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30
NOV
2017

AFA’s refresh day: Floyd’s barbershop Jinja-style, ‘The Basket Man’ and Moses near the Nile

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa JINJA, Uganda – So on Thursday, the Amy For Africa team visited Jinja’s version of Floyd’s Barbershop and saw Moses near the Nile River. No, we’re not delirious. We just hit the refresh button. Less than 24 hours after an exhausting day in boiling...
29
NOV
2017

AFA thankful for those showers of blessings

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa NJERU, Uganda – An early morning shower poured so hard on Wednesday that Chris and Amy Compston nixed a morning run, which almost qualifies as breaking news. The sky cleared up about the time the Amy For Africa mission team was leaving for...
28
NOV
2017

AFA mission ‘newbies’ have better understanding

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa NJERU, Uganda – Watching the engagement of newcomers on the mission field, no matter where that field may be, can be exhilarating. They usually come into the trip carefully, promising to themselves that they will take it all in a little piece at a...
28
NOV
2017

Sometimes the sound of Bible pages turning needs to be heard

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa In this digital world, even our Bibles are available at our fingertips and in our pockets. Like everything else – books, newspapers, magazines – the preferred form is becoming the digital way. We are a society that has learned to count on our...
27
NOV
2017

AFA finds favor in partnership with our Ugandan pastor

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa NJERU, Uganda – Today was a day for reuniting for the Amy For Africa families in America and Uganda. The smiles as long as the Nile River and the warm embraces between Chris and Amy Compston and Cyprian Ilukol and wife Scovia were sights to behold...
26
NOV
2017

God’s provisions already showing in Amy For Africa mission trip

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ENTEBBE – When you’re on a journey some 8,000 miles away, there’s simply no easy way to get there. For the 24 hours it takes to travel that distance, time almost disappears. It marches on to its own slow beat. Seconds seem like hours and the...
16
NOV
2017

Summit Elementary puts best foot forward in supporting Amy For Africa

  By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa SUMMIT, Ky. (AFA) – A northeastern Kentucky elementary school is partnering with Amy For Africa on its upcoming mission trip to Uganda. Summit Elementary collected 100 gift bags, sold t-shirts and pledged 5K walks around the school to show...
05
NOV
2017

6-year-old conquers half marathon, doubles fundraising goal

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Six-year-old Jarek Compston not only conquered the Marshall half marathon on Sunday, but he nearly doubled his fundraising goal for children in Uganda. Jarek, the son of Chris and Amy Compston of the Amy For Africa mission,...