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 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»
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.
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… 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»
PRAYER: Four of us are going to Cuba the end of September to celebrate 90 years of the Convención Evangélica de Cuba “Los Pinos Nuevos.” Les’s father and Spaniard B.G. Lavastida founded this Bible School which has grown into a large ministry that has more than 300 churches and unknown numbers of “casas cultos” (house… Read More»
Perhaps you’ve heard the joke about the man who one $3 million in the lottery…
This month is one of praise! Emails and videos of joy and thanks continue to pour in from Spanish pastors, leaders and ministry partners celebrating LOGOI’s 50 years of ministry. Each one warms our hearts. We hope you visit 50 years to see and read more. Here are just two…or three… “I had the privilege to… Read More»
uring a recent visit to Nolan’s house, which also just so happens to be where my son and daughter-in-law live, I had the great joy of getting a kiss goodnight. Nolan had finished his bath and the wonderful scent of the freshly cleaned toddler filled the air. Taking in deep breaths is like breathing in… Read More»
Equatorial Guinea has a FLET graduate! Equatorial Guinea is a small country on the west coast of Africa. They discovered oil in 1995 and now the small country is being cited as a textbook case of the resource curse — or the paradox of plenty. Since the mid 1990s the former Spanish colony has become… Read More»