17 days until AIM.


i used to think that AIMers were SO mature and smart…


they get dumber every year. no offense to any specific previous AIMer, but you know what i mean. they’re not perfect people that know everything about the bible.


it’s wierd.


two weeks.


i’m not nervous or anxious. i feel fine. it’s just wierd to think about it.


i’ve always been Kris Smith’s son who just hangs out with the AIMers.


it’s going to be wierd when i start packing, though. i’ll probably freak out more before i move to the field because i’m only moving across a golf course and i’ll come back to my house a lot to do laundry, so, no biggie.


anyway, i got to see two of the AIM teams in mexico this last week and it was wierd to think that this time last year, Josh Tracy was going on the same trip to Mexico with our youth group and now he’s living there and doing awesome things.


my favorite part of the trip was sitting in Mexican church, which i’ve of done plenty of times, and i thought about all of the other AIM teams that had church all around the world that day in whatever language.


and i thought, hopefully this time next year, i’ll be somewhere going to church, maybe in a different language, doing anything possible to glorify God.


i even got excited thinking about all the hard things i’d have to deal with: language barriers, cultural differences, culinary oddities, team problems, culture shock…


diarrhea, whatever.


it’s worth it.


being in my comfort zone isn’t that important.


all that’s important is that people need to know Christ.


they need to know the Gospel…


God’s love.


 


we drove by a small town on our way back from Mexico.
couldn’t have had more than a hundred people, but it was in the middle of nowhere.
they probably haven’t seen a real “outsider” for a while, if ever.
it just seemed like they’d never have contact with the outside world.

i was staying up with Amanda. we were just talking because everyone was asleep and she didn’t want to sleep until after we got to the border.


but we passed this town and i started to wonder how hard it would be to show the REAL TRUTH to the whole town.


“who is gonna tell the child about Jesus?”- Acappella
“…it’s my responsibility”


anyway…


i don’t remember where i was going with that, it just made me get really excited about AIM.


ok, i’m going to sleep.


logan

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well, i’m watching Footloose.


this movie’s amazing! you know why?


1. 80’s music.
2. intra-cultural misunderstanding.
3. the story- dancing is illegal?! wow, that’s creative!
4. drugs.
5. abusive relationships.
6. rebelious teenagers.
7. “the robot”
8. the consequential 3-way dance-off following “the robot.”
9. the actors- Kevin Bacon and the bad guy from Beethoven’s 2nd.
10. my personal favorite- tractor chicken.


Wow!
isn’t sarcasm amazing?


trash.
that’s what this movie is.


how did this movie become a classic?
who decides what a classic is?
tell me one good thing about this movie.


anyway…


our senior trip was really fun.
Donovan got on the Price is Right, although he never made it past contestant’s row.
he did get a consolation prize- a lamp.
woot.

it airs September 29th.
and we did some other fun stuff.


i leave for mexico tomorrow.
it’s going to be amazing!
get to play with my shiny new camera.


my computer crashed hardcore…
don’t know why.
so now it’s in about 20 pieces all over my living room.

i think my dad’s going to send it in while i’m in mexico.
i still have to do some video’s before AIM.

i got a call from some people who might support me.
but i was asleep.
no good.
they said they’d call back.


but it’s ok…
we’re good friends.


so, to all of you who still read these,


you’re wasting your time.
get away from the computer and go play with your dog.

or cat.

fish.



just kidding.
i’m very important and deserve all of your attention.


well, that sounded stupid.
but not stupid enough for me to delete.

it’s very late, and i’m very tired…
if you couldn’t tell.

this is logan’s tired phase.
just rambling.
if you’ve made it this far, i’m very impressed.


go to sleep

well i got my camera today.


pretty much the most amazing thing ever.


senior trip tomorrow.


wish us luck.


okay, got to sleep.


i’ll let you know when i’ve won a minivan.


that’s what i’m shooting for.


a minivan.


or just straight up money…easier for taxes.


straight up.


woot.

hello, again.
so how is everyone?
i ask this question sometimes, and no one answers.
i’m not just asking to be nice, you know.
i really am interested.


well, i am excellent.
got a nice phone call this morning.
my camera’s coming in on friday (that wasn’t the phone call)
and 3 really cool shirts.


saturday is our senior trip to L.A.
price is right.
other stuff…you know.


i hate southern california.


i wrote 11 support letters today.
i feel bad because it’s very late notice to spring this on anyone.
but i think i’ll be able to raise enough.
i just need 250 monthly.


and all of my one-time.


if anyone wants to support me…
just kidding.


but seriously.


anyway….


i went on a camping, fishing, hunting, shooting random stuff trip this weekend.
got to drive a suped up 4X4 around the wilderness for a couple of hours.
that was the most fun i’ve had in a while.
matt blew the side of a jackrabbit off with his rifle, it was quite amazing.
we were trying to figure out how it happened.
it didn’t die.
we had to put it out of its misery.
we also shot various small animals.
(we were looking for wild boar)
no luck in that area.


and i got hit with my rifle scope on the recoil.


right in the eye.


i started bleeding.


and then my ears started bleeding when i heard this song.
listen to all of it.
who knew ethel merman came out with a disco album?
who know ethel merman?


goodbye