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Amy on a recent trip to Africa

AFA reaches $52,000 for Samaritan's Feet

26,000 shoes will be delivered during an Amy For Africa mission to Moyo, Uganda
Friends and family run along with Amy during a marathon
Amy talks to a group during a service in Ashland, Ky.'s Central Park
Amy runs in a marathon

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.

RECENT NEWS

30
JUN
2015

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...
30
JUN
2015

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...
25
JUN
2015

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...
25
JUN
2015

Karen Conn: Running with new purpose for Team AFA

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ASHLAND, Ky. — Karen Conn has been running for herself the past five years. Now she’s running with something bigger in mind. Conn has joined the Amy For Africa running team and will be competing in the Kanawha Trace 25K in...
25
JUN
2015

Team AFA adds impressive runner to fold

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ASHLAND, Ky. — One of the top runners in eastern Kentucky has decided to join Team Amy For Africa. Joshua Riley, a 2014 Russell High School graduate who currently attends Morehead State University, wanted to run for a cause. He...
25
JUN
2015

Cyclist added to Team AFA roster

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ASHLAND, Ky. — Amy For Africa is welcoming cyclist Melanie Bailey-Riffe to its competitive team. Bailey-Riffe, who is from Frankfort, is as passionate about cycling as Amy Compston is about running. She came to Ashland with her...
05
JUN
2015

People of Moyo left impression on AFA team

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa The Ma’di people of Moyo in northern Uganda don’t have much. But while they have countless needs — electricity, running water, clothes, medicine and food among them — they aren’t needy. They are a proud people with integrity and a...

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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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