Thursday, February 21, 2008

Headed To DC

If you've been around the Passion Movement for any time at all, you know that we have a very special knack for bad weather. OneDay03, enough said. Passion LA, torrential rain in one of the sunniest cities around. This weekend, as we head to DC, things are no different. Crazy winter weather is on the way.

When I was meeting with college leaders in DC in January it was warm and sunny, leading most to say, "Just wait till February, we'll have ice and snow for Passion DC." I laughed, hoped they were wrong, but knew they were most likely right.

But, think about how life-changing OneDay03 was, in spite of the storms. LA was great. And Dallas was beyond amazing last weekend, even with heavy rain and storms all weekend. All that to say we are on our way to DC today, and believing God for a weekend that will change history...weather or not.

If you're coming to join us, take some extra time to get there and come ready for something special.

See you soon,


  • I will be praying for DC...I read this scripture yesterday and it seemed appropriate for the "God of this City" message that Passion is carrying right now: "Then THIS CITY will bring me RENOWN, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the GOOD THINGS I do for it; and they will be in awe and tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it." Jer 33:9

    By Anonymous Anna, at 2/21/2008 12:37 PM  

  • Amen to Jer. 33:9.

    We believe!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/21/2008 1:34 PM  

  • well I will be praying for safe travels, smooth set-up...all those logistics that it takes to pull off an event!
    what a pivotal area of our country for y'all to be in right now! I will pray that the Glory of God's Name will shine so brightly, piercing through the darkness, that people cannot help but be drawn to Him!!
    BELIEVING the Greater Things are Yet To Come,
    PS---Anna, my husband was just reading in Jeremiah about the City of God and that particular passage and we thought about Passion too! :)

    By Blogger teagirl79, at 2/21/2008 1:43 PM  

  • I'm praying for you and those who will be there...I can see that God is doing great great things and I already praise Him for what He will do because He has already done it, and even if it will not be sunny this weekend in DC surely "for those who rever His name the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL RISE with healing in its wings" :)
    God be praised and glorified!!!
    Love Daniela

    By Anonymous Daniela, at 2/21/2008 1:45 PM  

  • Hi guys,

    WOW! I certainly remember attempting to sleep (or was it stay alive!) in my tent during the OneDay03 storms! Amazing!

    As you face this impending weather, I'm reminded of Psalm 148:8 which says...

    "Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!"

    In the middle of whatever He sovereignly brings this weekend, we'll be praying for "...a sound like a mighty rushing wind..." to fill the places where you are seated! (Acts 2:2)


    David, Kimberly and Carly Guion

    By Blogger David Guion, at 2/21/2008 2:48 PM  

  • flying from chicago to dc tonight! cant wait to be a part of what God has in store this weekend, just as He is God of our yesterdays, he is God of our weather and has it all worked together for his perfect plan. let us come together and worship our great God, for he is good and his love endures forever!

    By Blogger Chris, at 2/21/2008 3:23 PM  

  • Praying for the students in DC, definitely.

    Several of us from the forgotten state of Arkansas (thanks Louie!, hah) have gotten a wild hair and decided to drive to the big ATL for Passion all over again.

    You just can't get rid of us.. :)

    Incredibly blessed to be part of GOD's great story.

    By Blogger Paul, at 2/21/2008 5:04 PM  

  • God is in control of the weather, the same God who made the heavens and the earth, so let's not agree that it will be bad. Only good comes from God's hand... and in His word you will see that many times rain indicates His favor.

    We ask God to remove any bad weather that hinders travel and discourages, in the strong name of Jesus, and look forward to all He has planned!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/21/2008 6:53 PM  

  • 9 people from Toronto, Canada (4 flying, 1 driving, and 4 car passengers) are headed to PassionDC. one of the flights has been canceled due to storm. we've been put on a much later flight than anticipated, and that flight has a high chance of cancellation as well. so please pray for us as we make our way down.
    hopefully we'll be able to join in on PassionDC on friday night and not saturday morning. but better late than never!

    totally excited for the great things that will happen in DC this weekend!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/21/2008 7:53 PM  

  • praying for you Toronto to make it there before passion begins, believing God for it! Jesus Christ is a GREAT and MIGHTY GOD!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/21/2008 8:37 PM  

  • Louie, Shelly,& PAssion team,

    WOO-HOOO!!!!! ALready here staying with personal friends in the area. Will see you, Louie and Christine, and the passion team with the other volunteers in the morning.

    Came to meet with JESUS even as a volunteer exspecting great things from this weekend.

    I love the smaller gatherings (more intimate and get to see everyone or same people more often and know them better) even though you all do not favor them as much.

    REMEMBER, GOD CAN STILL DO AMAZING THINGS REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBERS. HE IS.... period !! I love to see this reminding us that HIS ways are not our ways and His are not ours. I got here before the storm and am prayong for safe travel for everyone and for the students and the leadership team. I cannot wait to see what God has planned for everyone involved !!!

    See you soon & God Bless,

    By Blogger Angela, at 2/21/2008 9:01 PM  

  • Praying for you all from Texas!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/21/2008 9:30 PM  

  • Guys...fell in love with the Passion M'ment...it's challenged & helped me greatly in my walk with God. I'm from Jamaica & thought I'd be in DC this weekend but my plans had to be changed:( I'm still gonna try for the last regional event tho!

    Praying 4 u guys as tho I'd be there. God, Who orders the weather, will be His usual mind-blowing self. Get ready!!!

    By Blogger Cheryl, at 2/21/2008 10:00 PM  

  • We have a group of 22 heading your way from Pittsburgh tomorrow. It's already getting slick here, and the forecast is not real promising.

    But God is in the business of calming storms, right?

    We appreciate all the prayers for safe travel.

    By Blogger Kiki, at 2/21/2008 10:45 PM  

  • Hey there Passion Team,
    Already missing being with you all after such an incredible time in Dallas, but praying for you all just the same during these amazing times!

    A special shout-out to Erica & Jonathan from the numbers lady. ;-)

    Romans 1:8
    " ...I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world."

    Prayers for Passion D.C., America, and the world...

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 2/22/2008 2:12 AM  

  • praying for you Pittsburgh! safe travel - believing God for it!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2008 7:45 AM  

  • I'm looking forward to hear everything about DC!! A big shout out to two of my friends who are volunteering: Kate & Melissa! You're in my prayers.

    To my friends Jen & Tracy : HAVE FUN & but mostly SING, DANCE, SHOUT all for Jesus;-)

    To everyone else who is attending this conference: I hope that God will set your heart on fire. You're in my prayers.

    Praying for the Passion staff too!

    Psalm 51: 10 - 15

    Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

    Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.

    Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

    Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    and sinners will turn back to you.

    Save me from bloodguilt, O God,
    the God who saves me,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

    O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 2/22/2008 9:41 AM  

  • I'm about 45 minutes from DC and the weather isn't that bad right now...I tell everyone that it always snows on my birthday...I guess I call it the gift that God sends me...Enjoy tonight and be safe...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2008 10:53 AM  

  • You should check out Ebenezer's Coffeehouse

    By Blogger aaron dewinter, at 2/22/2008 12:19 PM  

  • cant wait to hear what God does in D.C.--over the Passion Podcast (I guess I make the listener count 21 now?)!

    By Blogger DP, at 2/22/2008 12:56 PM  

  • Judging by what I am seeing on tv about the weather in D.C it doesn't look to good. I'll be praying for yall!

    By Anonymous Jake, at 2/22/2008 2:50 PM  

  • We made it with 15 people who have never been to a Passion event before. Follow along with us, www.heartofarebel.com

    By Blogger The Berry, at 2/22/2008 2:52 PM  

  • weather in dc is fine right now. no rain or sleet. cold!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2008 4:03 PM  

  • Passion D.C.:

    I am pumped for you all to be there this weekend. I am home in the Midwest sending my prayers out to all of you there. Passion Chicago was an amazing experience and I was so blessed to be able to be a part of it. I totally wish I was out there with all of you now, but I also know that it isn't the conferences that will change the hearts of this nation. It is you in D.C. And those from Chicago, Dallas, LA, etc. It is our desire to let the name of God resound on our lips on our campuses across the nation.

    Our God is an amazing God and I know that He will be doing some powerful things out there this weekend. Let your hearts be open to what it is that God has planned for each and every one of you. From the heart of the Midwest, I'm sending my prayers and love.

    Let's change this world.

    By Blogger JessJ45, at 2/22/2008 11:19 PM  

  • The God we serve is AMAZING. We were at Boston Passion with our college/career group, better known as the Crazy Russians/Ukranians from RI.
    Tonight I heard from my daughter and a Russian girl who found her way back to Jesus last year in Atlanta.
    Praise God in all His Glory, that my daughter just told me it was amazing.
    The Russian girl "Nina", said it was all new again.
    Their voices and excitement was all about HIS GLORY.
    So praise God for His servents that seek to bring His children to the foot of the throne to remind them that the FULLNESS OF JOY IS FOUND IN HIS PRESENCE.
    Praise God for His worshippers and His children that are willing to ignore the storms and continue to remind us WHO we serve.
    BTW, they never even mentioned the weather. PRAISE GOD!

    By Blogger Rocco, at 2/22/2008 11:19 PM  

  • You know how sometimes you pray, but it never seems to go somewhere? Well if not at least I do, or did. You see I have been chasing after everything to fill the hole I feel in my soul. I've gone to church since the crib pretty much but I've never really seen my Christianity as anything extraordinary. That is until I came to Passion tonight in D.C.! I wanted to thank you as well as everyone else who has been praying from the bottom of my heart. God softened my heart tonight and restored me. I feel so free and I AM UNASHAMED of what my Savior has done for me :) Brittney S.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/23/2008 12:37 AM  

  • To the Passion Team:

    One day I will get the chance to share with you guys what He has done through this movement in my life, but for now I just wanted to both thank--and even more importantly, e.n.c.o.u.r.a.g.e. you in this vision of seeing God reign in each & every city of this world. Man oh man--I certainly look forward to becoming number 15 on your team ;)
    See you in Altanta.

    -Nina (The Russian Girl)

    (P.S. I love you Rocco!)

    By Blogger Nina, at 2/24/2008 11:04 PM  

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