Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dallas, Here We Come

In just under twenty four hours, 6000 eager people will flood into the Nokia Theater in Arlington, TX, for Passion Dallas. A packed house, for sure, but we're after more than a crowd. Passion Dallas has the potential to totally rearrange a life, reshape a campus and possibly change the course of nations. We're coming expectant because we're coming to meet a God who has unlimited power and resources.

If you're headed our way, two words before you hit the door. You know them, right? The two words you've come to love--towels and socks. It's not enough for us to come and soak for 27 hours, we are going to give and show the world that we are following a God who see all men as equals and who cares about the "least of these" wherever they are.

First up, an expression of His love for the homeless shelters of the DFW Metroplex and those who need their help. So make sure a towel and some socks are in the car with you before you head to Dallas. As well, we'll be Doing Something Now to bring fresh water to African villages and giving to bring a gathering like Passion Dallas to the university students of Seoul. So, come ready to have your life changed forever. And come ready to give back to the One who has given everything for us. Last thing, we're going to have a really cool chance to help the students at Union University who lost most of their belongings in last week's tornado.

It appears weather could become an issue for people coming from the north. Get an early start and travel safe. We'll be waiting for you.

If you're not coming to Dallas, you know we need your prayers and hope you'll remember us over the next few days. The Passion House was mostly empty today and our team is making the trek to Texas. Your prayers mean so much to us all and make a massive difference in what we do.

I'll be in touch throughout the weekend. It's going to be amazing! Louie


  • Welcome back to Texas!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/13/2008 9:38 PM  

  • praying...

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 2/13/2008 10:44 PM  

  • Praying for this weekend in Dallas… for each person who God wants to touch there… to be drawn there with an open heart...for nothing to keep them from being there.. and a hunger for more of Him.... for safe travels for all... Also for those leading and working in Dallas to be centered on Him and for refreshing

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 2/13/2008 11:03 PM  

  • Praying for all of you in Dallas...leaders, musos, staff,
    volunteers, organisers, crew etc....so that all will run smoothly and that each student will have a life changing encounter with the Son of the Living God.

    "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

    By Blogger gail, at 2/13/2008 11:32 PM  

  • woohoo ... will be praying for you guys in dallas. can't wait to hear all that God will do! :D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2008 1:36 AM  

  • Yeah for Dallas!! See you guys tomorrow!! I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight. I can't wait to see what God will do next!!

    He changed my life last year at Passion 07 by calling me into the ministry, now I am hoping that he will renew the call.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2008 10:11 AM  

  • I cant believe passion is here - dallas! and I cant believe I'm actually going - God totally answered my prayers. I'm expecting great things... GREATER things ; )

    By Anonymous Anna, at 2/14/2008 12:08 PM  

  • praying for all of you in Dallas!
    God will rock your world!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2008 1:34 PM  

  • "Greater things are yet to come and greater things are still to be done in Dallas!!!"
    Praying for Dallas!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2008 1:57 PM  

  • LOVING the new CD!!! Thanks guys.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2008 4:23 PM  

  • So, it's going to be my first Passion and I've been wanting to go so badly for years.
    I can't wait! Dallas here I come!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2008 5:01 PM  

  • Praying for Dallas and everyone at Passion.

    By Blogger Brian, at 2/14/2008 6:50 PM  

  • Louie,

    I'll be praying for you and the team in Dallas that God and His Holy Spirit will do amazing things for the 6,000 plus students in attendance.

    Please be in prayer for the families of the students who were shot and killed earlier today at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The school is located about 60 miles or so away from the Sears Centre where the Passion Regional Conference was held last fall. Also be in prayer for the students who were injured as well as the family of the gunman.

    God is good in all circumstances and he can make good come out of a terrible situation at NIU.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2008 9:13 PM  

  • Hey all!
    I am well above the age of coming to a Passion event but I just love what you do and what you are about!
    How I wish I would have had that when I was in college....but, maybe not. My story wouldn't be nearly as interesting! :)

    Anyway, I'm a Jackson TN mom and am thrilled to read that you may have an opportunity to help out our beloved Union students.

    They are amazing people. I can say firsthand that the hand of God was all over that place on Feb. 5th and He hasn't left.

    Blessings over Dallas this weekend. May He be Huge and Glorious this weekend.


    By Blogger Fran, at 2/14/2008 11:01 PM  

  • Praying for Passion Dallas for all of the amazing things that God will continue to do in and through this generation of students...
    "the wave is growing into a global awakening..."

    Prayers for Northern Illinois University in DeKalb...
    Psalm 34:18, "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 2/14/2008 11:10 PM  

  • Dallas will never be the same.....believe me. Praying for
    every young soul and everyone

    Psalm 20 (NIV)

    "May the Lord answer you
    when you are in distress;
    may the name of the God
    of Jacob protect you.

    May He send you help
    from the sanctuary and grant
    you support from Zion.

    May He remember all your
    sacrifices and accept your
    burnt offerings.

    May He give you the desire
    of your heart and make all
    your plans succeed.

    We will shout for joy
    when you are victorious
    and will lift up our banners
    in the name of our God.
    May the Lord grant all your

    Now I know that the Lord
    saves His anointed;
    He answers him from His
    holy heaven with the saving
    power of His right hand.

    Some trust in chariots
    and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name
    of the Lord our God.

    They are brought to their
    knees and fall,
    but we rise up and stand firm.

    O Lord, save the king!
    Answer us when we call!"


    By Blogger karin, at 2/15/2008 5:34 AM  

  • Praying for Northern Illinois University, may they know the love of the Lord even more. And may the Lord use even this for His glory.

    For His kingdom to come to Dallas, for united compassion that strengthens His sonship on campuses across America.

    But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
    In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
    Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
    Make Your way straight before my face.

    But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
    Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
    Let those also who love Your name
    Be joyful in You.
    For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
    With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
    Psalm 5: 7-8,11-12

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/15/2008 8:30 AM  

  • Praying for you in Dallas all as well as for the students and families OF ILLINOISE.

    In Prayer,

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/15/2008 8:36 AM  

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    By Blogger karin, at 2/15/2008 9:00 AM  

  • "A servant of the Lord stands boldly before men, but mentally he is knocking at the gates of heaven with prayer." – John Climacus

    South African love,

    By Blogger karin, at 2/15/2008 9:06 AM  

  • From Louie:
    With you, our hearts are heavy for the campus of Northern Illinois University, and the families and friends of those who have been impacted by this senseless event. As well, we are praying for Georgia Southern University, and the families and friends of three Kappa Delta girls who have died as a result of a car accident last weekend. As we serve these students in Dallas, we are moved with compassion for these who have suffered great loss, and know God's grace is enough for them all.

    The students of the nation need an awakening now, life and death hang in the balance. To that end we press on in hope. Thanks for praying with us to that end.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/15/2008 9:59 AM  

  • I am Praying and expecting greater things from God, and am attempting great things for God. May God work in Dallas as much and more as he work in L.A.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/15/2008 12:46 PM  

  • Thinking of you guys. The doors are opening shortly...praise!

    Expectant & excited for hearts to know His & will be praying throughout from Atlanta.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/15/2008 6:16 PM  

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