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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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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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Jewell Drury (Australia) (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:03
I thought I would share a letter that I shared on my facebook and blog.

The day God gave me back my baby girl......
1 June 2012 at 00:08
In one more hour it will be the 1st day of Winter.. its also the day that 19 years ago, my wonderful God gave me my first born daughter Bethany . After having 3 sons, I was sure that this baby would be another boy. I was raising my children on my own at the time as my husband had committed adultery and had left our family home. 4 weeks later I found that I was pregnant with my 4th child.
When I was 6 months pregnant, I was in hospital on complete bed rest as I was told that I was about to lose my baby due to there being a huge tear in the placenta. I had just finished looking through a brochure a funeral planner had left me with. He had told me that if my baby was under a certain weight, I would not need to have a formal funeral and I could take her home and bury her. I was sitting there turning pages as I looked at all the different styles of baby coffins. It was all so surreal and I was feeling numb.

With tears in my eyes ,I decided to put the brochures down and instead I picked up the book I was reading. It was a biography of Keith Green ( a Christian music artist who was killed in a plane crash). I continued to read until I got to the part where Keiths plane went down. Along with Keith, 2 of Keiths children, 3 year old Josiah and 2 year old Bethany also died. I sat there and cried as I contemplated the loss of my own baby. I read on , how Melody , Keiths wife had lost her husband and 2 of her children and my heart became overwhelmed by her loss.
As I lay in my hospital bed, I talked to God. I spoke to him saying, "Lord, you know I want this baby more then anything else in the world.... but as Melody Green had to give you her children, I give you this little bubby inside. I know that you love it, as much as I do... and I know he or she will be safe with you.. just help my heart to heal and give me the strength to somehow get through this. Father, if you choose to allow me to keep this baby.. if its a boy I shall call him Josiah and if she is a girl , I will call her Bethany." I cried and cried and cried as my heart gave my baby completely over to my Father in Heaven. I cried so much and my heart ached so much that it felt bruised.

The following morning, I awoke to the nurse telling me that my loss during the night had been quite minimal as previously it had been so heavy. The day continued with regular checks and again more and more good reports came until finally it was decided to have my 3rd ultrasound.

When I saw the ultrasound , I was amazed at what I saw. The babys heart beat was strong and they could no longer locate the tear in the placenta. I stayed another 2 days in hospital and I was then released to go home. 3 months later, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. My very first girl.... BETHANY JEWELL

I remember after giving birth the midwife held up my placenta as she examined it.
She said "wow.. look at that.. what a huge tear..... but my look at this...." What I saw was , what looked like a thick piece of elastoplast that was in place of where the tear once was. It was at least 10 cm long and 10 cm wide. It was as if God used elastoplast to heal my placenta and give me back my little girl. It still brings me to tears tonight as I sit here and write about this beautiful miracle I had been given.

This miracle is a reminder to me that as I put everything in Gods hands he will give to me what is his best for me and my life.. In the good , the sad and the hard times of my life, I will continue to pass everything through his hands... in his hands there is life and blessings... and I cannot imagine me doing this life without him.

19 years ago , God gave me my beautiful baby girl, who has grown into a beautiful young woman. Her life has blessed me, her brothers and sister so much and I am so thankful to my God for everyday I spend with her.

I love you Beth...Happy Birthday baby girl and thank you for everything you do and for being who you are. My heart wells up with love when I think of you

Here is a youtube link to Keith Green singing , "Make my life a Prayer to you"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd9MaBu3gAg

20 years on , I am so thankful for Melodies Greens book , "No Compromise".
and for what God has taught me through Keith and Melody's and their childrens lives. Today is the eve of a pending court case to decide if my little foster baby returns to her Mummy or stays with our family till she is 18 years old. She has been a part of our family since I picked her up at the hospital when she was only 2 days old. She is now 11 months and I have placed her in my Saviours hands. I am going through a myriad of emotions today but the Lord has graciously led me through this valley before. As I put into His hands that which I have no part in, I know that whatever he chooses to give back to me is His gift and blessing to me. Even if I am left with empty hands, my heart will be full of every blessing He has given to me over these last 11 months with this little one.
Thank you Keith for your life that you lived in boldness. I didnt know your music when you were alive , but through your death, your and Melody's witness has changed my life and led me to the very heart of God. I cannot wait to meet you in Heaven, with little Bethany and Josiah <3

Mary Kinsley (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:05
I first heard Keith's music in 1986. My husband and I collected as many of his albums as we could find. We always played the CD's in the car so our kids have all grown up hearing the truths God used Keith to reveal to us. His passion for our Lord was so evident and brings me to tears many times as God speaks to me! IM so glad I found your website and for keeping LDM alive!
Carolyn Abel (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:34
I was worship minister in the Houston area around the time that Keith moved to Heaven. One of his songs had greatly impacted me and when our church held our New Year's Eve service we had a time of worship and testimonies, then I asked the Pastor if we could play a tape for our congregation. The song was "Sheep and Goats". As Keith ministered, our hearts were broken and one at a time people began to come to the altars and kneel before the Lord and crying out for Jesus to give us His heart for the lost and hurting. I don't believe anyone was still in their seats when the song ended. Keith was truly a prophet for that time, and that song is still a word for this generation. Thank you Lord for the gift you gave.
Cindy Hoglind (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:34
The first time I learned of the song, "There is a Redeemer" was at my grandmother's funeral. I didn't really understand it at first. Then now after listening to it over a thousand times, I still love it and felt it was best to worship and praise God through Keith's songs. Actually, I don't know anyone else's songs besides Keith's and Melody's! I play those songs at a deaf church where I use sign language to express our love for the Lord. Praise God for this anointed work! God bless you and those who listen to these songs!
Sabrina Bochman (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:44
I was so young when I started listening to Keith Green's music. (I was only 9 years old the year he died.) It was the only music we really had, as I recall, and we had it because of your "whatever you can afford" policy. His music and whole-hearted devotion to the Lord had a huge impact on my impressionable little heart and mind. Whenever the Last Days Newsletter or Magazine came, I would sit down and devour the entire thing. My young mind thought Jesus probably looked like Keith Green. He was my hero, the one I wanted to emulate. Thank you so much for making your materials available for "whatever you can afford." You all had such an impact on me from a young age, showing me what it looks like to give it all to Jesus and be available for Him to work through to touch other lives. I also read "No Compromise" several times and was very inspired by it. God bless you all loads and loads.
Mary Lind (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:45
I am late to the party as I was not yet a Christian at the time of Keith Green's ministry. Awhile back, I was listening to Moody and the person being interviewed shared how deeply they had been impacted by the book No Compromise. They spoke so highly of it that I could not help but to get a copy of the book for myself. I could fully understand how profoundly this book had moved in the heart and spirit of the person being interviewed that day, because it had the same effect on me...what an incredible testimony. The story of Keith Green's life and your ministry together is as fresh, powerful, moving and important as it was thirty-something years ago! Thank you, Melody and may God continue to use your life to bless others.
Lisa Martin Rhea (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:50
I was a Freshman at Oral Roberts University the spring of 1979 when Keith came to campus. I had not heard of him before. I attended only one evening on campus as I was going out of town. When I returned I attended an evening with Keith Green at another much smaller venue in Tulsa, Ok. It was a very memorable, blessed experience to hear him sing and minister to us as we were all young people attending. His call to repentance was greatly received. He gave us all an albumn. It was so long ago, but I will never forget. Thank you Keith for visiting us at ORU!
Gladys Afful Adomako (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:51
What a life! I come from Ghana in West Africa. God gave me the chance to hear Keith's music in the early 90's- about 1991. They were borrowed tapes and at that time I felt like a very lonely teenager and that was all the music I had so I would listen over and over and over again, and memorised the lyrics which helped me grow deep roots in the Lord. I didn't have any history or information about who Keith Green was ...until two weeks ago! My! I have been glued to his albums on you tube since then. Mel, God loves you so much. I hope I can visit your ministry next time I come to Missouri, else we will meet in heaven!
Love, Gladys.
Elizabeth (Guest) 07/28/2013 20:55
Always loved Keith's music and what he stood for. You could feel God's love and presence in the words he sang. You knew he was the real deal. He was so genuine. Wish all Christian artists were like that. I have messed up a bit lately in my walk and need prayers. I'm also 16 weeks pregnant and if the baby is a boy I'm gonna name him Keith.
(Guest) 07/28/2013 21:01
I thank God that through out every age there are people He Has saved and weaned from this world. When I got saved a friend gave me Keith's Songs and these songs have really ministered to me. I first heard Keith's songs in 2010, and until today God has been using them to minister to me. The song There is A Redeemer is my alarm clock sound. It reminds me every morning when i wake up that I have no merit at all but I stand on the merit of our LORD Jesus.
I thank God for His Son, and all the saints saved thereof, Keith being one of them.


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