Why call it PASSION Australia?

September 29th, 2008

It is coming up to ten years since God spoke to me about starting PASSION Australia. I can’t believe that in a couple of months it will be our tenth birthday. Time really flies!

I can still remember going through a period of revival in my faith and crying out to God for a ministry that would reach people for Christ. As I layed face down on the floor I remember all of a sudden the desire to get a piece of paper and a pen. Then for the next thirty minutes I sat writing out a mission and vision for a new ministry. It was a really exciting time.

Eventually I finished writing and had to get ready for work. As I drove to work I asked God for a name for this ministry idea He had given me. He said, “PASSION Australia”. It wasn’t an audible voice but one that was a light bulb moment. Like when light goes on in your head and you suddenly remember an answer to a problem.

Straight away I thought wow that is cool. I have a passion for Jesus, a passion for seeing people come to know Jesus and the last week in Jesus’ life was called passion week. Awesome I thought.

Then as I drove further I can remember saying to God, “It would be great if the letters of PASSION could stand for something”. Straight away He said, “Preaching And Saving Souls In Our Nation”. I was so blown away that I had to pull my car over to the edge of the road and park for a while.

Now ten years on we have reached out to over 2,000,000 people via the web and local outreaches. Many people have said they have come to Christ as a result. Who would have thought one humble Monday morning prayer time could lead to that!

Our God is an awesome God 🙂