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Mission partners Amy Compston and Mark Maynard in Moyo.
Amy has been named one of the Samaritan’s Feet Women of Influence.
We work for the children of Moyo.
The Amy For Africa team that went to Moyo in May.

About Amy For Africa

The Amy For Africa mission was started in May 2013 by marathon runner Amy Compston and journalist Mark Maynard. It is a fundraising arm for UCE and a tool to share God's love.

What is UCE?

United Christian Expeditions (UCE), is a non-profit organization based in Ashland, Ky., that provides aid to areas in Africa including Uganda, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.

How you can help?

AFA is asking anyone who sees this to pray about what God may want them to give to aid children in Africa. You can feed and educate a child for a year with a donation of only $45.

AFA's outreach

Part of Amy For Africa's mission is to provide featured news, AFA team marathon results and personal profile, and other related topics and events surrounding the mission.



Bunch claims AFA Whiffleball crown with walkoff

ASHLAND, Ky. – The Baseball Bunch won the third annual Amy For Africa Whiffleball Tournament in grand fashion. Team captain Derek Runyon’s walkoff homer in the bottom of the third inning lifted the Bunch to a 7-6 victory over All About that Base in a...

Compston receives national honor from Samaritan’s Feet

ASHLAND, Ky. — Amy Compston, the face of the Amy For Africa mission, was chosen as one of three Women of Influence by Samaritan’s Feet International for her work with children in the Moyo region of Uganda. The announcement was made Monday afternoon from...

Almost time for AFA Whiffleball

ASHLAND, Ky. — Everybody ready? It’s a full field of 32 teams for the third annual Amy For Africa Whiffleball Tournament on Aug. 1, including the champions of the past two years. Kona Krushers (new franchise name) and L-Train (minus one of the train cars and the...

Video of Amy For Africa organization serving in Moyo

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa This video brings to life our trip to Moyo in May where the Amy For Africa organization put 26,316 pairs of shoes on the people of the Moyo district in Uganda. Our hearts were touched by these sweet people. We were able to share the...

Dr. Maggie’s Miles for Moyo campaign begins

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa SOUTH SHORE — Dr. Maggie Lawentmann found a passion this spring on a mission trip to the Moyo district of Uganda with Amy For Africa. Her heart was touched so much by the Ma’Di people that it’s not a matter of if she goes back, but...

Carlisle pastor reflects on Amy For Africa mission

By ROCKY WALLACE / Co-Pastor of Carlisle United Methodist Church CARLISLE, Ky. — Our church has been blessed this spring and summer in getting involved with the work of Chris and Amy Compston and their ministry, Amy for Africa. When longtime friend Mark Maynard and...

Mother-daughter duo join Team AFA runners

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ASHLAND, Ky. — A mother-daughter have decided to join with Team Amy For Africa. Tabitha Coyer and her 10-year-old daughter Melanie will be wearing the AFA colors while participating in area events. Tabitha has been a strong...

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In the words of the author ...

When the first six months of this Amy For Africa mission came to an end with Amy Compston finishing second in the Nashville 50-mile Ultra Marathon on November 2, 2013, it became a time of looking back on what was truly a spiritual journey.

I have been a Christian for 45 years and have always tried to talk the talk and walk the walk. I have served in church leadership roles, taught Sunday School, been the Sunday School director, served as chairman of the deacons, volunteered whenever asked, led the music in services and tried to encourage a brother or sister whenever they needed it. But never in my life of trying to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ had He taken me to this spiritual place. In all honesty, this was a spiritual high for me in every way.

The six months leading up to the Ultra Marathon was full of miracles. We watched lives being changed and we saw God working without us even asking. We saw him open wallets and purses when we went to speak in churches without ever mentioning an offering. We were being used by Almighty God in a powerful way and it was amazing.

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