i think i've mentioned once or seventeen times
that we are blessed to have the opportunity
to worship at not one but two amazing churches.
is the brick & mortar church
that spun out of Passion Conferences.
to be taught by Louie Giglio
& worship with Chris Tomlin & Christy Nockels ( just to name a few)
is life changing.
every. single. time.
this week Savannah was able to attend a few days of the conferences
along with 22,000 others!
can you imagine?
seriously. the worship in that place of 22,000 kids on fire for their lord.
she was able to hear Francis Chan, Beth Moore, Andy Stanley & of course Louie
in their words
" taking a step in a journey that is all about finding true meaning
as we take our places in a story that is so much bigger
it's about trading small dreams
for a roll in a grand epic that is shaping history
& has no end!"
i love how Beth Moore describes the Passion conferences..."If you’re not familiar with the Passion movement (Louie and Shelley Giglio, founders), I will never do justice to it here in this brief explanation so please google it and behold a mighty work of God. In a nutshell, however, it is perhaps the most powerful thing God is doing among college-age men and women across the globe."
Savannah came each day totally fired up for the lord.
for her part in the "bigger picture"
& how that will look in her future!
one of the most amazing things that occurred over those 4 days
is the generous hearts of this next generation.
those 'poor' college kids raised
ONE MILLION dollars
oh yes they did
to go towards various ministries.
$30 a month to support a child in south Africa.
from their budget
is a major sacrifice.
they supported over 2,000 kids!
oh how those kids inspire me.
the dynamic, creative, powerful tools Passion used to give the kids a glimpse into the ministries they would be supporting was truly an amazing site to behold
(all of these images i'm sharing today were from friends of Savannah's or sites she found)
the little white cards represented young girls that were bought out of a life of sex trafficking .
which if you are clueless
is an enormous industry here in America.
they gave money
so that34 homes will be built in Haiti
these cylinders represented wells.
each time the kids gave money they were
able to pour in water to signify the clean water given
water bottles again signifying purchasing clean water for villages
because i wasn't there & have left out many or given you incorrect numbers
because there were so many ministries
because they gave a million dollars
& because i would love for you to hear
& if you are still with me
here's an awesome new song for you