Oh, Sisters, I longed for you to see these 1000 darling women that God allowed us the privilege to host at Passion 2012. Meeting with them was a huge highlight for our staff. We greeted them, heard from several of them regarding how we could pray for them, had a very brief Q&A, then prayed over them. Oh, and then I hugged as many as time would allow and I am not kidding when I say that it was at least a hundred. I wish so much I could have gotten my arms around all 1000. I hope some of them will find their way to this post and leave a comment to let us know specifically how God revealed Himself to them and what major truth they took home with them. Please don’t stop praying for them. By now, they have already been tremendously challenged by their worlds and by the enemy of their souls. Pray for them to stand firm. Let’s be good big sisters to them.

Behold the fruit of your prayers:



This is a quick picture from the very opening of Passion Monday night. My heart felt like it was beating as loud as the dozen drums on that stage. I didn’t take many pictures during the sessions because I didn’t want to be distracted and miss God. I wanted to worship and to receive a word myself! I know you get that.


Last one in case you’re totally over it. Grin. This is my first encounter with Christine Caine (from Australia, look into her organization “A21.”). She was so hilarious and so full of life as we met and chatted together back in the Green Room. I liked her instantly. She told me that she bought this hat for $10 at the airport because her hair was dirty. Yep. I loved her.


Then her session just about blew a hole through my chest. She called all of us to DO SOMETHING NOW about the biggest epidemic of slavery to ever hit the globe: 27 million slaves around the world right this minute. And many of our cities are housing them. Mine included, God help and forgive us.ย  It’s deplorable and as Passion 2012 voiced over and over again: indifference is not an option. Those kids raised over 3 million dollars to fight this epidemic. Astounding. CNN even told the story. Google it and watch it. The Name of Jesus comes up blatantly in it. If you get the chance, also watch Christine’s session on the official Passion 2012 website as soon as they’re airing it.

I was so ruined by the session that I already have a meeting set in stone, God willing, so that I can see what God would have me do here in Houston. Not coincidentally, on January 1st of this year (prior to the Passion event or ever meeting Christine or hearing about these shocking statistics) God gave me Micah 6:8 to claim for 2012 through that morning’s sermon at my church. I even wrote it on the very front of my journal (all still before I ever got to Passion) and instead of it writing it word-for-word as it is stated in my Bible, I personalized it on the front of my journal like this:

“He has told you, Beth, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness (or mercy in many of your translations) and to walk humbly with your God?”

When I was so stricken by the statistics and then the session, I got out my new journal in my hotel room to start asking God in ink what He wanted me to do. And there I saw the verse I’d written on the front of it. I was taken aback. I knew it was no accident. SO, I am open to His leadership and, as I know more, I will share more. One thing is for sure. I’m not going to sit back and do nothing.

I took all of you with me to Passion 2012 on my heart. Louie announced before closing the event that it will be back in the Georgia Dome next January. PASSION 2013!!!!! Look for us to start talking about it again mid-Fall of this year.

After asking for so much involvement from you, I didn’t want to leave you without an update! Thank you so much for all your prayers and for such support. Here’s the last thing I have to say. Anybody who thinks that the horizon looks terribly bleak for the church has not been to Passion. I do not know what the future holds for our nations and our governments but, even out of ashes, God can raise up a gorgeous Bride. She looked stunning on the faces of 44,000 young people this week.

I love you.


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  1. 51
    Kelly S says:

    It was AMAZING via livestream. THANK YOU for including us! Having invested in prayer, I felt a part of it! Two girls from my church got scholarships! I’ll share this with them. THANKS!
    I love you too

  2. 52
    Kathy says:

    Thanks for sharing- how inspirational to say the least! I’ll keep holding my Passion Girl in prayer. The slavery stats are more than I can comprehend-

    I’m asking God to please move NOW in my personal life (over 14 years in the “war zone” and it is bloody )and redeem the generational issues that Satan is trying to use to destroy my family and me.

    If our Lord will end this personal war while I have any life left in me, and the goodness of the Lord comes forth in the land of the living, I will not forget the importance of addressing this issue in some small way in my own life-

    I think my prayer today is: God of the universe- Come, Lord Jesus and free/heal my sisters, our families and me so that we can be a more powerful force for your kingdom. Block the evil one and send him to your feet to deal with him as you see fit- Free us and release us- we want to make a difference in your Kindgom! In the powerful and the wise name of Jesus Christ, Amen

  3. 53
    Terri Woolbright says:

    Beth & Melissa too,
    I’m currently doing your James study. You mentioned about James and his name meaning also, Jacob. I have had a long running question that I’ve asked many others. I don’t think scripture presents a clear answer, however, perhaps you know of one. I certainly have speculated.
    My question is: Why does God/Scripture continue to refer to Jacob as Jacob instead of Israel? He calls all others (Abram/Abraham, Sarai/Sarah, Saul/Paul, etc) by their changed names, yet Jacob he does not. It’s always stated, Abraham, Isaac(named by God at birth), and Jacob, not Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. Any thoughts? Thanks for letting me pick your brain. I love His Word and love how it’s like a prism. Every time we hold it up, we see a new and personal facet.
    On the Potter’s Wheel, in the Potter’s Hands, by the Potter’s Grace, Terri
    P.S.- One other thought. Have you ever noticed that Jesus never quoted Scripture? He wasn’t quoting, He was just repeating Himself!!! lol (just a little saying of mine.)

    • 53.1
      Warm in Alaska says:

      “…He was repeating Himself” – love it! And also love how He knew the Word (because, yes, He is the Word) and always applied it in just the right way at just the right time. Words aptly spoken, indeed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts ~

  4. 54
    cyndap says:

    Kristin Saltsman – I’m still praying for you!

  5. 55
    Sandi says:

    I am claiming that verse for this year as well. Pat and I shared it with our Bible study (James) group on Wednesday. That sermon blew me away!

    I also watched your Passion session online. I believe with my whole heart that this generation of young people will bring our rain.

  6. 56
    Crystal says:

    Such an amazing post! Thank you so much for sharing! I was so blessed to be able to watch your session and a good chunk of Christine’s session from Passion. And I was blown away reading this post as you began to speak about Micah 6:8. It is one of my life verses and our amazing God also brought it very, very much to the forefront of my mind right at the new year! Amazing. God is so good and He is so cool about stuff like that! Have a blessed start to your new year and I will be thinking and praying for you each time I think about this verse, one of my all time favorites and one of the verses of my life! God Bless!

  7. 57
    Steph says:


    Loved the pictures from Passion 2012! I never heard about Passion before I started hearing about it on the blog. I live in the Atlanta area and hope that one year God will open the doors for me to be able to participate as a volunteer (as I am way over the age limit for a participant).

    I love the verse from Micah that you quoted. It was one of the very first verses that I ever memorized when I was looking for direction for my life. I remember thinking if I can just “do that” then the rest will work itself out.

    God Bless you and all of Living Proof in 2012!!

  8. 58
    Susan B. says:

    My son was one of those 44,000! He came home so excited and energized for Jesus. I have also seen a change in his friends that attended – more focus and determination. Through Passion, God is bringing up an amazing generation. The future is bright with His light. They can’t wait for Passion 2013…wish I was college-age again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 59
    Diane Bailey says:

    The slavery is appaling! I support a woman who is fighting human trafficing that begins in Congo. Some of those children are smuggled into America and all over the world. In case you want to see her sight it is http://makewaypartners.org/

    I’m not trying to advertise here, but I think we all need to tell what we know, how the Lord is working, and how He is calling all of us to do our part.

    Love all you do, Girl!

  10. 60
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Dear Beth,
    Thank you for the update. It is so exciting to see a picture of the 1,000 girls! I will continue praying for the three young girls whose names I was given. They had been on my mind constantly during Passion. I know God is up to something big!!

    Blessings to all,

  11. 61
    Madelaine Works says:

    I just wanted to say what a huge God thing it was that I was given the incredible privilege to attend Passion 2012. I had no way to make the payment for registration and God provided me with your scholarship. It was single handedly one of the most profound weeks of my entire life and I can now say I have freedom in Christ. My life was heading for a funeral. I was saved at 9, but had this weird idea that I was still trying to earn my salvation. After this week, God revealed to me that He is the ONLY way I am saved, that all of my countless efforts to be a “perfect Christian girl” are futile. The only way I can glorify Him is by submitting to His leading and dying to myself, and to lift my face to the cross and let His blood be sprinkled on my heart, thus cleansing it. I also learned that we have to live unashamed for our great Savior! It was an amazing week, and I don’t know if you will read this, Ms. Beth, but I just want to thank you for following God’s leading in giving out scholarships to girls like me. It was truly life changing!

  12. 62
    Meaghan McClain says:

    Hey Mrs. Beth!
    I am so thankful that you provided me the opportunity to go to passion this year! Currently I am a senior in high school and I have three other sisters, me and my older sister Anneliese received your scholarship and went to passion together. I have never been surrounded by so many friendly people in my life, and knowing that each person in the dome loved the lord really made me feel like I was a part of something special. In my high school I have always felt so alone; in every bible club meeting and fca meeting it would always be my sisters and I, and maybe five other people. I have been struggling with loneliness for a while now, and godly friends are in short supply. But passion made me realize that no matter where I am I’m not alone, Jesus is the friend that is always there when I’m lonely. There are so many other Christians around the world that are now a part of my family with Christ, and I don’t have to be afraid anymore. God really does have a plan for me. Even if that plan involves some lonely times, then God has a specific reason for it. By going through this loneliness Christ has drawn me closer to him, and I am so thankful that I got to be surrounded by thousands of other Christians. Thank you so much Mrs. Beth for providing for me this experience; I will never be lonely again now that I have found a friend in Jesus Christ.
    Love Meaghan

    • 62.1
      Lindsee says:

      Amen, Meaghan! I am praying that the Lord sends a sweet, godly friend your way this semester. You are loved!

  13. 63
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Beth – thanks for that last paragraph – I needed to hear that today. Also, I’m glad you carried all of Siestaville with you to Passion in your heart – because travel for some of us in this season is out of the question.

    God’s going to do great things in 2012. I just know it.

    Blessings ~

  14. 64
    Jeni says:

    Several years ago I had a student nag me to go and take some other girls to Passion. I relented and was completely floored. I so felt the Spirt of God there like none other. I continually thanked God for allowing me to be there. You cannot explain to others what goes on there – I have tried numerous times – every year. The worship is beautiful and brings tears. It also gave me renewed hope in the next generations to carry on His work. At that time there were only 17,000 students in attendance. I have been amazed all week at the number attending this year – the movement is growing. I follow Passion every year since attending through podcasts and live stream. I so wanted to skip work and stay home to watch the live feeds but instead stayed up into the wee hours of the night trying to watch every session. I continue to pray for all the students in attendance to stay strong and put feet, hands and voices to the message from Passion (God). I hope God gives me the opportunity to attend again in my lifetime (as a volunteer).

  15. 65
    Amy Rudge says:

    Thank you so much for your heart for these young people. As a youth pastor who sends her kids off to college every year just praying they will continue to hear truth and feel the conviction and love of the Lord in their hearts, I so appreciate your message from Passion2012 to them. I will be praying for the Lord’s leading for you in 2012 and the revelation He’s already given you. Again, thank you for being such an influential member of our team as ministers of the gospel!
    Love in Christ,

  16. 66
    Mindy says:

    I streamed most of Passion on my computer…it was spectacular. The heart for Jesus and for the vulnerable was truly humbling, moving, and compelling. God is doing something wonderful in them and in me.

  17. 67
    Rachel says:

    Sweet Beth,
    I am one of your 1000, and was so blessed by this past week at Passion! Our meeting was undoubtedly a highlight for me. Thank you so much for your prayer, encouragement, and example as a woman who loves the Lord wholeheartedly. Jesus spoke to my heart in several ways but one of the truths that stuck out to me the most was from your Q&A. Someone asked what you thought the most important thing was for us to pray, and you said that above all, we should pray daily for a heart that loves the Lord more than anything else. I needed that reminder.
    Thank you and all of the siestas for being our “big sisters.”
    Love and hugs,

    • 67.1
      Lindsee says:

      Praise God, Rachel! May we all love Him more above anything else. We love you! Such an honor to serve you.

  18. 68
    Marion says:

    I had the awesome privilege of being on the intercessory team – this is my second year doing it and it was so amazing to be part of the behind the scenes prayer effort. I got in parts of sessions but will have to wait to hear the messages on the direct access download. It is astounding what God did – we will never know the full extent of it on this side of eternity but I know there are college students who will never be the same, praise God! Do justice and love mercy – so simple yet so complete. “We raise our white flag and surrender all to you.”

  19. 69
    Nikki says:

    I was moved sometime last year by Christine as well, glad to hear you will be moving in that direction as I follow you.

    God put that Micah verse on my heart the beginning of the year too;)

    I’m starting James at my new church next week, can’t wait. It will be my very first adult bible study with my recent college graduate only child/daughter. So excited.

    Thanks for carrying a torch for us all.


  20. 70
    Seddy Bear says:

    What a beautiful group of young women! It has been (and will continue to be) my privilege to pray for them. I had never heard of Passion before you mentioned it, but I have a FB friend who has been a supporter of Passion for years who sent me the live stream links for a few of the sessions. AMAZING! God is SO good.

    I am glad that the issue of human trafficking came up. It is a cause so close to my heart that I am currently earning a Master’s degree on the subject (Specifically Sex Trafficking, it’s role in society, and new ways of fighting it). The Super Bowl will be hosted in Indianapolis in a few weeks, and is the second largest single event for human trafficking (only to be outdone by The World Cup). Please pray for the modern day slaves! Indianapolis is only a few hours from Indiana’s border with Ohio (my state) which is the state with the worst sex trafficking problem of the 50, and thus supply is readily available. I do believe God is really calling His church to this issue. It is a HUGE issue, but OUR GOD IS BIGGER!

    Micah 6:8 is one of my favorite verses of all time. A good friend of mine started the 6:8 project several years ago which boldly challenges each of us to make doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly a daily lifestyle choice! Great and timely post! Thanks Beth!

    • 70.1
      Jennifer T says:

      Seddy Bear –
      My jaw is dropped here as I had no idea about the problem in Indinapolis and Ohio – – I will certainly be in prayer during Superbowl. Thank you for sharing that information.

  21. 71
    Victoria says:


    Could you do a study on “unity?” How it is reflected in scripture and what God will accomplish when hearts and minds cry out to God together to take a stand against things that grieve Him. In short, what Scripture says a common heart cry can do.

    The peace of Christ,

  22. 72
    Linda Schaich says:

    I loved praying for my Two Passion Girls. I have and will continue to pray for them!! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of Passion 2012 through praying for these two precious young ladies.

  23. 73

    Thank you so much for the update, Beth! We prayed for our sweet girls and are believing for AMAZING things for them!

    Kristi ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 74

    I was so thankful that you tweeted you were watching Passion live stream on Wednesday. I didnt know we could! I was able to watch sessions as well and it was so great that I stayed up half the night watching the ones I had missed. God has been putting this terrible human trafficking crisis on my heart through 2011. I have 3 daughters and I just can not imagine… It feels so big compared to my little old (house wife and mom) self. I was able to raise some money in the summer to donate by doing a half marathon for an organization who helps rescue and restore girls who have been trafficked. I know their is more to do but its hard to know just what!? So I will keep praying for God to give me eyes to see His next steps for me and I am very interested to learn more of what He leads you to do. I will pray for you too. I’m So glad that you are going to let us know as you go about what you see the Lord leading you to do. Your example is super helpful. Thankyou

  25. 75
    Mary R says:

    It is so inspiring to see the passion of the young students. My prayer is that they will retain that passion as they go back to their schools and they will stay committed to changing the world for Christ.

  26. 76
    Kath Rule says:

    St. Louis Post Dispatch 1/07/12 letter to editor from Sister Patty Johnson of Sisters of St. Joseph stated that the Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events and one of the biggest human trafficking events. ” Tens of thousands of sex-trafficking victims are brought to the Super Bowl to meet the expanded demand for commercial sex
    surrounding this event.” We need to be praying to end child prostitution and pornography.
    Looking forward to starting your study of James, Jan 26th at my church.

  27. 77
    Maggie Hall says:

    I was one of the recipients of the scholarship and I just wanted to say THANK YOU! God truly opened my eyes this past week by showing me how beautiful and big he really is! I learned so much and brought all of it back to the University of South Florida with me. If it wasn’t for this scholarship I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience what I did.

    It was such a blessing being able to hear Beth talk just to us 1,000 girls and being able to hug her individually!
    Please continue to pray for us girls and everyone who attended passion. We all left with the same prayer-“Pray for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given to me, so that I’ll FEARLESSLY make known the mystery of the gospel”.

    Thank you, again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 78
    Barbara says:

    Beth – I watched your Passion lesson on line at my desk at work while eating my lunch. Great job. (And may I say how proud I am of you for handling the subject so well. I know you couldn’t even spell out your procedure when you had your surgery – so I know it was very uncomfortable for you. But that was one of the points wasn’t it?!) I am so glad my nephew got to hear you in person. I was just overwhelmed to see 44,000 college kids in one place because they love Jesus.

  29. 79
    Kelli says:

    God bless you Ms. Beth! Being an Atlanta native and having served with various trafficking ministries here for the past four years (including one that showed me the trafficking in Houston), I cannot even put into words the thrill of seeing two of my favorite teachers, you and Francis Chan, being wrecked by God through Ms. Christine’s teaching! And just a few hundred yards from where some of our girls are kept and forced to work. It is a tough mission field and I’ve learned to celebrate the small wins but, through Passion 2012, I have a huge reason to bask in the glory of the Lord who showed how much He LOVES these broken women and longs for us to go get ’em. Thank you for helping God make me into the woman He created me to be through your studies and books and for becoming so passionate about ending slavery through this generation. I love you, appreciate you and look forward to seeing how God will use you to rescue and restore our girls, yours in Houston and those beyond. To God be the glory!

  30. 80
    Sarah says:

    Mrs. Beth

    I am currently a college student who actually attended Passion 2012. This was my second year attending and it was phenomenal as always and God was SO ever present in that place. I actually had the honor and joy to get to talk to one of these sweet people that was made able to come by your ministry. I wanted to say thank YOU because of your ministry I was able to met one of the most beautifully broken women I have ever met. It was a humbling time and such a blessing in my life being to listen to my new sister’s story and being able to pray along side her. One of the highlights of Passion for me this year by far. It was so encouraging seeing how God used your heart to send the girls, and how He defiantly had specific plans for all of them to be there. And I know there are many more stories out there about people who were touched by these women than just me for sure! Thankful for your ministry and the encouragement you are to all us college students! Praying this is the generation that rises up!

    “Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth, we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our souls.” Isaiah 26:8

  31. 81

    Oh, Beth, that was awesome! I watched some online. Not a lot. Mostly, I watched your talk as it was specifically reccomended to me, as something that applied to me in my situation so much. And it did, but it frustrated me at first because, I guess I’d gotten to used to the lists from my former church. They seemed to have a lot of formula type things to do God’s Will and all. It was all about rules, which I normally love, but I learned the hard way that grace is much better than the law. I knew that and had experienced that before, but got so caught up in listening and doing what I was told that I forgot that God isn’t really like this. He doesn’t really care what you do if your heart isn’t in it. I used to love your teaching videos. It took a lot of praying and tears and journaling but I finally processed through what you said and figured out that yes, that is possible for me to do that. I can reach out and grab the hem of his garment, now I can’t get that out of my head and I don’t want to! It’s been quite a roller coaster and ended up angrier in some ways than when I started, because God opened my eyes to things happening in my church and things that were just not right and ways that I was wronged and I was just so angry and kind of lost it. And…I just saw a huge spider crawl across my bedroom floor. Hope I can find it and kill it! Just when I thought I might get a little sleep tonight, now that’s gonna freak me out!

  32. 82
    Debbie from Michigan says:

    Although I was not able to attend, Passion 2012 sounds like an amazing event. I wanted to comment on the sex trafficking here in the United States. My daughter worked for a couple years in Michigan helping to set up a safe house for girls rescued from sex trafficking. She recently moved to New York because she felt the Lord sending her there and wants to do some type of international work with either sex trafficking or women’s rights in other countries or something. Please keep her in your prayers as she doesn’t have a job yet so her savings are dwindling. She has been doing a lot of volunteering at different non-profit organizations. thanks Debbie P.S. I just finished your Fruit of the Spirit study and loved it. I need to practice the sign language more ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. 83
    Carrie K says:

    Beth! I’m so encouraged to know that you support A21 and are open to seeing how the Lord can use you for it here in the US. I follow Bianca Olthoff’s blog and she recently joined the A21 team. I’ve never met Bianca face-to-face, but it seems like an amazing organization and she’s working her little pa-too-tee off for it!

  34. 84
    Carolyn Stutz says:

    My 19-yr-old son came home from Passion 2012 definitely a changed young man ๐Ÿ™‚ He says attending should be a requirement. I honestly was concerned it might be a camp experience and when he got home the spiritual high would dissipate. He said it wasn’t a spiritual high at all, but God became real to him. I thought it was interesting that he didn’t say “more” real.
    The next concern was worship in our own church which is pretty conservative even though it’s a pentecostal denomination. You certainly won’t find anyone rolling down our aisles – ha! I told Nathanael he would now learn what it was to worship “alone”, as it were, instead of with 44,000 others. His utter abandon in, and to, worship Sunday morning made the utter lack of any kind of emotion (OR interest) amongst the young people of our church even more glaringly apparent than ever before.
    Our prayer is that even as a worker bee goes out for food and comes back to the hive to share it, Nathanael will be able to share what he’s been fed — and just as important, that the others would hunger for what he has to share.
    Plans are already being made to go next year (should Jesus tarry) and my niece will attend with him. The following year my daughter can go ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh! Nathanael also met, and has become friends with, one of the “scholarship girls” — really? out of 44,000 young people? what are the chances? And Megan, if you happen to read this… hi! and I can’t wait to meet you ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. 85
    Katy says:

    Kirsten Mars******…still praying for you!

  36. 86
    donna j berkley says:

    I’ve never posted before but I look in here once in awhile and I have been through a lot of your studies and others, Beth, with a local church group and also on my own. I am doing the online study of Believing God again right now as I did not quite finish it the first time (it was my first encounter with this type of study and you – and I got stuck on “I am who God says I am”) and I am doing it along with Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God (which you know you can’t rush through.) We’re supposed to start James in our bible study group in a couple weeks and I am wondering how I am going to manage everything but I just have to keep them up – they are changing me drastically, radically. Everything about my relationship with God is so different in the last few months. Different good. He is so real to me and talks to me all the time. I am so desperate to hear his voice every day and to encounter him.

    A few years ago, I was able to attend an LPL in Birmingham. God sent me a personal invitation to go and made all the arrangements himself. I wish I could tell you all the lovely details of that. It was amazing to me but I know you probably hear such things all the time. I know I am not unique – it’s the way God is with his kids. YOU know. I also had a chance to go to your last LPL session of this year in Pensacola on Philemon. There is nothing quite like God calling you to a conference you weren’t planning to go to (I had logistical problems) and then filling it with markers that relate specifically to you to get your attention. God spoke strongly to me throughout that session and I followed through and did what he told me to do. It was hard but very freeing. I just wanted you to know that session had great impact.

    I so appreciate your heart, Beth, in faithfully doing what God has you do. I have been experiencing a little of the kind of relationship you have always modeled for us with him lately. I saw that it was possible in you and now it’s possible in me. I feel incredibly favoured by God. Isn’t it cool that we can all be his favorites ???

    I didn’t see any of this Passion 2012 but I have to watch training videos every year at my work place called “Trafficking in Persons” which is about the plight of victims, teaching us how to spot people caught in such slavery and how to respond. It tears at my heart every time to know that so many women and children particularly are in such hopeless situations. One of my coworkers even related an incident that he had here in the states – apparently he encountered someone enslaved working in a restaurant here. They bring workers in as indentured servants to work in ethnic restaurants and when they are not working they are locked in quarters like jail cells. They are supposed to “work off their debt” but of course they can’t. Their jailors don’t want to lose their labor.

    I am glad to see you getting involved in this. May God work powerfully through you and through the faith of all his people with you. There is no telling what he will do.


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    jennifer says:

    I went to passion 2012, and I loved it! I can already tell that some things are going to be different since I’ve been back, and that’s exciting. I loved the part about us being totally clean and drawing near to God.

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    Leslie says:

    I just had to come here to tell you that I woke up out of a dead sleep this morning around 5:00 a.m. (have no idea why! I’m not usually alive until at least 7:00). To lull myself to sleep, I asked God to help me remember the lyrics to a song I once heard on this blog, and sure enough, the words came easily….”Holy, Holy, Holy are you Lord…” It was from one of Rich Kalonik’s Vimeo’s of LPL in Portland, Oregon…posted in April of 2009. Don’t know what inspired me to think of it two and a half years later, but I am so grateful it’s still available because now I’m listening to it over and over ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    How I wished I had been there. Unfortunately I am 51 and not in college. What an opportunity these young women had to glean from the Word that was spoken there. I know their hearts were filled and their minds fed!

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    Maggie says:

    thank you so much beth i would love for us to talk sometime i was the one that talked to you on your way out of the ballroom when the 1000 of us met

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    cj says:

    As I reread this post, I just have to ask who these people are in our own USA that are part of this network. If they are politicians, I sure don’t want them in office anywhere representing me in any way. I feel the same way about ministers, corporate folks and government employees. Makes me sick to realize it goes on in this world period, but especially in America.

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    Shari says:

    Hi Beth, I started singing Micah 6:8 after hearing it quoted in a song. It was several months later that I found those words in the Bible. I was so excited to see this scripture so I could know more of the context and what God wants me to do with this Word.

    I’m glad He gave you something to hold onto as well. Slavery in all realms suffocates Life.

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    Christy says:

    Beth – As I was browsing around pinterest.com today looking for crafting inspiration, God led me to the most interestign place. Someone had posted a link to a site that sells pjs made by women freed from sex trafficing. When I went to check it out, I found that it is coordinated by a strong Christian women that felt called to provide assistance to grassroots organizations in India who are working to free women and offer rehabilitation in all its forms (spiritual, vocational, emotional, intellectual, etc.).

    As I was reading, your blog post rang in my mind and I felt strongly led to share this information with you. Believe me when I say that I do not often recognize God’s prompting as I wish I could. And regretfully, I don’t often act on it either. But today seemed different. Today He gave me ont only the gift of recognizing His will but the courage to follow through. I know little about this organization, and it might not be “the” place God wants you to go, but I think it’s a small step on the way He’s planning for you.


    With kind regards and prayers of blessing –
    Christy Yates

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    April says:

    When I heard about the scholarships LPM was offering, I immediately told my husband so he could spread the word among the college-age young women at our church plant’s young adult Bible study. Two of the girls applied and were accepted. One of them shared at church on Sunday (her first time at our church, even though she’s a regular at the week night study!) about how amazing it was to receive the scholarship. Both girls shared how God drew them closer to Him during Passion 2012. My husband isn’t sure if they’ve taken the final step to accept Jesus, but they are much closer since Passion. Please keep praying!

    Thank you for enable these girls and 998 like them to have this incredible opportunity!

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    April says:

    OOPS! I meant enabling!

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    Bee Reed says:

    Beth, so excited to hear you share my passion for HT survivors here in Houston. I would be happy to introduce you several leaders in the Houston area who are making a difference and can help you see the big picture. I am an anti-human trafficking advocate and member of the board of the Bernardo Kohler Center (an org that helps intl. victims of trafficking)

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    Leah Cooksey says:

    So thankful to have attended Passion 2012. I was so blown away by Christine Caine’s message that our light is only really effective in the darkness. Really convicted me that I need to do a better job of being a fisher of men. But Louie’s final message that Boldness didn’t equal Loudness went hand in hand with the other. I can now face the “die-Christian” moments that he talked about with peace and patience. I have to remember that the person I meet could be 14 days away from the beginning of their life. WOW! Also so encouraged to hear your advice for young ladies. I pray “Lord, that above all I would love You with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, and all my strength.” “Let me live that I may praise You.” GLORY!!

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    Natalie says:

    I was one of the 1000 woman! But I totally forgot to meet with you guys!! Sorry!!! It was such a blessing for me to be Passion 2012. I have learned so much and I am looking forward to be used by God in any way He wants. I Thank HIM for making me more aware of the things that are going on in our generation and getting me out of my comfort zone! Praise God for this ministry and thank you again for praying for me and sponsering me so I can be part of this epic event ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Arden says:

    I follow Christine Caine on Twitter because she’s a great friend to my church in Charlotte (Elevation). I’m so thankful the two of you got to meet and join forces. Sexual slavery is horrendous and real. Thank you for helping to be a part to end it.

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    Lee says:

    My college daughter texted me this from the Ga Dome over lunch break:

    Beth Moore BROUGHT IT. And it was INCREDIBLE

    Romans 10: 14-15

    I thank Jesus for calling you and for your going…it was a mighty experience for so many young people

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