• You can find Randy's Music on CDbaby.com, I-Tunes, Amazon and other online music outlets.  Or request info. from rbmayf@aol.com
  • DISCLAIMER:  You will read some of the wonderful opportunities that I have had in my life and ministry below. You can see some photos of me with some pretty amazing people, but none of this is because I'm such a great guy... but I do serve a great God who has opened many doors for me. I am blessed and I want to use my gifts to be a blessing to others. So, please enjoy the photos and articles but I remind you again, all glory goes to God. One of my favorite scripture passages is found in Proverbs 18:16 and it says, "A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great."
                                                         RANDY'S BIO.

Randy Mayfield

Randy Mayfield is an accomplished singer & songwriter who has traveled extensively, both in the U.S. and internationally to more than 95 countries.  In addition to his live performances in venues as diverse as the Fox Theater, Powell Concert Hall and the Sheldon Theater in St. Louis, the Grand Old Opry and the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville & The Long Beach Arena.  He has performed with artists such as Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Andre Crouch, Mel Torme and opened concerts for Jaci Valasquez, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael English and many others. Randy has performed with Symphony orchestras in concert halls all over the U.S., Great Britain, Iraq, Hungary, and many other Eastern and Western European countries as well as the former Soviet Union. He has performed the National Anthem for numerous professional ball clubs including the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals and many others.  He has led chapel services for both the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and STL Rams football teams and has performed in concert at Federal prisons and jails throughout Missouri, Illinois, Texas and California. >>   Randy has performed for a numerous national conventions and conferences throughout the world. He has been nominated for four regional Emmy awards and has received numerous national music awards for his singing and songwriting including the Billboard Songwriting Awards and the Christian Artists “Song of the Year” award at Estes Park, CO. He has produced a number of CD’s including seven CD’s of his own songs that can be found on all online music sites, including “Classic Randy Mayfield,” “Christmas in St. Louis,” and a CD collection entitled, “The Journey.” He just finished his first Children's CD entitled, "All God's Children" and he produced and performed on, “A Cardinal Christmas” for the St. Louis Cardinals and his music and charity concerts have raised over $200,000 for local and international charities and ministries. >>   His song, “The Rally Squirrel” was heard by millions as it was featured during game 6 of the 2011 World Series on Fox Sports. Many of his videos can be found on Youtube and his music can be downloaded on CDbaby.com, I-tunes, Amazon and all online music sites.  Randy's music can be heard on Youtube and you can find links here;  http://www.randymayfield.com/buy-music/ >> Randy is the pastor of Missions & Outreach at the Central Evangelical Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri where he has served for more than 39 years. He lives in Ballwin, Missouri with his girlfriend and bride, Sharon, and they have two grown children. A daughter, Amanda and her husband Brian, who live in Alaska with their precious granddaughter, Afton, and his son Justin  who lives in Inverness, California.    >>   You can contact Randy at;  rbmayf@aol.com or by calling  (314) 616-4003   MORE AT RANDY'S FACEBOOK PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/randy.mayfield.35                                               UPCOMING CONCERTS & PERFORMANCES!

Nascar at Gateway Raceway

Randy will be singing the National Anthem for the Nascar Race on Sat. June 22nd at the Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL.  More info. and tickets here; http://www.wwtraceway.com/ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ 2pm  "Sing Along with Randy"  FREE at the Central Student Center, 818 S. Biltmore, Clayton, MO  Geared for kids 2-10 but all are welcome.  Bring your blanket, stuffed animal, parents & Grandparents! FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND - WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY @ 7:30 PM  TIckets are only $10 Available here;                                                    https://africanvisionofhope.org/giving/concert-for-hope/?fbclid=IwAR1pvj0hGhIgI4oyaNDYOlcySbX3ktNLFcCAtoDbdYQ4E06uKa3kB5p1QHc

                  The Mayfield Family  Front row:  Randy, Afton, Justin & Mariah.                        Back Row: Mandy & Sharon

********************************************************************************************** RANDY RECENTLY PERFORMED A LIFE CONCERT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT 7:30 PM  FOR  "CLASSIC WORSHIP" WITH RANDY MAYFIELD. YOU CAN NOW SEE THIS CONCERT AT THE LINK BELOW. SEE CONCERT VIDEO here;  https://vimeo.com/277583127https://clyp.it/bbdsmizv FOR PHOTOS FROM THE CONCERT, GO TO "CLASSIC WORSHIP" LINK
"A Total Eclipse of the Sun" MP3 Total Eclipse Of The Sun

"THE RALLY CAT"  MP3    - Randy Mayfield - Rally Cat

       THE RALLY CAT VIDEO IS HERE;                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLN3g4M8L0I

  • Here are your free downloads to "The Rally Cat" & "Total Eclipse of the Sun"  by Randy Mayfield  - Enjoy!




Randy did several concerts and outreach events in Kiev, Zaporozhye and Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.


Concert at Glinka Music Hall (Cultural Palace) in Zaporozhye

Friends & Family


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FRANCE & HUNGARY CONCERTS - SUMMER 2017  - Videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5njb_EtIqg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOilTBKPg7Q,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7jmiIISjH8


                                                         With Billy from ZZ Top in France

See the latest trip to Iraq/KURDISTAN here!

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Flag of Kurdistan region (Northern Iraq)

Israel trip here;  2000px-Flag_of_Israel.svg Flag_of_Albania.svg
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Randy & Sharon Mayfield

Randy & Sharon Mayfield

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Randy Mayfield in Concert around the World!

Future Hall of Famer, Kurt Warner

Randy with friend and Hall of Famer, Kurt Warner

"Raindrops are Fallin' on my Head" with B.J. Thomas   "Raindrops Keep Falling" with B.J. Thomas  
Randy & Friends

   Randy & and "The Wizard"  Ozzie Smith


Randy just got home from a great outreach trip

and concerts in cuba!  see The report and photos below.


I just got home from a wonderful mission trip to Cuba! It was great!!  We met with many beautiful people in their homes, villages, churches and even in nursing homes.   We shared side by side with some really great Cubano believers who gave selflessly to help the cause of Christ in Cuba.

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To actually be in this country that was rocked with revolution and see God at work was very eye-opening and it reminded me that God can do His thing whenever and wherever He desires, in spite of the government and the past. Though signs of the past still exist, signs of change are also present. Revolutionary Revival is on it's way!
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Some highlights included sharing in local churches with local musicians in outreach concerts, visiting a nursing home and sharing with the beautiful older people there. We also met some of the great baseball players of the Havana professional team, "The Industriales." Another highlight was a baptism service in the sea with two of our team members! And... awesome old cars!!
(See photos below.)
Worshiping with the Church in Cuba
Randy with a "cherry" Chevy Bel Air!

                               Randy with a "cherry" Chevy Bel Air!

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Randy with Juan Carlos Torrientes , Second Baseman for the
Havana Industriales baseball club.
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Larry & Maria were baptized in the beautiful Caribbean Sea
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New Friends in a village outside of Havana, Cuba
We plan to return again next year, God willing. Thanks to Dr. Gonzalez and all of the
brothers and sisters who welcomed us to Cuba! - RM
Cuba 2016 mission trip

For Photos and info. on the Aug. 7, 2016 "Christian Day at the Ballpark"          Go here;  www.christianday.org

Coach Mike Matheny shares his faith.                                                                                                       MIke Matheny shares the Gospel on Christian Day 2016

          Randy with World Series MVP, David & Ashley Eckstein

    Matt Holliday and his little one. Sharing his testimony.   Matt Holilday shares his faith at Christian Day "The Kids" David & Ashley Eckstein   "The Kids" in the Cardinal dugout - David & Ashley Eckstein The "Big Dogs" Warner, Matheny & Mayfield!
 The "Big Dogs" Warner, Matheny & Mayfield at Christian Day 2015
  • For upcoming concerts, travel and missions, go to my calendar page.                   To drop me a note, you can contact me via e-mail at;  rbmayf@aol.com or write to me at;  Randy Mayfield,  7700 Davis Drive, St. Louis, MO 63105.  
  • To schedule a concert or event, please call my Asst. Carol Mulick at           (314) 727-2777 ext. 122

                         Enjoy my web site and take a look at some of the exciting things                              God is doing around the world and across the street!



DSC05284 DSC05343 DSC05424 DSC05393 DSC05456 DSC05067 copy DSC05224 Baking Cookies HONDURAS - JANUARY 2016 DSC05264 ry=480-10 ry=480-9 ry=480-8 ry=480-5 ry=480-6 ry=480-7 DSC_0240 IRAQ CONCERTS & OUTREACH TO REFUGEES AND MILITARY - FEBRUARY 2016 Young girl with new Bible Yazidi village wide shot The girls enjoying the concert Syrian refugees Singins with girls at outreach concert Some fans RM ready for action with the Pashmerga Randy with friends, Maryam & Zomorod (Refugees from Qarahqosh, Iraq) Randy entertains some members of the Pashmerga (Kurdish) army at the border DSC06213 DSC06206 DSC06106 DSC05940 DSC05933 DSC05897 DSC05728 DSC05614 RUSSIA - COMFORT FOUNDATION & ORPHANS:  MARCH 2016 ry=480-2 copy 3 ry=480-3 copy ry=480-2 copy 2 ry=480-2 copy ry=480-1 copy ry=480-1 copy 2 ry=480 copy ry=480 copy 3 PHILIPPINES - APRIL 2016 Quimbos 2016 DSC07029 DSC07014 DSC07006 DSC07026 DSC07003   DSC07017 DSC06941 Check out this video from U-2 about my upcoming concert!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6glNYraeZ1s Concert Ticket Concept Here are some photos from the night!  Great evening, great music and a great crowd.  Thank You All!
Randy Mayfield & the All Star Band with Special Guest, Scott Wesley Brown

Randy Mayfield & the All Star Band with Special Guest, Scott Wesley Brown

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Randy Mayfield

Randy Mayfield


Randy Mayfield is an accomplished singer & songwriter who has traveled extensively, both in the U.S. and internationally to more than 85 countries.  In addition to his live performances in venues as diverse as the Fox Theater, Powell Concert Hall and the Sheldon Theater in St. Louis.  The Grand Old Opry, the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville & The Long Beach Arena.  He has performed in concert halls all over Great Britain, Eastern and Western Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Randy has performed the National Anthem for numerous professional ball clubs including singing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and many others.  He has led chapel services for both the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and STL Rams football teams. He's also performed in concert at Federal prisons and jails throughout Missouri, Illinois, Texas and California. He has performed for a number national conventions and conferences including; Christian Businessmen International, The "MOPS" National convention, "Fellowship of Christian Athletes, "COSIM" National Mission's conference, RCA Marriage Conference and several local, national and International women's, men's, youth and worship conferences.   Randy has been nominated for four regional Emmy awards and has received numerous national music awards for his singing and songwriting including the Billboard Songwriting Awards and the Christian Artists "Song of the Year" award at Estes Park, CO. Randy has produced a number of CD's including seven CD's of his own songs that can be found on all online music sites, including "Classic Randy Mayfield," "Christmas in St. Louis," and his latest CD collection entitled, "The Journey." He also produced and performed on, "A Cardinal Christmas" for the St. Louis Cardinals and his music and concerts have raised over $200,000 for local and international charities and ministries. His song, "The Rally Squirrel" was featured during game 6 of the 2011 World Series on Fox Sports.  Many of his videos can be found on Youtube and his music can be downloaded on CDbaby.com, I-tunes, Amazon and all online music sites.
"The Journey" by Randy Mayfield

"The Journey" by Randy Mayfield

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E-mail:  rbmayf@aol.com  Phone:  (314) 727-2777 ext. 133

Music here; http://www.cdbaby.com/Search/UmFuZHkgTWF5ZmllbGQ%3d/0  Photos.  (See photos and publicity pics. in menu.)   http://www.randymayfield.com/promotional-photoshead-shots/                       
Randy and his bride, Sharon!  Rev. Dr. Randy & Sharon Mayfield UPCOMING CONCERTS/EVENTS: Nov. 7-14:  IRAQ – (Work in refugee camps/military) *See report & pics. below.       Dec. 5-12:  BRAZIL Mission Conference/concert   Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 9.44.35 PM                                             
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MISSION TO IRAQ 2015:   We had some great times visiting with our friends in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan region)  We brought assistance to several refugee camps near Erbil and near the border of Iraq and Syria, Turkey, etc.  Met and shared meals with Yazidi's, Syrians, Christians and others.  Also had some great time with our military friends at the border as the allied bombing began.  Hope to go back in Feb.  Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers! Enjoy some photos with our friends below.   RM *Video link here;     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ysN33KS8m0&feature=youtu.be 151029-flooding-bagdad-mbm_373520c2078935c0e6e0e8fdadad96a9.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000 20151109_131735 20151109_132554 20151110_213853 20151112_080819(0) 20151112_082334 DSC04686 DSC04721 copy DSC04797 DSC04822 DSC04823 DSC04836 DSC04879 copy DSC04951 copy DSC04970 copy DSC05000 copy DSC05005 copy 2 DSC05036


I enjoyed hanging out with my old friend, Kurt Warner today at "Christian Day at the Ballpark" at Busch Stadium. He was our featured speaker and he did a tremendous job sharing the Gospel, even after enduring an 18 inning game.
Randy & Kurt

Randy & Kurt at Busch Stadium

I first met Kurt in 1998 when he was the third string QB for the St. Louis Rams.  I did occasional chapel services for the Rams at the time and I also sang the National Anthem for Kurt's very first NFL win!  (As you know, he went on to lead the Rams to a Superbowl Championship in 1999-2000)   Here are a few pics. of Christian day!
Kurt shares on Christian Day

Kurt shares on Christian Day

Kurt in press room

Kurt in press room

Christian Day crowd

The Christian Day Crowd

The Gang on Christian Day; Mike, Karen, Margot & Randy

The Gang on Christian Day;
Mike, Karen, Margot & Randy

 FRANCE TRIP UPDATE:  (Updated July 18, 2015) I had a great week in Paris and Toulouse.  Attended the annual "Paris Prayer Conference" with friends and then went down south to Toulouse and visited my friend Malia.  I had the privilege of staying in her pastors home and it was wonderful.  They lived in a little village just about 20 minutes outside of Toulouse lined with farms, fruit trees and wheat fields.   Beautiful.  I spoke and sang in their little church there.  I've already been invited back with the band to sing and do some outreach concerts next July.  We'll do a couple of stops in Paris and Toulouse.  Here are some photo highlights of the trip.  Enjoy!   Randy at the Louvre Randy & Mona at the Louvre Our team in Paris (Cyndy, Ellen, Nico, Randy, Karen and Erin  (Mary Ann was hiding! Visiting around Paris (the Louvre, Eiffel Tower) with the gang!Nico Farelly & Central team Eiffel Tower, ParisTeam at lunch in ParisThe Paris Prayer Team 2015 ENGLAND 2015:  WE SANG IN WORTHING, ASCOT WITH SOME OF THE ALL STAR BAND MEMBERS;  Carl, Chris & Rebekah Sasse, Chris Lowe, Susan Crecelius,   Su Mei Kong.  We also hung with the Mayor and his wife! (Below) Randy & Sharon Mayfield with Worthing Mayor, Vic Walker and his wife Rosemary. Me and my girl on the beach.Sharing with the folks in Worthing.Randy & Susan sing (Su Mei on the keys!)Playing at the Arabic Evangelical Church near Brighton, UKThe Gang at the beach in Worthing, West Sussex, UKRandy & Sharon at St. Mary's Anglican Church.

Guatemala – “The Place of Many Trees!”

DSC01982 DSC02111  I've just returned from the beautiful country of Guatemala.  This was my first visit to this country and it won't be my last!  What a wonderful place with warm, friendly people.  As you can see from the title, the name Guatemala is taken from the meaning, "A Place of Many Trees."   There were great trees and flora and fauna there as well as impressive volcanos. DSC01451 DSC01540  My main purpose for this visit was to sing and lead worship for the SETECA seminary's "Transformation 2015" conference for leaders and pastors and to encourage our missionaries who are there.  Central Missionary, Michael Miller, the "Jefe" or big dog of the Micah Project (www.MicahProjectHonduras.org) joined me as we visited the cities of Guatemala City, Panajachel, Santiago & Antigua.  (We also celebrated Michael's birthday for four days in a row! DSC01559                                                              The Birthday Boy celebrates! DSC01927DSC01619                                                                 I hope to take a mission team back to Guatemala soon to work with the children who work the Coffee fields and to help build a home for a single mom and her kids as well as some outreach events and concerts.  If you're interested in joining  me, drop me a note!  Enjoy a few photos of beautiful Guatemala!    DSC02135      Beautiful Antigua, GuatemalaDSC02119 DSC02104 DSC01960                   DSC01768                 Randy & Michael above Antigua!   This lady is on the Guatemalan Quarter! Really! DSC01760 DSC01697 DSC01447                                                                  Randy with Paul & Elizabeth Branch  


THANK YOU BAND                                                          Randy and the band thank you for your support! We had two sold out and fun nights with great, energetic crowds!  Look for the DVD that will be coming out soon!  A special thanks to all of our sponsors and to those who came out and supported the Jubilee Christian Development Corporation. More photos coming soon!
Randy "Johnny Cash" Mayfield

Randy "Johnny Cash" Mayfield

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Randy "Johnny Cash" MayfieldHey Friends!  As you know, Friday night is SOLD OUT, but a few tickets still remain for Saturday night, April 25th, so call Carol at (314) 727-2777 today!  All proceeds benefit the Jubilee Development Corporation in St. Louis who train and mentor men in the city!  Join Randy & the Band for this tremendous evening of great music and fun!



I've just returned with a "stellar" team from a couple of weeks in Kenya, Africa.  We covered a lot of ground in the two weeks.  A Bible Camp for 350 elementary kids, teaching leaders and pastors, leading a Women's Bible Study, visiting area High Schools for concerts and outreach and a visit to the local government leaders as well.  It was a fantastic time for the team and I think for all who participated from the Kenyan side of things as well.  We ended our time with a great "Safari" in the Masai Mara. Following are lots of great photos shot primarily by my son, Justin and his girlfriend, Mariah who were our "official photographers" as well as wearing many other hats.  Enjoy!  I think the photos speak for themselves. KENYA_-4 KENYA_0021 KENYA_0048 KENYA_0086 KENYA_0129 KENYA_0180 KENYA_5300 KENYA_5506 KENYA_5557 KENYA_5689 KENYA_6141 KENYA_6220 KENYA_7406 KENYA_4850 KENYA_4943 KENYA_4965 KENYA_5147 KENYA_5495 KENYA_5584 SAFARI_1810 SAFARI_1829 SAFARI_1987 SAFARI_2489 SAFARI_2619 SAFARI_2714 SAFARI_2783 SAFARI_2791 SAFARI_3070 SAFARI_3363 SAFARI_3379 SAFARI_3566 SAFARI_3602 SAFARI_3640 SAFARI_3671 SAFARI_3737

Love is a Burning Thing! Johnny Cash coming in April of 2015!

Hey All.  -  Mark your calendars now and hold Friday, April 24, 2015 when I'll be in concert to share the music and life of Johnny Cash.  The concert will be held at the beautiful new Westminster Christian Academy Auditorium in Town & Country, MO.  Tickets on sale in January from Central Presbyterian Church! UPDATE :  Friday, April 24th is SOLD OUT!  Thanks for your support. We're looking forward to a fun evening. (No scalping!!)  🙂 ANOTHER UPDATE! We've added a second concert date! Saturday, April 25th! Visit www.randymayfield.com/jcash for tickets and more information. RandyCash_Postcard_FRONT_FINALLL-1 We'll feature the greatest hits of Johnny Cash and many of his Gospel favorites.  Special guest, Lily Pappas Bjorklund will be joining me along with a tremendous band made up of some of the best players in St. Louis including Sandy Weltmon on Harmonica, Tim Mauldin and Carl Sasse on guitars and mandolin, Chris Sasse on "Fiddle," Eric Stiller on String Bass, Justin Mayfield on keyboard and a drummer to be named later!  (Maybe Ringo!!) RandyCash_Slide-Lily_FINAL Tickets will be available the end of January and are only $10 each.  Proceeds will go to benefit the St. Louis ministry of Jubilee Christian Development Corporation. See you on April 24th and 25th and!


Hi All.  I just thought that  would update you on what's been going on recently and what's coming up in our lives.  First of all, Merry Christmas!  Sharon and I are excited about our upcoming trip to Northern California to be Sharon's family and with our kids and our grand-baby, Afton.  Mandy, Brian and Afton will be coming down from Ketchikan, Alaska and Justin and Mariah are coming from St. Louis.  Sharon and I will get there a few days before the clan to prepare the way!  Sharon wrote a tremendous Christmas letter that had me in tears from laughter and from it's beautiful and poignant story of what Christmas is all about.  She has a way of doing this each year.  Our Christmas card (which I'll also post below) features our greatest blessing of this past year, little Afton May Morman!
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                Afton May Morman

I've been busy with all my music, missions and travel.  Preparing for trips early next year to Kenya, Africa - Worthing, Ascot & London, England for a concert tour (Sharon is going with me too!)  And then later on in the year to Guatemala, Honduras and possibly Cuba! I'd better be working on my Spanish singing and speaking. If you'd like some Holiday music to cheer you up, you can go here to watch the YouTube video of "Christmas in St. Louis" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jirrY6ypdn8     or here to download some of the songs or buy the CD.                                     http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/randymayfield5        Enjoy! Now, here's that fantastic newsletter I promised. It's a bit long but worth it.  Be sure to read the final few paragraphs.  And our 2014 Christmas Card is below also.                   God Bless and Merry Christmas!  Randy & Sharon Mayfield

  Christmas 2014    

 Another year, another fascinating update of our lives! For those of you who enjoy the witty sarcasm, read on.  For those of you who don’t, just enjoy the adorable face on our card this year.  Or go back to the news about Ferguson.  That should make the season bright.  Sorry.  Too much sarcasm?  January 1st we brought in the New Year at the beach.  Personally, I think it’s the best way to start a year out right.  But the re-entry to St. Louis in January can be brutal.  Magic always comes with a price.  In February Mandy came home for a quick visit and a baby shower that our friend Amy helped put together. Mandy was truly showered not only with really generous gifts, but more importantly with the love and warm wishes of the most wonderful friends.  In March Randy headed to Iraq while I headed back to the beach.  If you’ve been getting these letters for awhile now, you’ll notice there’s a pattern here.  April was a really big month for Randy.  The first week of April he put on a large concert that ended up raising several thousand dollars for The Micah Project, a very worthwhile ministry that Central has been supporting for several years. Randy occasionally tells me that when he starts losing his voice I have to let him know.  Fortunately, that hasn’t yet happened.  In fact, I think he’s just reaching his prime in that department.  And judging by the response of the crowd that night, I’m pretty sure most of them would agree.  Later that month the model for our Christmas card arrived! Afton (like the river in Scotland, not like the town in south county) May Morman!  She was due to arrive the middle of May, but health concerns dictated that she make an early arrival, so we ended up racing her to the hospital.  We flew all day on April 30th, checking in with Mandy and Brian in between flights to see who was going to get there first (fyi, it takes 3 flights to get from St. Louis to Ketchikan). We arrived at the hospital with 1 hour to spare before Afton made her entrance. Then we spent the next 10 days pretty much just staring at this new little miracle.  Well, staring and cooking and cleaning and doing laundry and changing the occasional diaper.  Oh, and getting in as much newborn holding time as possible.   Randy has fully embraced being a grandfather.  If you see him reach for his Smartphone and you don’t want to spend the next several minutes looking at pictures of his granddaughter, then run while you can. He has been waiting for years to be called Papi.  He is sure that Afton is the cutest baby on the planet, and equally as sure that she looks just like him.  I am still adjusting to the whole idea of being a grandmother/grandma/Mimi/nana/whatever.  I just can’t quite shake the image of a plump elderly woman with gray hair rolled up into some kind of cotton candy bun on top of her head, rocking away in her chair while knitting misshapen scarves that nobody wants. I don’t even know where that image comes from because none of my friends who are grandmothers fit that description at all. Not even my mother, who is now a great-grandmother fits that description, but it’s there, and it makes me cringe when people call me grandma.  Maybe it’s time to start a campaign to re-image grandmothers!  Maybe I need therapy.   I won’t bore you with our travel schedule for May through August.  Let’s just say that while I prefer the peacefulness of the northern California coastline, Randy is more apt to be found in the more recently war torn countries such as Ukraine and Iraq. We did, however, travel together to take a group on a tour of Paul’s journey through Turkey and Greece.  In September we headed back to Alaska to visit Afton --- because she missed us. : )  We had a great time being with our little Alaskan grandbaby and her awesome parents!  The end of September unexpectedly found us back in California, but this time for the most bittersweet of reasons.  My amazing grandmother passed from this life to the next one just 4 days after turning 104.  I can only imagine how much fun she is having right now! Her funeral was a time of celebration and remembrance of a life well lived.  She was truly a good and faithful servant.  We headed to southern California for Randy’s 40th high school reunion the second weekend of October.  I’m just gonna leave that one alone.  Okay, just one comment.  Reality check.  On the plus side, we did have fun visiting his brother and sister while we were there!  Justin moved back to St. Louis a few months ago.  Even though we don’t really see that much more of him, it’s still nice having him in town.  He and his girlfriend, Mariah, are involved in several artistic endeavors that seem to be growing more and more successful for them.  When they’re not busy photographing weddings or other events, they’re working on creating websites and updating/re-imaging businesses that are beginning to see the need for becoming more current with their marketing strategies. Apparently you can teach old dogs new tricks, you just have to figure out how to motivate them.  I think God is teaching Justin patience; lots of patience. Or maybe it’s payback… Justin also finds time to stay plugged into the music scene in St. Louis, with occasional performances at some of the local venues. Randy and I pop in to watch him perform every once in awhile.  When we do we are reminded of how talented he is, and why we don’t hang out at bars.  And here it is the beginning of December, again.  The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone.  Nathan the Bloodhound now holds the 2014 National Dog Show’s title of Best in Show. Racial protests are popping up all across the country.  And the whole Bill Cosby thing just makes me plain sad. Really sad. Naturally I have the radio tuned to the station that plays Christmas music 24/7.  Amongst the fun, upbeat, and inspirational Christmas songs, there are also a lot of really depressing ones.  Let’s face it; Christmas is not all merry and bright for a lot of people.  For many it is a time of stress and unrealistic expectations that will go unmet and empty chairs that were once filled with loved ones who are no longer here. It is the end of another year, with all the reminders of goals unfulfilled and hopes unrealized.  But in the midst of all the mess, a baby is born.   A lot of us have new babies in our lives this year.  I know, because I look at Randy’s Facebook account every few days to see what my new granddaughter is up to, and when I do, I see all the other babies out there too. And there’s something about a new baby.  There’s pride and joy and unearned love.  There’s a sense of awe and wonder.  There’s that feeling of utter peacefulness when you rock a newborn to sleep and hold that warm little bundle against your chest.  Then there’s anticipation --- a first smile, first laugh, first crawl, first word, first step … so many firsts. Every one of them exciting.  Babies remind us that there is hope for the future.  That while for some, this life draws to a close, for others it is just beginning. For those of us who understand what Christmas really is --- a time to celebrate the birth of a baby who came to save us from the messiness of this life --- there is yet another beginning awaiting us.  If you happen to get there before I do, say hello to my grandmother for me!  She’ll be the one with the warmest smile and the brightest twinkle in her eyes, and she‘ll be so glad you‘re there.

Merry Christmas!,


              Sharon & Randy              

Merry Christmas from the Mayfield's

HONDURAS: The Micah Project

I've just returned with a group of 12 St. Louis folks from the Micah Project in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  We had a wonderful time hanging with the guys at their new pad affectionately called, "Micah 2.0"  It's a beautiful new home located in the mountains next to Villa Linda Miller.  We walked the streets with the guys and met some of their friends who are still on the streets addicted to drugs (mostly glue.)  The Micah Project is a safe haven for street kids where they are loved, housed, taught and they become part of a wonderful Christian family under the leadership of Michael Miller and his fantastic team of both American and Honduran staff.  For more info. on the Micah Project in Honduras, go to;  www.micahprojecthonduras.org Here are some photos from our trip! 10523932_10152604544231708_4832089062334187505_n                              The Beautiful new Micah 2.0 Home
Team in Honduras

The team in Honduras

10538533_10152639755873672_1806743196584376473_n    Michael Miller and team on the streets of Tegucigalpa 10628245_10152641825663672_1242813108828472317_n                                                      Horsing Around with the guys!10644915_10152639756878672_2683643681051773976_n 10649862_10152639757053672_3769766560550864949_n                                  Catherine and Erin bouncing around on the trampoline.10659409_10152639755328672_3658891514719413470_n                                  Randy share his welding "skills" with the Micah guys!10672294_10152637901433672_8536973578930717636_n                      Michael Galbreath with the guys at the "Picacho."10686520_10152605459196708_720685614_o                                                    Hello Honduras!!  Michael Miller at the "Picacho" statue    

Alaska Update

It's been a fun few days so far here in Ketchikan.  Heading out tonight to watch the bears!  Afton is a lot of fun.  Here are a few photos.  Enjoy!
Cardinal fan already!

A Cardinal fan already!

My three beauties!

My three beauties!

Papi teaching Afton the old "pull my finger" trick!

Papi teaching Afton the old "pull my finger" trick!

Papi cracks me up!

Papi cracks me up!

Smiling at Papi!

Smiling at Papi!

Look at those beautiful blue eyes!

Look at those beautiful blue eyes!