Chris and Amy Compston.

Chris and Amy Compston.

ASHLAND, Ky. – After eight months and more than 340 miles, the challenge that Chris and Amy Compston gave to God as part of the Amy For Africa mission in 2014 is almost complete.

Amy will be running in the New York City Marathon a week from Sunday, finishing her eighth marathon in eight different states over the last eight months.

Her husband, Chris, ran with her in six of the marathons.

It has been another amazing journey for this dedicated Christian couple.

Along the way, Amy has also spoken at churches, prisons, recovery groups and civic clubs as a way to bring awareness to the needs in Moyo, Uganda.

She also witnessed with her own eyes those needs with a two-week trip to Uganda in August.

None of that was in her plans but it was in God’s plans.

Besides raising $33,000 since May and $88,000 in 17 months, the AFA organization has released a book, completed a 55-minute documentary, passed out nearly 15,000 gospel tracts, become a federally approved 501 3 (c) organization and inspired many in the Tri-State to consider improving their own health.

They have reached out and shown God’s true love to those who may have had no other way.

That, truly, is our only motive.

In honor of what God has done through Chris and Amy during these past eight months – training for and running in marathons, speaking when the opportunity comes, helping whenever asked and raising a family with four children – we are asking for an unusual high-five.

They will finish the marathon journey next week when Chris (and several other AFA members) runs in the NYC Marathon 5K on Saturday and then Amy competes Sunday in the NYC Marathon.

That’s 29 more miles combined for Chris and Amy.

As a way of thanking them, we are asking our supporters to donate $29 to the mission by going to the website.

Also, please leave a message of encouragement and thanks.

As always, may God be glorified.