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We want to give everyone an opportunity to share their memories of how Jesus used Keith to impact their life.  And gather all the stories in one place for everyone to enjoy. 

Keith sure impacted my life.  After Jesus, he was my biggest influence.  Keith modeled giving everything to Jesus, not wanting celebrity, caring for the poor, taking people off the streets, and reaching into prisons.  We did that from the start together. 

I would love to know what your story is.  How did Keith impact your life?  Were you at a concert?  Was it through the music?  Are you in ministry?  On the mission field? 

How did Keith impact you, and what are you doing now that you think you might not be doing — if not for his influence? 

Please share your story in the comment section below.
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How did Jesus use Keith to Impact Your Life?

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We are celebrating Keith's Life, Music, and Message with two Collections.  Both include a CD, a DVD, and a Book: 
The LEGACY PACKAGE and The LIFE COLLECTION — On sale now in the LDM Store
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Melanie (Guest) 07/28/2013 12:42
I had just graduated high school and gone on my first mission trip when this happened. I was shocked and saddened for Keith's family, but knew that this man left a legacy. I simply loved and identified with Keith's worship and much appreciated. It always helped me bring some reality to who and how Jesus was. Thank you Keith and Melody Green for enriching SO many lives! God bless.
Michelle Ferguson (Guest) 07/28/2013 12:48
right after I gave my life to Jesus I went home and threw all the records I had out and pray that God would lead me to some good Christin Music and that I didn't want that boring stuff either ,well a few days later someone told me about Keith green ,I fell in love with the way he worship Jesus,then within a week he has passed and I felt so sad and told the Lord he went before his time,Lord why and then I realize his music is forever and so I listen for a long time. it taught me how to be a strong in the Lord

Sharryl E. Kokoska (Guest) 07/28/2013 12:49
I remember someone giving me one of Keith's tapes~~~I loved it! I was a young counselor on the way home from a week with teens, and one of the counselors told me that Keith was coming to the Pittsburgh, PA area. I was so excited, but it was short lived though. A friend called me at work and told me about the plane crash. I sat at my desk and cried. I just had a brother leave this Earth. I believe I brought about every tape I could purchase. His music ministered to me so much especially "Asleep in the Light," and it still ministers to me today as the songs speak to me!
Rick and Anne Glanville (Guest) 07/28/2013 13:07
We were both students in Sacramento in 1977 involved in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and heard Keith Green was playing at the Wherehouse, a church in an industrial area, so we went and heard not only an amazing musician but a man who's heart was wholly devoted to serving His mighty God. His passion was contagious, his lyrics both encouraging and convicting. We went to see him whenever he came to Sacramento and one performance was in a packed out Civic Center auditorium. We bought every album he recorded, and played them over and over again. As a result of the Spirit's leading, we have been involved in short-term missions and lay ministry for most of our married life.
We were blessed to hear Keith one final time at Jesus West Coast in Santa Rosa in 1982. I remember where I was on that day when I heard of the plane crash on a radio news broadcast. I went home and told my husband and we fell on our knees and wept. We were stunned, could hardly believe it and began praying for Melody and her remaining children, one born, one unborn. We have continued to play Keith's music almost daily. Our four children grew up listening to Keith and hearing his story. When our son, Evan, started playing piano but wasn't too keen on classical music, we bought Keith's music books for him and he tackled "The Prodigal Son." He performed, "He'll Take Care of the Rest," at his high school graduation. He has played and performed many of Keith's songs through the years and is a worship leader at his church. We believe that Keith's unique style of music, his love for the Lord and his combination of talent and genuine appeal was key to Evan developing a heart for worship music and Christian service. We are grateful for his influence in our family as all our children have been touched by his message and music in many ways.
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4
Lisa Nelson (Guest) 07/28/2013 13:08
I had just become born again and was still in the Catholic Church. I was studying to become a Nun. I was torn because I was reading the Bible for the first time and was so hungry for God yet I did not know what I was going to do. I wanted to follow my heart but others in the church told me to throw away what I had just found and continue to purse my calling. As I questioned priests and nuns I could find no answers. Then someone gave me one of Keith's tracts called the Catholic Chronicles. It made so much sense to me and helped me to understand what God was doing in my life. One week later I was called before a panel of priests and asked to renounce my new found faith and deny Holy Spirit. I turned to the group and said I would never turn my back on Jesus or Holy Spirit. They excommunicated me on the spot. I was 17 and I was all alone at that time. But Jesus filled my heart with courage as I remembered Keith's words. I then went out and bought every cassette or tract or anything I could find that Keith had written. It gave me courage and stability until I could find a church home. That was 33 years ago and I have never looked back. Today I am in charge of a church that does all it can for the poor in the US and abroad. Thank you Keith and Melody for helping me stand when I didn't think I could! Last might my daughter wanted to sing a chorus she had just learned in youth group. She asked if I knew it. It was Oh Lord, You're Beautiful. It is coming full circle in my life. Thanks again for all you do. Keep up the good work!

Frida (Guest) 07/28/2013 13:16
I'm just 23 years old so i wasn't even born the day Keith entered heaven. But I do remeber the first time i heard "Asleep in the light". I cried like I never had cried before, lying on the floor just shouting to the Lord. I thought about my country (Sweden) and the churches here. After that I went out for a walk in my neighbourhood and everytime i saw a person i started to cry again, cause i realized how much God loves them. After that my life was changed, cause that was the day when I realized the importance of sharing the love of God and the good news with them who have not heard yet.
Kala (Guest) 07/28/2013 13:35
I'm twenty-one now, but when I was little, we had this blue cassette tape I used to take with me everywhere--in the car or in our tape-player at home--and listen to over and over again. It was Keith's album "So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt," and even from a very young age, I can remember some of his lyrics sticking out to me and having a deeper impact than you'd think for a little six- or seven-year-old.
But when Keith's life and ministry truly impacted me was when I was in high school and I read No Compromise for the first time. By then, God had already been beginning to get ahold of my life in a much deeper way, and I was at that point beginning to experience what a relationship with Him really is and looks like. As I read Keith's story, I was deeply challenged to pursue a life of all-out surrender and devotion to Jesus. So many things were stirred in me during the time in which I was reading that book...My faith was both stirred and challenged as I read the testimony of the ways Keith stepped out in faith and did not seek his own fame or provision, but sought purely to reach others for Jesus, through his music and his life. Even years after his death, God has used both his music and his life to spur me towards a life of full surrenderedness and faith in Christ. And I believe God will continue to use Keith, his music, and his legacy to impact lives for many years to come.
Melissa (Guest) 07/28/2013 13:36
I was in 8th grade (about 12 or 13 I guess; so 30 years ago) and I had just gotten kicked out of the house by my stepfather (I wasn't a bad kid but he and I had a lot of disagreements). I ended up moving in temporarily with my best friend and her family, most of whom were Christians. They had a vinyl Keith Green album and I used to play the record in their dining room all the time. This story could be a lot longer but in short I can recall laying on that floor one night and being very impacted by "Dear John (Letter to the Devil)." The impact of that song never left me; I can't put an exact date or time on it but soon thereafter I gave my life to Christ. His (and your) story impacted my faith greatly; I even still have "No Compromise" on audio cassette! Keith's music is timeless. I think his heart would be broken by what our world has turned into. The church needs to hear a message like his desperately. I still remind people of his quote, "going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger." Thanks for carrying on his legacy.
robyne henderson (Guest) 07/28/2013 13:36
back in 1979 when i was working for teen challenge in missoula montana, i came across the last days newsletter. i have loved each and every one of them and still have them to this day. they got me interested in listening to keith and being ministered by his music. i went to david wilkerson's twin oaks leadership academy outside lindale, tx. when i came back to graduate, last days ministry had moved there. i went with some people to see the compound. melody and keith were touring then so they weren't there, unfortunately for me, but i saw the love and spirit there and was very impressed. i took to heart all his music and thought him to be a modern day prophet. it forever affected me when he and his children went home to be with the Lord that day. i have almost all his music now. i wish i could hear it more often on the radio these days. today's Christians really need to hear it i think. the music of today is a blessing, to be sure, but it often lacks that drive to make you stand your ground and not compromise like keith's music did. thank you for keeping him out there so we don't forget him and his music, melody. and thank you for contributing many of the songs that blessed us so deeply!
Hazel May (Guest) 07/28/2013 13:47
I was a teenager who had given my heart to Jesus and attended a youth group. I was living in a very abusive situation at home where beatings and sexual abuse took place on a regular basis, but I kept praising Jesus and praying, even sneaking to church sometimes because it was the only place other than my grandmother's house where I felt completely safe. I took to Keith Green's music and message like a fish to water. I picked up a guitar and began to sing and write songs because of his influence. I was one of the ones that he blessed because I couldn't afford the full price of his albums. I was 15 and not working full time yet. I wanted to buy them all and managed to babysit and pick produce for a local farmer until I had enough to get No Compromise for myself, but when I couldn't afford So You Want to Go Back to Egypt, Last Days Ministries sent it to me for what I could afford and I played it and played it and played it, drowning out the violence in my home. I believe it played a part in me being baptised in the Holy Spirit beside my bed when I was 16. Keith Green was mentoring me from thousands of miles away and without Last Days Ministries, I would not be who I am today, following Jesus still and sometimes when I lead worship or write worship songs or just walk with God, I picture Keith Green among the cloud of witnesses cheering me on in my race. One day, I will tell him myself and say thanks, dear brother. Your life mattered to someone you didn't even know. One of the highlights of my songwriting life came when someone I know commented on a song I had just played for her and said "You know -- that reminds me of something Keith Green would write." I was deeply touched and realized that his seeds had not fallen to the ground useless, but were germinating in my being, even years and years later. How sweet is that!
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