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10
DEC
2017

A place of hope sits on a downhill property near the Nile River

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa NJERU, Uganda – With the sun going down on us, we wrapped up an outdoor music gala filled with praise, worship and fun on Sunday, the last “working” day of the Amy For Africa mission trip that has taken us away from our homes for 17 days. Our...
10
DEC
2017

A graduation party like you’ve never seen before

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa NJERU, Uganda – In what may have been the grandest kindergarten graduation ever – and that’s not overstating the case by much – the El-Shaddai Primary and Nursery School put on a seven-hour extravaganza Saturday that will be hard to...
08
DEC
2017

Taking Jesus door-to-door through the villages in Njeru

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa NJERU, Uganda – Amy For Africa experienced door-to-door Ugandan evangelism on Friday. Ten Muzungus followed the lead of Pastor Cyprian Ilukol through the villages near Lifepoint Church, moving along narrow dirt paths, past cornstalks and dirt...
06
DEC
2017

Moses guides mission team on Ugandan streets

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa JINJA, Uganda – Moses has been guiding the Amy For Africa mission team since our arrival in Uganda. We couldn’t be in better hands. Moses Waiswa is a skilled bus driver who safely navigated us through some bumpy and sometimes slippery terrain on...
05
DEC
2017

Dance party erupts at the end of a beautiful day

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ISHAKA, Uganda – After serving up some 650 meals, passing out 360 gifts and watching and participating in a 5½-hour Ugandan school showcase program, what did Chris and Amy Compston want to do? Why, they wanted to dance. And the party that began...
04
DEC
2017

Prayer sustains during long journey in ‘Mystery Machine’

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ASHAKA, Uganda – The alarm went off at 4:15 a.m. like a gong. A journey from Jinja to Ashaka was 45 minutes from starting. This mission trip is not about comfort, as Amy Compston often reminds her Amy For Africa team. And this one was going to be...
03
DEC
2017

There is life and love of God at Lifepoint Church

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa NJERU, Uganda – Very little is the same in America as it is in Uganda. You can put church on that list too. It’s not different in a bad way, mind you. For instance, they sing and they dance (OK, a little different) during praise and worship. But...
02
DEC
2017

A visit to ‘The Ghetto’ and a ‘Gorilla’ sighting on dance stage in Uganda

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa JINJA, Uganda – Hope came to a hopeless place on Saturday. Amy For Africa’s mission team came to the area in Jinja called “The Ghetto,” where hundreds of children live in deplorable conditions. Their “homes” are shanty shacks from former railroad...
01
DEC
2017

An enduring legacy and an encouraging day for AFA

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa JINJA, Uganda – We received a blessing bonus on Friday with a day of encouragement. This was already a day that was going to be special for me and I’ve been looking forward to it since we began planning the trip this summer. We were going to set...