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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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Shawn Vandenhouten (Guest) 07/23/2013 00:35
Melody I was at washington for Jesus I believe it was in 1980 I was newly saved wearing my jesus is lord t shirt. Keith sang and shared on repentance,Afterwards peter paul and marry came up and sang some folks booed, they were rude , they were just doing what they were supposed to do. But a few years later i would find myself in romania arrested and charged with crimes that would result with the death penalty. What we were doing is smuggling bibles and providing resources that would feed 6 romanian families for 6 months. When our integrators finally put us together someone said i will call the president!! Both integrators looked with fear in their eyes and said IN ENGLISH RONALD REAGAN! We were then put under house arrest and of coarse our contacts got us out of there! But i believe the message of repentance from your deceased husband and washington for jesus made ronald reagan president and saved my life and 6 families! And I'm sure many others! God Bless you!!!!

Michelle Tornetta (Guest) 07/23/2013 00:40
I heard Keith Green music before I was saved, in my high school years. The music was partially responsible for my salvation. There has not been anyone with this type of message since Keith. As a brand new Christian I attended the Keith Green Memorial Concert and signed up for several YWAM outreaches and schools immediately after I picked up the brochures from the concert. I ended up going to YWAM in Guam and stayed with YWAM for over 2 years. It changed the course of my entire life. I have been in ministry 20 of the 30 years I have been a Christian. Not sure where I'd be without Keith's prophetic ministry and music.
Joe Peters (Guest) 07/23/2013 00:51
had a huge impact on a new christian in 1979. my life was forever impacted by the last days ministries. thanks so much for the music and the last days newsletter
Blessings to you all
Karen Lanyon (Guest) 07/23/2013 00:53
Oh where to start? Keith has shaped my life like no other apart from Jesus Himself. I first heard his music over 25 years ago when I first became a disciple and was blown away by Keiths ability to allow the Holy Spirit to move through him via his music and his testimony, Man could he make that piano talk. I continue to listen to his music today, especially as I paint and often find myself swept away into the heavenly realm beyond the clouds dreaming of the day when I can actually listen to Keith play in person in heaven (wow what a mind blowing thought). Keiths passion and purity keep me humbled, grounded and full of hope. I give thanks to God for allowing Keith the ministry he had and know that his music will continue down the ages keeping us until that last day.
Peter Yaxley (Guest) 07/23/2013 01:00
During a "crossroads" time in my life I hired the video of his concert and during it he said, "If you are not called to stay you should be going." This was pivotal in me seeking God's next step in my life. I ended up in Bible College where I met my wife. We have been "full time" for the Lord ever since, living by faith for all our needs. Praise God for Keith's life and witness.
Wictor Karlsson, Sweden (Guest) 07/23/2013 01:00
I am not old enough to have gone to a concert or listened to Keith's music when he was alive. I started to listen to his music in my 20's (around year 2000) after being introduced to his music by some friends. I was struck by his honesty and passion for the Lord. The biggest influence came when I found some teaching from Last days ministry on youtube and a site called Keith's teaching blew me away. God taught me so much through his and Leonard Ravenhill's teachings. God Bless
Australia (Guest) 07/23/2013 01:03
I was first introduced to Keith Green's music by two german sisters, as a boarder in an international boarding school in India, when I was 13 years old. The lyrics instantly resonated with me. I felt convicted of my selfishness and pride and I felt God's presence as I played his music myself on the piano myself. To this day, 30 years later, I find myself sitting down at the piano every few months and playing "the prodigal son suite" (along with many others - "Song for Josiah" always makes me cry as I play it - it must be terribly hard for you to listen to, Melody). My husband loves his music, his writings & his testimony as much as I do. Our 2 daughters (20 & 14) both know his music through us playing it A LOT over the years! "No Compromise" is one of my all time favourite books and I have given it to many people as a gift.
Keith was an amazing man that cared more about souls than he did about cash. He "put his money where his mouth was". He "walked the walk, not just "talked the talk". Not only that, he had an absolutely amazing voice.
Currently my husband, Mark, our 14 year old daughter, Bethany (our other daughter is Rachel!) & I are in Malaysia waiting for our Indian employment visas to be granted as we will be living and working over there in an international school for missionary's children for 3 years. Our initial applications for the visas were denied from Australia but we are here standing in faith that we will get them. I'm pretty sure we would not be doing this if the seed hadn't been down many many years ago when we first listened to "Jesus commands us to go".
Keith was a radical. He was bold and he was unashamed to proclaim to all that would listen that Jesus IS the ONLY goal is to always do this, in my words and in my actions.
Thank you, Melody, for enabling his ministry to continue. God Bless you & your family.
Natalie :)
mervyn trigg (Guest) 07/23/2013 01:05
cant measure the impact Keith had on our lives as young Christians his music was so inspiring and radical to us at that time and still speaks today,his so you wanna go back to Egypt tape was played so much we wore it out,and the LDM newsletters , it even inspired some of my close friends to set up a bedroom for those who had decided not to go down the abortion route! looking forward to meeting Keith again in the presence of the Saviour !
Bill Thompson (Guest) 07/23/2013 01:12
Melody, You and your husband's music impacted the life of our family . . . BIG TIME!!! My wife and I first heard Keith play and sing at Faith Center in '75 or '76 before or as he went on his own from Fire Wind. He was AMAZING, like nothing I had ever experienced before. I was only a few years out of the Marines and back form 'Nam, and attending Bible College in Eugene, Oregon. We were attending a denominational college other than the Foursquare, but had recently been invited to attend and were amazed at Roy Hick's teaching. He seemed to whole heartedly appreciate Keith's talent and spirit. We heard him there two more times before my graduation and he seemed to grow exponentially in Spirit and Boldness in the short time. After graduation my Dad had a heart attack and we moved back to Iowa for seven years to be near him for a while. We attended a church in Pella, Iowa, and were privileged to attend three concerts in Des Moines. The first at the "Tiny Tot" children's care center, I think it was called. The place was packed with standing room only and most of that room was occupied. He was, in my estimation, better than ever. After the concert I asked him how Roy was doing as I was sure he must be making regular stops there. He said "Fine" and "Don't I know you?" Then he said "walk with me", we went into a room where several people were working with folks who wanted prayer. He had picked up a pile of albums as we walked by the tables and he gave one to each of those being prayed for and with, and just said "God bless you". He had such a peace, strength, and confidence about him. He put me in mind of what King David must have been like. The second time he came to Des Moines he was at the Hoyt Sherman High School Auditorium. It was the largest High School Auditorium in Des Moines. We had purchased a home near Otley, Iowa, a little town between Pella and Des Moines. And an elderly couple had helped us move in. They were in their seventies and amazing folks. We invited them to attend with us. And they were inclined to accept. We got there at a reasonable time but the place was packed so Keith had some folks come up and sit on the stage behind him. I was impressed that he would not start the concert till monitors were set up on stage for us to hear the music. Our new friends were impressed too and we met some friends on stage that we had attended College with while they were setting up. Well, even after they had seated us up there, a large number of people were in the halls wanting to get in, but there just was no more room. Keith went to the mic and announced that if the folks who could not get in would wait outside, that he would offer another concert after everyone had left the first one. We were AMAZED!!

The third time he came to Des Moines he played at the Vet's Center which was the largest auditorium in Des Moines at the time. This time there was room enough to contain the crowd, with a little left over. It was his "Jesus Commands us to Go!" concert. He ha AMAZING impact on the folks who attended that one, or maybe more correctly God had an amazing impact on the folks. When he was finished, may people remained in their seats and prayed, and/or meditated on what they had heard from the heart of God and Keith. It was a very sacred and "solemn assembly". My pastor had come with us this time and we brought several of the youth group with us. It was an amazing and life altering experience for us all.

The next time Keith was to hold a concert in Des Moines was to be in the newly built Des Moines Civic Center. But it was not to be. I had gone on the road to sell tire patches when my regular job ended. When I came back, we went a friend's house for "coffee", a common pastime in Pella, and the lady of the house said to me "Have you heard that Keith Green was killed in a plane crash?" I was in total shock! Amazed! Dumbfounded! And in denial. I said "No Way!". She brought me the latest paper and showed me the article. To say that I was in shock is true, but an understatement. I had come to somehow feel that his would be a life lived to the full, long, healthy and blessed beyond belief! Well, it was not to be.

I tried to weigh it all out in my mind, but for a while it was just too great a task. I had come to feel that his ministry was way too important and had way too much impact for our God to allow anything to happen to Keith that would do anything but Glorify God. Well I had a lot of soul searching to do. Finally, when the "Keith Green, Memorial Concert" came to my attention, and it's amazing impact on people, ministries, and people in ministry, I began to make sense of our great loss. According to reports, many thousands of people felt called to fields of ministry, missions, pastoral, and other avenues of service, as well as, the thousands who accepted the Lord as Lord and Savior of their lives. I began to get a greater understanding of the concept of the single grain of wheat falling in the ground and Dying so that it can bring forth much fruit. I believe in Keith's case, at least, a thousand-fold. Our loss was Heaven's gain.

Our seven children grew up listening to Keith's music, our oldest learned to play piano so she could play his music. She has a talent for singing, playing, and has composed so of her own music. A few years ago our second to the youngest daughter did a college music assignment on one of his songs. Keith has been an amazing life lived that blesses as he lives on in what he has composed, written, and performed as he lived a life for Jesus of "NO COMPROMISE!!"

Thank God and Thank You, Melody for your part in his life and continuing to carry the torch for Jesus!!
Henry Zarate - Los Angeles, CA (Guest) 07/23/2013 01:16
It was the summer of 1985 and I had just gave my life to Jesus when a friend of mine gave me a Keith Green Cassete. The songs help create a foundation in my spirit that to this day is etched with song and scripture thanks to Kieth Green. Now I play the songs on my iPod. I am proud to say that a few years ago my teenage daughter came to me and said " Daddy I get why you listen to Kieth Green." She read No Compromise and now her iPod carries Kieth Greens music.
Thank you Melody for continuing to carry the torch. "My eyes are dry my faith is old my heart is hard my prayers are cold and I know how I out to be Alive to you and Dead to me"
Henry Zarate
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