ASHLAND, Ky. – Below is an email from Leigh Anne Roten, whose husband Tom interviewed Amy Compston and Mark Maynard on his radio show last Friday morning.

Leigh Anne was listening to the program and was touched by the Amy For Africa mission and Samaritan’s Feet shoe campaign. She was moved to action through hearing about the ministry. Instead of sitting still, she decided to DO SOMETHING!

Here is her email:


On Friday, I heard about a ministry, Amy for Africa, that is helping put shoes on the feet of kids in Africa. They are partnering with Samaritan’s Feet. They are on a mission to put shoes on 26,000 feet in impoverished Moyo, Uganda next May. Samaritan’s Feet absorbs much of the cost, including paying customs and putting the shoes on the ground in Moyo for distribution. They have already begun the process of getting the shoes ready for shipping. AFA must raise $52,000 – only $2 for each pair of shoes – and organize getting the shoes distributed. Not only will AFA members being handing out shoes but also washing the feet of those who receive them. They will also be able to share Jesus. The third-most common diagnoses that the hospital in Moyo treats is parasitic worms, which are transmitted through contaminated soil the children have walked through barefoot. These worms, left untreated, lead to unnecessary death for these children. The sad truth is, most cases will be left untreated because the parents who live on approximately $2 a day cannot afford the necessary medical treatment.

What can only $2 do?

 For only $2 we can give these children a pair of shoes that covers their entire foot to prevent the transmission of the parasites in the first place. It’s an affordable and easily preventative treatment.

The fundraising must come quickly because AFA is planning a mission trip to Moyo in May.

When Amy speaks, she does so barefoot to put awareness on the Samaritan's Feet mission.

When Amy speaks, she does so barefoot to put awareness on the Samaritan’s Feet mission.

Now to the point of my letter! I am doing a fund-raiser with Initial Outfitters to help with the shipping cost of these shoes! I will donate 20% of ALL sales to this organization. In order to do this I will need your help! Contact me to place an order or go to my website: . In addition to that, for anyone who would like to host a party I will donate an additional 10% of the sales of your party to that organization as well!

Please let me know if you would like to help me in this endeavor! All orders need to be in by March 13th. This way I have time to get the money to Amy’s organization by the end of March. I believe they need the final amount by the first of April.

If you’d like to learn more this organization please visit . She has a tremendous testimony of what God has done in her own life as well as for what God has allowed her to do in the lives of others! A song by Jeff and Sherri Easter says: “There’s a roof up above me, I’ve a good place to sleep, there’s food on my table, and SHOES on my feet……Thank you Lord for your blessings on me!”

I’ve been blessed….how about you??

Thanks, in advance, for your help!

Leigh Anne Roten