Hey Ladies! This is Curtis writing to you from my desk here at Living Proof. It’s cold (relatively speaking) here in Houston today so I have a stocking cap on and a personal space heater right next to me. Life is good!
I asked Beth if I could do a quick post to remind you about Passion 2011 in Atlanta, January 1-4. Beth is speaking in a main session and I am leading a community group again this year. We look forward to Passion every year and are so grateful to God to play our respective roles.
Passion is a movement led by Louie and Shelley Giglio inspiring the collegiate generation to live for the glory of God and the good of the world. I was 17 years old when I first heard of Passion. A college student from my church went to Passion ’99 and offered me two cassette tapes from the conference. One was a message by Beth and the other was a message by Louie about David bringing the glory of God and the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem. I would sit in the parking lot after school and listen to those messages over and over again. At the time I was trying to discern if God was setting me apart for ministry. I remember thinking to myself that if I was called by God, I wanted the heart like the one I heard coming through those tapes. Twelve years later I still want a heart like theirs.
That’s why if you have influence over an 18-25-year-old you should encourage them to come to Passion 2011. Not just because of the amazing team of leaders (Louie Giglio, Beth Moore, John Piper, Francis Chan, Andy Stanley, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Christy Nockels, Matt Redman, Charlie Hall, and others), but because you want your 18-25-year-old to join in with thousands in their generation living for the glory of God and the fame of Jesus around the world.
Below is a link to the Passion 2011 website where you can find out all the details as well as a 2 minute video glimpse at what a Passion conference is all about.