We’re here!

We’re finally here!
We’ve been so busy until today that it hasn’t hit us that we’ll be living here for the summer.

We left Lubbock on Saturday morning and met my family in White Oak, Texas to celebrate my Grandparents’ 60th anniversary, which was really cool. They met on a blind date and got married three weeks later! My mom and I made a slideshow about their history and all of their kids and grandkids, which was pretty emotional. We left Sunday morning at 6am to drive an hour and a half to Athens, Texas for Johnathan Ledbetter’s wedding to his wife Amarylis. Johnathan was one of my teammates in South Africa and I was a groomsman and the photographer, so I had been stressing for the previous week about how that would work out, but everything went well; Jess took our groomsman pictures and she took the ceremony pictures. I can’t wait to sit down and take a look at them all! After the wedding, Jess and I traveled back to White Oak to spend the night before her birthday on Monday. We woke up, drove to Dallas, got a hotel room to leave our dog in, and we left for the Texas Rangers game, which was really fun!

We finally left Tuesday for Kentucky and drove for 13 hours! We got in at midnight and hit the ground running yesterday!

Mitchell and I planned out our summer and I figured out what I wanted to teach in my Sunday and Wednesday classes.

Last night Jess and I were able to meet a lot of the members of the Church here and we were left so encouraged. Everyone here is so friendly and helpful and the kids are too cute.
When we got home last night it finally hit us that we’re actually here and we really got excited about spending time with all of the kids!

Now we’re busy planning the Church camp that starts next week, and I really think that the kids are going to have a great, uplifting experience!

Love you all!

Keep us in your prayers as we continue to raise support for SIBI in August!

Logan and Jess


Announcement two!

On Friday, I started a new job at Lowes and it seems like a great company to work for. I spent most of the day watching safety videos and the guy next to me fall asleep.

Friday was also my last day at Lowes.

Jess and I will be moving to Scottsville, Kentucky for the summer to be youth interns with the Church up there! Mitchell Covington called on Friday looking for someone to help out with the youth and we jumped all over it; it sounds perfect for us. We both love Mitchell and Gala and we are very excited to work with them!

Things will be a little crazy getting there, since we’ll be leaving from a wedding near Dallas (now we’ll have to bring luggage and a dog).

We’re asking for your prayers during this time both for the internship and our continued effort to raise support for SIBI in August.

I hope you all can share in our excitement of our plans, and we’ll keep you posted here during our 8-10 weeks in Kentucky.

We love you all!

Big Announcement!

First, I’ve changed this blog’s address to www.loganandjess.com so it’s easier to get to and remember, and I’ve added all of my blog entries from when I was in South Africa and you can go through the archives on the right side of the page.

The Announcement…

This may not be too big of a surprise for some of you, but it has been a big decision for us that we’ve been trying to decide on for the past year. We’ve been wanting to do this, but didn’t know when we’d be able to and now we’re really excited to announce that we’ll be a part of the SIBI’s 50th year starting in August! We really want to get back into ministry and to be a part of something that we feel is important. We’ve done a lot of growing this year as a married couple and we feel that we’re ready to take on this challenge.

We’ll be doing the Youth and Family Tract and we’ll also be working on AIM staff again as Assistants. We’re very excited to be working with AIM again; this year off has been great in a lot of ways, but we’ve missed being around other assistants and we’ve missed mentoring AIM students during their Lubbock time.

So now we start the task of raising financial support and people who will commit to praying for us and being partners in our ministries, whatever they may be, and I’m asking that you consider following this blog and praying for us as we start SIBI and consider places to serve the Lord. I’ll be updating this blog throughout the summer before school starts and more frequently when things get steady, so please bookmark www.loganandjess.com or follow via email on the right side of the page to check in on our updates.

Right now, our main prayer requests are for support as we begin to mail out support packets. If you would like to receive a support packet or know of someone who would, please email me at logansmithfilms@gmail.com and I can get you all of that information.

Thanks for reading!

Big News Coming Tomorrow!

I’ve been wanting to start a blog recently, so I figured I’d introduce a new blog with a big announcement! 

I’m not actually announcing it until tomorrow, but I probably should clarify now that it’s not a baby. You’re welcome to make guesses but, for now, no baby. 

That’s all for now, although I plan on using this blog to write about marriage, jobs, spiritual “musings,” and anything else important to us. 

Let’s be friends.