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Monday, January 21, 2008

Coming To LA!

Finally...a multi-day Passion gathering on the left side of the nation. Not Atlanta, not Nashville...not even Dallas, New York, Chicago, DC or Boston. No, no, no my friends. Next up: LA! West Coast. California. With friends joining in from Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico and beyond. We're excited. We're pumped. And we can't wait to see what God has in store.

As it stands, over 200 colleges and universities are represented by those who are coming. 200 schools! That's stunning, and there's no limit to what God is dreaming about for all the students who populate them. Included in the list: Reedley College, Fashion Institute Of Design and Manufacturing and Diablo Valley College. These come to mind because they are written on an orange index card that's sitting on my desk. A few weeks ago, our staff team talked about each of us taking just a few of the schools on the list and praying for them in the weeks heading up to Passion LA. These just seemed to land on my heart as I scanned the list. For one, the weren't the marque names or the most widely represented (the latter would probably be U.C. Irvine right now), but places I was drawn to. I don't know much about any of them (yet, we all should pray for "Devil" Valley College, right?! - JK), but have been asking God to encourage the church in each place and inspire people with vision to see the spiritual climate change so that Jesus name could be known and well represented there.

So if you're one of the thousands headed to the Nokia Theater Friday night, know you're being prayed for and we can't wait to see you there. And if you're somewhere else in the world, please pray for Passion LA like you were going to be there.

A few things to remember if you're coming:
1. The price goes up Wednesday night at 11:59 EST. Yes, you can pay at the door, but save $$ and register now.
2. Towels and socks. For real, it's amazing how many people do not know about Do Something Now. Tell everybody, and come prepared with towels and socks for the shelters of LA. One towel and one package of socks should come with each person!
3. Wells for Africa. Check out Regionals (under LA/Do Something Now) for more info. Let's do something lavish.
4. Also, we'll be taking an offering for Passion Jakarta on Saturday and praying for our stop there on the Passion World Tour. Thanks for helping this event become a reality!
5. Garth is playing sold out shows next door at Staples Center, so plan ahead and come early.
6. Please pray for our team. We have had rough weeks leading into LA on many levels (this goes for many on our team and me with abdominal surgery, for one), and need your prayers as we prepare, recover and lead.
7. Let's ask God to change everything. Rearrange everything. And ignite in us something that will make Him happy.

See you in LA! Louie

15 Comments:

  • speedy recovery louie! praying for you and all the students goin to LA

    By Blogger TK, at 1/21/2008 6:51 PM  

  • Wow, will definitely be praying for the Passion Team and for God's favor on all of you. I'm really excited about LA and I can't wait to see what God will do.

    Thank you believing that this generation of students can really live for the Fame of Jesus. His Fame is really worth our lives. :D

    By Anonymous Matt, at 1/21/2008 8:19 PM  

  • Praying for you all!
    "No Weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every toungue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn.
    This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
    and their righteousness is from me," says the LORD - Is. 54:17

    SHINE!

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 1/21/2008 9:42 PM  

  • God, We praise you for making us alive and for always preparing the way for all who come after you. We rejoice in the course you've given us and trust you to prepare the way for Passion in LA. Lead your people Lord, and pour your Spirit on the Passion team as they seek to proclaim you. You are mighty and worthy Lord! We praise you, Amen!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/22/2008 12:06 AM  

  • Gracious Father,I ask that Your splendour and majesty may be revealed to the students at this gathering. May they understand again what it cost Jesus to redeem them and worship Him with abandon with their words and with their lives.
    Father, please renew, refresh and revitalise each member of the Passion team physically and spiritually. Amen.

    By Blogger gail, at 1/22/2008 5:17 AM  

  • Hey Louie

    Great to hear you're feeling beter..I'll definitley be praying for your team...

    Is there anyway I can get your e-mail address? If there is..can you e-mail me at joshy92@gmail.com? Thanks Louie:)

    By Blogger Joshy Yesudasan, at 1/22/2008 6:07 PM  

  • Praying for renewed strength, health and spirits as you head to L.A. May the name of Jesus be lifted high over all of the schools and that city. May His glory penetrate every part of L.A. and I pray that there may be an awakening to Christ not only among the students but among every person in L.A.

    Looking forward with an expectant heart to volunteering in DC in a month.

    By Blogger higgie07, at 1/22/2008 9:58 PM  

  • Hey Louie,
    praying for your team, for the restoration of health to all & for His renewing strength for each of you...also praying for Daniele’s family...and the other team and family members

    praying for His guidance in preparing each person who will be leading in LA…
    and for all those serving in any capacity...
    that each one will be mindful of what He wants to accomplish there...and that He will work through each of them

    and for every person God desires to touch there this weekend...
    that they each will be irresistibly drawn to the Nokia theater with a hunger for Him (whether they are planning on it yet or not)...
    that there will not be any distractions in their way...but that they will hear everything God desires to speak to them there

    blessings all 268gen~


    ps- Garth who? ;)

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 1/22/2008 10:00 PM  

  • Woo Hoo! Passion is coming to the left coast! 3 more days. There are 27 of us coming down from the bay area. (Near Diablo Valley College!)

    His name and renown is the desire of our hearts!

    By Blogger brenda Madsen, at 1/23/2008 2:33 AM  

  • Praying for y'all in Denton, TX!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/23/2008 1:20 PM  

  • Praying for the LA stop!

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 1/23/2008 2:26 PM  

  • I can't completely explain why I am so excited about passion L.A.

    Not selfishly for what I will be able to "feel" or experience, but to be able to unite and be a part of the encouragement of the local Body of Christ... representing the nations! Those who are seeking the Glory of the Name of God around me... in my school.. my college group... and those around me!

    There is One Body and One Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

    (From Ephesians 4)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2008 4:14 PM  

  • Well, I didn't get to make it to Passion LA. It was my hope to bring my college age sister and her newly saved friend. It just didn't work out. No worries though.

    I learned yesterday the Grapevine is shut down to all traffic. That is the #1 passage to southern cali for all us norther californians. I pray that did not hinder anyone from showing up.

    I laughed at your post Louie. I grew up visiting my grandparents who lived in the shadow of Mt. Diablo. Everything in that area is called Diablo this or that or whatever. It wasn't till I was in my teens that i learned Diablo meant Devil. It's cool you mentioned the little college there.

    I'm praying for you guys now as the conference gets underway. Praise GOD!

    By Anonymous sarah, at 1/25/2008 9:52 PM  

  • Praying for you all in LA!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/26/2008 9:25 PM  

  • Louie--the conference was AMAZING...beyond words...the Lord is moving in POWERFUL ways in this generation, and in my own life as well...and I am SO excited to see all that He does in and through us all!! Thank you for coming to Southern California!! :)

    There are greater things to come for our city...and I know the Lord will use all of us for His glory... :)

    By Blogger Lesa, at 1/27/2008 2:48 AM  

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