I’ve been counting the weeks and now the days until my trip to Uganda. There is so much to be excited about!  I’m looking forward to spending 2 and a half weeks with Alex & Faith and their 2 darling little girls as well as time with Leah & Tobias and Ezra Robinson.  I anticipate meeting and making new friends as well.Several years ago if someone would have told me I would be visiting Africa in the near future I would have laughed.  The Lord has a sense of humor & power to plow up the ground of one once-fearful 65 yr. old lady.  I am the wife of Paul Griffin, mother of 2 grown daughters and grandmother to 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson.  Paul & I have been raising our 2 granddaughters for the last 7 years.  Grace is now away at college & Emmaline is 15 and living at home.  I believe the experience of having 2 teens in the home (a difficult age with its own culture) has prepared me for meeting and understanding those of other cultures.Several months ago I embarked on a Bible Study that emphasized  developing our hearts desire and passion in life.  I prayed for a renewed passion for Him & a new focus as Paul & I formulate our retired years.  Simultaneously, our church was studying a book called “Radical” by David Platt.  About that time the Robinsons called me and said they had made a decision to go to Uganda for the  Luzira Church launch Christmas day.  Alex renewed his invitation for me to come as well.  That is when the Lord infused me with a renewed passion to leave my family at Christmas & go to Uganda.  I call this a privilege to have this opportunity to hopefully encourage the church and Alex & Faith.  I get to be the giver of 400 made party hats so the children can be in the party spirit as they celebration Jesus’ birthday.

May you all enjoy your family and friends as you share in prayers for our African Church launch in Luzira.
-Sandy Griffin