CATLETTSBURG, Ky. – Friends and family of a man who loved the Lord and showed it with the way he lived honored his memory with $3,400 in donations to Amy For Africa.

John Andrew Wolfe died during the pandemic and the family was unable to have a funeral because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Gail, his wife of 58 years, wanted to honor him by having friends donating to AFA to provide irrigation for the organization’s six-acre farm in Uganda.

John helped to provide wells in Uganda, understanding the life sustaining gift of water to third world countries. Gail said she and her husband were so impressed with how God was working through Amy For Africa.

“With everything that has happened in that organization and how Amy (Compston) glorifies God in everything she does, it has to be God working in the midst,” she said. “Thank you to our many friends and family members who gave to Amy For Africa in John’s memory. I know that he would be so pleased to give to such a wonderful organization that is so God honoring. This gives me some closure.”

Gail had to wipe away tears when learning that the donations would provide the water for the vegetables that will be grown on the farm for the schoolchildren.

Amy For Africa, a seven-year-old organization started by missionary Amy Compston and journalist Mark Maynard, have embarked on building a school in Njeru, Uganda. AFA also purchased a six-acre farm to feed the hundreds of children that will be coming to the school. The farm has already produced enough corn and beans to help feed the children for months.

“We are so honored that God has directed Mrs. Wolfe toward Amy For Africa,” Compston said. “What a blessing for our farm in helping feed children for years to come. Her husband was someone who cared for the least of these and that legacy will continue this generous donation that was so unexpected. Our God is amazing and Mr. Wolfe knew that when he was on this earth and he knows it even more now.”

Mrs. Wolfe called Amy For Africa “an amazing project” and invited friends and family to visit the website at

“Tell your family you love them. You never know when it’s your last chance. My love and prayers go out to each of you,” she said.