Monday, January 01, 2007


The sun is out, the sky brilliant blue, as students are pouring into ATL from all over the world. Passion 07 is here! It's on.

It was a crazy night of merriment as hundreds of thousands filled downtown for New Year's Eve last night. There was much partying by all in the hotels, so not a lot of sleep for those of us who have a massive week ahead. But, by the looks of it, I still think I feel better than most of the late night partiers I saw COMING IN as I left the hotel at 7 AM.

Towels and socks are already appearing as the 1000+ volunteers checked in this morning. Beautiful! Apparently Phillips has a nice lingering odor after WP the last two nights. Pray for the cleaning crew and the air ducts!

Honestly, I'm ready for things to start right now. So much anticipation. Let's get it rolling and see what's going to happen.

For you guys who couldn't get here, the first session will hopefully stream at 268Generation.com around 1 AM EST.
Enjoy. And pray!


  • hey from Brian in Orlando, Fl,

    I wish I could have been there with you guys this year. I am pumped to learn that I can watch on the web stream. Thanks for making that available to those of us who can't be there with you.

    I am praying for you guys who are there and am anxious to her what God is doing in your midst.

    By Blogger bames, at 1/01/2007 12:59 PM  

  • Man I have been so bummed about not being there this year. Thinking about all the things I'll miss, from the energy and excitement, the feeling of God's stirring in our midst, to the great times of connecting with other leaders in the leaders community group, I think the thing I'll miss most is taking college students and seeing them changed.

    Thank you for thinking of us with the webstream. We are definitely praying for you.

    By Blogger Richard T, at 1/01/2007 2:11 PM  

  • Lord fill passion 07 with yourself!
    As songs are sung, as messages go forth, hearts and emotions are raised, may it be all in & by & through the Spirit of Christ!
    For all the volunteers I pray that you will give them joy as they serve You and all the students, making this happen!
    For Louie, John, Francis, Beth, Chris, Matt, Charlie, David, Tim, and all who minister on main stage or in the community groups etc would You be pleased Father to use them to uplllift the name "Jesus" to planet Earth! Over the next few days may the name and renown of Your son be magnified, students changed and set free that they might affect this planet in Your name!
    For towels and socks; may it have a ripple effect that the homless of Atlanta may know that Your people care because You care!
    In all the endevours of Passion 07 magnify Yourself mightily and as the future unfolds in the days ahead may we reach our communities, our citys, countries and every nation, tribe and tongue with the Good news of Jesus Christ!
    May you stirr a PASSION for JEsus over these days!

    By Anonymous Boaly, at 1/01/2007 2:19 PM  

  • so i gotta stay up late just to watch it.


    By Anonymous Brian Alexander, at 1/01/2007 2:33 PM  

  • i registered and all i cant wait till tonight..(webcast)

    By Anonymous Brian, at 1/01/2007 2:50 PM  

  • As I've been drivin' around town today, runnin' errands and getting ready for Passion, I've been listening to the cd from last year's gathering (with the lovely addition of "Come and Listen" from the "Best of Passion (so far)" cd, that y'all were so kind to include)... I share in everyone's enthusiasm for what God will accomplish in and through us this week.

    Can't wait to see you all in a few hours!

    By Blogger Rob Greene, at 1/01/2007 3:23 PM  

  • Word from Gainesville, FL

    Thank you so very much for the webstream.

    I pray that God will send showers of grace to everyone in Atlanta, for His name's sake...and that the gospel will spread to different cities all over the world.

    O, praise Him for the wonders of His grace, and for the wonders of the cross.

    I pray specifically that He will be glorified in Atlanta in differing relationships among believers, that He will give grace to mortify sin in the lives of the students that are there, and that He would turn the hearts of the students at all of our campuses toward Jesus the Christ, that they may have eternal life---that is, that they may know the most wonderful God in the face of His Radiant Son.

    Grace and grace to all of you!

    By Anonymous Katelyn, at 1/01/2007 3:54 PM  

  • Hiya from Aberdeen, Scotland :)

    I'm praying you guys meet with God in a new and intimate way this weekend, and that those within your sphere of influence would see it in your lives.

    Thanks for making the services available to be viewed by those of us who couldn't come. I appreciate it!

    joy, hope, love,


    By Blogger anna murch, at 1/01/2007 4:50 PM  

  • So Excited to watch someof the Sessions!!!1 I wish i could be there with you all but it will be wonderful to still be able to get a taste of it through the webcast!!Thanks so much for doing this!!
    In my Prayers!!
    God Bless

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 1/01/2007 5:16 PM  

  • hhaha, praise God for web stream!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/01/2007 5:23 PM  

  • Praise God for webstream indeed! I can hardly wait for 1am (8am Tuesday here). I'll be getting up early tomorrow morning! Praying for y'all as i go to sleep tonight.
    Peace & Truth

    By Anonymous 722er in Beirut, at 1/01/2007 6:15 PM  

  • Wow, go Passion, praying for you guys, love the webstream idea.
    I'm from Australia, so pumped as we too are having a massive youth conference this week...so pumped that there will not only be thousands of young people worshipping here, but also around the globe!!
    Have fun.

    By Anonymous Gemma, at 1/01/2007 6:30 PM  

  • SWEET!!!
    You are all on my heart and mind!!!

    I so wish I was there but maybe next time. will stay up to watch some/ thanks for doing that!!!

    Have funn!!!

    By Blogger eliz, at 1/01/2007 6:46 PM  

  • everlasting
    Your light will shine when all else fades
    never ending
    Your glory goes beyond all praise
    and the cry of my heart
    from the inside out
    LORD my soul cries out...

    Louie - i am on my knees for Passion07. i was blessed abundantly by Passion06 and am so excited for all that God is going to do in atlanta over the next couple of days. thanks so much for the webstream!! :)

    -Carolyn, Coatesville, PA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/01/2007 7:23 PM  

  • Hi everyone, Louie, guys, the Webstream is an answer to my prayers. God is blessing you already! Passion 07, an example of a sign and wonder that no one but God could ever do. I just want to be a part of the MOVEMENT. Pray that it goes out in Holy Spirit power through the Webstream to all of us, wherever we are watching it, in our rooms, libraries, cafes, trains, to include us. I want to be "In the tent" like the other elders. But if God will hear my prayer and meet me in the camp where I am instead, I hope one of us is worth that Lord .

    Thank you again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/01/2007 9:57 PM  

  • Tonight was a great start! It's amazing to see how much Passion has grown! and in case you're wondering, yeah I'm here at Passion. (I know...I'm a Geek with my computer here with me) Can't wait to see more of God in the days ahead.

    By Blogger Mike Brennan, at 1/01/2007 10:42 PM  



    By Anonymous Brent Alexander, at 1/01/2007 10:58 PM  

  • i will be viewing from Charlotte, NC... not to far away from atlanta... wish i could've been there tho.

    i'm kinda bummed about there being no passion 08... b/c i'm going to college next year, and i probally will never experience the passion conference... and i was looking foward to it all through high school... but oh well... i'm sure theres gonna be more oppurtunites down the road. i know there will.

    praise God for PASSION! (and web streams of course)

    By Anonymous Brent Alexander, at 1/01/2007 11:05 PM  

  • We are having a great time here! Hey, we have 2 extra tickets we'd love to get to someone. We would like to get $50 per ticket- the church is stuck with the bill, so we are just trying to get some money back for them. Email us at melissa.groat@hotmail.com, or call 314-882-8694. We'll call right back! Hope these are an answer to prayer for someone!!

    By Blogger Melissa Groat, at 1/01/2007 11:38 PM  

  • Hey, technology works! The tickets are gone, Thank You Lord!!

    Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

    By Blogger Melissa Groat, at 1/02/2007 12:22 AM  

  • Wow thanks for the web-stream!

    By Blogger Sergei, at 1/02/2007 1:13 AM  

  • Awesome creative ideas with the split venues! May God honor all of your hard work!

    By Blogger Joel Spencer, at 1/02/2007 4:51 PM  

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