How To Make The Most Of Your NYSC Year

I had a blast during my NYSC year. I released my first book and entered into the foray of being an author. I spoke at my first speaking engagement and had other doors to minister open for me. I spoke at schools and started what I now run as an  NGO during NYSC. I started travelling and sightseeing which culminated into the women at the well ministry and then TWTW Travel and Tours business today. This blog grew in leaps and bounds during NYSC reaching people in nations outside Nigeria. My […]

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Join AYSCNIGERIA Purity Walk This Valentine (Volunteers Needed)

Hi everyone, My name is Frances Okoro I am a Lawyer, author, Christian blogger and Social Entrepreneur.   I am the founder of Awakening Youthful Seeds For Christ Initiative (AYSCNIGERIA) an NGO that is focused on three main areas: Purpose, Purity and Growth. This Valentine, we want to sensitize young girls on the need to abstain from sex and all attendant sexual vices till marriage.   Contrary to the literal meaning of “walk”, we aim for the “purity walk” to be a way of life. To this end, what “walk” […]

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My NGO Awakening Youthful Seeds For Christ Initiative Goes Live!

Hello my darling blog family! I am excited and also a bit nervous to share this today. If you are an “old blog fam”, then you know that I started “Awakening Youths” in schools when I was a Youth Corper (how time flies! October this year would make it two years since I passed out of NYSC). After spending some time with God in January 2015, asking Him what He had for me to do, I got that my work in schools hasn’t ended, it had just begun. I was […]

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All The Deets From The Book Reading And Correctional Centre Visit

There is always someone who God uses as a divine helper to me in everything that He lays on my heart to do. I have noted this trend and I don’t take it for granted. And in the instance of the book reading/discussion on purpose that held in Lagos on December 19th, it was a very special lady called Oma. Oma will call me and say “okay what do you need? How can I help?” And after doing all that, she’ll still say “I’m sorry that I cannot do much”. […]

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Upcoming Events On Imperfectly Perfect Lives (Book Reading And Visit To Correctional Centre)

Happy December everyone! How are you guys doing? Hope December has been an awesome month so far? It’s been an amazing year for me… so amazing! Only this year, we’ve had the book launch, the book reading/discussion on purpose at Ekiti State Correctional centre, and then the singles hangout this past month… God has been amazing but I’ve still got a bit of some events to wrap up the year with…   (1) I’ve been talking about my upcoming book reading/discussion on purpose in Lagos for sometime now… And details […]

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Frances Okoro: Reflections Of An Ex-corper On Her Meaningful Service Year (Interview)

Hi people! I hope you are loving the day that Friday is? Workers, students… can I get a yay? 🙂   Okay. Like I mentioned in my Chronicles of my last day as a youth corper post, (click on the link and read if you haven’t yet :-))  my friend David Adeyemi who was a part of Awakening Youths on the blog sent in some questions for me to answer on my NYSC year. So I thought “what better way to wrap up this segment than to end it all with me […]

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First Book Reading/Discussion On Purpose: Yes, You Are Worthy!

I can still remember that day like yesterday… I had just been given a nomination form to serve as an executive at my fellowship in the university… and my first response was NO. In fact my NO was so emphatic, it was accompanied with tears. When I was asked by the then vice president why I didn’t want to serve as an executive, I made excuses (in tears) that I wasn’t ready… But the real truth was that I felt unworthy to be used by God.   I had just […]

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Chronicles Of My Last Day As A Youth Corper

So this post is looooong overdue. I don’t get how something would happen on October 15th and it’s taken me close to a month to blog on it… stale gist ba? Well, I’m blogging on this more for myself than for you (selfish moi 🙂 I love sprinkling a bit of my life here and there on the blog… following through the years because I’m surely looking on (as you all are) as God’s plans come to pass in my life. So I don’t fail to record a milestone or […]

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Let’s Talk About Discouragement In The Path Of Purpose + Video Of Me Speaking At A School

Hello everybody! I hope your week’s winding down smoothly? Mine has been awesome (not going to say stressful because yesterday’s #OnlineBibleStudy took care of that mindset). I’m also winding down from NYSC things. And so my work in secondary schools as a corper is coming to an end… but it would continue even after now by God’s grace. I wrote this post some months back but didn’t get around to posting it. But then I thought, instead of writing on this lesson on discouragement and then updating on the school […]

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#Grace To Finish The Race

So it’s amazing the things that God tells us in our quiet time with Him – things that shelter us even before we get to the point where we need them. And speaking of quiet time, I was going to answer a reader’s question on what I do during my quiet time on this week’s #OnlineBibleStudy but I had issues with the blog – my host server went down. I can place the lack of this week’s #OnlineBibleStudy on them but truth is, even if they were working well, I […]

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NYSC Youths Speak: Francis Azubuike Otiowon

Hello everyone! So it’s our final NYSC youths speak interview on the blog. And it’s coming at a time when I am about rounding up from service. What we will have afterwards will be some select youths that were interviewed here writing in about how their NYSC year went. That will be for later on, for today, let’s meet our awesome youth.   Me: Let’s meet you please? Francis: My name is Francis Azubuike Otiowon, I am from Ebonyi State. Course studied: Industrial Chemistry. Watchword: Creating a serene environment where […]

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