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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.
I’ll start!

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What's YOUR story?
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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Lee Martin (Guest) 07/28/2013 16:38
I felt a special connection to Keith Green because there were several similarities to our story. I too was born on October 21, 1953. I went through the whole drug scene, Eastern Mysticism, experimenting with LSD thinking I was getting close to God. I came to the Lord in Hawaii in 1973. I'm a musician, although not even in the same ball park as Keith. I was married in 1975 & have 5 kids - our oldest daughters being named Rachel & Rebekah. We lived in the Dallas area around the time Keith was killed. We went out to the church in Van, TX - had heard Leonard Ravenhill preach several times. My wife and I took a drive a couple months after Keith died and a woman there gave us a tour of the whole ranch - the offices, the main house and the warehouse where a large team was packaging records and tapes for mailing.
But most of all, Keith's music has touched our family's life. I was a part-time DJ at 91.7FM KVTT in Dallas & was blessed to play a lot of Keith's music. All 5 of our kids grew up listening to Keith's music. My youngest daughter, who wasn't even born yet when Keith died, plays his music around the house when she needs a touch from the Lord & to get "charged up".
I will forever be grateful to the Lord for his gift of Keith Green to this world.
Jane Truscott ( Australia) (Guest) 07/28/2013 16:48
Our Son Luke also died 31 yrs ago of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) My Husband was in a Group called Family.
Just know that I have always related to the messages In the songs, I play Keith's songs especially whilst out walking & baking, just such a heart for God.
So relevant then & still today.
Barb Parker, (Guest) 07/28/2013 16:56
Before we were married, my husband and I came to a crossroad in our lives. I had felt convicted to listen to music that was pleasing to God, and brought glory to Him.
My husband, wasn't to that point, and had made a comment that "He could never listen to that kind of music."
I knew then, that if God had placed this conviction so strongly in me, and not in him, that our relationship was in trouble.
So, after much discussion and tears, he agreed to go to the Christian Book store and check out what they had for music.
We came home with two records. One of those was Keith Green.
I loved his message of hope and his call to commitment! I loved that he was never satisfied with status quo; He always sought a deeper relationship with God. And sought to share that with everyone around him.
God used that music, and those words, to draw us both into a closer relationship with God. The music no longer divided us, and soon we were married.
In June, of '82 we traveled down to Des Moines to see Keith in concert. Before the concert, a request was made that a man needed a ride back to the cities, {I believe that man was Scott Wynn, who wrote a few before me.}
My husband and I had packed to the gills our Ford Pinto, and had brought my young brother with us. So we didn't think we had room. But, we thought about the song about the sheep and the goats, and we knew we needed to see if there was something we could do.
My husband, Don, went to the man, and found that he had already found a ride. But, in talking, we found he worked at The Love Shop, at a mall we went to most every Friday night.
So, after we got back to our own town, we learned from him of a Bible study, where we gained a whole new group of Christian friends.
While in Des Moines, for the concert, I remember seeing out the back window of a car, little Josiah Green, such a precious little boy. And the concert was wonderful!
I too, remember the day they went to be with Jesus, I was on my way home from work, when I heard the news, and I cried.... and I went to the chiropractor, and he couldn't understand, why I would be so upset about someone I never knew.
I remember on the radio that day. One of the announcers, shared the verse, John 12:24, that said, "Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."
I know that Keith's music and his writings have been a great inspiration to me in my life. And the seed of this has been a part of what God has used, to help me and my husband to grow strong in Him.
I still have most of the Last Days Ministry Newsletters, and I read them, when I need them, and when I want to be encouraged to live a Godly life.
We too, have a son Josiah, named for the king and for Josiah Green.
God had uses Keith, Melody and Last Days, in our lives, to teach us how to be passionate about God, to love Him fully, and impressed upon our hearts, how precious one soul that is lost is to God.
Thank you Melody, for sharing your faith with us, and for sharing your story, for the honor and glory of our Savior!

Mr Burger (Guest) 07/28/2013 17:03
Ya know the Bible says " my ways are not your ways my ways are beyond you finding out"
That was how I felt that morning when I got word that Keith and his two children got killed in that plane crash!It was like, Lord what have you aloud? I don't understand, you took a man that was such an example of a sell out for Christ,Then I was a young man it was so hard for me to understand, And oh the pain for Melody, I cant explain my feelings for her.But Our GOD is a jelouse GOD, And I thank him for that.
Matthew Calcara (Guest) 07/28/2013 17:07
A few years ago, when I was in tenth grade (high school), a friend of mine gave me a couple CDs of Keith Green. I was brought to what Keith would call "Godly Jealousy" as I wanted to have a deeper relationship with the Lord through seeing Keith's relationship with the Lord. The biggest impact Keith has had on my life is missions. I am now serving full time on the mission field, currently stationed in South Africa, with a Christian Drama Unit. When people ask me why I did I "Go" I simply say what Keith said. "Jesus told his disciples to go. Why should I be the exception?"
Marcos Henriquez (Guest) 07/28/2013 17:12
When I heard Keith's message about the time spent at churches, money and everything else and not winning a single soul to Christ, I felt challenged to do my best with my personal testimony
Terry Harper (Guest) 07/28/2013 17:13
I love you're music. I still listen to it today. I got the privilege of seeing Keith in concert in Columbus, Ohio. The Last Days Newsletter came to my house faithfully and I still have them. I named by daughter Bethany because it was a favorite place that Jesus visited and you had a daughter named Bethany. She loves the Lord also. Your ministry will be forever blessed.
Joel Stoddert (Guest) 07/28/2013 17:17
I became aware of Keith after transferring to a Christian college in 1982. His music was sold in our bookstore, & a number of students I knew listened to it. A tune borrowed from a secular song ("Your Love Broke Through") caught my attention one day, & listened to the lyrics. I was hooked. Keith's ministry through music, & your newsletters, which my roommate received, challenged me. Keith's last album, which blended a more compassionate attitude toward struggling believers with his prophetic lyrics, was so powerful. Thirty years later, I still listen to Keith's songs and never fail to be touched by them. What a gift he was to the Body!

Sadly, his death was also one of my "Keith moments", as I was reminded by the tragedy of the need for even Spirit-filled believers to follow certain rules. It's one thing to "trust the Lord" for a successful event rather than advertising it and trusting the Lord too. Or to trust the Lord for a job that person really wants but is in no way gifted for rather than trusting him for one they can actually do. But a plane's capacity is what it is no matter who is on board. So many potential years of ministry just...gone..because of the idea that common sense rules don't apply when we really trust God. But Keith's ministry, by God's grace, has lived on in his music, & in you, Melody, & I'm thankful for that!
Liz B (Guest) 07/28/2013 17:21
I was 17 when he came to my hometown. I was in the church's youth group who were all attending the concert that night and all I can say is though I was a believer at the time it was that night that my heart was changed and, must have been, God's Holy Spirit came into my life. Life wasn't the same after that. Yes, you asked where I am now---I have had the opportunities to serve in mission work for many years and lots of great adventures with God, and Keith's example of an "on fire Christian" influenced me greatly. He mobilized us for missions and evangelism for which I am thankful.
Bill Mahn (Guest) 07/28/2013 17:34
I was raised in a Christian home, we went to church but really didn't know the Lord. I went off to college and met a guy who was an on fire born again Christian. I didm't know what that meant. He explained to me and I felt for the first time I had really given my life to the Lord. He introduced me to Keith's music, over thirty years ago. Just the other day I listen to "I make my life a prayer to you" and it still goes to the very core of my being, challenging me on so many levels. I heard it said once that Keith's songs were him singing his prayers. I love the fact that his music is so timeless, because it comes directly from the Lord and pierces every heart that hears it.
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