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.

6-year-old conquers half marathon, doubles fundraising goal

Amy and Jarek at the Marshall University half marathon. By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Six-year-old Jarek Compston not only conquered the Marshall half marathon on Sunday, but he nearly doubled his fundraising goal for children in Uganda. Jarek, the [...]

By |2017-11-05T12:27:26+00:00November 5th, 2017|

AFA begins ‘Jarek’s Christmas Journey’ campaign

Amy and Jarek Compston. ASHLAND, Ky. – Little is much when God is in it. That goes for running, too. Amy For Africa’s smallest and youngest runner, 6-year-old Jarek Compston, is taking on another big challenge Nov. 5 in Huntington, W.Va., by competing in [...]

By |2017-09-26T12:56:52+00:00September 26th, 2017|

AFA runners conquer Iron Mountain Trail Run

Chris and Amy Compston each received a jar of jam and jelly for finishing the 30-mile Iron Mountain Trail Run in Damascus, Virginia, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. DAMASCUS, Va. – Ain’t no mountain high enough for Amy Compston. Not even on her birthday. [...]

By |2017-09-02T18:56:03+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

Kona defeats APD, 10-5, to win AFA wiffleball crown for second time

Kona Kannon Ballers celebrating the 2017 Amy For Africa Wiffleball Tournament championship. ASHLAND, Ky. – The Kona Kannon Ballers became the first two-time champion in the Amy For Africa Wiffleball Tournament. Kona defeated the Ashland Police Department, 10-5, on Saturday afternoon in the championship. [...]

By |2017-08-12T22:42:55+00:00August 12th, 2017|

MVP Rosen’s perfect game lifts Kona Kannon Ballers

Kona Kannon Ballers celebrate after winning the 2017 Amy For Africa competitive tournament. ASHLAND, Ky. – It was a perfect finish for the Kona Kannon Ballers on Friday night. Most Valuable Player Jason Rosen pitched a perfect game – striking out 11 of 12 [...]

By |2017-08-11T21:11:37+00:00August 11th, 2017|


https://youtu.be/aqpEZSRdsss Watch this video as Amy Compston meets Christian superstar artist Matthew West, her favorite, at the Summer Motion festival in Ashland on July 3, 2017.      

By |2017-07-09T20:21:29+00:00July 9th, 2017|
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