Passion 2012 – Scholarship Meet-Up Photo Journalism Style

A week has gone by since we’ve all returned home from Passion 2012 and we have hit the ground running at LPM. However, because y’all were so involved in praying for our 1000 young women who we had the joy of sponsoring at LPM, I wanted to share these sweet moments with y’all.

Tuesday afternoon when we got to meet with the girls for about an hour, we were lucky to have Andy, one of the official Passion photographers, with us at the meeting who captured our time with them so well. I think most of us got a few quick shots with the cameras on our phones, but these turned out so much better and we are so thankful!

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’m going to let the pictures do the talking. We’ll just call it photo journalism! Grin.

Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!


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  1. 1
    Diane Bailey says:

    Nothing more beautiful than women blessings each other!

  2. 2
    julie Weis says:

    awesome photos!! what ever you prayed over them, i pray that it takes up residence in their heart! let it take LORD! let it take!!

    happy weekend all!

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    Rhonda says:

    Thank you so much for the pictures!! I prayed so fervently for the young lady whose name I had, along with my own son who was there too! I sit here with tears in my eyes, praying again for her and hoping that she went home with the same fire and desire and commitment that my son came home with!
    Her name remains up on my kitchen cabinet to pray for.
    Only eternity will show what all transpired and will be accomplished by their time there, and I look forward to finding it all out!
    Bless you Beth for your love for women (of all ages!), and your passion for God and His Word!!

  4. 4
    Amanda says:

    I have tears in my eyes as I read this post. I attended Passion 2007, and remember it like it was yesterday.

    I remember sitting in a “girls only” session with you during which you told us you were going to “mother us, because some of us have never been mothered.” It moved me and continues to move me. I don’t remember anything else you said that day, but I do remember how you made me feel.

    Thank you.

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    Amy-GA says:

    What a blessing to see this, and thank you for letting us participate in prayer by name!

    These lyrics came to mind…..

    Oh for a thousand tongues to sing
    Praises unto Thee.
    Oh for a thousand hands to raise
    In honor to the King.

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    Sheila Keedy says:

    What an amazing time that was! God is soooo good & our girls will be able to put their heart, hands & feet to what they heard there, right here in our area. A new safehouse has just been aquired & they need lots of help cleaning, decorating & gathering resources so we are more than ready to help~ God will make a way for many girls to be rescued, restored & refreshed!

    See y’all next week at the SSMT Celebration~ sk 🙂

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    Joyce Watson says:

    What joy and praise! God in the midst of such beautiful ladies! Enjoyed watching live video.

    Just the thought of wanting to know God so much you would reach just to touch the hem of his garment…how can we even imagine what it must have been like to want God that much.
    To want to be with God so much you would risk everything, to fall at His feet humbly, to weep tears of repentence, to let Him change how your life for Him, to pour out your heart to Him and to cling to Him… filled with His joy!

    What passion! A passion for Him is what we all need!

    A desire to love God! To have faith, To have hope, to take what is undescribily very real, precious and most valuable_more valuable than silver or gold and believe with all your heart and soul, to take what is tested over time, to hold on to a faith that is stronger than any storm we might be facing, to hold on despite any loss or anything we may own, despite all our suffering, hurt or any pain we might endure, to hold on despite the lack of family, friends or lack of support…When faith is all you have despite the pressure, the unexplained, and all the “why’s” in this world and to be blessed by a Holy, Righteous God…what true faith, what a passion and love for God! Rejoice for His Word is true!…Know God..Believe!

    • 7.1
      Mandy says:

      Joyce, I just wanted to say thank you for what you wrote. It encouraged me this morning as I read it. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

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    Molly (Siesta OC) says:

    I love the last picture.

    The pictures that got me were the ones of the girls hands open, and I thought, its because I love that place where it feels odd, maybe a little weird, but that the thought of not opening and letting go to what GOD has is more weird, more frightful. That letting go, falling into HIM. Im learning it, Im loving it.

    BTW – BETH, I am loving your hair…and skinny jeans.

  9. 9
    Molly (siesta OC) says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever forget my girls’ name. She is my daughter.

  10. 10

    Why am I crying??!! That was the sweetest group of pictures! Thank you for sharing…

    Lindsee- Did you got to the dentist yet? That tweet made me cringe, I HATE the dentist. I prayed for you.

    • 10.1
      Lindsee says:

      Allison, you are so sweet. I am headed there first thing Monday morning! Until then, I’m praying the pain holds off. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

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    Shelly Elston says:

    These pictures are just precious. What a privilege it was to pray for these young hearts following hard after Jesus. I’ll remember the name of the girl I specifically prayed over for always.

  12. 12
    Kelly S says:

    Thank you for sharing Lindsee! I loved the pictures! What a special day for those young ladies. Thanks for including us and allowing us to pray for them!

  13. 13
    Audry Cece says:

    It is so awesome that ya’ll did this:)

  14. 14
    Lauralee says:

    I loved praying for my 2 girls and I still do! Thank you for sharing them with me!

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    Judy from Clarks Hill says:

    Thanks so much. It is true that a picture is worth a 1000 words. I just pictured the young lady I prayed for being there smiling, So in love with Jesus… And know this is a gift to me, one of 10000 gifts I am counting each day. 🙂

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    Lisa Curtis says:

    I have my prayer name in my spiral. Every time I go over my scriptures I pray for her as well. And, I might say I am beginning to panic but also overcome with excitement about next weekend. With that said, I am going over my spiral about a million times a day. I find myself repeating them out of the blue as if they were a tune in my head.

    Is anyone wearing anything in particular to set yourselves apart at the airport next Friday? Just wondering.

    CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please join us there Lord!!!! We will be praising YOU.


    • 16.1
      Sandy Bowers says:

      I’m not going to be there (boooo) but have heard some talk about pink boas around the neck! That would be so fun to see some siestas wearing pink boas! Have a blast!

  17. 17
    Patty says:

    Thank you so much for posting these sweet pictures. I thought of them for weeks and I prayed earnestly for my Haleigh H.Still expecting God to continue His mighty work in each of their lives.

    Love to all my Siestas! Love to you Beth and all of your wonderful staff!!


    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. 18
    Missy S says:

    Got choked up looking at these pictures! Only the Lord knows all that he plans to accomplish through these beautiful ladies. Thanks for sharing!

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    Fran says:

    These pictures brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing these with us. I will keep my precious girl, McKenzie, so close to my heart.

  20. 20
    Dana says:

    LOVE the pics! Scanned them, looking for my girls with tears in my eyes. I know it meant so much to them to be there. God is at work and I can’t wait to see what He does with these precious ones!

  21. 21
    Jessica says:

    Has “Grin” replaced the smiley face icon now? I’m just trying to keep up with the times. 🙂 I see you guys write it all the time now, in place of a smiley face or “LOL”. Have I missed something? 🙂 LOL


  22. 22

    Thanks so much for those photos! What a blessing to see those sweet young ladies. Still praying for “my” girls and believing big things for both of them!


  23. 23
    Becky says:

    A picture is worth 1000 words!!! I wish I could have been to this event. It looks like it was an amazing time. my everyone who went continue to just feel JESUS more and more everyday.

  24. 24
    Lisa says:

    Such a bunch of beautiful blossoming godly womanhood!! Several students from our church were blessed to attend and their world and world view was certainly changed. Continuing to pray for God’s work in their lives. Thank you Beth and LPM for all you invested in these young people!

  25. 25
    Lynn says:

    Loved these pictures – seeing these girls – the future praising & worshiping our Lord. Was honored to pray for Taylor – along with my son and his friends that went. Thank you for giving of yourself.

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    I love these girls. so much.

    Like the others have said, I am always praying for my girls, though we may never meet. So very thankful to participate in God’s working. I won’t get over that privilege. ever!


  28. 28
    Lori Willey says:

    I’m with you, Missy and Fran. Tears here, too. What a joy and privilege to carry them in prayer. May the Lord continue His great work to completion in their lives.

  29. 29
    Sandra says:

    The pictures are just the best….so much love and emotion in that place, because of Him. And we love you sooooooo much Beth my sister, He is using you as only he can!

    I start “Mercy Triumphs” on Wednesday, CAN’T WAIT!!

  30. 30
    Natalie says:

    So precious!!

  31. 31
    Patty says:

    Just look how many of them had phones to take photo’s with!!! Breath taking!!!

  32. 32
    Sara says:

    Thank you for sharing these pictures 🙂 They made my night, so moving and touching.

  33. 33
    sherry says:

    Thanks…a picture really is worth a thousand words…LOVE seeing these younger sisters loving on Jesus and each other…

  34. 34
    Mary Watkins says:

    Thank you for sharing the photos. God is so good.

  35. 35

    thank you so much for showing us this! I saw my daughters sweet face on one of the photos! she was so touched by the Holy Spirit through this experience. she has told me that she wants to GO and be a part of a ministry that helps and heals. she is no longer just a teenager that is concerned with self, but with whatever God is doing, and she wants to be a part of that. THATs what your prayers are accomplishing ladies! thank you for praying for my daughter!

  36. 36
    Cindy Moore says:

    My daughter was somewhere in these pictures and she was truly blessed to hear you Beth! She said might of been her favorite part of Passion. Thank you for your service to all these young ladies!

  37. 37
    Alicia says:

    Okay, so I am a little partial to the gals in the wheelchairs! I am in a chair and am teaching through “Get Out of That Pit” to my Ladies Sunday School class at church (I am the Pastor’s wife).

    I love seeing them right in the middle of all that worship!! Way to go girls – whoever you are – and not getting stuck in a pit of disability!

    Beth, one of these days I would LOVE to meet you! The Lord has used you to help my through my own days of becoming paralyzed in more ways than you can ever know!

    • 37.1
      Sarah says:

      Hi Alisha!

      I was one of the girls in the wheelchair in the photo! I smiled so big when I saw this comment 🙂 Thanks for all your encouragement! There truly is no pit for disability–only Praise to God. He has used it in so many ways for His glory. I’m so thankful everyday for my obstacles and challenges. Continue to keep seeking the Lord! 🙂

  38. 38
    Joy says:

    Thank you for the pictures! PTL

  39. 39
    Leah Cooksey says:

    Siestas, thank you for all of your prayers. Passion has strengthened me to stand up Boldy for Christ. This week I started leading a new women’s bible study at my church. PLease pray that in this new role i would seek His counsel and guidance at all times and that I would not shrink back.

  40. 40
    Allison Morrison says:

    Love this! My hubby and I had the honor of being Doorholders again this year. All I can say is…WOW! I wish I could’ve met every young lady and given her a big hug, but my prayers were with each one as they encountered Jesus like never before!

  41. 41
    sue ellis says:

    My daughter and I have been planning for a year to come to Houston… countdown is on and we are so excited and praising God for this wonderful opportunity to do this together… Only God knows what is awaiting us during this annointed time together… thank you

  42. 42
    Maggie Hall says:

    Aw that last picture is me! 🙂

    What a blessing it was to be able to attend Passion! I love all of these picture and I won’t ever forget the experience I had! Thank you everyone for all the prayers 🙂

  43. 43
    Elizabeth says:


    The photos of you hugging these beautiful girls are just amazing. You can SEE God’s love in these photos. Just wonderful.

  44. 44

    Wow! It looks like everyone had and amazingtime! And I’m sure Beth loved hugging some necks!!! Hope to get to hug her neck next weekend!!! Might not happen and that’s okay, I guess. 🙁 It’ll have to be. But still hoping! Is that okay?

  45. 45
    Jenna says:

    This is not on topic:
    I am unsure where else to ask this.
    Will there be a SSMT 2012?
    I learned of SSMT 2011 just before the end of last year and am VERY geared up and hoping to be part of it this year.

  46. 46
    Lisa Braun says:

    I really appreciated seeing these photos.
    Beth, so many times my heart resonates with yours. I am leading 3 different groups of ladies through The Beloved Disciple study…we’ve just began last week. When you commented about having 10,000 friends, it made me laugh out loud. 🙂 I truly do feel like a treasured friend and see you as one as well. I have traveled to Israel 3 times now and Arie Harel has been my tour guide each time. I love him dearly and was so pleased to hear that he is your tour guide also. So many times in your studies, when you express your heart, it is exactly how I am feeling. Thank you for being so real and transparent.
    I’ve just recently come across your blog here and have enjoyed reading it a bit. 🙂
    God bless you greatly my dear friend in Christ!

  47. 47
    Jessica says:

    I was at this scholarship meet-up, and it was such a joy and one of the highlights of the conference for me. Such a privilege it was to be prayed over and to receive wisdom from Beth and listen to other girls’ hearts.

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    Kim Safina says:




    Kim Safina
    (((((((((((((((( HUGS ))))))))))))))))) WITH LOVE!

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