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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Indescribable Honor

Austin means night #50 and the end of a great ride!















Our crew on the road has been a tightly-knit family. Love the matching shirts for the grand finale!















How will I know which drink is mine from now on?















Enough.















South Africa's finest, Andrew played with Matt and for my talk.

















The last glimpse.

Thank you to all you guys who joined us and all who prayed us across the nation and back. We missed Mr. Redman tonight as he returned to England early because of health issues with his family. Remember them in your prayers!

God, You are beyond our wildest imagination!
Louie

30 Comments:

  • Hey man love the pics. thanks for sharing all of this with us...

    By Blogger Michael, at 2/26/2006 12:49 AM  

  • Indescribable God, Indescribable tour. Thank you for bringing this tour across America and leaving everyone who attended speechless and in awe of our great BIG INDESCRIBABLE GOD!

    By Blogger Sarah, at 2/26/2006 12:50 AM  

  • Maybe Shelley can get you and Chris sippie cups in different colors so you can tell them apart!

    Rest up now! It's all good!

    By Blogger bev strob, at 2/26/2006 1:06 AM  

  • Great that you had such a good tour.It is wonderful that our God has been glorified in all that you have accomplished. I pray that countless lives were changed as a result of the tour.

    Praying for Matt and his family in england

    By Blogger gail, at 2/26/2006 1:14 AM  

  • Hey Louie!
    Its sad to think that the tour is over. God has done so much in your guys lives. I think it would be so awesome to do what you guys do. (being away from family all the time would stink) but you guys get to spread God's word and in a great way! Ever since Passion you guys have become my "drug." (I still have my wrist band on too.)Anyways, I love watching your talks just listening to you it just changes my day in such a good way. Its like as long as I listen to you I know I will have a good day. And I listen to Chris all the time. I'm one where I have to listen to music at night or I can't sleep so I have Chris' Cd playing all night long. Anyways, I think I'm gonna go now that its 20 after 12 I think I should be getting to bed. Keep up the great work! You guys are always in my prayers.
    Stay safe and get plenty of rest on your time off.

    ~ Tessa

    By Blogger Tessa, at 2/26/2006 1:24 AM  

  • I just got back to Waco from an amazing night in Austin! Thank you so much -- I was in the crowd tonight proudly wearing my purple wristband, and with me was a friend I brought. It was so great to watch her face during the pictures of the universe. I think she encountered God in a powerful way. God is so amazing!!!! To Him alone all glory and praise is due. Thanks for proclaiming His name in such a huge way!
    I tried to get the party clap going a couple of times, but no one around me seemed to recognize it. Oh well...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/26/2006 2:16 AM  

  • I just wanted to say "thanks" for your ministry. I was at the Birmingham show and it was really great. I am a 47 year old dad who really loves your messages and I also read your and Chris's books. You have been a blessing to my wife and I and our 2 kids. God is really using your music, your zeal and your heart to reach His world for Him. Bless You.
    Jeff :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/26/2006 8:07 AM  

  • it sounds like you had lots of fun. i wish you came up here it would have been awesome to see God use this tour to start moving canada back into the right direction now that we have a new gov.

    passion 07 reg is just around the corner and i am so excited. i am thinking of two things passion or the passion followers should start up for then. i have posted the ideas on my blog, and as i think of more details i will post it their.

    the new charlie hall cd was finally available up here yesterday, so i bought it. now i can't stop listening to it, it is so amazing. thank you sixstep for doing such an excellent job on it.

    By Blogger spreading passion in Canada, at 2/26/2006 8:43 AM  

  • to everyone~
    that was great!!! thank you for sharing this expierience with all of us! may you continue to be amazed with our great God. have a peaceful break and enjoy all your lived ones,we will miss ya, but do not be strangers!!! post once in a while k? we love, ya ,God and He loves us back....so cool!!!

    praying for Matt and his family!!!
    try to keep us up to date if ya can .

    you are very blessed, enjoy!!

    By Blogger eliz, at 2/26/2006 10:07 AM  

  • Fifty blessed evenings. Wish I could have seen you, maybe next time. Thanks for taking the time to share how the evenings go. Mr. Redmond and family are in my prayers.

    Love, Gina Marie

    By Blogger JesusChild, at 2/26/2006 10:26 AM  

  • i will forever cherish the night in WI i got to worship w/ yall. thanks so much!! i cant wait to see what else God has in store for you guys. many blessings-
    tracy from WI

    By Anonymous tray, at 2/26/2006 11:44 AM  

  • Thank you for sharing your message and for Chris and friends sharing theor talents to lead us well!
    It was an amazing night both times I was able to see you guys (SOuth bend, Grand Rapids and also Passion 06'). I will contniue praying that God restores energy and focus in your heart and mind. I will also be praying that you all continue to recieve clarity on what/where is the next chapter. What you all are doing is having huge impact with results which we'll see here now on earth and some we'll only find out about in Heaven. Thank you for everything!

    By Blogger the official blog of aaron dewinter, at 2/26/2006 11:44 AM  

  • dcb acoustic come and listen on the new cd please!!!! dcb acoustic come and listen on the new cd please!!!! dcb acoustic come and listen on the new cd please!!!! dcb acoustic come and listen on the new cd please!!!! dcb acoustic come and listen on the new cd please!!!! dcb acoustic come and listen on the new cd please!!!!

    By Anonymous vote for come and listen on new CD!, at 2/26/2006 12:56 PM  

  • Ya'll had a great ride. You'll never really know how many people you have touched with your music and words. Thanks for everything guys.

    Amanda

    By Blogger Livin 2 Luv Him 24/7, at 2/26/2006 2:18 PM  

  • Those pictures are GREAT! how fun!! i know yall are excited to get home and rest up... so enjoy all of it while ya can! :) Thank each of yall for what you do for for the Lord!!! i can't say that enough....

    P.S. to the post up there ^ somewhere... i still have my wrist band on too!!

    By Blogger Whitney, at 2/26/2006 2:37 PM  

  • Thanks for the pictures. They are great, thanks for sharing. It makes the experience more awesome.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/26/2006 3:12 PM  

  • Louie, I know you are a busy man doing all that God has given you to do. Your messages are inspiration and direction to God's children. Our youth minister at Cleary Baptist Church in Florence, MS highly values your words and passion for the Lord. He was at Hattiesburg, MS, Valentines' night and so had hopes of meeting you but failed to have the chance. He has a birthday coming up on March 1 and I was just wondering if it would be too much of an imposition to ask you to contact him wishing him a Happy Birthday. His name is Josh Arnett. If this is something that you would not mind doing please email me and I will send you his email address or phone number. If you are thinking that this is something that you don't have time to do or are uncomfortable doing then I will totally understand. Dona Hall

    By Blogger Dona, at 2/26/2006 4:18 PM  

  • I want my own knit sweater!!
    Very cool stuff.

    I am so so glad that this tour went so well for you.
    May God continue to bless you infinately more!!

    Love
    Kelli

    By Blogger Kelli, at 2/26/2006 4:23 PM  

  • Hey Mr.Giglio
    Thanks for the pics and the post!!
    So glad the tour went so well!!I am so glad I got to be apart of the first night of the tour--I will never forget it!I have listened to your new talks on the passion site and they really blessed me and taught me a lot so just wanted to say thanks because they were great messages-
    God really works through you...:)
    Well enjoy being home and get some rest Take Care always in my prayers-God Bless
    Miranda

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 2/26/2006 4:52 PM  

  • I dare someone to switch the lids on the bottles (LOL!)...

    I've lately been thanking God a lot for all of you; and I mean, all of you! He's so awesome! I mean, so I flew to B'ham to see Marla and you all (Louie, Chris, and Matt mainly)... and God turned the weekend into a mini-passion retreat for the two of us! By His power alone, he switched Marla's call twice, so she was off on Thursday night; but then, she also was off on Saturday... just so that on Friday night, at 6:55pm, we drove (while praying) to the BJCC to find that He had "reserved" two free!! tickets to the sold out Beth Moore conference (18,000 in attendance) at will call... only for her to address the two key questions both Marla and I have been struggling with lately. Seriously, though, How Great IS our God?!

    Oh, and tonight on the airplane, I met a beautiful young woman who I'm pretty sure has no clue of who Christ is, and I can't spell her name for the life of me, but God knows who she is. She's moving to Madison, and I'm the first person in town she knows... Oh, why am I telling you all? Because I was trying to read "Facedown" and she found the book-cover so interesting, that I had to let her read the back, and she was still interested. Well, we traded seats so she could sit with her friend, and I quickly read the rest of the book and then gave it to her for a present. Would anyone please join me in prayer this week for not only salvation for her, but also for the ministry she's gonna have at UW as a new Christian? Thanks a bunches...

    Silke

    P.S. I hope Matt knows he and his family are being prayed for...

    By Blogger Silke, at 2/27/2006 12:35 AM  

  • yay!! I'm glad you had a great tour~ Praise God!!!
    I hope Matt Redman's family is alright! Is it serious?? please keep us up-to-date so we can continue to pray for him and his family!!
    Also, is John Piper ok too?? I prayed for his surgery also..
    well thank you for all the work you do for my generation!! God bless you and Passion!!

    By Blogger gRaCe~!, at 2/27/2006 12:55 AM  

  • thanks for a great tour!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/27/2006 11:14 AM  

  • I'm interceding in prayer for Matt and his family. May our God of peace and comfort make His presence known in their lives. And may the Redmans believe God for healing and provision.

    Matt and Beth have given us all such great words and songs to express the cries of our hearts during difficult times ("Blessed Be Your Name", "You Never Let Go", etc). Let's all come before God on their behalf during their difficult time.

    "You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples."
    Psalm 77:14

    Lisa

    By Blogger zephaniah3:17, at 2/27/2006 1:45 PM  

  • Update:
    The Redmans's are doing OK. No serious illness, it's just that it's hard to be away when your family is experiencing sickness of any kind, so Matt returned a day early. Thanks for your prayers for them.
    The Passion Team

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/27/2006 3:11 PM  

  • Passion team,
    thank you for the update, it sounds like it was not serious, that is good. say hi for us and thank you also for all that he has done on the tour.

    By Blogger eliz, at 2/27/2006 4:56 PM  

  • Louie, you just dropped like half a point for wearing that ugly Longhorns shirt! You can't tell I'm from Oklahoma can ya? all i gotta say is Boomer Sooner!

    By Blogger ryan, at 2/27/2006 5:06 PM  

  • To everyone who helped make the Indescribable tour a success: Thank you!! I got to see it in SC at the first stop of the "spring" leg. It was a great chance to be reminded again of the HUGENESS of God, and the smallness of me!
    My wristband was on (held together with tape, but on) until today, when it came off. Sadly, I think it is beyond repair this time (this is the second time it's come off) and it will now be taped to the cover of my Bible.
    Passion '07 registration opens soon!!
    Until then, live for His fame, not our own...

    By Blogger sarahC, at 2/27/2006 11:00 PM  

  • Louie and gang,
    I wanted to share this awesome testimony of what God has done through you guys.
    Sunday night a friend and I were comparing our experiences at the Indescribable concert. We then started talking about the teaching that Louie Giglio did and how it just amplified what we had both read in his book "i am not but i know I AM." Anyway at the end of the book there is a list of situations with the answer "I AM" after we talked about that list I went home and re-read that list. One situation in the middle jumped off the page and stuck with me. It said "My vision is bigger than my resources: I AM" I have felt God calling me to music and I wanted a newer guitar to play becuase the one I have is old, but looking at my bank account that just wasn't in the cards. So I just asked God to provide. Now here we are to last night... I went to help my dad clean out my grandmother's house for an estate sale and I found an Ibanez steel string acoustic guitar laying on the floor underneath a pile of wigs and no one else in my family wanted it. The kicker is my grandmother never played guitar a day in her life. So now I have a new guitar. PRAISE GOD!!!! When I get back in my car behold "How Great is Our God" is playing on the radio. God just wanted to remind me how GREAT He truly is and I wanted to share this with anyone who will listen.

    By Blogger Suzanne, at 2/28/2006 10:40 AM  

  • Hey Louie, Chris, Jacob, Jesse, Travis, Daniel, Andrew, Matt, all the techies, crew, drivers & the planners (Shelley?) who helped make the Indescribable tour possible --- Thank You so much! Working together you all contributed to evenings where many were drawn closer in their understanding & relationship with the Lord.

    Also thank you so much for taking the time to share your blog thoughts and pictures with us along the way. I'm glad to hear there were memorable times for you during the journey :) I am thankful I was able to attend and participate once last fall and once this spring...I wonder if it was a taste of what the Passion gatherings must be like for the college students.

    Thank you all for reminding us of God’s incredible love for us by blending an evening of challenging teaching with times of special worship...that was a great combination… and made for so much more than a concert... Thanks for always placing the focus on Him.

    (Would it be possible to see what scripture verses you guys read at the beginning each night? and possibly also what was on the screens during intermission for reflection?)

    My prayer for each of you is that your homes will be filled with His presence & peace; that your hearts will be sensitive to His whispers, wisdom, & where He's leading next; Also that you would be refreshed and rest in Him during this break --and have some fun!

    Thanks to everyone again!
    Blessings to you all! :)
    Kim

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 3/01/2006 1:57 AM  

  • A Prayer request for any of you bloggers who feel led to pray-
    Two close friends of mine are missionaries in a closed muslim country, where they have are working at an orphanage which seems to have many disabled children. They have taken several steps toward improving conditions there for the children and have reached several workers with salvation. The local government has recently been denying renewal of visas for people doing their kind of work… my friends have a burden to continue this work and their visas are up for renewal in March. So I would greatly appreciate your prayers for them that if the Lord wills, they will continue to be able to minister to these children and disciple others. There are financial needs you could pray for as well, but the immediate concern is the visa renewals. Thanks so much!

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 3/01/2006 2:02 AM  

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