FRANKFORT – For the second time in six months, the Amy For Africa mission and Amy Compston were honored by Kentucky lawmakers on March 27.
Compston was invited to be recognized on the floor of the Senate by Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson. A proclamation was read as Compston was recognized for her fundraising efforts through the Amy For Africa mission in 2013.
Last August, when the mission was only a few months old, Compston was recognized by the House of Representatives at the invitation of Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, and Kevin Sinnette, D-Ashland.
Amy For Africa has raised more than $48,000 for missions in Moyo, Uganda, through Amy’s speaking and running efforts. The organization is continuing in 2014 with a fundraising goal of $40,000.
Webb called Amy “one of her heroes” for what has transpired in her life. Amy’s mother, Kathy Whitely, her father Steve Wesolowski and his wife, Teresa, were at the ceremony along with Mark Maynard, her partner in the Amy For Africa mission.
“We had an incredible day and are so thankful to Sen. Webb for inviting us for such a prestigious honor,” Amy said. “To God be all the glory for everything that has happened and everything that has been accomplished through our mission.
“We are not doing this for any personal glory but only that our Lord Jesus Christ would be glorified through what we do.”
Compston will be running in the Boston Marathon on April 21, the first of three world marathons she will be competing in during the next eight months. She has been accepted into the Chicago Marathon in October and the New York City Marathon in November.
Amy and her husband, Chris, will also be running marathons together in May, June, July, August, September and October (Chicago). The Amy For Africa team will be passing out 10,000 gospel tracts during the marathon season.