e’re receiving such wonderful notes and videos regarding LOGOI’s 50th Anniversary. Our hearts are full as we thank the Lord for the many lives He has enabled our ministry to touch and impact. For some reason, however, this simple one from Yaritza in Venezuela really caught my attention:
“Many congratulations. I am new
but I want to serve my Lord.”
First, I think Yaritza has an absolutely wonderful name. Her entire name is: Yaritza del Carmen Medina Mendoza. Isn’t that great? I think we should all have at least five words in our names. Mine could be, Eduardo del Backlundo Nealito Thompson. Saying that with a Spanish accent makes me smile as it rolls off my tongue.
Second, she’s new — and in that way represents many thousands who are discovering LOGOI’s ministry for the first time. Her congratulations indicate she’s happy we’ve been around for 50 years. I suppose that gives her a level of confidence that we are trustworthy and dependable, but our history may be a bit lost on her. It’s great we’ve been around for a while, but the real question she and others ask is, “What can you do for me today?”
hich brings me to number three: “I want to serve my Lord.” What a glorious statement and desire. In God’s providence, she has come upon a 50-year old ministry called LOGOI which is uniquely positioned to help and encourage her along her journey of serving our Lord.
It’s hard to not think of Joshua and his famous quote, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). The context of those famous words as written in Joshua 24 are well worth re-reading as each of us must choose today whom we will serve.
Without meaning to, Yaritza succinctly described those to whom God has called us at LOGOI to help and serve. LOGOI’s purpose is Ephesians 4:12, “To equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” It’s hard not to smile when you think about someone like Yaritza del Carmen Medina Mendoza, LOGOI, and you working together to serve our Lord.
These are the moments when it feels we are hitting on all cylinders; where the body of Christ is working together. Yaritza and a host of others want to serve the Lord in their communities. LOGOI provides the Biblical tools and resources to equip them in their service. You, along with others, help provide the means to make it all happen.
You will be encouraged and blessed in taking a few minutes to look over some of the notes and videos from other Yaritza del Carmen Medina Mendoza’s. They, too, are thanking the Lord for the help and encouragement God is providing through LOGOI. After all, this is your ministry, too.
And as a ministry partner, you should know our ministry growth is far out pacing our revenue. We pray the Lord encourages you to give generously as you’re able and may Yaritza’s desire be our desire, “To serve our Lord.”