MOYO, Uganda – Amy Compston, who for the past 15 months has been raising funds for missions in Moyo, Uganda through the Amy For Africa organization, is getting to see in person what has been accomplished through United Christian Expeditions.
Amy, UCE President Floyd Paris and his son, Philip, arrived in Moyo on Tuesday after two exhausting days of travel. But on Wednesday and Thursday she began seeing the fruits of her labor.
She visited to the Moyo Babies Home and was touched by the experience. Amy wrote on Facebook:
“Another awesome adventure today visiting the Moyo Babies Home (the orphanage for age 6 and under). The kids just wanted to be touched. They were so excited to see us coming, they had smiles from ear to ear. It was a beautiful experience. We gave the Nuns sandals to give the children. They were so grateful. Also we gave them Tootsie Rolls (aka “sweeties”)…it was lunch time so those were held till after lunch. The faces of those sweet angels are enough to brighten your day for a lifetime!!! All you had to do was walk toward them and they would cling to you. So precious. To God be the Glory!!! Honored to be a small part of this amazing Moyo District!!!! I truly serve the King of Kings…JESUS!!”
Compston, a marathon runner who completed her fifth marathon of the running season two weeks ago, was also able to run for the first time in Africa on Wednesday night. She ran as Gabriel, a four-time Olympian, drove behind her to keep her safe.
Amy has been overwhelmed with the welcoming response of the people of Moyo, who are thrilled to have her on site. She will be there through the end of next week before returning home to Ashland.
The experience is sure to ignite even more enthusiasm than ever before from the co-founder of the Amy For Africa mission. The AFA Team will be speaking in Matewan, W.Va., on Sept. 7 and then the sixth marathon of the season takes place on Sept. 14 in Erie, Pa. Speaking engagements are also scheduled for Sept. 21 in Ironton and Sept. 28 at Moore Street Tabernacle in Ashland and Greenup Christian for the evening service.