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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

25
MAY
2015

Day 8: Another goat, model farm and back to the babies home

  By MARK MAYNARD / AFA MOYO, Uganda – As the days pass, the more popular the Amy For Africa / Samaritan’s Feet shoe distribution seems to become. Two more stops have been added to the already crowded tour, meaning the team will be split on Tuesday...
25
MAY
2015

How to adopt a teacher in Moyo

MOYO, Uganda – The lifeblood of any school is its teachers. The same is true for the Penne Paris Nursery Schools here. Our private schools of United Christian Expedition get no government support. Teachers are supported completely through donations. You can...
24
MAY
2015

Day 7: Day of rest and praise

By MARK MAYNARD / AFA MOYO, Uganda – Sunday was labeled our day of rest on the Amy For Africa Mission to Moyo. And it was restful and praiseworthy! We visited the church at Vumbula, which also houses the fourth Penne Paris Nursery School and were treated to a...
23
MAY
2015

Day 6: Babies, pit stops and oh my goodness!

By MARK MAYNARD / AFA MOYO, Uganda – Amy For Africa has become a household name in the Moyo district. The word is out. More than 6,000 showed up Saturday for the AFA/Samaritan’s Feet shoe distribution and at least two-thirds of those walked away with...
22
MAY
2015

Day 5: Warm greetings, AFA’s new goat and more dancing

By MARK MAYNARD / AFA PANYANGA, Uganda – WOW! Putting the Amy For Africa Mission to Moyo adventure into words is getting tougher by the day. The  blessings are piling up higher than some of the incredible mountaintops surrounding the Moyo region. We are...
21
MAY
2015

Meet the Amy For Africa Mission to Moyo team

By MARK MAYNARD / AFA MOYO – It is an interesting team that was put together for the Amy For Africa Mission to Moyo trip, which enters Day 5 on Friday. Here’s a little insight into what each member has brought to our table so far this week: Amy...
21
MAY
2015

Day 4: Dancing with the stars and shoe sensation

Thursday was the day we’d been waiting for since leaving Ashland on Sunday morning. It was the day we would begin changing the outlook of villages in Moyo, Uganda. We did it with a pair of shoes and an extra large helping of God’s love. These people who...

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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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