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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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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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Patrick H & Janice R Clancy (Guest) 07/28/2013 21:04
I was stationed in Spangdahlem, Germany, with an awesome group of Christians who saw the field as very fertile for Airmen/Airwomen from July1978 to August of 1980. These USAF and US Army members were brought to Germany by Jesus to be part of a group on the Bitburg and Spangdahlem AB Chapels, called the Spang Gang. We were taught by a Master Sergeant and his wife (Luckie and Marlene Lyon) to became disciples and then were sent out to show Jesus' love to other bases and families the importance of a Relationship with Jesus and being filled with Holy Spirit. The music was from those who had come to know Jesus through Keith and Melody, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Barry McGuire, John Michael Talbot, Phil Keaggy, HoneyTree, and so many more of that time period. Our worship time was spent in singing and prayer for those who were so important in bringing our hearts in tune with the Holy Spirit and when I started back to college, you and Keith helped me to witness to those who weren't familiar with Jesus. I met my wife, in college and we were planning to get married in November of 1982. While planning for our wedding, we heard of the tragedy about the deaths of your family and prayed continuously for you which were left behind. We played your music and message to our daughters, and have been blessed by their coming to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, too. I have recorded Keith's music to my mp3 player from the records I have and often play it to strengthen my faith in Jesus as I listen. Continue with your message of faith, as we see the time of Jesus' return is fastly approaching.
Daniel Robitshek (Guest) 07/28/2013 21:31
As an 18 year old freshman in college in 1978, I was on my own for the first time and anxious to explore all kinds of things. Having been raised in a Jewish home in West Hollywood, California, I was Bar Mitzvah'd, attended Hebrew School and did all the other things "good" Jewish kids do...except I had no idea what I believed in or who God really was. I talked to many people that freshman year, explored various religious perspectives, including my own "faith." Then I came upon a book by Edith Schaeffer called "Christianity is Jewish" and read it from cover to cover. That was one of many seeds that God sewed into my heart that fateful year. Summer after my freshman year came and went and I re-joined my college friends on campus just prior to my sophomore year. One September evening, some of those friends, who happened to be wonderful Christians who loved the Lord and who had witnessed to me during the previous year, invited me to an outdoor concert at Cal Baptist College in Riverside, California. I was a bit of a musician and even though they told me it was a Christian concert, I said, "what the heck, music is music." Little did I know. We picnicked and played before the concert on the grass field where the stage was being set up. I saw a young man throwing a frisbee and noticed he wore a chain with a Jewish symbol - a "Chai" - on it. I was surprised that another Jew was at this concert for "goyim". While I joined him for a little frisbee toss, I asked him about that symbol. He told me he was a "Jewish believer" and followed that up with, "and so is the singer tonight." I was confused a bit, because I wasn't sure I knew what a Jewish believer was...but, it piqued my curiosity ever more. God sewing one more seed. Once we sat down on our picnic blanket, my friends and I, I noticed that the stage consisted of a piano, a microphone and 2 large speakers. "Hmmmm, just one guy singing and playing piano...this should be interesting," I thought.

Well, out strolled this guy, curly hair and beard, sat down at the piano and began to sing. From that moment on, what I now know as the Holy Spirit's presence arrested me. I was literally paralyzed with a peace, a knowing in the deepest part of me that there was something present that was more amazing than anything I had ever experienced. The singing and piano playing was great...but, I only remember bits and pieces of that. What I do remember is the power of our Messiah and His Holy Spirit that for 2 hours kept me glued to that blanket. At the end of the concert, the singer had an alter call. I didn't know that's what it was called at the time. He just simply asked those of us who were ready to stand up and pray a prayer to allow Jesus to come into our lives and hearts and change us. In those 10 or 15 seconds that I pondered what to do, I saw my future flash before me. Two movie reels were playing side-by-side in my mind: one was my life if I chose to stand up and pray - foreseeing the rejection that a Jewish kid would receive from his friends and family...the pain and fear of living life separated from them having hurt them deeply. The other was my life if I chose to reject the call...forever denying what I now knew to be true...that God WAS real and that Jesus WAS the Messiah that came to save Jew and Gentile alike. I could not live a life that wasn't authentic to what I believed...and the power and peace of God was still surging through my very heart. I had to give up my future to this God and whatever else happens, I must trust Him. That night, in September of 1979, on the lawn of Cal Baptist college, Keith Green, as an obedient child of God, filled with the Spirit of God, full of the love of God, led me into the throne room of the Almighty and into His loving hands...I was born again. For that, I am eternally grateful for Keith's obedience...and will forever consider him my spiritual father. I so look forward to meeting him "on the other side" some day soon.

The almost 34 years since that wonderful night have been filled with mountains and valleys, but always walking with the Prince of Peace by my side and the power and Spirit of God filling me...an amazing journey made possible by one man's obedience.

With great love and affection,
Daniel Robitshek (drdanielmd@gmail.com)
daviesbannerdance@yahoo.com (Guest) 07/28/2013 21:46
I got saved listening to keith Green listening to "so ya wanna go back to Egypt' as I chaperoned my (now married ) friends "Here: listen to this: it has animals"
Later at the keith green Memorial Concert in Toronto (where I was living) I was confronted with "What is MY ministry" so i pressed in to God later & asked, & waited, *& saw a bright light & heard "christian" & "children" God never named a country as my mission field: it began in the toronto inner city & resulted in a 20 year career in ministry & working with children: I still do! Many Sunday Schools were transformed & revived & made a ton of fun (& we all had fun as well!) & I was trained as an ECE (Early Childhood Educator" & always used christian music even in non Christina centres ;) I also did years of professional clowning & still teach banner dance always with Christian Contemporary music ...or "lyrical or as they used to say "interpretive dance" & to all ages ...still do! so Keith's music started me on that path & indeed my husband volunteered at last Days Ministries in the late 1980's before we were married in 1988. Keith Greens music was so a part of my life; I still have most of the songs memorised & sing them in our worship band/team & now even do outreaches (street ministry) as I have found the younger people have fallen in love with keith Green music too now! He lives on & is still such an influence for Jesus. thank you for this opportunity : what a great idea & how honouring :) Jesus always was honoured by Keith so Im happy to honour him & you Melody may God continue to bless & use you & Last Days Ministries :) Brenda Davies Ontario, Canada (daviesbannerdance@yahoo,com)

Wally Grant (Guest) 07/28/2013 21:50
Had the honor to be one of the engineers on Keith's last album and was devastated when I got that phone call many years ago! But imagine my joy when just 2 weeks ago I got the opportunity to meet his daughter Rachel at the National Worship Leaders Conference in Kansas City. Melody was 6 weeks pregnant with Rachel at the time of the accident. It was wonderful seeing Rachel and her husband there leading in worship with one of Keith's songs, talk about full circle!
Philip Oliva (Guest) 07/28/2013 22:07
I remember today the loss of a Great Witness for Christ! I first heard Keith's music through a cousin back in 1981, and what an impact his music made on my Spiritual life, even today. His music has been a part of my life almost as long as I have been married. When there are times I feel I can't go any further I listen to him minister to me in his special way, thru his music and his words. He was truly an inspiration to me that I shared his music with my Father before he went to be with the Lord in 2005. Life is short, there is so much uncertainty that the only way I can make it is with God's Word and the music of Keith Green. I am sad that Keith is not here sharing his talent and Love of the Lord with a World that needs more people like him. To Melody and all his Family still here on this earth, God Bless you all. Even though he may not be here on this earth in body, we can still cherish and appreciate his music today! Thank you God for Blessing us with your Son Jesus, and for Keith Green!
Erica Johnson (Guest) 07/28/2013 22:08
I grew up listening to Keith Green. I remember when our family learned of his death and we were all sitting in our living room with a red light on, crying, worshiping and grieving his death because he had such an impact on us. I was around 7 years old at the time. I struggled with turning my life over to God and when I was in the depths of despair, I would put on Keith's music, repent and worship and have enounters with Jesus. All thru my life, I have listened to his music and it still convicts me to this day! My family and I are blessed with his music and his message still to this day!
Judy (Guest) 07/28/2013 22:09
Hi Melody! When my husband and I were first married we lived for the world and had many fleshly interests and some very ungodly ones. But one of our loves was music, as most hippies in the rock 'n roll era were all into rock music. We repented and gave our lives to Jesus during the Jesus movement in 1976 in California where we were living at the time. But since it was a crazy time in CA and we were expecting a child we ended up moving back east in '79 to live near our families and raise him there. We bought a little house in the country with no TV reception so we listened to a lot of FM radio and records. We found a great Christian station in a nearby college town and began hearing a lot of Keith Green, Phil Keaggy and others of that generation. It was amazing to hear musicians playing in the style we liked and singing about Jesus! Keith's music totally lit a fire of passion for Jesus in us. His love and passion for Jesus was contagious. We ended up getting every single one of his records. I'll never forget how we felt that terrible day of the plane crash. Especially for your loss and we prayed you would find peace and God's strength in the senselessness of it, especially losing two of your children as well. Our commitment to follow Jesus was truly seeded into our hearts by the passion Keith had. I still cry when I hear songs like "When I Hear the Praises Start". My husband and I serve as prayer ministers and lead the prayer ministry in our church and my husband is also a chaplain in the county jail where we live in Florida, preaching the promises of freedom in Christ to prisoners.
I bless God for the bright flame of love for Christ that Keith had on the generation of Jesus "freaks" who still serve Him faithfully today.. and we know a number of them from that generation!! Thank you for keeping the flame alive Melody and I pray that your ministry flourishes in the power of Christ and for His glory! May God bless you always!
Caleb Loafman (Guest) 07/28/2013 22:13
My parents were deeply impacted by Keith Green's music during the late 70's. So I grew up (late 80's, 90's, early 2000's) listening to Keith's music. I remember even as a child sensing a reality in his music that was unlike much of the other music that I heard on contemporary christian radio. I knew that Keith spoke as one who knew the POWER of the gospel in his own life (Rom. 1:16, 1 Cor. 4:20). He did not just write out a few theologically semi-correct rhymes to sell some records on the christian market, but he spoke with authority because he himself knew what it was to be regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit. He was a man that did not just know some things about God but he actually knew God intimately! The reality in Keith's music stamped upon my heart from an early age the need for more than just outward religion but inward transformation (John 3:3). After living in a false profession and in much sin for many years of my life the Lord began to show me the rottenness of trying to make myself right with God instead of looking by faith to Jesus Christ the righteous(Rom. 4:5;1 John 2:1) Being under conviction I began turning to anything thing that I thought would help my situation. I began listening to Keith's music very consistently again in 2007. I also had heard all of my life from my parents of this old English preacher named Leonard Ravenhill that was close friends with Keith and Melody. I downloaded some of Ravenhills sermons and was soundly converted within a few weeks time. Keith's music took on a whole new meaning to me after I was converted. I now know by experience what Keith was singing about! There is a Redeemer Jesus God's own son, precious lamb of God, messiah, Holy one!! My youngest son is named Josiah Leonard after Keith and Melody's son and Leonard Ravenhill. I praise the Lord often for Keith and Melody.
Sheen Hemingson (Guest) 07/28/2013 22:20
My mom introduced me to Keith Green. The words of his songs still follow with me and my everyday life. My favorite song by him is Summer Snow.
Andy Falstad (Guest) 07/28/2013 22:31
Back in the early days I was at Jesus People in Chicago. I remember the connections between your ministry and ours, sharing and learning from each other. Keith was always fun & intense to be around. I remember he was extremely generous, buying a freezer for us and filling it with food as well. He always took us all (road crew too) out to dinner when we stopped in for a visit on our concert trips, played us his latest song ideas, and I did beat him at a game of Risk once. He really gave all his heart to Jesus and wanted everyone to know that was the only way to follow Him well. The music...there is not a song he recorded that does not have special meaning to me every time I listen. It was a privilege to have some time with Keith & you Melody and your family & extended family. Thank you for your continued love and service to the Lord. All the best 'till we all meet again.
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