back on the time we all had to worship the Lord together at PASSION '06!!! Also, I attended 7:22 in Atlanta tonight and worshiped along with Charlie Hall and Louie!!! It was awesome!!! How awesome is our God!!!

    By Blogger Carolyn Carter, at 1/25/2006 12:20 AM  

  • I'm in Canada serving as a Missionary, and it was CRAZY to try and get my hands on this bundle...Anyway, I did the hour download for Itunes and it was about 12:05 on the 25th when I finally got to download the bundle - I tried to make it in with the crew on the 24th....Either way - I began listening, and I sat here and cried my eyes out as I reflected on all that God did through Passion and how He's currently using it in my life! I'm going to share with my new Canadian friends and continuing shouting it from the rooftops (or down in the Metro) that SALVATION IS HERE!

    By Blogger MissionaryFromKY, at 1/25/2006 12:23 AM  

  • found the charts... and Charlie's CD... sad to miss the live release, I'm way too far north! Great job, Charlie!

    Silke

    By Blogger Silke, at 1/25/2006 1:15 AM  

  • Ok, so I'm a day #2 guy and the wait was worth it!

    DCB is rocking my face off at 12:23a.m.!!!!!

    Just like we're all back there together :) Especially that feeling of not being able to breath due to singing so hard during the chorus!

    By Anonymous Rusty, at 1/25/2006 1:24 AM  

  • It sadly seems as if us Canadians (and the rest of the world other than the United States) is left in the dark -- we don't get to purchase the bundle from the Canadian store as it's only available through the US iTunes store :( Boohoo.

    Sitting here in anticipation for Charlie on 7|22 to show up on webstream. Also, Love and Marriage (with Voddie Bachaum Jr.) is back online! This was a GREAT series that totally resounded through my campus' Asian Christian Fellowship -- introduce it to yours and I'm sure you'll all grow closer together especially in cell/small/discipleship groups and single-gendered groups situations!

    Thanks Passion for always being Christ-centered. Keep disappearing and making His name glorious!

    By Blogger Christopher Luk, at 1/25/2006 2:09 AM  

  • OK, this might sound like a stupid question but I am pretty new to iTunes and from England....

    Is there any way I can download the Passion 06 bundle in the UK? I can't seem to get hold of it, no search is finding it on iTunes over here and if I get onto the US iTunes it won't let me access it.

    Any help/suggestions welcome, even if you just tell me I can't do it and will have to wait for the CD!

    By Blogger Jimmy, at 1/25/2006 6:32 AM  

  • its amazing!!!!! i cant stop listening to it.

    By Blogger Brandon, at 1/25/2006 7:02 AM  

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    By Blogger Brandon, at 1/25/2006 7:02 AM  

  • I was in the level above the division that had to wait until 1/25 to get the bundle. It was WELL worth the wait. I can't wait for the next bundle and most of all the full cd! I'll definitely be rocking out to my iPod while working out today! I'm so excited.

    By Anonymous Jessie, at 1/25/2006 7:25 AM  

  • oh yea. passion is # 1 in today's top albums!!! whoo hooo! :)

    By Blogger Branded By Fire, at 1/25/2006 8:24 AM  

  • WOW the bundle is so good!!I can't wait for the CD/DVD combo!!

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 1/25/2006 8:24 AM  

  • Still waiting until thursday.

    Need money.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 8:35 AM  

  • I'm so disappointed!! Can't get the bundle here in Ireland either
    :( Will have to content myself til the CD comes out.

    But how cool is it that it's #4!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/25/2006 9:41 AM  

  • WHOOOOOP~~~~
    I got the bundle!!
    I had to download iTunes, set up an account, and everything else~~ but it's worth it! because i have it now!!!!
    Thank you!!!

    By Blogger gRaCe~!, at 1/25/2006 11:56 PM  

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