ASHLAND, Ky. – The Amy For Africa mission team will be taking a mid-January trip to Uganda to explore the possibility of fully taking over a nursery school in the Jinja area.
AFA has been serving in Moyo, about 450 miles from Jinja, the past three years. The school in Jinja would be the first fully operated by AFA.
Co-founder Amy Compston and her husband, Chris, will lead the five-member team as they meet Pastor Cyprian Illukol, who is also the school coordinator for the El-Shaddai Kindergarten and Primary School.
Currently the school has about 50 students and three teachers, all of which are being sponsored by AFA.
“We know lives will be changed as these sweet children get the education and an introduction to Jesus that they deserve. This is where God wants us to be for now.”
Illukol is sound in the word of God, being a graduate of Global Theological Seminary, and he has a heart for the people in the area where he serves. Those are the ingredients that AFA looks for in mission partners whether it’s in the U.S., Uganda or the uttermost parts of the earth.
AFA has been instrumental in the operation of six nursery schools in the Moyo region, which is about 450 miles from Jinja. The ministry has spent 3½ years helped in that impoverished area.
“For now, we’re going in a different direction and we’re so thankful to be supporting Cyprian’s new school ministry,” Amy said. “We’ve prayed about where the Lord can best use us.”
Along with the visit to the schools, the Jan. 14-28 trip to the Jinja area will also include a four-day street crusade.
“God has been preparing us for this crusade. He has provided us with 750 Bibles (in the Luguandan language) and 10 pastors from Ugandan to help deliver the word,” Amy said. “We’re excited about what could be a life-changing moment for the entire region. We hope to introduce hundreds to the One True God.”
God has also supplied 250 dresses, 100 pairs of shoes, pounds of school supplies and medical supplies.
Joining with Amy and Chris on the trip are AFA videographer Rob Barber and supporters Rob VanHoose and Bobby Bowen.
“We covet the prayers of God’s people as we take this next step with Amy For Africa,” Amy said. “It’s an exciting time.”
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