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t a time when our world seems so divided, I have to stop and remind myself that God is in complete control. There are no surprises for Him and He desperately loves us.  So, with that wonderful thought in mind, here are Grandma Carolyn’s 2018 highlights: 1. Two anniversaries. 90 years ago, Les’ father co-founded… Read More»

This Christmas, I thought you would enjoy “hearing” a story from my dad. We found this in an old undated Christmas sermon notebook and have edited it here for you. This is great to read out loud with your loved ones this Christmas season. It happened around 1975, 30 years after the end of WWII.

There is an old African proverb that says, “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” That means we at LOGOI should be excellent sailors. Throughout LOGOI’s 50 year history we’ve always had to navigate rough financial seas. But I thought 2018 just might sink our ship.

I’m sitting in a worn-out plastic chair in the middle of Cuba listening to my Uncle Allen teach. I’ve sat in this Los Pinos Nuevos tabernacle many times over the last couple of decades mostly listening to my dad teach. Chances are good I’ve sat in this same spot—perhaps in this same chair.

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PRAISE: Here we go 2019!  2018 was full of blessings as we celebrated LOGOI’s 50th year.  I was astounded to hear a senior citizen in California tell me our family was in his church more than 50 years ago! PRAYER: Very high on our priority prayer list for 2019 is our “On a Mission Together”… Read More»

Soon, we will take a big breath and say, “Dear Lord, we’ve done all we could, the end of the year is in your hands. We pray you will encourage our partners to joyfully proclaim the Gospel and others to joyfully give.”  Being part of a mission organization that operates on faith for sufficient donations… Read More»

I need a lot of Kleenex these days. Returning to Cuba where Les was born and raised was an amazing gift. Our trip was filled with much joy and sentimental tears. Here is 11 year-old Misael. He loves Bible conferences because he gets to play with many other pastor’s kids. I enjoyed getting to know… Read More»

NOTE: It’s a joy to return to Cuba for the 90th anniversary of the Los Pinos Nuevos Convención that was founded by Elmer Thompson, Les’s father.  Once again, we are taking in as much as possible to help those with special needs who have come to our attention. We would need a caravan of hundreds… Read More»