Why Legacy?

We only have One Life - One Legacy that we can leave behind. We will live one life and by our actions provide the written material for our legacy. However, it will truly be written and interpreted by others after we have left this world.

So I ask myself, and I ask you, what is the legacy which you desire to leave behind?What did you write today in the chapter entitled "today"? Did you advance toward your desired legacy, or did you retreat? What you will become is who you were today.

As I write this blog I will be simultaneously challenging myself, and I trust challenging my readers to leave a legacy that matters. One that challenges and changes those you encounter daily and on your journey in life. You have One Life - One Legacy - make it count!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Uganda - we are off!!

Uganda here we come.  I want to journal this missions trip to give you an idea of what is involved and the various activities and feelings as we go.  We sit now - with the call coming to board the plane - so I am writing quickly to let you know here we go. 

The team - made up of 13 of us... 8 from The River Church, Emma, Graham, Joshua, Sarah, Tiffany, Dwight, Patrick and Shawn, a mother - daughter team from Ill. - Ellen and Sarah, young lady from Ill. - Amber,  young mom from California - Allison and a young single lady from Wisc. - Abby 

Our trip to Uganda is a marathon trip... 5 hour drive to ABQ. overnight, flight to Houston, flight to Dubai - 14 to 15 hours, overnight, and then the last flight to Uganda.  Wow, it's a loooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time to get to Uganda this way.. but so worth it.

I want the team to experience God in ways they have never done before. I want their hearts to be broken when they see the overwhelming mass of humanity in need.  I want to see God, change them as he has changed me.  We know we can not change the whole world but we can change one life, then another and another. 

We go with anticipation.  We know the risks, yet we also know God's call.  So we go with expectancy, we go with passion, we go fully relying on God!

Bless you all, I will keep you updated on this my jumbled - uncut journal.  If you can track with me on this, or even if you can not, you will have more compassion for Linny as she tries to keep up with my spider web way of thinking!!!!  


  1. Got my laser lock on for full tracking capabilities.... LOL

    Saying a prayer for you .....

  2. Praying for the team. I know that God is going to accomplish amazing things through all of you. Thanks for the opportunity to experience Uganda with you as you journal through the trip.

    Blessings to each of you!!

  3. Go TEAM UGANDA! We're praying!

    from the haugers (team Kenya)

  4. Go TEAM UGANDA!!!
    We're praying!
    from the haugers (team Kenya)

  5. Our prayers are with you all!

    In Christ,
    janet, kevin, ted, philip, and elijah

  6. DW, I am VERY concerned about your health. I am praying that you do not get sick on this trip! I know that you will spread God's words in thoughts and actions! Stay safe and well. God Bless you!