WHEÑ my wife, Jenn, and I moved to Miami several years back, we decided to take Spanish classes.  We thought it would be a great place to meet some Americans.  Now don’t get me wrong, I grew up in Miami and love Hispanic people.  I love their culture, their passion for family, their entrepreneurial spirit,… Read More»

MARCH 2011 few months back we shared with you a chapter from Dr. Les Thompson’s forthcoming book, “Letters to Carlos.”  As a reminder, the book is filled with letters of advice and encouragement from an older, seasoned pastor to a young pastor filled with dreams, promise and questions. We are using a handful of these… Read More»

Dear Carlos, n your last letter, you described a prominent member in your church who is causing some difficulty.  As I read your account of the various “difficulties,” I must confess I had a good laugh over your descriptions.  Would it surprise you to know I’ve had very similar experiences over the years?  So let… Read More»

For a good part of that day, as the cards kept coming, I was quite amazed at how many high school girls were secretly admiring me.  Now, I’ll admit I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so it should have dawned on me much sooner there was something very suspicious going on.  It wasn’t… Read More»

I am looking over my collection of 2010 pictures and, guess what?  It has been a very special family year again. God is so good! The year ended with another precious family wedding:  Grandson Matt married Laura Kohly on December 19 here in Miami.  She comes from a Swiss Cuban family and we are thrilled… Read More»

Dear Carlos, As always, I am thrilled to receive your letters.  Through our correspondence, I can sense that your love and faith in our Lord and Savior is growing.  I believe you are also getting to know me rather well as you asked me to tell you more about my dear wife, Carolyn, and God’s… Read More»

A few years back, my oldest son, Matt, wanted to see what all the hype was about regarding that day-after-Thanksgiving shopping day called, “Black Friday.” I agreed to tag along, but only if we would bring the video camera. I thought it would be fun to interview people crazy enough to get in line over… Read More»

ROW of my bookshelf are a group of life-size cutout faces. Oversized tongue depressors are fastened to the back and eyeholes have been punched out so you can hold them in front of your face like a mask. They are a bunch of scary looking faces because, well, they are all of me. My mom,… Read More»

FANTASTIC! WE HAVE 56 PIGS FOR CUBA!!! SHOULD WE STOP THERE??? NO! We have roughly 10 days left before sending Dr. Les Thompson (along with his wife, Carolyn) to Cuba. HOW ABOUT ONE-A-DAY TIL THEN? At the invitation of the Los Pinos churches, Les is going to teach, strengthen, and encourage an estimated 600 pastors… Read More»

“If anything can go wrong, it will.” “At the most inopportune time.” “If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.” He keeps rearing his ugly head over here at LOGOI, but we just won’t give up.  We were… Read More»

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