In partnership with Bishop Noah Effiong, founder of African Global Ministries Network and ANS Ministries representative in West Africa, ANS Ministries conducted the Nigeria Hope Tour 2013 in Ikom, CRS. This event was the first of its kind ever done in this region, where over 12 villages were mobilized through the All Nations Soccer Cup, leadership conference and gospel crusade. We were honored to have present at the final match of the ANS Cup the monarchies from several of the participating villages. Watch the videos below describing more about this incredible experience.
Nigeria Hope Tour 2013
“My first visit to the African continent was memorable! Unbelievable to see so many people were engaged during our ANS Cup. I Loved the opportunity I received to speak to the community during nightly open air crusade, praying with the local leaders and most of all worshipping the creator with my Nigerian brothers!”Chris Dickerson - Missionary ANS Ministries, Inc.
“To this day I thank God for the opportunity that He gave me through All Nations Soccer Ministries to go serve in Nigeria. We didn’t only go there to volunteer, nor to simply visit by far. We were sent there on a mission; to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, and as far as I know that mission was assigned to all of us, so invite you to be part of this; Embrace your purpose, and start to walk towards all that God has planned for your life!
Once again; I thank God and All Nations Soccer Ministries for giving me the opportunity to get closer to what God has designed for me, and for others.”Thiago Santos - Model New York Model Management Inc.
“Nigeria Hope Tour 2013 was a dream come true. When I was in Niger 2009 ( A neighboring nation) I came really close to Nigeria but not quite there, ever since I dreamt to come serve in Nigeria. I just could have never imagined that my visit to Nigeria would have been this intense and exciting. The Nigerian people are passionate about soccer and their worship services are musical and passionate. Definitely Nigeria is a perfect ground for ANS Ministries to do its work of winning souls for Christ. “Thiago Goncalves - President ANS Ministries, Inc.
The ANS Cup is a soccer tournament designed to mobilized communities so that fans and participants may be exposed to the character and gospel of Jesus Christ.
The method entails: 1) Sharing character principles before the games are played. 2) Recognize examples of each character throughout the tournament. 3) Reward participants according to character and athletic performances 4) Present the Hope of the Gospel at the conclusion of the tournament.
“I enjoyed watching the community become mobilized by the ANS Cup. Young and old, man and women, everyone was involved.”Thiago Goncalves - President ANS Ministries, Inc.
“ANS Cup was such a great event because it attracted fans of all ages! The fans were completely engaged in every match supporting their teams.”Chris Dickerson - Vice President ANS Ministries, Inc.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity that I had to be part of the ANS Cup during the Nigeria Hope Tour 2013. “Thiago Santos - Model New York Model Management Inc.
Character Talk - ANS Cup
The ANS Cup allows a very unique level of influence and interaction with the athletes. As the tournament progresses, the competitiveness and ego of the athletes can bring the best and at times the worst out of them. The ANS Cup recognizes these variables and works to make the most good of these opportunities by teaching character principles before and in some cases during the half time of the games. The ANS Cup has proven to be very effective in promoting unity and respect in the villages communities.