The heart of Paris.
I heard the line went around the block.
We brought the sign from Kampala.
Guess where they came from.
1400 we pray will turn into a multitude.
Former French Open champion Mary Pierce talks about Jesus.
I saw the light.
Once again, the thought we are carrying from a fabulous night in Paris is hope. In the end, just near 1,000 people were with us for a beautiful night. Granted, students are right in the midst of exams, but as we had been told all along, an event of this size would be the largest university gathering for Christ in this city. I can't tell you how grateful we feel to carry the story of rescue in Paris tonight. The church is alive here, and we pray what happened tonight fans the flame of passion for His name. Kampala, we played the video of you chanting "Pair-ees" and brought your sign all the way from Uganda. The students were blown away by that and started cheering like crazy.
There were so many highlights, but having MP with us was truly special. She's one of two French women to have won Roland Garros in the past forty years and is a national hero here. We met her through friends a few months ago and when she found out from Chris about Passion Paris she really wanted to come (she's injured, but here doing TV for the tournament). She never thought she'd share, but wow! Not only did the place go absolutely nuts when she came out, but her contagious love for Jesus just caused the whole night to erupt.
At the end I met a friend of the Blog and podcast (you'll hear her on it later) who is an Italian university student in Milan. Like most people there tonight, it was her first Passion, and the first time she has ever been able to worship with a room filled with students like her. Thank you, Paris, for making that happen!
Thanks to all of you who prayed for and with us. Now it's time for some of the Passion family (you guys reading this) to move into the neighborhoods of Paris and plant your lives for the cause of making the light of Jesus bright here. This city needs all the love and support we can give.
Paris, we love you and believe this little tribe we saw tonight will multiply into a mighty wave throughout this city and nation. With much love, Louie and the whole Passion Team.
"The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord, in its time I will do this swiftly." Isaiah 60:22
PS! Kampala, you gave $3842 US [6,147,200 Ugandan Shillings!!!] for Paris. Paris gave $4900 US for London and is praying! DSN in Paris = 230 Pairs of socks and 320 toothbrushes for the homeless of the City.