Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Saginaw, Who Knew?

Plus More News From The Passion House in Atlanta

Well, we finally found winter in chilly (some would say freezing) Michigan. After a brief stop in Ann Arbor (and a little time to be at UM and get a glimpse of this mammoth campus) we rolled up-state to Saginaw, a first for most of us. As the night began, the crowd looked a little older and maybe a bit more reserved...but looks are almost always deceiving and they certainly were last night. These people were hungry...really hungry, going after God with incredible energy and passion. The night had some really special moments. Great stuff. Off again today. Tomorrow, Nebraska. Then back up to Milwaukee and Chicago.

Back at the Passion House things are in motion for Thirsty, our gathering for college ministers and leaders at the end of March. These days are always special and a lot more intimate in size and scope than the larger student conferences. All the info is available here. Check it out and join us.

By the way, I heard the first round of mixes for the Passion 06 CD (called Everything Glorious as of now) and saw a short bonus video for the iTunes CD release the guys in the UK are working on... wow! My eyes filled with tears as I saw video of Passion 06 for the first time. And as I listened to "Jesus Paid It All" I started shouting in my dressing room all by myself! OH PRAISE THE ONE WHO PAID MY DEBT AND RAISED THIS LIFE UP FROM THE DEAD!!

We will be finishing the mixes for the CD this week and ask for your prayers. We are working for anointed excellence that conveys the best we can offer musically and the presence and power of God that makes the eternal difference. I'll have more details on the CD and the 2nd iTunes bundle in a few days.

Thanks for your prayers on the road! LG


  • Praise God for what He is doing through you and the rest of the 268ers. I can't wait for the bundle to come out.

    The Lord is faithful and satisfies our needs. I can't wait to see you guys in Memphis, TN. I'll be there with my wristband and everything.

    Keep on rocking for the Lord!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/01/2006 1:56 PM  

  • Can't wait for the cd! I have several friends who are already asking for it. I volunteered at the conference, and was so blessed by it. I hope to come again next year!!

    Glad to hear the tour is going well...God is having His way!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/01/2006 2:06 PM  

  • wow!, guys prayers are still with you as you contuie to trvel and its amzing to hear about the cd.dvd and the second bundel , so is that the other bundel song the awesome version of kristians , Jesus paid it all!!! , all to him i owe..canty wait until april!,
    thanks again.. oh louie i still have my passion wrist band on- (go silver!!)

    By Anonymous Todd, at 2/01/2006 2:09 PM  

  • I can't wait for the CD and the video! I really hoped that it would be a CD/DVD pack like last year but the DVD's coming separately this year, isn't it?

    By Anonymous LesDudis, at 2/01/2006 2:27 PM  

  • everything glorious! have an amazing day out on the road.

    By Anonymous brian, at 2/01/2006 2:29 PM  

  • Hey Mr.Giglio
    aaahhh I can't tell you how excited I am about the Passion CD/DVD I know it is going to be wonderful!And FULL of Passion!!Glad to keep hearing such great reports about each night of the Indescribable tour!I keep all of you in prayer for each night of the journey!:)
    God Bless you
    All GLORY to JESUS The KING!!
    Much Love and many prayers...
    Miranda (Nottingham NH)

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 2/01/2006 2:41 PM  

  • Oh praise the One who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead!

    Yeah, He is it.

    D <><

    By Blogger David B, at 2/01/2006 2:51 PM  

  • oh praise the Lord who paid my debt and raise this (WRETCHED) life up from the dead!!!!!!!!! amen louie! cant wait for the next bundle of itunes...praise the Lord for all He has done and continues to do through you guys. i am praying for you guys and continue to -- God Bless.

    By Blogger lesykes, at 2/01/2006 3:05 PM  

  • You know what, your updates really do inspire me. It's not something I'd say I rely upon for my joy, but it certainly does supplement it. Thanks for being so faithful to God, to Passion, to your work and to us. It really shows.

    By Blogger Tony, at 2/01/2006 3:38 PM  

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    By Blogger 268gen, at 2/01/2006 3:54 PM  

  • Just reading this blog takes me back to Nashville. I am still absorbing everything God spoke into my life. I have been listening to my Session CDs and God has revealed Himslef in a new way to me. How awesome He is! Thank you, Louie G. for giving my generation the truth that Jesus is more than enough to satisfy my soul, my desires, my life... He is everything! Thank you for pointing us to Him! I will see y'all in Birmingham- can not wait!!
    I thought you'd like this story, I'll paraphrase it for you... From Voice of the Martyers weekly prayer list: Kamil Kiroglu, 29, in Turkey, was beaten unconcious twice on January 8, after leaving his church. "They were trying to get me to deny Jesus, but each time they asked me I said 'Jesus is Lord.' The more I said 'Jesus is Lord.' The more they beat me."
    and here is the statement that sunk deep into my heart; Kiroglu said, "I am praising God not because He saved me from death, but because He helped me not to deny Him in the shadow of death."

    O praise the One who paid my debt and raised this life up from the dead! Love ya, Aprille R.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/01/2006 3:54 PM  

  • exciting to hear updates for the passion06 cd! anticipating.. =D

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 2/01/2006 6:25 PM  

  • i can barely wait. wow. im excited.

    I liked one user's title "Our God Reigns"

    I hope that's on the CD. If not, it better be on a bundle, Louie.

    Thanks for everything you're still doing.

    By Blogger Brandon, at 2/01/2006 7:06 PM  

  • it should just rain wherever you walk, my goodness. haha louie. Anointed.

    Thanks for everything.

    By Blogger Brandon, at 2/01/2006 7:25 PM  

  • LOUIE! you made it to Michigan!! good job!! I know you meet a ton of people everywhere you go but my friend is the one who screamed your name before you got on the elevator one day at passion... and asked you about coming to michigan... sorry bout that! he is easily excited! we love him! anyway, thank you so much for everything you do and thank you for allowing God to use you in the way HE has! i have been so blessed by everything God has done through you! "I always thank God when I speak of you in my prayers. It is because I hear of your love and trust in the Lord Jesus and in all the Christians. I pray that our faith together will help you know all the good things you have through Christ Jesus. Your love has given me much joy and comfort. The hearts of the Christians have been refreshed by you, Christian brother." thank you Louie and all the passion gang!

    By Blogger KingsGirl, at 2/01/2006 10:05 PM  

  • So, usually I am proud to say I am from Texas, but I missed y'all where down here earlier, and I feel like I am missing out. It is good thing I can worship God here, while y'all worship Him there, or I might just fall apart. But I hope He is giving you strength. I understand the drain of touring! God Bless, and I will be praying as God uses you to reach into peoples lives, even if they are a bit older!!

    By Blogger Randy, at 2/02/2006 1:04 AM  

  • greetings from Indiana Wesleyan Univ. in Marion, Indiana! just wanted to say I still have my wristband on even though I have to tape it for intramural basketball... yeah... intramurals... biiig deal.
    I've seen God moving in mighty ways the last couple weeks... and I know He has more in store for my university and all the others with Passion connections. Keep Shining guys!!

    By Anonymous Ryan Bales (Indiana Wesleyan U.), at 2/02/2006 5:48 AM  

  • Remember... us Michigan types are used to much colder weather and higher gas prices. So welcome to a "taste" of the chaos. :)

    By Blogger Tony Myles, at 2/02/2006 9:45 AM  

  • WOW!! I loved this blog! (Not that I don't love them all)
    How wonderful to hear.
    I am waiting that CD so much!! and I was right it does have Glorious in the title, as well it should!

    Get warm soon!

    By Blogger Kelli, at 2/02/2006 10:07 AM  

  • Glad that the MI concert was a great evening!!
    And, oh ya, MI is a very wintery place!! Yup UofM is a huge place, takes a couple days to get around there!!
    So, congrat on CT and band and Crowder and band and all of the notice they are FINALLY getting!! I know that it is done for the Lord, no doubt, but it is great that they are being recognized for all of the hard work you all have put in over the years..Praise God...have a good trip to ?

    By Blogger nydamm, at 2/02/2006 10:41 AM  

  • So since before Passion 06 and even more so after, the group of us who came from Illinois State University have been praying for a revival on our campus and that God's name and renown be known and glorified! Well, look out Normal, IL, the Christians are coming!!! Tonight is the beginning of what we hope to be a long string of Christians praising God on our campus. Tonight Winter Jam is being held in Redbird Arena. Winter Jam has David Nasser speaking , New Song hosting, and many many bands such as: ZOEGirl, Hawk Nelson, Toby Mac, Newsboys, and Crystal Meyers, as well as a Motorcycle Stunt Show. We are praying that God will pack the Arena with students that Need to hear his message and also that their hearts will be open. ALSO, in April CeCe Winans is coming to perform! We are so excited and wanted to share our excitement with you! We'll continue to pray for your ministry with the Indescriable Tour! God Bless!

    By Anonymous Sarah, at 2/02/2006 12:23 PM  

  • Wow... glad to hear things are continuing to go well on the road and that the CD is coming along well. I can't wait until April, so we can all feel that togetherness in worship that we felt together in Nashville. It's so awesome!
    I just wanted to hop on really quick and send my congratulations you guys' way about everyone at sixsteps' nominations for the GMA awards. I know that you guys have a great heart for God and that gaining earthly honors are not your goal, but I'm happy to see that everyone there is being honored for what they do. Keep up the great work... and I'm praying for you guys as you continue on the tour that God has placed you on...
    Can't wait for you to get here to Athens!

    By Anonymous the bob-o, at 2/02/2006 1:32 PM  

  • hey! I can't wait for the Passion 06 CD!!! it is going to be so awesome! the conference was so amazing! God taught me so much! I can't wait for Passion 07!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/02/2006 3:41 PM  

  • I find myself screaming lyrics like that all the time. It is so wonderful. The weather in Ann Arbor right now seems like t-shirt weather to me. 40 degrees... psshhh. That's nothing. Good to hear the tour is going well. God is with us all. Shout unto the Lord for he is good.

    By Blogger will polley, at 2/02/2006 6:28 PM  

  • I'm getting more excited about the 06 CD just from reading that. So lookin' forward to the next bundle.

    By Anonymous Tony, at 2/02/2006 8:40 PM  

  • I'm sure that almost all of the comments you get on here say basically the same thing. I'm sorry to say that mine is no different... maybe I'll come up with something original to say soon :)

    I got the first bundle, and I can't wait until the next one comes out! Listening to those songs and your talk took me back straight to Nashville and it was just an awesome reminder of how God is working in my life as well as the lives of so many other people!

    I can't wait to see y'all in Hattiesburg, MS!! Our BSU is coming down there to see y'all, and we are STOKED to spend Valentine's Day with y'all! I just said y'all 3 (well, 4 now) times... Oops! :)

    Thank you, Louie, for following the Lord. You and the people you are traveling with are certainly in my prayers!

    By Blogger courtney, at 2/02/2006 11:47 PM  

  • Is there anyplace i could find the passion rendition of Jesus Paid It All? Or am I just going to have to wait until April when it comes on cd?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/02/2006 11:55 PM  

  • Can't wait for the cd. It's not quit freezing in michigan but it sure can be sometimes.
    Keep on praising the Lord!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/03/2006 6:47 AM  

  • i'm not sure if you'll get this or not because it is so far down on the comments, so maybe i'll need to post it on the next entry.

    but i was wondering if you knew of any logistics problems with Flying Into Daybreak -- i'm in Memphis and cannot find it ANYWHERE.

    if you know anything that would be awesome! thanks!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/03/2006 9:20 AM  

  • Can't wait for the resources come out. I breathe deeply everything that is Passion. You guys truly make a difference and the fruit of your ministry can be seen in churches worldwide. Thank you.

    By Blogger Hale-Yeah!, at 2/03/2006 11:28 AM  

  • andrew....
    if you're still reading...
    charlie's cd (flying into daybreak) is on a limited release. you can get it:
    online (amazon/passion's 268store)
    Mardel Bookstores
    Hastings Music

    it's well worth the hunt!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/03/2006 12:47 PM  

  • seriously though... it would be soooo awesome if you could get this stuff into the canadian itunes store... We are missing out up here!

    Passion Toronto was soooo amazing, but now it is just a tease!
    Please! Please! Please make these itunes bundles available for us in cAnAdA!

    By Anonymous Diecast, at 2/06/2006 12:57 PM  

  • Youth Group sang that song, OH PRAISE THE LORD WHO PAID MY DEBT AND RAISED.... Does anyone know how to play that on guitar. I want them to sing it for youth sunday next week.


    By Blogger jscruggs, at 7/22/2007 2:42 PM  

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