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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rock The Towels And Socks

Hopefully, in a few days I'll have a pic to post of towels and socks piling up in Boston, a small expression to the needy of the city that rescue is here. Following the Do Something Now Campaign of Passion '07, I imagine we will have a similar expression with each successive Passion gathering, large or small. Though towels and socks are not our only DSN goal at the Regional events (we also hope to raise $ in each city to build AT LEAST one well to bring clean water to an African village AND we will be taking up an offering to help move the Passion World Tour along in Kiev [Boston] and Sao Paulo [Chicago]), they are a tangible way to say to those in transitional places in life that they matter to God. While I'm sure few, if any, at the Boston Rescue Mission, the Shattuck Shelter, Sojourner House, Project Hope or our other partner agencies in Boston have ever heard of Passion, our hope is that a clean towel and a fresh pair of socks will convey to them that they, too, have a place in this amazing story of God.

So, if you're on your way to Boston or Chicago this is the moment you:
a) roll down to the nearest Wallmart and pick up a bath towel (or two) and a package of socks for men, women or children;
b) raid the guest towel closet at the house (for those of you living at home and assuming mom and dad will oblige) and stuff said towels in your bag so you won't forget;
c) text all the people you know who are headed to Boston or Chicago with the words (ALL CAPS) TOWELS/SOCKS BABY!;
d) bring towels and socks and drop off in the lobby when you arrive;
e) all of the above.

Remember, it's more than charity (people doing something nice for someone else), it's worship (us doing what makes God really happy).

Together we can make a difference if we do something now!

15 Comments:

  • TOWELS/SOCKS BABY!

    Praying for the Passion team during this time!! :)

    By Blogger Ashley, at 10/10/2007 5:56 PM  

  • I am so excited to see what God is going to do through Passion in the NE area! The LORD has really been leading me to pray Isaiah 9: 1-7 over Boston and all the universities, as well as the Believers of New England and the Passion Team. It is really an incredible promise:

    "Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed,
    As when at first He lightly esteemed the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
    And afterward more heavily oppressed her,
    by the way of the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
    In Galilee of the Gentiles.

    The people who walked in darkness have seen a Great Light;
    Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
    upon them a light has shined.

    You have multiplied the nation and increased its joy;
    They rejoice before You according to the joy of the harvest,
    As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
    For You have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
    For every warrior's sandal from the noisy battle, and garments rolled in blood,
    will be used for burning and fuel for the fire.

    For unto us a Child is born,
    Unto us a Son is given;
    And the government will be upon His shoulder.
    And His name shall be called
    Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end,
    Upon the throne of David and over His Kingdom,
    To order and establish it with judgement and justice
    fro mthat time forward,
    even forever.

    The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this."

    Yes & amen- so be it LORD!

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 10/10/2007 8:57 PM  

  • I'm praying God will be working in a great way in Boston and New England this weekend through Passion. That He would ignite His passion and lifebeat in the lives of students who walk through each day missing the most glorious, wonderful gift they could ever be given - redemption, salvation, and a relationship with the ONE who created them. I pray Passion will be a catalyst for change in NE and that students will be impacted in NE and across the city of Boston. Thank you so much for coming to our little corner of the world. I pray God's power will be upon each person involved from Passion that He will provide for the needs of each of you in this time and give you His strength in all you do. Amen.

    By Blogger Marissa, at 10/10/2007 10:20 PM  

  • Great Scriptural guide to prayer, aslan's girl! The Lord's zeal will multiply the nation of believers, too! Really appreciated your comment, sister.

    By Blogger Kendra, at 10/11/2007 11:37 AM  

  • We're on our way from Nova Scotia, Canada - rolling out Thursday afternoon - Towls+socks and a few university students...

    By Anonymous todd, at 10/11/2007 1:37 PM  

  • Praying for you all 268 gen as the Boston Regional is about to begin...
    -that the Lord will go before you
    -that the pieces fit well together regarding logistics, planning, serving, etc.
    -for wisdom, unity, direction and the Lord's covering
    - that each person the Lord longs to speak to there, will be irresistibly drawn to come

    blessings all~

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 10/12/2007 12:37 AM  

  • Praying for you all in Boston today as the regional begins. May all go well for you and everyone participating in whatever capacity. May the Holy Spirit invade the place and the heart of each young person there and may Jesus be exalted to the highest place.

    By Blogger gail, at 10/12/2007 2:43 AM  

  • Fire Fall Down!

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 10/12/2007 9:40 AM  

  • can't wait. see you tonight, Louie and passion team. Boston has been awaiting this a long long time :)

    By Blogger Joe, at 10/12/2007 9:53 AM  

  • “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations, you will be called Repairer of the Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” Isaiah 58:12.

    There's a wind blowing, a rain pouring, a fire burning...

    Brothers & sisters all over the world - join hands & hearts to God. It's the beginning of an amazing chapter as HIS story continues to unfold... LORD, help us not to miss these moments!

    Praying for Passion Boston, New England, and the world...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/12/2007 7:01 PM  

  • We had a lot of socks and towels! That was awesome and more are coming for Saturday! Thank you again for making the sacrifice and come to Boston. Really praying that a spark will ignite and that at least ONE college student will go out and make a difference from your act of worship here in Boston. Thank you so much for coming!

    By Anonymous Mike Chu, at 10/13/2007 12:57 AM  

  • wow...that was incredible tonight. that's exactly what boston is needing...the Savior. the opening video tonight got me so incredibly pumped up and almost choked up because deep down i know this is what this area needs. Jesus is absolutely the remedy for those who are down. thank you guys for coming to boston. i really cannot thank you enough, louie.

    God bless you and see you tomorrow

    By Blogger Joe, at 10/13/2007 1:12 AM  

  • Hey Mike Chu and Joe-
    Thanks for posting your comments about what happened last night in Boston. Its great to hear about how God is answering all the prayers. May you all be blessed and blown away today! We're praying with you!

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 10/13/2007 11:20 AM  

  • Ditto to what aslan's girl said!! I get so pumped up hearing about what God is doing through the Passion Movement!! Glory to God!! Keep us posted guys!! :-D

    By Blogger Ashley, at 10/13/2007 11:45 AM  

  • Yeah for TOWELS/SOCKS!!!

    Does anyone know/remember what the final count was?

    By Blogger John W, at 10/14/2007 1:36 PM  

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