About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard is co-founder of the Amy For Africa mission, and also serves as its president. Reach him at (606) 571-1031 or mark@amyforafrica.

AFA miracles: God always shows up

ASHLAND, Ky. – If we’ve been taught anything in the Amy For Africa ministry over the past 6½ years, it’s this: God always shows up. As AFA has grown from a one-time fundraiser in 2013 to a full-fledged international ministry that is, through God’s amazing grace [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:29:40-05:00December 6th, 2019|

Amy Compston selected as Steel Magnolia recipient

ASHLAND, Ky. - Amy Compston has been selected as the Ashland area’s 2019 annual Steel Magnolia Award honoree, the Middletown Community Foundation has announced. The award honors women who have overcome obstacles to positively impact the community. The program is administered by the Middletown Community Foundation [...]

By |2019-11-26T15:15:22-05:00November 26th, 2019|

Burton finds running inspiration from little AFA feet

ASHLAND, Ky. – Tim Burton doesn’t mind following in little footsteps. The 59-year-old Burton has found his inspiration to run his first half marathon in 8-year-old Jarek Compston, who accomplished the feat the first time as a 6-year-old while representing Amy For Africa in the Marshall [...]

By |2019-11-14T09:00:28-05:00November 14th, 2019|

Amy Compston’s ‘Grace Story’ goes worldwide

ASHLAND, Ky. - Amy Compston's "Grace Story" came alive to a worldwide audience on Thursday via the Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club. Compston, who co-founded the Amy For Africa mission in 2013, overcame 14 years of drug and alcohol abuse after fully surrendering to Jesus Christ [...]

By |2019-10-24T18:30:52-04:00October 24th, 2019|

700 Club to air Amy Compston segment on Thursday

ASHLAND, Ky. – Amy Compston of Amy For Africa will be sharing her “Grace Story” with an international and national television audience on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club on Thursday, The network announced last week that the six-minute segment would air Thursday at 10 a.m., [...]

By |2019-10-20T21:25:58-04:00October 20th, 2019|

126,000 bricks donated and ready for AFA Christian Academy

ASHLAND, Ky. – The #BuildThatSchool miracles are just beginning! In less than two months, the supporters of Amy For Africa have purchased 126,000 bricks for the AFA Christian Academy. The campaign, with the hashtag #BuildThatSchool, started on Aug. 12 and the last of the nearly 20,000 [...]

By |2019-10-08T18:34:39-04:00October 8th, 2019|

#BuildThatSchool brick campaign nearing 100,000

ASHLAND, Ky. – God is on the move! About a month after beginning the #BuildThatSchool campaign that allows supporters to purchase bricks for the Uganda-based AFA Christian Academy, 75 percent of the goal has been met. As of Sept. 10, 96,271 of the 126,000 bricks needed [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:08:06-04:00September 11th, 2019|

AFA, Bridges Church partner for men’s basketball league

ASHLAND, Ky. – Amy For Africa introduced the game of basketball to Ugandan children this summer. The bouncing ball will be part of AFA this fall in northeastern Kentucky. The inaugural Amy For Africa/Bridges Church Men’s Basketball League has been organized by AFA supporter Chris Long [...]

By |2019-09-04T22:10:48-04:00September 4th, 2019|

Be part of an AFA legacy: Help us #BuildThatSchool

ASHLAND, Ky. – Land is being prepped for construction of the Amy For Africa Christian Academy. It’s time to #BuildThatSchool. It’s an exciting time for the AFA mission that started six years ago as a one-time fundraiser and has blossomed into a non-profit international Christian ministry [...]

By |2019-08-15T22:35:54-04:00August 15th, 2019|
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