Monday, May 26, 2008

Tchau, Tchau SP and Brasil

We love crowds, but Passion has never been about thousands. This Movement is about people, and we will never forget the faces and the hearts of the Brazilian students who have joined the global wave for His renown. Soon, we'll be going through customs again and boarding a flight to continent number three (not counting NA where we began). After a stop over in JoBurg, SA, we arrive at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. We know God is preparing the way for something great in Kampala, but we feel very attached to Sao Paulo and still haven't gotten over Kyiv and Stockholm!

I know we say it a lot, but something was planted deep within the soil of the emerging generation of students here in Brazil and I believe with all my heart that seed is going to grow into a stunning tree that brings life, truth and purpose to this nation. We are so honored to be a small part of what our great God is doing here and will keep praying for all of you as we continue to circle the globe.

The little audio clip on the Passion Podcast really doesn't do justice to the feeling in the room, so this video clip will give you a little better glimpse into how special the worship was. As you watch, notice the aerial shots on the screen behind the lyrics to "God Of This City." The huge football stadium (Morumbi in SP, I think...can you guys confirm that?) brought a roar from the students as they saw the potential of their number growing to one day fill this place. Later, they started chanting the name of the stadium until the Rio crowd began to lift up the name of the national stadium (Estádio do Maracanã).

Visit our MySpace page and watch the top three videos...if you don't get goosebumps I can't help you!

Love you Brazil!! Louie


  • That's right, the stadium in the video is Morumbi Stadium!! And we did feel like filling that place one day for His Glory!!!
    Thanks again for coming, looking forward to see you again!!!

    By Blogger Tiago, at 5/26/2008 4:52 PM  

  • Confirming the confirmed, yeah is the Morumbi Stadium. And will be AMAZING one day fill that place with people that wants to make Jesus famous, will be just AWESOME! I'm so glad with Jesus that He bring you here, I Praise him for your lives.
    Thank you so much and good luck with the WHOLE tour!

    By Blogger luansr, at 5/26/2008 5:04 PM  

  • Cant wait to see the whole stadium of Maracanã (or Morumbi..) shouting how great is our God! For Jesus renown!

    By Anonymous Letícia, at 5/26/2008 5:12 PM  

  • Hey!!! Thanks for much for comingo here to Sao Paulo.. We all had great moments worshiping together and also hearing what God wants to say to us! The whole event was great... Louie and Francis messages really moved me inside, and I feel like God has a lot for me to do here... You all are great! I am preying for God to do amazing things in Kampala through Passion!!!
    God Bless you all!

    By Anonymous Letícia Barbosa, at 5/26/2008 5:20 PM  

  • Yeahhh!!

    Morumbi Stadium!

    The stadium of the best soccer team of the world!


    God bless ya!

    By Blogger Thal, at 5/26/2008 5:35 PM  

  • Ohh my!! this was wonderful! no words!
    I cant stop to think e remember all we live these days...so amazing!
    These moments of the videos are some of the many unforgettable that happened in Passion::Sao Paulo!

    Thank's God...thank's all you guys!!

    [sorry my english] rsrs

    By Blogger Wellington, at 5/26/2008 5:40 PM  

  • Tchau louie, nós também te amamos! Amamos todos vocês!

    By Blogger Diego, at 5/26/2008 5:41 PM  

  • I look forward to every post because my soul becomes refreshed to know what He is doing around this globe. Amen! Amen! Amen!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/26/2008 6:55 PM  

  • A very special moment in the passion São Paulo was in the end of the conference when all you wasn`t on the stage anymore and everybody ... all together ... started screaming for Kampala !!!


    By Blogger Danielly Fontis, at 5/26/2008 7:51 PM  

  • major goosebumps.
    Praise God!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/26/2008 8:38 PM  

  • Hey, Louie!

    As ev'ryone else who had the great blessing of being there at Passion SP i'm still amazed, happy, excited, touched and a lot more after seing all that He has done through this weekend. So wonderful!! Blessed be the name of the Lord and to Him be all the glory!!
    I want to leave these verses with you, as they represent so perfectly all that's in my heart. I couldn't find better words than these: "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Phillipians 1:3-6).

    I hope you got my message on the napkin - at least the security man in your crew promised me he would give it personally to you! In case you got it, i'm waiting for your email so i can share something very special with you.
    Think you would like to know that the group from Campinas i was leading at São Paulo decided to meet on Friday night and the whole Saturday, so that we can be praying for Kampala full time. We do believe in the power of praying!
    God bless you all, praying for you to have a safe trip back!
    In His love,


    By Blogger Lana, at 5/26/2008 8:50 PM  

  • I'm really excited for Kampala this coming weekend. I went to DC, and have been praying for this since February. I still have my wristband (although now it lives on my desk instead of on my wrist). It is so exciting to know that God is about to answer prayers in an AMAZING way. If Passion DC was even a glimpse of what God is going to do in Kampala, WOW!!! God is SO amazing!!! It is also cool to know that the students of Uganda will be experiencing the same artists we experienced in DC--truly partner cities!! Know that I am continuing to pray for this event all the way back in NJ. GREATER THINGS!!! :)

    By Blogger Susan, at 5/26/2008 8:56 PM  

  • Why i loved this moviment with all my soul?

    I never met someone who believed in me/us like the Passion! When I remember each song and each word, i start to cry... I I felt all the power and all the love of Our God...

    I have no words to describe what happened inside my soul, you can´t imagine how you opened my eyes...

    Please, come back... I´ll wait.

    By Anonymous Monique Antunes, at 5/26/2008 9:29 PM  

  • I hope you guys
    Keep Shining His Light for His Glory and Just for His Glory.

    Praying for Kampala! That They get from God like or more than us, His Light

    I ask:
    "did you feel the mountains tremble? Did you feel the people roar? When the people rose to sing out: Jesus Christ, the Saviour One"


    Brazil needs Christian Economists!!!

    By Blogger Jitsuchaku, at 5/26/2008 9:40 PM  

  • I can only say AMEN to all that's been said!!!!

    It was a true blessing and a gift from God having you all here with us last weekend in Sao Paulo. It was truly a milestone in my life.

    Let's shine HIS name until He comes!

    Always praying for all of you!

    I can't wait to hear from Kampala!

    God bless!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger Rodrigo, at 5/26/2008 11:54 PM  

  • ha,ha!
    thanks, Louie!
    Praying for Kampala today!!!!
    God go with you all!

    By Blogger Anna, at 5/27/2008 12:01 AM  

  • I think that Morumbi stadium is an excellent idea (very much closer than Maracana for me, haha)...
    This weekend was surely the greatest weekend of this year... God's presence in that place was very, very, very powerful.. I thank God for that opportunity and ask Him for greater things to Kampala too...
    Hope to see ya next year... God bless ya

    By Anonymous Thiago Romano, at 5/27/2008 12:33 AM  

  • leaving in a few hours for uganda to volunteer with passion. so excited!

    By Blogger valeriehulme, at 5/27/2008 12:37 AM  

  • Louie and the Passion Team

    I have to be the oldest Podcast listener at the age of 37. But I've been praying for you and your team since How Great is OUR GOD tour came to Orlando, Fl. Great to hear all the good stuff God is doing around the world. Thank You for going for us who can not, but are prayers are with you, and when you finish a night just beat down tired like after SP Brazil, just remember if only ONE life was changed it was all worth it. Hope to see you in Orlando soon.


    By Anonymous Tim, at 5/27/2008 12:50 AM  

  • We love you too!!

    Hope u come back soon.

    God Bless u!

    Tchau, tchau!

    By Blogger Beatriz, at 5/27/2008 1:33 AM  

  • WOW!!!! :^D ... I love the way you guy in Sao Paulo worship!!! I really enjoyed all the S.P. videos on myspace!!!!

    Praise be To God for all He is doing though Passion!

    Greater Thing "ARE" Still to Come!!!

    praying you guys on to Kampala...and thanks Louie for all the updates!

    By Blogger karah, at 5/27/2008 1:38 AM  

  • Wow!! God is indeed busy moving all around the world... Isn't it simply amazing how we can come from all diferent corners of the globe and unite under the precious Name of Jesus Christ to make Him famous?! It just goes beyond all human logic and understanding...

    Continuing to pray for you as you go on to Kampala.

    PS. I see you are having a stopover in Johannesburg, South Africa... Even though you don't officially come till August, I would like to give you all a warm South African welcome (all the way from Cape Town!!)

    By Blogger Annami, at 5/27/2008 2:17 AM  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/27/2008 2:54 AM  

  • Wow...In uganda, we feel very blessed to be part of what God has done and what He continues to do through you guys...
    we are praying that there will be revival on our college campuses here and in our nation......
    very expectant!

    You are welcome to Uganda.

    By Anonymous sylvia, at 5/27/2008 6:40 AM  

  • WOWwwwwwwwwwww

    3 days of the Passion already passed ... I have in my heart the fevor still, as if it were sabádo. As I wanted the Passion continued here day and more days. I could stay there all my loving and just listening to Father But I have that I have to put in practice than I was over-supplied. I have and I want to talk about Jesus, to proclaim Thy fame. I have prayed to God to give me strategies. I am boiling want my friends know that if he did so in this Passion ... Jesus!

    I love the Passion, vision is hug!
    Louise you is expensive!

    Thank you Passion up by the flame of Jesus in me!

    Excuse my English ... Translator online

    By Anonymous Pamela =D, at 5/27/2008 7:59 AM  

  • Wow, I have just loved reading the comments from the first three WT stops.
    I am so enthused, (as an oldie ) to hear that all you students want to live for Jesus and make Him famous.
    Its time to "Take it to the streets !"

    Praying for Kampala. For safe travels,strength,health,
    customs clearance,strategies with the crowds,and for Grace and Truth to touch every heart.May Jesus be lifted up and Uganda be changed by students empowered by the Holy Spirit ,spreading the message of redemption through Jesus.

    By Blogger gail, at 5/27/2008 8:33 AM  

  • The podcast is awesome!! And I'm in the video of You Are My Joy in MySpace!! \o/

    IT'S CRAZY!!


    By Blogger Wellington, at 5/27/2008 9:54 AM  

  • Hi people! I was SO HAPPY when I saw the blog this morning, cause YEAH, I'M IN THE PICTURE (I'm the girl with the black and white dress and a huge smile)!!
    Guys, the videos are AWESOME and I'll be praying to have you back here in Brazil, but in MARACANA, in Rio...I BET we wouldn't have enough space in Maracana!!

    Kisses!! Nicole...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/27/2008 10:07 AM  

  • loved the fact that you guys loved Brazil!

    I Laughed so much listening to the podcast of Passion here in São Paulo!

    Gotta agree that Brazilians are quite nuts and crazy for Jesus!

    Thanks for coming Passion!I don't have words to describe how the event changed my life! I'm not sure you guys even read this, but i just wanted to let you know!


    god bless,

    from one of the 41 podcast listener!

    p.s.Kampala is in my pray this week =]

    By Blogger Mariana, at 5/27/2008 10:09 AM  

  • wow! that's all I can say about this!!! WOW!!!!!!

    everytime I read some comments from you guys and from the others students who was there, or every video and photos I've seen, reminds me that things will never be the same and we will never be the same!!!!!

    I would like so much to attend the Louie's ask to join you guys at the tour and make some noise all over the earth =P huahauhaua (unfortunately that's not the time :/ all things be done in Your time, Lord!!! Your way, Lord, not mines...)

    praying for you guys. praying for Kampala and the others cities. praying to meet you guys again someday soon... but I know for sure that we'll make a big noise together in Heavens!!!!!

    amo vocês!!!
    Love you, Passion team!!!!!

    By Blogger Bell, at 5/27/2008 10:28 AM  

  • Wow...What can I say about this amazing weekend? God is really amazing and loves everyone with a special kind of way...I remember when Francis said about us be as son to God, not a slave...and then when some ppl around prayed for me, I become so fulfilled of God's Grace and Love that I could hear His voice saying to me: I forgive you my son, now come to me and let's celebrate together!

    And I can't wait to see Morumbi Stadium, Maracanã or any other soccer stadium filled with a passionate generation shouting HIS NAME!!!

    God bless u guys!

    Tchau!! See ya soon =)

    By Blogger Gui Abrahão, at 5/27/2008 10:30 AM  

  • Hey Louie,
    I attended Passion Dallas and it blessed me tremendously. It was my first Passion Conference and I am totally excited that you guys were able to make it around the world. I plan to attend Passion 09 in Dallas TX. I also wanted to say that I am 120% for Jesus. You guys are truly a blessing to the world and God's people. Thanks.

    By Anonymous Hydie Bean, at 5/27/2008 12:28 PM  

  • Thanks sooooooo much for coming here in São Paulo and thank you so much for loving and caring about college students!!
    Sometimes I feel so incapable to make a difference in my university, but I was really encouraged after the testimonial about “Fruitcake” and Ashley!! Thanks for sharing the Word of God the way you do, and thanks for making it available to all of us through DVD and website!!
    Jesus really talked to me in this weekend!! Praise God!!
    We will wait for the next Passion Conference here in Brazil…! ^^

    By Anonymous Tassia, at 5/27/2008 12:32 PM  

  • Hi!
    I just thank God for such opportunity!

    I don't think that we could take over the Maracanã stadium only, but we could take over every stadium and shout in the top of our lungs for the Lord and praise him in every city of Brazil, every city of the whole world!

    See you guys!

    For his renown!

    By Anonymous Hélio Júnior (BH), at 5/27/2008 12:35 PM  

  • No comment!
    Passion in Brazil, the better!
    He had so many expectations regarding this event, and all were overcome!
    Amei all of the singing preacher. Of the local snacks. And the main the presence of God there, which made this the whole time.
    Everything done very well.
    The volunteers incredible.

    Woe to miss!
    Amei everything!

    I want more Passion here!

    Louise you are too!
    Thank you for everything!
    God bless much!
    You will be amazed with the blessings of God!

    All Amazing!

    By Blogger Pampis Fróis, at 5/27/2008 2:08 PM  

  • Sorry Louie ... I wrote your name wrong! I am Sorry

    By Blogger Pampis Fróis, at 5/27/2008 2:11 PM  

  • oh.. we will miss passion...
    till the next year, amen?? =}
    wait u all here again! at a great soccer stadium!! we have faith in it!!

    By Blogger Strong_Wind, at 5/27/2008 3:32 PM  

  • Halleluja, God is Great!

    Praying for the world tour!!!!

    By Anonymous Judith, at 5/27/2008 4:03 PM  

  • thanks for everything!
    I really believe that something amazing is gonna hapennig through the students that decided live for the fame of Jesus!

    We are praying for Kampala!

    (sorry my english! hehe)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/27/2008 4:56 PM  

  • Sorry Tim, got you beat at being an older podcast listener at 54. And i'd bet there are probably others listening older than I.

    Thanks Louie for the continued updates via the blog and podcasts.

    Jesus is rockin' the world! Love to all my brothers and sisters throughout it.

    By Anonymous Thom, at 5/27/2008 5:26 PM  

  • Hy, Guys!!!
    I loved Passion!! Was so blessed...and so fast too! I want more!!!=D
    Well...i live in Rio! And the next Passion can be in Maracanã Stadium...what's do you think???=)
    We brazilians studants want to make Jesus famous!! We breathe Jesus...
    Don't forgot us!

    Hey, we are praying for Kampala!!!
    Iurruuuuuuuu..."Our God is a God who saves!!!"


    By Blogger Thaís, at 5/27/2008 7:03 PM  

  • Hi Louie!!! I'm brazilian, and i was there,and it was incredible, amazing!!! I was touched by God across you. I'm very happy because i had this opportunity, i'll remember that days forever!! And I'll always pray for your life and for Passion, for God to use you more and more... Thanks for coming, God bless you! I loved all of you!

    By Blogger Thalita Aira, at 5/27/2008 7:10 PM  

  • Passion,

    Thank you for coming to Brazil.

    I hope you all enjoyed our country and I ask you to pray for us, along with the other countries around the world.

    This land needs God's love more than anything now, at this moment, and I feel like letting Him use me to spread it!

    "For greater thing have yet to come, greater things are still to be done in here!"

    God Bless you Passion team!

    We pray for Kampala and all the other countries! =)

    By Blogger Natanael Adiwardana, at 5/27/2008 9:57 PM  

  • I'm crazy to meet Ashley and tell her how much she blessed my life!

    By Blogger Matheus Ortega, at 5/27/2008 10:14 PM  

  • yeaah It's Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo also is the stadium from são paulo’s time, that some of you guys went to see the play. But don’t worry. tells Daniel that there aren’t “flying stones” at the shows ahuAUhU (Brazilian’s laughter). That is because the Brazilians take the “futebol/football” so seriously here.

    By the way… U2's concert was also there in 2006 and was awesome. I can't imagine PASSION at Morumbi, It would be SO wonderful.
    the next PASSION one day life could be here! At Morumbi!!

    I’m still with the bracelet and praying for KAMPALA.
    Thank you all so much!!!
    The grace of GOD in you guys are so catching!!

    And, one last thing…I’m so glad of all the things you’ve said about Brazil on the podcast.
    LOVE so much this weekend and it REALLY changed my life. Like.. “things will NEVER be the same” in this country, in this city and in my life!!
    Thanks GOD!

    By Anonymous Chris, at 5/28/2008 12:08 AM  

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWkQDaCcY6k

    Praise the Lord! I saw the light!

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

  • Jesus! (Claps) Jesus! (Claps) Jesus! (Claps)

    By Anonymous Eliza, at 5/28/2008 1:01 AM  

  • Simply beautiful my little friend...I love you Thata!!!

    By Blogger benito, at 5/28/2008 5:52 AM  

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0PDGwdEODs

    By Blogger bell, at 5/28/2008 8:07 AM  

  • What an amazing God we serve! Thanks for another glimpse of Him setting the world on fire. The podcast was incredible - thank you for sharing a small part of His mighty work. Louie, the outpouring of your heart to the Chapman family was wonderful. And just to add that the quality of the podcasts don't matter because the quality of the heart of worship is coming through loud and clear! Can't wait for Kampala.

    By Blogger rich, at 5/28/2008 11:44 AM  

  • Huaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa =]]]
    I'mmm in this photoooo... ;***
    Beatiful.... =]]
    beautiful because i've been with my friendsss... i loveee...
    I'm brazilian, and i was there,and it was incredible, amazing!!!
    Was very, very incredibleeeee... =]]
    I'll never forget this dayss with God =]]

    By Anonymous Rebeca, at 5/28/2008 2:06 PM  

  • So I listened to the Passion Podcast last nite and let me just say when I hear them sing at the end that didn't just give me goosebumps but it brought tears of joy to my eyes. I am one of the 44 listerns that was one of the 19 listeners. So I guess I'll take a number as well..lol. I'm so glad that Passion is going into all the world. Just to hear the little bit that I did hear that was amazing. I guess it made me think back to when I was at Passion07.

    By Anonymous Katrina, at 5/28/2008 2:55 PM  

  • WOW. Thank you God!!
    The podcast just gave me chills. Thinking that we are all praying for the tour, worldwide. It feels so powerful. God is moving, sweeping through the world!! Keep praying.

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 5/28/2008 3:01 PM  

  • Heh. Tim, at 37, you're not even close to being the oldest. I'm 44, and a few of the volunteers I served with at Passion Atlanta were older!

    And I think there are a lot more listeners than Louie is telling us. Must be an inside joke :)

    Louie, thanks for your tribute to Maria Chapman, and the Chapman family on the podcast.

    By Anonymous Tony, at 5/28/2008 3:52 PM  

  • Heeey!

    There are no words to describe what I felt in those two days. Was so beautiful to see so many students who are in love with Jesus and want to make Him famous in this earth.
    I thank u guys with all of my heart, everything was awesome.. the bands, the songs, the preachers, the prayers. Thanks Loiue, Francis, David, Chris, the translators and all the Passion team. God really spoke to us in a very special way. The time has come for us to shine and show Jesus wherever we may go. I know that greater things have yet to come! I know that His grace is enough and His love never ends!
    We are praying with all of our hearts for Kampala.. will be indescribable, I'm sure!
    PLEASEEEE, come back here next year, it was so special!

    LOUD Brazil loves you guys!

    Kisses *

    By Blogger Anna Carol, at 5/28/2008 4:41 PM  

  • What was that????? I'm so amazed of what God has done in here!! I was there to testify the massive amount of youth compromised with the word of God and ready to make the name of Jesus famous in this World! Thanks Passion for being here with us, thank you Louie, thank you Francis, thank you Chris Tomlin, thank you David Crowder, thank you all the crew that came to Brazil! God Bless you all! For sure we're all praying hard for Kampala! It will be great over there! By the wondrous grace of God! I was in São Paulo and I brought 42 people (youth) from my church, we're so blessed, so ready to do great things through our lives to make Jesus famous in our Universities, our cities, our Nation! I had major Goosebumps seeing the videos; I cannot stop singing these music!

    "And now is the time for the people to rise
    Lift up a shout, everybody cry out
    Raise your voice, shout out a noise
    And dance a dance of joy

    We are the redeemed
    We are the ones who are free
    And we belong to Jesus
    We are now alive
    And in this world we will shine
    Cause we belong to Jesus!!!"

    "For greater things have yet to come
    And greater things are still to be done in Brazil!!"

    Love you all!!!

    Marcio Gomes (mgomes@cmrcia.com.br)

    By Blogger Marcio, at 5/29/2008 12:48 PM  

  • oh my gosh! i finally just listened to the sao paulo podcast and that was just phenomenal! i dont think i've ever started crying so hard and yet laughing so much at the same time ever before! the little audio clip at the end of the podcast with sing sing sing was beyond amazing. i plugged in my ear pods and just drank it in and it was a tease because it was so short! its just incredible.

    By Blogger Melissa, at 6/02/2008 11:08 PM  

  • HI Louie!
    I wanted to thank you and your team for all you did for us in Uganda. starting out I had been feeling like I had very little left if anything to give, but by the end my heart was full. I am so thankful to God because He knows what we need when we need it. I am praying for my brothers and sister in Paris and believing that God will do for them what He did for me. I am also believing for 10,000 people to come by the last night! Greater things are coming to Paris!!
    Joyanne Dangers

    By Blogger Joyanne, at 6/04/2008 2:23 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 7:01 PM  

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