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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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Arkansas (Guest) 07/29/2013 09:40
When I got saved, I had been moved to Arkansas from California...and I then moved to a much smaller town, where I wasn't getting much teaching. I had two small children by then and was slowly going crazy! A friend gave me a couple of Keith Green albums and a Maranantha album. I played them constantly! My kids grew up with them! They helped me keep the Presence of God in my life at a time when I wasn't filled with the Spirit and didn't know how to do that myself. They kept me sane! Thank you Keith! His music also left a legacy to both my kids who are now grown up. My son is a worship drummer and my daughter a singer, who also has a love for the Lord!
Cyndi Snokhous (Guest) 07/29/2013 09:45
Keith's testimony about coming to faith in Christ still resonates with me. His God-given wisdom and the wonderful depth of his music are timeless treasures. Definitely Holy Spirit inspired!!! But Keith will always be with us. Bless you, Melody, and Keith's entire family of friends and believers. I never tire of hearing Keith and often sing along with him, harmonizing, as I cry out of my God and Savior Jesus Christ. I appreciate your keeping Keith's music available. In Christ, Cyndi Snokhous
Kathy West (Guest) 07/29/2013 10:29
I am not sure who introduced me to Keith Green but what I do remember is the impact his life, family, Last Day's Ministry and music had on my life. My husband and I and 3 young daughters, had moved 8 hours from "home". Our marriage was rocky at the time and I was homesick. I remember getting up in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep, putting on my vinyl of The Lord is My Shepherd". The Lord would minister to me through His servant's music. The bitterness I experienced was eventually uprooted and I am praising the Lord to let you know David and I will be celebrating 40 years of marriage this year and we have gone from vinyl to cassette to CD and our whole family still listen and worship with ALL of your blessed music! Thank you for Last Days Ministries also as I have been involved in Pregnancy Center ministry in part because of your stand on life! Bless you and all you do for the Kingdom!
Wendy Foley (Guest) 07/29/2013 11:17
I met Keith because I own a Christian bookstore and I sold many of his recordings. I remember well when he died. Those of us in the area who simply loved his music felt like we'd been punched in the stomach. I marvel at how powerful his music STILL IS. I used to tell most of my customers and still do today that Keith's music is mainly for those who call themselves Christians. While I can imagine his music would minister to non believers, I still feel he was singing mostly to Christians. And what was he saying? That we should be as committed as we could be. We couldn't go out and sin, and in the next breath call ourselves believers. I guess most of his message was about the importance of MAKING JESUS LORD of our lives. Still relevant and powerful today. This brother is surely missed down here, but God was ready for him.
Christine Marrier (Guest) 07/29/2013 12:04
My Brother J gave me two cassette tapes of his music and have been playing them ever since 1982-83 up till now 2013 only one of them the felt tab on one of the cassettes came off and wasn't able to play it but always said one day I'll get another one and it wasn't till 2009 till I finally got the replacement and more. I still have the cassettes even the one that is broken. My headphones were the first thing I put on when I came home from school. Having his music playing in my radio or headphones while living in a dysfunctional family, family fights, yelling etc,,, has made my life a little more bearable. I have experienced peace through his music and come to know God in a different way other than Catholic Religion which I no longer practice but continue to have a relationship with Christ Jesus Our Lord. Because of his music I have fell in love with other Christian music as well and worship with all my heart listening to the songs. The one song that made impact on me was "Until your Love Broke through"
Melissa Wynne (Guest) 07/29/2013 12:20
Keith's music is as inspiring today as it was when it first came out. It is truly from the Lord. I saw Keith in concert twice & at one show was blessed to shake his hand & tell him I sang with him daily. I walked 6 miles round trip in the rain to see him & it is one of my fondest memories as I was - and still am - so blessed by his music and love for Jesus. I recall the applause as he sang the song with the line "In 6 days you created everything but you've been working on Heaven 2000 years". He sure had a way with a phrase. I remember the day I heard about the accident. I cried for our loss here on Earth, but knew Keith and everyone on the plane were with Jesus. Thank-you Melody for continuing the work of the Lord.
Alane Larsen (Guest) 7/29/2013 (Guest) 07/29/2013 12:27
I was 17 years old, and home from the psychiatric hospital for severe depression. I listened to the Christian radio station and this one particular song struck me as being comforting and different. It had a certain kind of beauty to it. (February 1979) I later found that it was Keith Green's "When I Hear the Praises Start." I fell in love with his music anew when I met a friend in 1991, who loaned me the book "No Compromise." I had spiritual revival and played his music for my mother and her boyfriend, when I was bedridden for 3 days from a fall. I haven't done anything dramatic like go overseas or do ministry, due to serious emotional and physical difficulty, but knowing Keith's story and having various exposure to his vibrant, contagious "energy" over the years, has influenced me in ways I don't know that I could put into words..
Madelyn Anderson (Guest) 07/29/2013 12:38
I loved Keith's music, the newsletter and awesome tracks back in college. I loved Keith's transparency, honesty and great passion for God and reaching the lost. I so wanted to get to a concert, but was not blessed that way before he was beamed up heaven with his kids Joshia and Bethany by Jesus. I was so blessed by Keith's life for he spoke of the same passions God has given me.

Years late, in the fall of 1992 I was honored and blessed to be called by God to work for Melody in her home, and with Bekah and Rachel, and their dogs, and my favorite dog, Toby. The plan was for me to work for her for 2 years, but it unfortunately ended after 9 months with a fatal car accident that God helped me survive...and hours after the crash, Melody was right there in the ER, aggressively looking to find me when some didn't know where I was...but she found me and bless me with prayer and music for us to worship Jesus together.

Melody, you are an Amazing woman who has survived SO MUCH over the years and who has continued to serve God and share His goodness, while impacting so many and you will continue to impact others, as you continue to walk close with Holy Spirit, our Great Comforter, and fulfill your powerful destiny in Him. I am so sorry for all of your loss and I celebrate with you for all of your many blessings over the years, including your amazing grandkids. What fun is that! And seeing your beautiful daughters blossom into the powerful women they were created to be. What a joy! And one day you will all experience such a reunion in heaven that will be beyond your wildest dreams come true!

It was an honor and joy and lots of fun working for you. With the 20th anniversary of the crash on 7/17/13, I celebrated with Paps God that the Season of pain and suffering is OVER and a New Season of Walking in God's Divine Health HAS BEGONE, HALLELUJAH! It's been a long hard and blessed season, but enough already! The surgeries I had 8 months ago haven't improved things, but I have a Specialist on my case, Dr. Jesus and He's fixing my up real good since He said, "IT IS FINISHED" and with so much prayer and laughter and meditating on His Word....I know my HEAVENLY MAKEOVER is manifesting any moment! It sure will be HEAVEN ON EARTH for sure!

May you and your team and family experience so much more of His Presence and Glory and Love in all that you do....Blessings, Blessing, Blessings are yours! Just because He loves you so! It was an honor to know you and serve you!

Love you!
Madelyn
George Matheny in Texas (Guest) 07/29/2013 13:03
My older brother turned me onto Kieth's music shortly after I was born again it blew me away...I think it was the "So ya wanna go back to Egypt" album. Very profound messages in Kieth's music alway challenged you to think in a different light. I'll be 32 in the Lord 8-27-13 "My eyes are dry" has become more pertanant to me these last few years. Surely it would take volumes to tell the impact his music and messages have made on me and those around me over the years. Jesus said if He be lifted up He would draw men unto Him and Kieth surely lifted the Lord in his life. God Bless!

Paul Ruiz de Velasco (Texas) (Guest) 07/29/2013 13:20
It was the summer after my 10th grade in 1981. I had just given my life to the Lord and a friend of a friend had given me the album “No Compromise” by Keith Green. I remember playing the album in my room and being filled with this unspeakable joy. I wasn’t raised in a church, although I knew about Jesus and the Gospel, I thought he lived out there somewhere far away. I had no idea that God would come and live inside of me and be so close and real. I remember looking outside my window thinking, “This is amazing! Why doesn’t everybody do this?” That summer God became real and personal to me. At the end of the summer some friends invited me to a party. I went and had fun drinking and flirting with the girls. I came home after the party and felt grieved and convicted. I knew I could not walk both ways, His way and my way. I choose to walk my way. I shared with the Lord, “I am so grateful for what you did for me and the love you showed me, but I am going to go my own way”. And I did. I gave myself to my selfish desires and reaped the consequences. I was left empty, miserable and lonely within. I had lost my way and didn’t know how to find my way back to the Fathers house. I was so lost I didn’t know who the true God was. I had graduated high school and was going to college. I would stop and listen to preachers outside the UTA library. Hoping to find a living real God. Students would come up to me and say, “Do you want to be saved?” I would say, “Yes”. And they would say, “Say this prayer with me and you will be saved”. I replied, “I can’t because I know I would just be the same. I need to find the true God.” So I kept searching and crying out to the true God, “I need your help, whoever you are, If you are out there please help me”.
Not long afterwards, I was getting ready to go out with a friend and have some beers. I was in the shower and started asking God to make me clean just like the soap. I was washing my arms with soap and a deep sorrow filled my heart. And I began crying intently asking God to forgive me. I feel to my knees and just cried and cried asking God to forgive me of my sin and selfish acts. After several minutes pasted I felt a better and got up and thought to myself, I hope my mom didn’t hear me talking to a God I don’t even believe in. As I continued to get ready I was brushing my hair standing in the mirror when a small tiny ray of light zoomed by right in front of me, then two zoomed by me, Then like 5 and 10, and 20 until my whole view was taken up with this bright white light. I was just standing still watching and I said, “Lord, Lord” thinking I would hear a response. I didn’t hear or feel anything. I just stood still. Then it was like one ray of light went in reverse and disappeared. Then 5, 10, and 20 until all the little rays were gone and I could see clearly. Hmmm, I thought to myself, “that was different, maybe I am just light headed from being on my knees for so long”. I finished getting ready and my friend picked me up. We went to the next town and parked watching the cars go by and down the strip. We popped open some beer and leaned back enjoying the evening. That’s when I heard something. “Do you hear that I asked my friend?” What? “That music, that’s Keith Green. Where in the world is it coming from?” I started looking around and following the sound, It was coming from a car parked in front of a Jack in the Box. It had speakers on the roof of the car playing Keith Greens Music. I was like Hmmm, this is peculiar. So I stood by the car drinking a beer thinking, “This is cool, I haven’t heard this music in a long time.” As I was listening to that unique sound two guys walked up to the car with their soft drinks in hand. We introduced ourselves and I shared how I loved his music and asked, “So, what are you guys doing?” they shared that they were students from DBU and wanted to share Jesus with someone but were too scared to go up to people and talk, so they thought they would park their car, put the speakers on the roof and play Keith Green and maybe something would happen. They shared, “But nothing happened so we’re heading back to the campus.” I returned to my friend’s car and grabbed another beer and watched the cars go by until 1 or 2 in the morning. We headed back home and came up on an accident. Lights were flashing, there was a car wrapped around a pole and another truck across the street in the middle of a parking lot. As we came to the red light my friend decide to pull in and take a look. We got out of his Volkswagen bug and stood in front of a body that was covered by a blanket soaked with blood stains. An EMT or coroner came over and pulled the sheet back, took a good look at the victim and covered her back up. I kind of went into shock. I couldn’t understand how this lady was alive coming down the road and all of a sudden she was gone. Unable to speak, move, tell her family how she loved them. It was the end of her life. It was over. The finality bewildered me.
We got back in the bug and my friend dropped me off at my house. I went to my room jumped in bed and while I was laying there I began to think, “Hmm, there was a lot of strange things that happened today, crying in the shower, asking for forgiveness, seeing the bright light, hearing Keith Green which I hadn’t heard since I went my own way, and the shocking scene at the accident.” And then it hit me, I felt like the Lord was with me, speaking to me, through experiences and in my heart, I felt like Jesus was saying, “Your life is a vapor. Come follow me.” to which I left everything and followed Him. It has been an amazing journey with the Lord that continues to this day. It’s not so much the beautiful mountains and dark valleys on this journey that amazes me, as much as it is that he has been there with me, loving me, teaching me, comforting me and showing me the way to go. He is amazing. I thank the Lord for Keith Green and his family, the friend that drove me around, for the lady who I believe did not die in vain, and for the two guys from DBU who to this day have no idea how God used them but will one day find out.” Paul Ruiz de Velasco


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