Benin (Trip is full) - 2021

Come experience the never-ending beat of Benin! Benin is full of fascinating ancient history surrounding the previous African Kingdoms that ruled the land for centuries. Situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, our landscape is breathtaking. The hunger for the Holy Ghost is palpable and Divine miracles are the order of our every service! Benin believes in evangelism and vibrant worship is our theme. Come experience West African Culture at its best. You will not leave the same.




August 6 - August 16, 2021





COVID Vaccine

Your Hosts

Michael and Danan Benson

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Michael and Danan Benson

Your Chaperone

Brandon & Amber Lilly

Brandon & Amber Lilly

We have been involved in Student Ministry for 10 years- as Youth Pastor at Sanctuary of Praise Anderson SC, Section 1 Director for 4 years, Youth Secretary for 1 year, and we currently serve as Youth President of the Great South Carolina District. We live in Anderson, SC with our two amazing children- Braxton(14) and Alaina(8). We love Student ministry and we are so excited to take part of this life-changing mission!

Matthew & Rebecca Johnson

Matthew & Rebecca Johnson

Matthew & Rebecca Johnson have been involved in student ministry for more than 25 years and currently serve as Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary in Columbus, Indiana. They formerly served the UPCI Youth Ministries team and had the distinct opportunity of leading the Apostolic Youth Corps program for many years. They found joy in watching thousands of students find their purpose through mission trips around the world. They are the proud parents of Abriah, 19, and Jace, 14 who also love to travel. The Johnsons enjoy family time together as well as finding new coffee shops wherever they go.

Serve Project

Join us as we paint one of our newly built churches in the capital city of Cotonou!


I have met so many people through AYC and my personal network spans globally because of it. But its not just ANY people that I have met. Its the servants. The ones who give up so much to take the gospel to every nation, and the ones who skimped and saved to experience one week giving of themselves to others. Those who have gone for a few months, to those who live on the mission field. Those overseas and those on home soil. The ones who face down loneliness, discouragement, and isolation to do what God has called them to do. I’m proud to know the servants. I have learned so much about the servants heart in the years of going on AYC trips. Every trip gives me more insight on how I can serve, both in my church and my community. I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had, the places and things I’ve seen, the lessons I’ve learned, and the people I’ve met for anything offered.

Keeleigh White | Billings, Montana