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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Aloha Means Goodbye, Too

Aloha, Hawaii. It's been great being here and it was a huge privilege to be a part of the HIM Conference.

Our last view of Oahu from our hotel. Rough, I know.

A group of students from Northwestern University (Noelle's mom and dad are running this thing!) who are here on spring break. Thanks for letting me hang out with you today. May God use you to spark the awakening on Northwestern's campus for His renown.

And my new Oahu friends, sporting their Lost/Found t-shirts for their youth conference. Thanks for bringing me one, I will wear it with joy.

Though the HIM Conference was filled with all ages, I met so many island college students and heard lots of stories about how hungry they are for God to move in power. Let's all pray for the main campus here on Oahu (UofH) and the many smaller schools and island branches on the other islands.

Aloha friends!
Louie and Shelley

32 Comments:

  • Glad to hear you're headed home... do you get any sleep... you do realize that Thirsty starts in 3 days... man... that's crazy... thanks for all you do... will be praying for all of the schools in the islands of Hawaii

    By Anonymous the bob-o, at 3/26/2006 6:56 AM  

  • It would be rough leaving Hawaii, such beautiful weather and scenes. I'm glad you had so much fun and met many wonderful people. I will be praying for the schools in Hawaii!
    Have a great day and get some sleep!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/26/2006 7:56 AM  

  • I said it before I'll say it again. How can anyone look at something so beautiful (the picture, especially being there)and not see God in it or even wonder for a second who created it. Man o man Lord you are truely beautiful and I stand in awe of you.

    What a way to wake up this morning already reminded how good God is and how in love with Him I am.
    Thanks for the inspiration Louie, 1 picture can say so much!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/26/2006 10:56 AM  

  • Louie: I just watched your message ALIVE ... WOW! How can I download that to my iPod? I need to hear it over and over ... the AWESOMENESS of GOD and the way He uses you to touch our hearts and lives!!!

    By Blogger Diane71, at 3/26/2006 12:13 PM  

  • You can definily see God in the pictures. He was there! That would be awesome to be able to wake up and see the beauty of the Lord.
    If we think about it, you can see Gods presence in any situation in any place. The greatness of seeing him on a bright sunny morning with the sun shining through the trees. Or when there is snow on the ground and the sun shines on it. We don't always have to be somewhere like Hawaii to see the great pictures of how great our God is. It could be as simple as someplace as our backyard.
    The greatness of our Lord and Saviour. Let us live every day for him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/26/2006 1:10 PM  

  • Hey Mr.Giglio
    Glad to hear you had a great time in Hawaii!!Kept you in prayer!And I will also be praying for the schools in Hawaii!
    God Bless you
    Much Love
    Miranda

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 3/26/2006 4:18 PM  

  • Hey! I'm not sure if this is the place to post a question like this, but does anyone know of a God-loving college ministry south of Atlanta? I'd really like to get connected somewhere.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/26/2006 9:14 PM  

  • Louie and Shelly,

    nice pics, so thankful that you got to be surrounded with His beauty!!!
    Tell the boys to give a praise report over yonder....
    is it off to Cal.?

    In the solitude and quietness, He speaks...

    By Blogger eliz, at 3/26/2006 10:43 PM  

  • in response to the post above about the college ministry, have you heard of 7:22? it takes place every tuesday night at 7:30 at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta...i'm not sure how far south of atlanta you are, but it is an amazing ministry if you are close enough...it's technically a single's ministry, but i think the majority of the people there are in college...i am...it's very connected to the Passion movement, and is really quite amazing...i highly recommend it...christy nockels is going to be there leading worship this week...anyways, i hope that helps!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/26/2006 11:18 PM  

  • Hey that's Stephanie Lo (middle left, first row) in that top picture. Small world. It looks like you had a terrible view from that last picture. So great to see folks of all ages seeking the HIS face. Oh I love it.

    By Blogger will polley, at 3/26/2006 11:44 PM  

  • what a beautiful view! wish i was somewhere warm and tropical instead of here at school!

    By Blogger Whitney, at 3/27/2006 12:03 PM  

  • Louie-
    So how do you go about your selection of your worship leaders for Passion? Is it through sixstep, or by other means?
    my email

    By Anonymous Patrick, at 3/27/2006 3:50 PM  

  • very cool, God is doing something in Hawaii, I just know it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/27/2006 5:24 PM  

  • Hi Louie,
    Thank you (and Shelley) for blessing us in a big way at this conference. I know that the BI has been a place to refresh and is so vital in the busy-ness of ministry. I've been working for one of the observatories on Mauna Kea for a number of years now and if you want a upclose encounter with some of the telescopes, please let me know.

    Mahalo Nui!
    -darryl

    By Blogger darryl, at 3/28/2006 1:24 PM  

  • I think Passion '08 should be in Hawaii.

    By Blogger cameron, at 3/28/2006 4:20 PM  

  • Hey Louie. Glad you had a great trip to Hawaii. I was just in new york visiting with some guys about planting a church on long island. it would be great to get your input on a couple of things. if you could email me at some point, following THIRSTY or whenever it's convenient, that would be really great. Thanks.
    sterling.edwards@ubc.org

    By Blogger stertle, at 3/28/2006 4:22 PM  

  • Dude, I just got to hear a full-length early preview of "Jesus Paid it All" from the Passion 06 album!! Asbury's radio station played it during their new music segment tonight!!!
    It's flippin awesome!
    6 MORE DAYS!!

    By Blogger sarahC, at 3/28/2006 11:38 PM  

  • Today, I feel burdened to make a difference for Christ. I can't see the ripples my life has caused for Him, and I'm not sure there are any. Oh, maybe a few, small ripples. But, I don't see them converging and making any world-changing waves. Instead, I see them teetering out slowly or quickly over time to leave a flat, glasslike appearance of the life I lived. What you will see when you look into a life like that is... a perfect reflection of yourself. What kind of a life will I live, to leave this earth with the same reflection as when I entered? Is it not my job to be a global changer for Christ? Is my call to sit by and watch myself splash lazily in the water of faith hoping for God to make a tidal wave of my half hearted attempt to glorify Him? I need to wake up. Each day that passed, I have choices. I can't see the outcome or results of those choices, and I'm scared. I fear that the next choices I follow will be in the pattern of my already defined life- and cause me to continue to splash lightly. My waves aren't strong- while others are. There is hope. Others can splash loudly, and with the power of Christ in me, so can I. But, daily, I make decisions without consulting Him. When will I wake up. When will my life make a difference. God, I'm tired of being a bench warmer, I'm tired of watching the game and thinking I'm playing because I'm wearing the uniform of a Christian. Sure, I may play catch with the team, but when I stand and bat, who am I swinging for? Your glory God, is the only thing that is worth living for, for all else is vain. So, why God, can I not committ myself to forget this world and be true to what I'm supposed to. Am I in the desert like Moses and waiting to grow, learn and mature before batting??? or have I fallen into a pattern of loss that I lie to myself for fear of stepping out of the boat onto rushing waves.....and why am I NOT the one making waves. I'm afraid to step onto waves for fear, but the waves are the things I should be making, not running from. For, without the waves, any disciple could step out and follow. But, the waves of fear keep away even the most disciplined followers and cause them to look away from you. Help me focus my minds eye, and my spirit on you o Lord. I'm afraid I'll lose this battle. I know you've already won, but I don't want to just stand on your battle lines and look at the enemy and cringe and let my general and savior do all the saving...I want to hold the line and progress the truth as you've asked me. How do I do that? I'm searching, and I feel sad, and lost, and hurt for those that don't know- and I'm causing nothing to change that. Let me be a world-changer, a heart- changer, and find a way for my life to not be wasted on futuile exploits. Thank you for your grace, mercy, power, love, and ultimate show of grace in Jesus. I'm ready to take the stand and the next level. Am I ready?

    By Anonymous Grant, at 3/29/2006 11:47 AM  

  • Hey all. I'm a student from Northwestern University; I didn't go to the conference, but I've heard good things! PLEASE DO PRAY that God would be moving in powerful ways on our campus, and that we would be obedient to put our hand to work with His. Thanks Louie, please keep praying for us!

    By Anonymous NU MEIV student, at 3/29/2006 2:30 PM  

  • i thought that it was illegal to leave the state of hawaii after you arrive

    By Blogger cameron, at 3/29/2006 5:05 PM  

  • Hope you all had a great time! IM sure yall did. Can't wait for the CD to come out too.

    By Blogger Wayne, at 3/29/2006 6:00 PM  

  • EVERYONE CAN HEAR 30 SEC. previews at 268STORE.COM of the new CD!!!!!!!


    CHECK IT OUT!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/29/2006 8:11 PM  

  • Hope Thirsty is going great! Tell Bob from Elkhart Indiana that his youth group loves him!!!

    By Blogger Heather from IN, at 3/29/2006 9:49 PM  

  • I agree with Cameron that Passion 08 should be in Hawaii! :)

    By Anonymous Ryan, at 3/29/2006 10:09 PM  

  • "I've never closed my eyes on stage in the middle of a talk and when I opened them my bible, and table, and all my notes are just gone!"

    Priceless moment, Louie... thanks for a good laugh!

    And, seriously... beautiful message of hope you brought this afternoon... and Francis, too... really encouraging, and right in line with where I'm at.

    Thanks!
    =rg=

    By Blogger Rob Greene, at 3/30/2006 12:07 AM  

  • louie and team,

    excellent job on the "everything glorious" cd - i'm a sixsteps rep and i got it in the mail today... i've already been promoting like crazy!!!

    christian concerts are fun, but worship events are more fun... and i think the cd did an awesome job of trying to capture the amazing moments of passion.

    By Anonymous Paul Bradley, at 3/30/2006 12:32 AM  

  • Louie and Shelly, thanks for keeping us posted on things going on....Hawaii, what a bummer for ya!???!! I love the pic. of you and all of the Hawaiian local, it is kind of like those old Highlight magazines when you circle what in the pic. doesnt quite look like it is in the right place (circle Louie) as far as looking like a native Hawaiian.....i am glad it all went well.
    Would really loved to have gone to Thirsty this week but our church did not have the funds this year, so well have to work on that for next year.... hope that was a great experience, also

    now this week, praying for you, sixsteps and all of the guys as the GMAs are going on, that you may have a great time there and that , and go home with ooodddllleees of awards, because you guys are so worthy, and i mean that in the most humble way!!!! go get em!! (wish i could watch it, but we dont get coverage her in MA....)

    By Blogger nydamm, at 3/30/2006 11:14 AM  

  • Louie and Shelly, thanks for keeping us posted on things going on....Hawaii, what a bummer for ya!???!! I love the pic. of you and all of the Hawaiian local, it is kind of like those old Highlight magazines when you circle what in the pic. doesnt quite look like it is in the right place (circle Louie) as far as looking like a native Hawaiian.....i am glad it all went well.
    Would really loved to have gone to Thirsty this week but our church did not have the funds this year, so well have to work on that for next year.... hope that was a great experience, also

    now this week, praying for you, sixsteps and all of the guys as the GMAs are going on, that you may have a great time there and that , and go home with ooodddllleees of awards, because you guys are so worthy, and i mean that in the most humble way!!!! go get em!! (wish i could watch it, but we dont get coverage her in MA....)

    By Blogger nydamm, at 3/30/2006 11:14 AM  

  • God is awesome!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/30/2006 11:54 AM  

  • is it weird that i already have a copy of the new passion: everything glorious. i order a bunch of stuff from the 268store including the new cd and the new one was with all the other stuff when i got the package yesterday?! anyway it is awesome! can't wait for you all to hear. way to go guys it sounds amazing!

    By Blogger cameron, at 4/01/2006 8:11 PM  

  • Ok, I don't know why or how or if it is some April Fool's joke, but I just checked my mail & got the new Passion CD. While I know that out of fairness I probably am not supposed to open it til Thursday, but who are you kidding?? Ya'll have no idea what a blessing it is to get it early. I've been working about 18 hrs. a day trying to finish an appellate brief before its due on Tuesday - this was what I needed to break the monotony of writing this beast & put a big smile on my face to remember being in Nashville & as a (needed) reminder of my purpose here to worship and glorify God. To those who haven't gotten it yet - I'm sorry, but it is well worth the wait! Thanks Passion Team for your hard work to get this CD out to us - it is amazing!!!

    By Blogger Haley, at 4/01/2006 11:09 PM  

  • Hey man, i just wanted to say thanks for the prayer over all the UofH branches. I'm a SM at UH Hilo and i walk among thirsty students that blow my mind every day. I pray that they will just come and drink.

    That means a lot, thank you.

    By Blogger Justincredible2u, at 4/06/2006 5:00 AM  

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