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13
APR
2018

HIGH-FIVE! Be part of Amy For Africa’s 5-year celebration

ASHLAND, Ky. – Amy For Africa is closing in on our five-year anniversary. Co-founded by Amy Compston and Mark Maynard in May 2013, the organization has been part of successful, life-changing missions in Uganda by helping start six schools in the Moyo district and sponsoring the...
07
APR
2018

Inspiration For Ian runners put on show in cold

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AFA) – In weather better suited for dog-sledding, runners representing Inspiration For Ian turned in impressive performances Saturday in the Circular Logic Relay Marathon, Marathon and 8-hour Endurance Run. The runners, who all had run for Amy For Africa in...
21
FEB
2018

Grandfather of AFA co-founder saved after watching Billy Graham Crusade in 1965

“One day you will hear that Billy Graham has died. Don’t believe it. On that day I will be more alive than I ever will be.” – Billy Graham By MARK MAYNARD, Amy For Africa GREENUP, Ky. (KT) – The Rev. Billy Graham preached and reached millions in person as the...
23
JAN
2018

Tiller foundation gives $9,000 to AFA for new school

By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa ASHLAND, Ky. (AFA) – Judy Tiller always told her husband Dicky that the Lord came first in her life. Even as she was dying from cancer, one of her wishes was to finance “building a school” for the Amy For Africa organization that they both loved...
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...