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Monday, December 11, 2006

28 Day Prayer Journey To Passion 07 - Day 8

Day 8. Touch.

We are the people of God. In other words, we are the visible image of the story of God on earth. We are the light of the world, His body...hands, feet, eyes, heart, in the midst of culture. We are representatives. Ambassadors. Good news carriers. So that every person on planet earth can know they are prized and loved by a perfect Father in heaven. To this end we are inviting every single person coming to Passion 07 to Touch Atlanta, as we provide basic needs to those with the greatest needs throughout the city.

As we have approached homeless shelters and assistance organizations working in Atlanta, tops on their list of durable needs are towels. It seems that when people leave these facilities the towel often leaves with them, becoming a blanket, pillow or means of carrying their few belongings through the day. And high on the list of clothing items are socks for men, women and children.

So here's what we're going to do together. Each of us is going to make a tiny sacrifice by bringing a new/like new bath towel AND one new/like new pair of socks (you pick men's, women's, children's) to Atlanta. Our combined efforts are going to make a massive difference in the lives of people in Jesus name.

There's no way 20,000+ followers of Jesus should show up in any town without those needing food, clothing and shelter being impacted in some way. While they will probably never hear about Passion 07 (who cares, right?) we want them to know through these simple gifts they are of great worth to God.

So stuff both a bath towel and socks in your bag and bring them to Passion 07 Registration. It's going to be a beautiful sight!

Father, open our eyes to see those You see, and open our hands to announce the nearness of Your Kingdom in tangible ways to all in need. Following Jesus' example, Amen.

"And do not neglect doing good and sharing with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Hebrews 13:16

PS-We are not equipped to receive towels and socks from those not coming to Passion 07, though we would encourage you to seek ways to make a difference in the town/city where you live.

22 Comments:

  • hi! My name is Jennifer and I have 2 extra rooms at the embassy suites hotel across the street from the congress center. If you are interested in them, please email me. Jro4777@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Jenn Romanski, at 12/11/2006 10:18 AM  

  • This is an excellent idea! Can you imagine the impact 20,000 believers can have on those shelters and the people who work in them and those who utilize them? Wow, 20,000 towels and pairs of socks! Thank you, Louie and team Passion for this idea, and for encouraging all of us to get involved in the world around us. I pray that these donations will encourage someone in those shelters to come to Christ.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2006 10:19 AM  

  • Wow!! I am so excited!! What an amazing idea. I am almost speechless!! This is going to be so amazing.. such an impact!! I am so excited!! What a blessing!! I am praying for you Passion Team, and CARRIE!! You guys are so great!! Thank you for letting God use you in a mighty way!!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 12/11/2006 10:43 AM  

  • WOW what a great idea!! I love it.
    What a beautiful sight that will be.

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 12/11/2006 10:50 AM  

  • What an awesome idea!

    By Blogger Prvbs31GirL, at 12/11/2006 11:58 AM  

  • Hey guys!! Your friends at cornerstone Ohio ARE praying for all of you and passion!!!

    psalm 50

    By Blogger stephanie, at 12/11/2006 12:16 PM  

  • i was so excited about helping out the homeless people of atlanta that i got my youth minister to announce to the church sunday morning (550+ people) that they could bring a pair of socks and a towel. sooo...looks like some shelter around here is going to have a lot of towels and socks haha!

    im absolutely loving this prayer journey. thank you for doing it

    By Blogger Kristen Valentine, at 12/11/2006 12:20 PM  

  • LOVE IT!!

    Restore the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey You.
    Then I will teach your ways to rebels and they will return to You..
    Unseal my lips, O Lord that may mouth may praise You.

    ~ psalms 51:12-13,15.

    By Blogger eliz, at 12/11/2006 12:56 PM  

  • amen to that! faith without deeds is dead!

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 12/11/2006 3:26 PM  

  • Sounds great!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2006 3:58 PM  

  • Great idea. I'v told my group. See ya in 20 days. GOD IS AWSOME.

    By Blogger John Ettinger Jr., at 12/11/2006 4:53 PM  

  • hey whats up everyone? my name is nate and i go to waynesburg college in pennsylvania. we have a group of 12 college students making the trek to atlanta for passion 07.

    the problem is that we still are looking for a place to shack up. does anybody have any space available, or ideas for where we could look to stay during the conference? ive been calling churches all over atlanta and haven't had much luck.

    if anybody has any space available, if you could get in contact with me and let me know it would be sooooo appreciated. u can comment on my blog, call me, or e-mail me.

    blog site: www.becominganakainoo.blogspot.com

    cell #: 724-998-2099

    e-mail: natewig84@gmail.com

    By Blogger Nate W, at 12/11/2006 5:32 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2006 5:33 PM  

  • i'm in for touch atlanta!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2006 5:34 PM  

  • Awesome! I am so feeling this one!

    By Blogger shawna, at 12/11/2006 7:35 PM  

  • Well, unfortunatley, I wasn't sure if I was going to be available to come or not, then once I realized the schedule permitted me to attend, the high school senior spots sold out.... bummer...

    But that doesn't change a bit of the power that is God's, or the extent to which this conference/movement is being used to change lives. May God bless you all with safe passage, and our group/friends/attendees will be praying for the staff and students. May we surrender all to God unreasonably, unconditionably, and unfailingly in everything we do.

    First Baptist Sugar Hill, GA

    - Zach Brown

    By Blogger Zach Brown, at 12/11/2006 7:42 PM  

  • Let's do it! I heard on the podcast, and now I am reading about what we will have the priveledge of joining in on in Atlanta in a few weeks. God use us to meet needs and point people to you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2006 11:09 PM  

  • 1 Timothy 1:5: But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

    We have been called to love through serving, and the towel symbolizes the act of washing one person's feet in humility. Christ did that act for His disciples the night before He offered His life for us, and now those who are going to Atlanta will be bringing that symbol to those who are hurting greatly.

    Praying for you, and wishing that I could be there with you in Atlanta! Smiles!

    By Blogger Darcy, at 12/12/2006 12:34 AM  

  • Our group has ended up with a bunch of extra Passion 07registrations. If your group would like to buy these and transfer them to your group please email me. (It IS at the price break amount)....

    THANKS
    passion07xtras@gmail.com

    By Blogger mstudentz, at 12/12/2006 8:09 AM  

  • It really is going to be a beautiful sight! I am excited to add my towel and socks to the pile. Praying many lives will be touched...and His name lifted high.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/12/2006 8:51 AM  

  • can't wait till atlanta. will have my towel and socks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/12/2006 12:08 PM  

  • i just sent emails to the student leaders at my home church in VA and my church in Nashville while i'm there for college about this opportunity. i'm looking forward to Passion 07. it's going to be great!

    By Anonymous Chris, at 12/14/2006 5:20 PM  

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