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Friday, November 10, 2006

The Neighborhood Is Getting Smaller

As we head toward Passion07, people are streaming towards Atl from all across the nation...and the world. As of today, students and student leaders are coming from every state except Nevada and South Dakota. Granted, there are not many people in SD and Nevada (just kidding!!), but we really do want to have them represented at this year's gathering. It's likely someone is coming from one of these states now, but they have registered with a group where the attend school so it hasn't shown up in the registration info.

But we're also going to have people from around the globe. Individuals and groups are coming from places like Canada, Ireland, Poland, England, South Africa, Romania, Slovakia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, (East Asia!), Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, Holland, Malaysia, Botswana, Kenya, India, Cameroon and Afghanistan. Wow! And that's just the ones we know about! The neighborhood is getting a little smaller.

Obviously, the vast majority of people are coming from places like Michigan and Alabama, but I just wanted you to know that some are jumping through a lot of hoops to have the chance to experience the days of Passion07. It's not as easy to get to Georgia from Romania as it is from Toledo, and several of these groups (including the Romanians) are having major problems getting the visas they need to leave their countries.

Would you be willing to take one of the groups above and pray for them as they head to Atlanta? You probably don't know anything about them, but God does. And it would be amazing if you would just take one nation and pray all this week for those people, asking God to make a way for them. It's the least we can do.

The wave is growing into a global awakening!

35 Comments:

  • Wow this is amazing!!Thanks so much for the update!I will be praying all week and all month for these people!It's just so amazing to see how many people are coming from all over the world!And I pray when they leave Passion and go back to there countries and homes that they would spread the name of Jesus where ever they!God is doing mighty work through Passion.People are awakening!LET GOD ARISE!!!

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 11/10/2006 1:15 PM  

  • I will pray...

    This is huge, it seems. Kinda a God thing to do to gather his children from all corners of the earth to proclaim his name.

    I think I've seen that in scripture before.

    By Blogger Justincredible2u, at 11/10/2006 2:58 PM  

  • I'll be praying for those coming from East Asia and all over!

    That is awesome how many countries and states people are coming from. I can't wait for the year that I will be old enough to join you guys. Passion is awesome and I can see the movemenet. I definitely agree that this is turning into a global awakening. Louie you are awesome. I can't explain how much you and that passion team and all those who come to the events mean to me.

    Thank you for updating. I will be praying, praying, praying! It would be awesome if one day we would have people represented from all over the world, representing every country and nation and state!

    God is great, he is moving, and he is awesome.

    When passion takes on a purpose And searching ones embrace the light
    When skeptics find themselves down on their knees
    You'll know it is here

    And when the lost find a Name worth believing in
    And the fallen get back onto their feet
    When the broken start to dream again
    And the sound of praise fills these streets
    You'll know it is here

    It's the revolution, can you feel it?
    The revolution cry
    It's the revolution, can you feel it?
    The revolution cry
    And I believe it!

    THANK YOU!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/10/2006 4:56 PM  

  • praying for the students coming from romania!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/10/2006 7:58 PM  

  • i got East Asia and Kenya!
    so exciting! =D

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 11/10/2006 9:18 PM  

  • I was actually blessed with the opportunity to go to Romania this last summer on a mission trip. It was SOO awesome! I got to meet some of the students who had planned on coming to Passion06, but were not able to get visas. So this is definitely a big problem.

    God is doing so many amazing things in Romania and in the lives of the college students. How awesome would it be to bring some of the Romanians to Passion07! Knowing the people, I would imagine the motivation they receive at Passion07 would go a long way as they go back to Romania and to a sphere of influence we could never hope to attain here in America. So I will definitely be praying for them as well as those of the other countries represented!!

    By Anonymous ForHisGlory, at 11/11/2006 12:12 AM  

  • I don't know, maybe it's cliche, but since there's a chance nobody might be thinking of this, I'm going to follow my burden to pray that Iraqis that want to come will find a way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/11/2006 8:14 AM  

  • RIght on Anonymous! The list of "knowns" isn't to limit, but help. Thanks for reminding us to pray for the Iraqis, too. We all need more of God, therefore we all need prayer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/11/2006 11:32 AM  

  • i got Brazil!

    By Blogger sarahC, at 11/11/2006 3:03 PM  

  • ISAIAH 43:5-7, "Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth- everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

    Dear Heavenly Father God,
    We come before You asking You to continue to break the strongholds in our world. We are so excited to see Your Ancient Work coming to light! We pray for our brothers & sisters who are coming from around our world that You would grant them traveling mercies and that they would be able to overcome any obstacles in their journey to ATL. We pray for those who have not yet come to know You that You would continue to draw them unto Yourself. Thank You for Your amazing, unconditional love and that we can approach Your throne of grace with confidence because of the sacrifice of Your precious Son, Jesus Christ. We eagerly await to see all that You will continue to do...

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 11/11/2006 4:58 PM  

  • I'll be praying for them, and will get a link to this blog to my mates, hopefully God'll place it in thier hearts to pray too!
    May everyone going be blessed and may God even bless the journeys there, far and near!

    By Blogger Gary Boal's Blog, at 11/11/2006 5:20 PM  

  • Genesis 13: 14 The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, "Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you."

    It was a big earth to Abraham; it's still just as big. I'm sure the population is bigger. I wonder if there's more dust, too? God is still the same size (really, really, really big). But guess what? The whole place is for us!!! Let's take it for HIS glory:)

    I guess I'll cover some of Europe; maybe France, Germany, England, and Spain? It seems I'll be reminded of them at work a lot...

    Silke

    By Blogger Silke, at 11/11/2006 7:55 PM  

  • wow. this is incredible. God is good. i will be praying for mexico and brazil!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/12/2006 8:57 AM  

  • Excited mexico is coming. Praying for our friends from south of the boarder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/12/2006 10:59 AM  

  • Isaiah 66:18-19 - "For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see my Glory. And I will set a sign among them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Rosh, Tubal, and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations."


    Dear Heavenly Father,

    I come before you to lift up the students from these many nations. Let the many obstacles and strongholds of this world and the enemy be cast aside. By the power and blood of Christ Jesus we have seen and continue to see victory. Lord I pray that the doors will open for the students from these nations, for them to come seek You, give You praise and glory; for their hearts, minds and souls to be open to Your word. That they may open their mouths wide to taste and see that you are good, Oh Lord. In your mighty name, I pray Lord Jesus. Amen!!

    In Christ,
    Donna

    By Blogger Donna Versace, at 11/12/2006 2:49 PM  

  • In 02 or 03 I went to OneDay in Tx...are y'all going to do that again? It was one of the most amazing gatherings I have been blessed to experience. Please tell me it will happen again! I would love to bring the students from out college ministry. Blessings! Erin from ACU

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/13/2006 12:48 AM  

  • praying for the folks coming from poland!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/13/2006 8:54 AM  

  • Praying for the people coming from India...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/13/2006 11:41 AM  

  • praying for South Africa for all those coming that what they experience at Passion will have a huge affect on the rest of Africa!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/13/2006 7:34 PM  

  • i got Australia... just because it's the greatest country on God's earth. haha.:)

    By Anonymous Chris Moerman, at 11/13/2006 9:29 PM  

  • Hey Chris ,above me there. Keep praying for Oz and get your friends on board too :)

    I'll take our near neighbour, New Zealand.

    By Blogger gail, at 11/13/2006 11:15 PM  

  • I am from Brazil and I'm coming this January to Passion 07!

    I ask you brothers and sisters to pray for me. My interview in US Embassy to get the visa is schedule for this Dec.4th. Thank you! God bless ya'll!
    hope to see you there!

    For His renown, Rodrigo.

    By Blogger Rodrigo Soares, at 11/14/2006 1:52 PM  

  • Rodrigo Soares- I will be praying for you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2006 4:26 PM  

  • So Will I....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2006 5:07 PM  

  • I'll be praying for you also Rodrigo.

    By Blogger Donna Versace, at 11/14/2006 7:04 PM  

  • I'm praying for Kenya. Habari from California! Bwana Asifiwe!
    Also for Rodrigo from Brazil. God can get you to Atlanta.
    Continuing to pray for wisdom, health and strength for the Passion team.

    Brenda

    By Blogger brenda Madsen, at 11/15/2006 1:22 AM  

  • THIS IS WONDERFUL!! I will definitely pray for these groups to come and see what Passion is all about. God has a wonderful plan to use each and every one of us and we need to be aware of that!! We are important tools in His works! Glory to God!!

    Psalms 34:15 "The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry."

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 11/15/2006 10:14 AM  

  • I'll pray for the students from Slovakia. Also, even though none are listed, I'll pray for students from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. May the Lord cut through all the "red tape" for every person whom He wants to attend Passion 07!

    By Blogger MarciaB, at 11/15/2006 1:59 PM  

  • The glory of God is on it's way... the wave is growing!

    I can feel the heat (even in the cold lands)...

    Fuer den Namen und den Ruhm Gottes!

    Pour la magnificence de Dieu!

    Hakuna baba kama wewe!

    Rodrigo, I hope you will live up to your name and SOAR! I'll pray for you, and for the others!

    By Blogger Silke, at 11/15/2006 9:55 PM  

  • Everyone needs to listen to the Passion07 Podcast because there is a vital announcement at the end...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/15/2006 10:28 PM  

  • Is there a way that you could also view the podcast by using Windows Media Player, or whatever you use with the other videos? I don't have iTunes, so I was just wondering..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/16/2006 6:38 AM  

  • Hey - I'm a missionary in Romania (from the US). Is there any way I can help with the Romanians who are having Visa problems? Do you need anymore letters of invitations for them or ? Am more than willing to help as much as I am able...

    By Anonymous kelsey.winters@gmail.com, at 11/20/2006 6:49 AM  

  • Hey, looking forward to meeting you all!
    Belfast, N.Ireland calling!

    In HIM

    By Anonymous Matt, at 11/21/2006 1:26 PM  

  • Hi Rodrigo, I am from Malaysia and i would like to tell you that i will pray for your visa.
    I understand all the hectic procedure you have to go because I am too.
    There are some problems during the proceudre of obtaining my passport and visa but always in my heart, there is an assurance that God will make everything go smoothly.
    Well, that's because He is God alone and nothing is impossible to Him. Amen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/22/2006 11:44 PM  

  • Yes I'll pray for all those in countries who wish to come to Passion and are having some difficulties... that God will cut right through any red tape in the way and bring every last person to Passion who desires to come, all He wishes to be present.
    He is the Way Maker
    in agreement with & praying for Rodrigo above me..

    'For nothing is impossible with God' Luke 1:37

    'Jesus replied, What is impossible with men is possible with God' Luke 18:27


    (and also praying for some dear Aussies)
    blessings all~

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 11/26/2006 2:49 AM  

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