Updated: Aug 18
With everything going on in our world, from the COVID-19 virus surge to Cuba’s struggle for freedom, devastation in Haiti after a deadly earthquake, turmoil in the Middle East and our own personal problems and issues weighing us down, I thought it was time to enjoy a little lighter LOGOI summer reading.
I had just finished a recording and video of the famous Sinatra song, “Fly Me to the Moon,” and as usual, sent it to my editor to review. My editor is, of course, my mother.
I wanted to record this song because it was 52 years ago on July 20, 1969, that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. For a time, the world was united. It was indeed “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
I remember watching it on TV with my family. My editor-mother even baked special patriotic biscuits. Like me and millions around the world, I suspect you were glued to a TV watching this “giant leap” for yourself.
Even though it is really just a love song, Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “Fly Me to the Moon” became closely associated with the Apollo 11 Mission. And if you’ll stick with me for a minute here, there is even a tie in with LOGOI.
You see, at the same time Frank Sinatra was singing, “Fly Me to the Moon” and NASA engineers were literally “putting men on the Moon,” LOGOI was building a brand new mission organization focused on helping Latin pastors and leaders show men and women the way to Heaven. Little did we know that years later, the satellite communications technology NASA engineers were developing would one day be used by LOGOI (and many others) as an incredible tool for proclaiming the Gospel.
Through this technology, we’ve been able to grow from helping 5,000 to 6,000 pastors and church leaders in one year to now over 30,000 across 54 countries.
Your prayers and financial partnership are helping equip men and women to proclaim the Gospel all across the Spanish-speaking world at a “NASA-enabled” cost of less than $5 per month per pastor. It’s a fantastic investment in God’s Kingdom and we’re so glad we get to do this work together.
Before I get back to “Fly Me to the Moon,” I would love to invite you to follow @LOGOIMinistries on Instagram. You will find fast and easy updates about the national missionaries you help as well as powerful quotes filled with spiritual encouragement and motivation. Also, visit LOGOIMinistries.org where you will find the latest news and updates. There is a new update regarding Cuba and notes from some of our pastors as to what is going on in their island home right now.
Back to “Fly Me to the Moon:” the song was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999 as a “towering song.” Of course it is a metaphor about the euphoria of being in love and no one has sung it better than “Old Blue Eyes.”
As Sinatra sang, NASA and a host of brilliant engineers incredibly put man on the Moon. Years later, LOGOI latched onto some brilliant NASA engineering and with the unmatchable euphoria of God’s love, started helping men and women receive the Bible tools they needed to help them joyfully and confidently proclaim the Gospel. Adding a little icing on the cake, sometimes, when the occasion is right, I even get to put on a sparkly crooner jacket to tell others (in person!) about what God is doing through LOGOI, and even perform “Fly Me to the Moon” for them. (Please click on the man on the Moon image below to support LOGOI's mission.)
P.S. Click on our home page and scroll down to see an update from Cuba.
P.S.S. Visit Croonered.com and click on Videos to see my rendition of “Fly Me to the Moon.”