GO! Ministries host "Destined to Win!" Bacolod City Philippines
Go! Ministries hosted a squad (approx 50 missionaries) from AIM and lead a 3 day conference called "Destined to Win!" STI University is a teachers college with 6000 students ranging from Kindergarten to Masters Degree. All students were given the chance to attend out outreach where the AIM missionaries shared their faith - lead games and activities - and has open Q & A discussion about topics that challenge todays youth! The gospel was shared with thousands!
Featured on local radio and national TV!
Published "Catalyst of Love"
"Catalyst of Love" tells the story of M Squads (AIM Missionaries) visit for the month of Jan. "We started the year 2017 with a boom! It was the day when the thirty-nine AIM Missionaries arrived in Bacolod City, Philippines. The people at First Sunshine Baptist Church, the host church, were so excited upon their arrival. The church prepared and prayed for 18 months back prior to their coming. We let them taste the beauty of Filipino hospitality by hosting a welcome program two days after. Several presentations were performed including interpretative dances, folk dances and other song numbers prepared by the FSBC people and pupils of Sunshine Christian Academy, a ministry school of First Sunshine Baptist Church. We were also amazed by the song numbers and unique presentations of the missionaries. For more info or to purchase "Catalyst of Love" visit www.goministries.info/our-philippine-books.html
My first grandchild - a beautiful baby girl!
Charlie Louella Griffith-Sgro 7 pounds, 15 ounces 21 inches long
March - May 2017
Baptizing my son Vince in the Philippines!
Evangelized with the martial arts!
Celebrating Louise - my daughters 11th birthday!
I am rich?
When you look up the term rich, the first definition that shows is having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy. My family definitely isn't considered rich in an American viewpoint. We don't drive nice cars, or have a luxurious house. Both of my parents work so that they can provide for a little more than just needs. I guess the word you would consider my family is middle class. Definitely not having a great deal of money.
Once I came on the race, I quickly realized I had a lot more than the rest of the world. I have seen some of the worst poverty in the world. But I still didn't consider myself rich. It wasn't until I got to the Philippines my perspective changed.
My beautiful Olivia graduated from Terry Sanford High School. 4.3 GPA. She did awesome, and I'm so proud of her. She is a member of the National Honor Society was voted Miss Congeniality of her senior class. She got a full scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill (#5 public University in the Nation!) Another Sgro excels!
"Red white, and DUE on December...I learned Aubrey Ray (my eldest) and her husband Joshua Ray are due with their first child in Dec!"
The team in Guatemala - with two of my daughters - Natalie and Hope
"Martial Arts-Medical" Short Term Mission Trip Guatemala We gave karate demonstrations - prayer for widows and orphans - gave medical attention to hundreds of mayans - served at our feeding program - brought food to the poor - volunteered at a wheel chair ministry factory! To see photos from 2017 and more info for the 22 - 29 July 2018 trip click here: GUATEMALA 2018! To see the trip video check it out! (Please disregard the silliness! Missions can be fun!) www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SaUJIQEyC0&feature=em-upload_owner "Matthew 25 - Was hungry - thirsty - sick - and you cared for me"
Fellowshipping with the local Filipino Church!
"Missions" is a family affair as four of my children help pack hundreds of Christmas bags for children in the Philippines and Guatemala (Giovanni - Noelle - Cole - Liam)
Operation Christmas Giveaway! Many children of migrant workers who harvest sugar cane - 27 people accepted the Lord
Melanie and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary!
Our 16th annual "Operation Christmas Giveaway!"
At the wedding of my beautiful daughter "Gabrielle Rose" with my 13 children - it was a beautiful day!