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May: Jarek Compston runs the Indy Mini half marathon with his mother and helps raise $17,200 for property in Uganda.

March: The Lord supplies the funding for AFA to put down $20,000 for a down payment on a $75,000 piece of property where the future El-Shaddai school will be located.

February: Amy goes to Uganda to host a women’s conference and God clearly reveals to the AFA team that it is time to purchase property for the expansion of the school.

January: A discipleship class at the FCI Summit prison expands to 60 male inmates.

January: AFA applies for Non-Governmental Organization (non-profit status) in Uganda.

January: El-Shaddai’s growing student population reaches 74 and AFA hires another teacher, bringing the teaching staff to four.

December: AFA builds two more classrooms to prepare for the upcoming school year.

December: Team of 10 take mission trip to Njeru and hand out 3,000 pounds of Christmas gifts over five-day gift distribution and serve 4,000 meals while sharing the gospel with thousands.

November: Six-year-old Jarek Compston runs the Marshall Half Marathon and raises $11,500 as part of Jarek’s Journey to ship Christmas gifts to Uganda.

August: Amy is invited by the FCI Summit prison to begin weekly Bible study with male inmates.

August: AFA wiffleball brings in record 40 teams.

June: Amy spends month in Njeru, getting to know and learn more about the teachers and others in the village. Amy led a two-week discipline study with 150 new converts in the area.

May: AFA builds a third classroom at the growing El-Shaddai school.

March: Amy quits fulltime job as RN at King’s Daughters Medical Center to be fulltime missionary for AFA. LifePoint Church hosts evangelism crusade where the local witch doctor gave his life to Christ.

January: With excitement behind AFA’s partnership, El-Shaddai more than triples in size to 50 students.

January: AFA partners with Silent Whispers to provide a weekly Bible study and meal to nearly 400 street kids in the “Ghetto” area of Jinja.

January: Amy and Chris take small team for fact-finding mission to the village of Njeru and host the first-ever evangelistic crusade. Eighty-two came to know the Lord in this all-Muslim village.

December: God leads AFA to support 61 orphans in Karama Preparatory School in Ishaka.

October: FCI Summit prison partners with AFA for a second consecutive year to host a 5K to support missions.

September: AFA builds two kindergarten classrooms for El-Shaddai schools and two more teachers are hired.

August: A new partnership begins with Pastor Cyprian Illukol and El-Shaddai Nursery and Primary School in Njeru, Uganda. The school has 15 students.

July: The Lord leads AFA to break away from partnership with United Christian Expeditions.

June: Amy and Chris return from mission trip with bouts of malaria and spend time in hospital recovering.

May: A 22-member team goes to the Moyo district on a medical mission and treat more than 24,000 in the villages over two-week period. AFA team hosts crusade in Ishaka where more than 100 were saved.

April: Amy runs in her fourth consecutive Boston Marathon.

January:Lord leads AFA to plan a spring medical trip to Uganda.

December: AFA expands its ministry in Uganda by helping start two more Christian schools.

December: Benefit concert at First Baptist Church Russell brings in $10,000 donation.

November: Amy is recognized by Samaratin’s Feet as an International Woman of Influence at their annual Barefoot Gala.

October: Amy and Chris run the grueling three-day West Virginia Trilogy, a 94-mile endurance endeavor in the Allegany Mountains. It was 31 miles the first day, 50 the second and a half-marathon on the third day.

October: FCI Summit prison partners with AFA to host a 5K to support missions.

May: Twelve-member mission team goes to Moyo district and distributes 26,000 pairs of shoes over eight-day period.

April: Amy runs in her third consecutive Boston Marathon, recording her fastest time.

March:God provides $52,000 through donations – one month before it was needed – for taking Samaratin’s Feet shoes to Uganda.

December: AFA celebrates the start of two new Christian schools and a medical clinic in Moyo district through more generous donations.

December: Samaratin’s Feet proposes sending 26,000 pairs of shoes with AFA to Uganda in a $52,000 fundraiser.

September: Amy is recognized on the floor of the Kentucky Senate for AFA’s work.

August: AFA wiffleball tournament ramps up event with two fields under direction of tournament manager Sam Beason.

August: Amy makes her first trip to Uganda with United Christian Expeditions.

May: Amy and Chris embark on running a marathon a month for six months in branding and fundraising effort for AFA. 20,000 gospel tracts were passed out by the AFA team during these races.

April: Amy runs in her second consecutive Boston Marathon.

December: Through the fundraising effort, $43,000 was raised to support Christian education and spreading the gospel in Uganda.

November: Amy completes 50-mile race in Nashville and finishes second with family and friends watching.

September: Amy is recognized on the floor of the Kentucky House for AFA’s work.

August: AFA reaches goal of $20K, and double it again to $40K.

August: First wiffleball tournament at Unity Baptist Church is big success.

July: AFA reaches $10K goal in eight weeks and immediately double it to $20K.

June: AFA’s first church speaking engagement at First Baptist Church of Ashland.

June: First civic club meeting in Flatwoods where Amy spoke publicly for the first time about her history with drugs and alcohol.

May: AFA launches website, setting fundraising goal of raising $10K for two Christian schools in Moyo district of Uganda started by United Christian Expedictions.

April: Amy answers God’s call to run for missions.

April: Amy runs in her first Boston Marathon and she finishes 30 minutes before terrorist bombs detonate. She is not hurt and 22 family members are also spared.

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May 2018

Jarek Compston, 7, finishes ahead of 72 percent of Indy Mini half-marathon field

By | May 5th, 2018|

INDIANAPOLIS – Amy Compston and her 7-year-old son Jarek took on the nation’s biggest half marathon Saturday, the Indy Mini, and finished in style, beating 72 percent of the field. They completed the 13.1-mile course in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 23 seconds – a 9:39 per mile pace - [...]

April 2018

HIGH-FIVE! Be part of Amy For Africa’s 5-year celebration

By | April 13th, 2018|

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By | April 7th, 2018|

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February 2018

Grandfather of AFA co-founder saved after watching Billy Graham Crusade in 1965

By | February 21st, 2018|

Amy Compston poses with her grandfather, Gerald Womack, who was saved after watching a Billy Graham Crusade on television in 1965. "One day you will hear that Billy Graham has died. Don’t believe it. On that day I will be more alive than I ever will be." - [...]

January 2018

Tiller foundation gives $9,000 to AFA for new school

By | January 23rd, 2018|

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December 2017

A place of hope sits on a downhill property near the Nile River

By | December 10th, 2017|

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