Awakening Youths

Memoirs Of A Youth Corper On Personal Project “Runs”

I had kind of scheduled plans to start Youths Speak(the interview of different youth corpers today) but it’s been a full week and I felt like documenting all the waka waka I have done this week and lessons learnt for other youths who may have projects and stuff they want to do in mind.
I have met with my Zonal director on steps I need to take in order for me to send in my application letter for my project and it turns out, I have to visit the targeted schools and find out if they will accept my program.
So, I have been to about 7 Schools this week (I intend to speak at 5 because projects have to be rounded up by August)


Waiting at one of the schools..

Waiting at one of the schools..

It’s been waka after waka for me.

I am not a very patient person and if there’s anything that this week has taught me, it’s the fact that patience is key.
And if there’s anything else that I’ve learnt thus far, it’s the fact that prayer is key.
Don’t start up what God has put in your heart without praying about it to Him.
If you read our post on favour, then you should understand this.
I sincerely think that I’m favored and yes, I see God even in the small things.
I got free okada rides and a bit of slashed prices on some of the transport fare I needed to go to the Schools and if you are a corper with tight cash, you will understand why this is


I have also found out that being able to speak good english is key on project runs.
I spoke to a teacher who retired as a principal in 1990(I wasn’t born then), and he was like – “you seem to be a very intelligent girl, you speak fluently”.

And he gave me answers to my inquiries.

Hmm, good english opens doors, I tell you.
You get the ears of the principals and vice-principals and counselors(yes, I had to see all those persons).
I had no issues at all the Schools I went to(I’m favored remember?) except at one of the Schools where I had to wait and wait and wait to speak to the principal.

Phew! Under the sun or in the rain...on one of the "waka"

Phew! Under the sun or in the rain…on one of the “waka”

And here’s where the real lesson is at.
As I waited, I thought to myself, I would sure love to be in my house right now, reading a book and lying down to rest my head rather than sitting on this strong chair and stressed out of my mind.
Remember I said that patience isn’t my best suit? Yes, it’s a fruit of the Spirit and mhen, I gotta learn…

Well, so, those thoughts were rolling in my mind. I almost left the School but I also started thinking about how many persons take the easy way out when they want to fulfil their purpose in life.
It gets too hard and they are out.
Yep, they say, count me out if it’s too stressful please.
I’d rather go to my PPA, sleep afterwards and pass out jejeje.
Well, I can’t take the easy way out, just as we cannot take the easy way out.

Can you imagine how many lives need the words and light that God has placed in you?
Can you think about the souls that need the manifestation of the you in you?
A lot of us youths have been sleeping for too long. It’s about time we wake up.

Honestly, I am at a PPA where if I want to just come in, sign and leave, no wahala.
But I can’t just do that for this year. The dreams that I have have to be a reality.
I know my dreams, but I don’t know yours.
For some of us, it’s as simple as starting a blog(yay Vicky!)
Or its as big as the sky… whatever it is, we can’t take the easy way out.

This 2015, determine to birth those dreams.
Don’t let them lay down dormant.
Don’t sleep on your dreams and in the process, sleep on another’s opportunity to see the light through you.
It’s time for us to be AWAKENED!
AWAKE oh youths and do what God has called you to do.

You don’t know it yet?
Then awake oh youth and find your purpose.
Set some time to pray and ask God what He wants you to do on earth(He created you remember?)
Some of us have an inkling of what we should be doing already… So be AWAKENED and walk in the light of what you know.
As you take steps on the little that God has shown you, He keeps showing you more steps on what to do.



It is my desire that we find our purpose, fill our niche and manifest our lights this year.


Now, unto my looking for sponsors.
I have to submit the application letter at least before February.
#I pray for favor.

Corpershion signing out.

Corpershion signing out.


Till my next memoir on my personal project runs,


P.S-There may not be Saturday’s love letter this week.
I’ll be going for NCCF(Nigerian christian corpers conference) and I may not be able to update the blog.


Either ways, for those who missed the last love letter, on lessons from when I almost dated an engaged man, read here.
And read all the love letters too while you are at it ๐Ÿ™‚


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  • Reply
    January 22, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Weldone Frances, weldone. Wish you the very best with your project. I can totally relate with you as per Patience. I am a very impatient person myself which means the Holy Spirit brings my way Circumstances that forces me to learn ๐Ÿ™‚ Perharps you should find one or two dedicated persons with like passion to help you with the project planning and all, that way the burden is lighter.

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      Frances Okoro
      January 26, 2015 at 4:32 am

      Thank you so much Tunrayo. I’ll certainly need hands on the project and someone helped me with the planning but most times, you won’t find anyone to “waka” with you. But it’s been great still ๐Ÿ™‚

      As per patience…from waiting in banks to waiting for important things, I have to “LEARN” and LEARN.
      #grace for us.

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    January 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Well done Frances. Do not be discouraged at all by whatever obstacle you come across, they would only make you stronger. You inspire me so much but I guess that’s why you’re here lol. Well done with the project and I hope it becomes more successful than you anticipate. I wish I had started out something like this when I served too but there was zero motivation then. It is well.

    Well done again. May God perfect the great exploits He is using you to do. Take care and God bless

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      Frances Okoro
      January 26, 2015 at 4:35 am

      Amen and amen to your prayers Yewi.
      The whole project will turn out mightily successful at the end of it all, amen!

      As for motivation…hmmm..does anyone have a lot of that, we just have to do what we need to do..

      And you can start now with something you wanna do, service is gone but we still have right now shey? ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wish you all the best(est)

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    January 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Frances hon, this is really inspiring. I was just smiling as I was reading cause you never stop looking for ways to let that light shine. And like you said, “Donรขย€ย™t sleep on your dreams and in the process, sleep on anotherรขย€ย™s opportunity to see the light through you,” you are giving many others the opportunity to see the light through you and you are also giving some of us the courage to let our lights shine so brightly, it would be undeniable.

    Thank you and let me know anyway I can help.

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      January 26, 2015 at 4:40 am

      Yep yep yep Mayowa!
      We don’t have any option but to shine oh.
      Nah, no option but to shine!

      And thanks for the offer, I will send you a mail with questions, maybe you can indeed help. Thank you so much.

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    January 23, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    “… free okada rides and a bit of slashed prices on some of the transport fare I needed to go to the Schools and if you are a corper with tight cash, you will understand why this is favour… lol

    I’ve received Favours like this many times too and with my allawee still hanging somewhere in the bank I really understand it as a favour.
    May God continue to favour you and grant you good luck on your personal project!

    & talking about patience, its a virtue I’m also trying & learning to possess. May God help me!

    PS: Where are you serving?

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      January 26, 2015 at 4:45 am

      Amin to patience as a virtue coming in to stay fully in us oh..its there already, let it just come alive…

      And the favour of “free okada rides”..yep, corpers like us will understand it very

      And amen and amen.
      May God bless the efforts of your hands too Hardethaewoh.

      And I am serving at Ekiti State ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 24, 2015 at 10:35 am

    lol! That’s just one out of many sha. kpele, God is your muscle. greater works shall ye do

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    January 24, 2015 at 10:54 am

    lol! Thatรขย€ย™s just one out of many sha. kpele, God is your muscle. greater works shall ye do

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      Frances Okoro
      January 26, 2015 at 4:47 am

      Amen and amen Vicky..
      And yes oh, the blog is one of are coming out with full force ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lord Richy
    January 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Francesc, You’re inspirational. Keep the work going, you have incited vehement passion in me towards my purpose. I see more reasons why complacence is devilish. Keep soaring dear and impart elitist for Christ.
    Miss you dear

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      Lord Richy
      January 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      *Impart Ekiti for Christ*

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    January 29, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    As in..Richy, I just picked out one word from you that should be a mantra for me…
    “Complacency is devilish”
    It is oh.
    It’s the reason why some of us are just sleeping on all God has laid in our hearts..well, God forbid, no more!

    I wish you all the best… fufil and walk in the purpose for which you were created.

    I miss you moreeeee ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 6, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Frances,there is something I love about you….vision.
    You always know what you want to do and you are not afraid to go after it .That trait is so enviable and admirable. Keep it up dear.Will email you soon about something .cheers!

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    February 8, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you so much Tosin…
    Will be expecting your mail ๐Ÿ™‚

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