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Posted on June 24, 2016

By Greg Bridgeford, 2016 Team Member. Dear Friends, We are mid-way through our 2016 A2S Benin City mission trip. The number one rule that Andrew Lovedale highlights in the mission trip volunteer manual is “you will not be comfortable.” Today, that point became so painfully clear. We spent most of the day at a large …

Change the Community

Posted on June 21, 2016

By Juliet Esadah, 2016 team member The first thing that popped into my head this morning was that we weren’t going to make it today because it was raining. We started our devotion, and before long, team two joined us. It was really nice meeting them and amazing being together. Then when we got out …

Game Changer

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By Nathan Ekwu, 2016 team member The A2S 2016 Summer Youth Empowerment camp has been going so well. As you may know, this is my second edition of being part of this great program. I got here on Thursday, and ever since, it has been a game changer for my trip to Nigeria, working with …

Drive and Determination

Posted on June 19, 2016

By Jack Bridgeford, 2016 team member Today started with a lovely 7am wake, or 7:30 according to “Nigerian Time”, which I happily likened to. We then ate, received a great devotion from Nathan, and set off for Uniben. Today was the first full day of camp as well as the first empowerment session. Part of …

That’s The Reason I’m Here.

Posted on June 18, 2016

By Nick Noel, 2016 team member To God be the glory. Today has been one of the most inspirational best days of my life. It started off with a great devotional on heroes, reminding us that we are here to do is be heroes to these kids and especially on the first day of basketball …

A Well-Accomplished Day

Posted on June 17, 2016

By Jafar Musa, 2016 Trip Member On Thursday at 8:15 a.m. the team gathered together to have a devotion. Uche Gift led the devotion and spoke from a book, “He Walks Among Us.” Uche’s topic was on delivering God’s mail. He said, “Your status in the society should not stop you from sharing God’s word because …

The Long Journey to Benin City

Posted on June 16, 2016

By Cameron Bell, 2016 Team Member Whelp, first full day in Nigeria is in the books, and it was eventful to say the least. The flight from Atlanta was smooth and relatively quick for a transatlantic flight. What made it feel long was the 11-hour arm rest wrestling match with a lady who made it …

My True A2S Baptism

Posted on June 10, 2016

By Greg Bridgeford, 2016 Team Member If you are reading this blog, no doubt you have some knowledge of Access to Success and the life-changing work this group is doing every day in Benin City, Nigeria, and increasingly in the widening circle of A2S students. I had watched A2S admiringly from the sidelines until the summer of 2013 when …

New Friends and Adventures

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By Doug Eichhorn, 2016 Trip Member Getting ready to go to Nigeria has been an interesting adventure. After having many “virtual” meetings getting together with the rest of the team, I am looking forward to traveling half way around the world to actually put a body with the face! What started off as being supportive to Anna …

Never on My Bucket List

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Written by Gina Bridgeford, 2016 Team Member Traveling to Nigeria was never on my bucket list. However after getting to know the A2S organization, I was quickly inspired and drawn to their mission. I wanted to join in their thoughtful work to feed, empower and educate the children of Benin City. The members of this organization are very passionate about …

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