Friday, May 23, 2008

Oi Sao Paulo!

Kyiv, Stockholm, Sao Paulo!

Hello Sao Paulo!

Finally, the doors opened and the line of thousands of waiting students made their way into Via Funchal for what turned out to be a massively loud celebration of the grace of God. We had been warned ahead of time that the Brazilians would be LOUD, and that was very much the case tonight. With the prayers of Stockholm and so many others behind us, we have launched stop three of the Passion World Tour here south of the Equator with an amazing first night and are eager to see what God has for us tomorrow. It is stunning and humbling to traverse continents to find a wave of students who are so passionate about making Jesus famous. There really is a generation united around the globe for His renown. Be back after tomorrow with more! LG


  • I feel like everytime I look at this blog you guys are in a new city! It brings chills and it makes me rejoice to think every single time you are in a new city, 500, 1000, 1500, 2000 plus college students from around the world are HEARING THE GREATEST STORY, THE GREATEST TRUTH, EVER SPOKEN! I am rejoicing with the angels as I sit here late at night, reading that a ton of college students are praising the name of our saviour! How incredible is this!

    By Anonymous Nick Brandt, at 5/23/2008 11:39 PM  

  • I can't even comprehend what God is doing. It's so awesome to see prayers answered and to be a part of this tour, even from a long distance.

    A little reserved at first in Sweden...

    Loud and proud in Brazil...

    The Kingdom of God is reaching to the ends of the earth and I can see those paths dominoes knocked over by these events already starting to fall and they won't be able to stop until eternity.



    By Blogger Zach G, at 5/23/2008 11:50 PM  

  • Amen Louie!

    Continuing to pray.

    By Blogger Kate, at 5/23/2008 11:52 PM  

  • yay! cant wait for more! I had no idea that you where told to expect it to be LOUD - but whenever I've thought about Sao Paulo I saw it like a party!
    God is awesome!
    Believing for tomorrow!

    By Blogger Anna, at 5/23/2008 11:53 PM  

  • awesome to see what God is doing...

    I remember this being a city on the Hillsong United CD- The I Heart Revolution- Part 1 :D

    thanks for the update Louie- praying for a good close tomorrow...

    By Blogger throughHislens, at 5/23/2008 11:53 PM  

  • p.s... I think I just added Brazil to my list of places to go in this life... :)

    By Blogger Anna, at 5/23/2008 11:54 PM  

  • speechless again!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/24/2008 12:01 AM  

  • Ditto.


    Still praying...

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 5/24/2008 12:17 AM  

  • Louie~Boy are you hard to track down. I just recently saw the "How Great is our God" video and I had a great idea for a bumper sticker, I "heart" (love) laminin!~Louie Giglio. I just thought I would throw that out. Anyway love the video.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/24/2008 12:49 AM  

  • i check the blog so many times each day hoping for updates... i get so pumped up to hear about the students and how they respond and the pictures are just wonderful!! (as usual)
    praying that saturday is filled with truth, love and shouts to God!

    standing united with you from michigan :: tracy

    By Blogger TK, at 5/24/2008 1:00 AM  

  • Yeah!!!! :^)
    Still praying 4 the whole P.W.T.!!! It is so exciting to see and hear what our So AWESOME GOD is doing in our generation!!!!

    Praise and All Glory be to our AWESOME God!!!

    May God continue all He is doing in ya'll!

    God bless and keep you all...

    Karah and DFW/Texas are behind you 120%! ;^) ;^)

    By Blogger karah, at 5/24/2008 1:21 AM  

  • awesome!!

    By Blogger Mayra, at 5/24/2008 1:31 AM  


    By Blogger kari, at 5/24/2008 3:48 AM  

  • Thank you so much for keeping us up to date! I was flying from Charlotte to Chicago a few days ago listening to the Kyiv/Stockholm podcast and I was filled with joy and emotion. 4 times while listening I broke into tears. I'm pretty sure the guy next to me wondered what was going on...
    Know that I am praying greatly for you...for safe travels, for supernatural physical energy and strength, and most importantly that our Lord is made Famous in everything you are doing! Keep up the good work!
    Praise be to the Lord!

    A Podcast Friend,
    Morgan Parker

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/24/2008 12:58 PM  

  • Hey Louie & Shelly & Passion Team,

    HA - Told you like a few others it would be LOUD for JESUS (Rock and Party on!! ) As always...Love the PICS & updates [Passion world team volunteer in the mix..Cool!]

    Still praying for today's event!

    As always looking forward to the next podcast..the Sao Paulo podcast (ha-ha)! By the way, can we please get Tomlin and Crowder's
    views in the mix on the next podcast ??...thanks :-)


    I pray that Brazil will be set on a blaze for your Name's sake! May the student's spirits be refreshed and strengthend by the power of your Love, Grace & Mercy and plan for their life. I pray for Tomlin , Crowder, and the rest of the lead worshippers for a renewed Spirit and for a sense of your peace and calmness to come over them as they lead. Let your LIGHT & LOVE shine through them!!

    For Louie & Francis, I pray that your Spirit will pour out of them as they speak to the students..that the student's heart will see you Jesus and hear your voice of grace mercy and love speak over their lives!!

    In Jesus' Name,

    I Corinthians 15:58

    Stand Firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord, because You know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

    Psalm 139:9-10

    IF I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

    By Blogger Angela, at 5/24/2008 1:41 PM  

  • WOW! im glad to hear this. Today as i was walking the streets of Paris i was not only praying for Sao Paulo but also for France...
    Still have the white bracelet around my wrist. I had to smile cause i know that Passion Paris will be a huge blessing in this city as well.
    Yayaya (Latvia)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/24/2008 2:09 PM  

  • Thank you Louie!!! Thank you for leading our generation closer to Jesus, thank you for never ceasing to remind us of our need for grace, thank you for rallying us around the cross in order that we may make Jesus famous. Every time I hear you speak it encourages me to continue fight the good fight and to know that their are thousands of others in my generation doing the same. Your ministry is touched by the hand of God, to God be the Glory. I am serving with Student Life this summer on the blue team so unfortunately I don't get to see you, but I hope one day I will be able to meet you and thank you for what Christ has done in and through you! I am faithful listener of the Podcast and reader of the blog. Thanks again and I will be in prayer for the world tour this summer!

    By Blogger Phil Goodman, at 5/24/2008 3:11 PM  

  • SOUNDS AWESOME!! This is awesome to hear and see pictures of others who are making Jesus famous!

    By Blogger psalmist, at 5/24/2008 3:23 PM  

  • First night was completely amazing, I have no words to describe what the Lord did here tonight!!!
    I have American friends that went to Passion in Atlanta, and they said I could not miss it when Passion was in Sao Paulo. They said it was greatest conference, movement they had even been to!!!
    You now what... they were 100% right!!!
    Praise the Lord for the lives He is moving around the world to make Jesus famous!!
    It ain't over yet, but I can't wait for the next Passion!!!

    By Blogger Tiago, at 5/24/2008 4:53 PM  

  • I really need to thank all the Team of Passion, and to Louie for this awesome event!!! God is moving something new upon this generation, and I believe that São Paulo, and the cities of the other youths will never be the same!!!
    I can't wait for this last meeting tonight!!! I'm really loving be here with all these marvelous people!!!!!
    God bless you all!!!

    By Anonymous Juliene, at 5/24/2008 4:58 PM  

  • Thank you so much for being in Brazil this year.

    I`ve never felt so alive before.

    God bless you, and this wonderful movement.

    By Blogger Bia, at 5/24/2008 6:44 PM  

  • Utter sweetness! Thank You students of Brazil for unashamedly expressing Loud your hearts and Lives for our God!
    It energizes me every single time I come on this blog reading what is going on all around the world.
    God is for sure soaking up all of this Glory that is His and in turn pouring out more and more reasons to be no questions asked only totaly satisified in Him! Let The Son of God coninue to reign loud in all of your lives!

    Praying as you all head to the next stop. and for your days ahead.

    By Blogger Liz, at 5/24/2008 10:05 PM  

  • I was there!!!! Man, was a great time, praise Jesus and receive your glory. Now i'm beginning to pray for KAMPALA


    By Anonymous luansr, at 5/24/2008 10:19 PM  

  • Muuuiiito! bom!!!!!

    By Anonymous Jorge Daniel, at 5/24/2008 11:02 PM  

  • just looking at those pictures made me tear up.
    God is doing amazing things.

    By Anonymous Hannah, at 5/24/2008 11:05 PM  

  • It was incredible, awesome... man... seriously. I wish I could say more, but am I exhausted! I just came home from the last night of Passion Sao Paulo. But I would do it all over again, no doubt about that! But, hey, it's just started... we've got our whole lives (whether they're gonna be short or long)to celebrate and contribute to God's renown.

    It all meant A LOT to me and it is certainly going to echo through eternity..

    ...thank you all from all around teh world for your prayers and suppont...

    ...thank you so much, Passion Team, for all your hard work and for being here with us in Sao Paulo!


    God bless you all!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Rodrigo, at 5/24/2008 11:17 PM  

    Thanks for your prays... We had gotten the blessing!!! It's about 1 o'clock, 2 hours after the Passion and I'm touched, and I know.. Just For His Glory and nothing more!... Keep Praying to Kampala!!! Kampala!! We love you all!!!!

    For more God blessing add gustavohenrike@hotmail.com

    Gustavo - For His Fame

    By Blogger Jitsuchaku, at 5/24/2008 11:48 PM  

  • Wow! (Just to use the same expression Giglio have used the whole event). It was a great experience for me to see how God is working in our lives, here in Brazil. I loved this opportunity to sing, dance, worship, pray and listen to our God´s word.
    I hope that we accomplish everything God wants for us and our city.
    "Greater things have yet to come and greater things are still to be done in São Paulo"
    Thank you for comming. We´re already thinking about Passion 2009! ;-)
    God bless you all.

    By Blogger Camila, at 5/24/2008 11:50 PM  

  • The pictures are great! It had to be loud, Sao Paulo is the largest city to be visited by the tour and Brazil has the second largest evangelical community on the globe. I envy you guys for not been able to attend the concert. Jesus is famous in Brazil and will be around the world...every knee shall bow!

    By Anonymous Maysa Monte, at 5/25/2008 5:02 AM  

  • Olá, para mim foram dias maravilhosos de conferencia PASSION. Agradeço a Deus pois Ele derramou da sua graça ali!

    By Anonymous Lídia, at 5/25/2008 10:15 AM  

  • I was in Passion Sao Paulo and was amazing!!! I can´t believe yet! Our God is fantastic!!! The proud sing, dance, pray and read the bible together... We will want change our country and, after passion, I believe: We can do that! Jesus is the number 1 in ours lives!!!
    "We will sing, sing, sing
    And make music with the heavens
    We will sing, sing, sing
    Grateful that you hear us
    When we shout your praise
    Lift high the name of Jesus"
    Thanks for everything, God!!!

    By Anonymous Davidson, at 5/25/2008 10:28 AM  

  • Nossa!!! Com palavras é dificil expressar o quanto esse Passion foi especial! Deus atuou grandemente naquele lugar, e vidas foram transformadas!!! As mensagens, o louvor, a cada grito de adoração, Deus se fez presente!! Minhas forças foram renovadas! E hoje quero dizer ao mundo todo, sobre Jesus, e deixa-lo cada vez mais famoso, nesta geração!!
    Só tenho a agradecer por este Passion, e por ele ter chegado em Sao Paulo! Não vejo a hora de ter o proximo! =] - Deus os abençoe e continue dando sempre condiçoes de vocês irem aos paises, impactar as vidas dos jovens desta geração.
    Jéssyca - SP

    By Anonymous Jéssyca, at 5/25/2008 11:17 AM  

  • hack yes, BRAZIL IS LOUD, and we are freaking glad that God made passion come and gave us a time where we could be loud for HIM , the only one who really deserves it!

    By Anonymous aline lucas, at 5/25/2008 11:25 AM  

  • Eu só tenho a agradecer a Deus, foi maravilhoso estar no passion, aprendi muita coisa, o sentido da vida, o q realmente importa nesse mundo...eu estou aki pra fazer a diferença, e em nome de Jesus vou gritar pra esse mundo ouvir, q não existe ninguém tão grande como Jesus, eu não tenho outro bem além de ti Jesus...tu és o meu tesouro...Glórias a Deus...
    q Venha o Passion 2009

    By Anonymous Luciano Torres - SP, at 5/25/2008 2:43 PM  

  • I am a youth leader and mother of 2 college students and 1 high school student AND I WAS IN PASSION SÃO PAULO! I thank God for the life of whole Passion team and the amazing bands. God really did something great in São Paulo and I pray God will continue to do great things among Brazilian college students!
    I was in tears when I saw all those students singing, dancing and worshiping God together. What a wonderful view was it!!!
    Thank you guys!

    By Anonymous Ana Bedicks, at 5/25/2008 2:51 PM  

  • I can not describe the emotion of being present in that place. It was simply awesome!!!

    May God continue blessing this beautiful project!

    Kisses from Claudia Clemente.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/25/2008 2:55 PM  

  • Passion em São Paulo foi sobrenatural é tempo de despertamos para o que Deus quer fazer nessa geração somos luz para a escuridão Deus quer agir e somos canal para isso.....Louvo a Deus pela vida de cada um que esteve envolvido nesse eventoe para nos abençoar de forma maravilhosa...valeu a pena sair de Brasilia, viajar por horas e estar aqui em São Paulo para adorar e viver esses dias sobrenaturais...Deus tem muito mais!!!!! Espero PASSION 2009 EM UM ESTADIO....ALCANÇAR AS NAÇÕES E LEVAR O REINO E A FAMA DE CRISTO A TODOS...ESTA É NOSSA PAIXÃO!!!!! Cintya

    By Anonymous Cintya, at 5/25/2008 3:29 PM  

  • Hope you guys an amazing time in Kiev, too bad you couldn't make it to Belarus which is where I was born.

    Glad to hear Sao Paulo was great!
    Blessings for your next stop, the travel, weather (no rain during lunch), etc!

    Keep updating us with the news

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/25/2008 11:34 PM  

  • no words to describe... just awesome!

    By Blogger Strong_Wind, at 5/26/2008 8:38 AM  

  • Oi

    Alguém aqui entende Português.rs?

    Pessoal foi muito bom tudo que Deus continue abençoando vocês e voltem mais vezess.....rs

    Ah coloca a foto da minha galera no site.rs beijos

    By Blogger Dri, at 5/26/2008 10:40 AM  

  • HIIIIIII DEARS!!! I'm very very veryyyy happy for being part of The Passion in Sao paulo. It was amazing, We all worshiping and shouting the Lord's name, and u blessed our lives a lot. It was ROOOCK!!!!!
    we will not be the same, no more!!!
    Kampala will tremble, we are praying for you, the World will tremble! world will not be the sameeeee!!! JESUS IS AMAZINNNNNNNG!!!

    Kisses for all!
    Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil!!!!


    By Anonymous Katiucia Amanda, at 5/26/2008 10:57 AM  

  • "Greater things have yet to come and greater things are still to be done in Brazil"

    I was there and I'm so glad I can say that! I'm voiceless and tired, but it was SOOO worthy!
    I can't wait to have a meeting like that again and I'm already doing my best to make Jesus famous.
    Love you guys!
    Kisses from Rio...


    By Blogger Nicole, at 5/26/2008 11:08 AM  

  • Agradeço a Deus pela oportunidade de ter participado do Passion, todos com quem eu conversei ficaram aAPAIXONADOS!!! Tudo que vimos e ouvimos foi para a GLÓRIA DE DEUS, E EU CREIO que através destes jovens grandes coisas serão feitas na cidade de São Paulo e mais ainda: neste País, porque agora nossa missão é tornar o NOME DE JESUS FAMOSO!!!
    Mais uma vez obrigada!!! =] Minha oração é que o Passion cresça cada vez mais, para que o nome de Jesus cresça infinitamente mais!!!
    "There is no one like our God"

    By Anonymous Aline Ramos, at 5/26/2008 11:22 AM  

  • Foi maravilhoso.. benção de Deus em minha vida. uma sensação que não se compara a nenhuma outra.. QREMOS OUTRO PASSION.. estamos orando por Kampala, lá tambem sera uma benção.. e

    Renata Cmpinas- SP

    By Anonymous Renata Taborda, at 5/26/2008 11:24 AM  

  • Awesome!

    By Anonymous pablo.b, at 5/26/2008 2:01 PM  

  • It was completely amaaaaaaaaazing!
    No words in this world can describe my feelings in those 2 perfect nights!

    It was better than I had imagined!

    God was fullfilling that place and all the students could feel the presence of sweet holy spirit by the words of Louie and Francis!

    May God keep shinings this pastors' ways!
    We hope PASSION be back soon
    We´re very excited to united this students again: ONE NAME -->ONE PASSION!

    keep shining team =]
    and Kampala will tremble with D.C.B and Chris Tomlin!

    kisses from Itapetininga/SP

    By Blogger Camila Palma, at 5/26/2008 2:07 PM  

  • We are just in awe and the amazing love of our GOD!!! May HE continue to open doors and hearts for HIS story to be proclaimed. Our hearts also pray for the Chapman family. HIS love and grace is enough for them during this time. May they know and sense the very heart of God during this time.
    We also pray as you are journeying now to your 3rd county and daily HE is renewing your physical bodies and spiritual minds/hearts for that is to come. For greater things are to come..

    By Blogger Al, at 5/26/2008 8:51 PM  

  • we truly are about His fame, and when the world unites in this freedom, the world Will change and it is. God IS changing this world and His fame IS rising and we are CONNECTED WITH THE MOST HIGH GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Go God!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/28/2008 12:06 AM  

  • Like the passion box...looks like the cd cover I designed in packaging! Have a great day!



    By Blogger Dave Misch Designs, at 5/28/2008 9:28 PM  

  • or wall

    By Blogger Dave Misch Designs, at 5/28/2008 9:32 PM  

  • Ever masturbate with the thoughts of someone else besides Jesus in your head? That is why the goal of passion is to make Jesus the most famous name in your life. There isn’t a car ride or a conversation, a bite to eat or a sip to drink, or a single entertaining thing out there not waiting to give us the choice of whether or not we have Him in mind first and foremost. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that He didn’t make.-Homeless John 1:3. Every step we give. Every thought we take. Every second of the day is HIS. What are you going to do with Jesus next? “What do you mean, if I can’t?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”

    By Blogger bonomsa, at 6/30/2008 7:13 PM  

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