Our Family is Growing!

Well, Access-Life family and friends, we have some very BIG NEWS to share with you today. That’s right, after three years of praying for God to guide us to his provision of help for growing Expo, event and activity tasks of the ministry as well as His direction on how to take things to the next level in reaching more individuals and families with the love and gospel of Jesus, He has made it clear that hiring Julia Codispoti as our full-time Events and Activities Coordinator, then Supervisor and ultimately Manage is His answer!

Now, for those of you who have met, worked with or even heard us talk about Julia know she is a true winner who loves Jesus and working with folks affected by disability and is a very skilled and talented young lady with a “get it done” attitude and heart of gold. She is actually a very rare find. In all my experience hiring in the corporate world, I would rate her a top tier or A+ candidate. Furthermore, she is the first person with whom Leanne and I have worked closely who has actually met or surpassed almost every one of our expectations. We have already been blessed by working with Julia 9 months over the past two years as both our first ministry intern and then our first ministry senior intern and know that others have been blessed by her service, too. By the way, she first volunteered as a buddy while in high school at the East Tennessee Expo way back in 2015!

We know this is God’s best for Access-Life, Leanne, me, our volunteers and those whom we serve as she will lighten our load so we can seek God in future growth opportunities and bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to the future of the ministry. SO PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING JULIA TO THE ACCESS-LIFE TEAM! Julia, we are so excited to have you on the team

Final Summer Season Access-Life Online Bingo Night Ends with a BIRTHDAY BASH

Well, last night was our final #ALONLINEBINGONIGHT of the summer and boy did we go out with a BANG! It was a sports theme and we had t-shirts, jerseys, hats and even a HELMET. :)

However, what made this occasion so special was celebrating the BIRTHDAY of Access-Life, Inc.‘s first lady, Leanne Linville Goddard! From cake, candles and flowers to crowns, hats and singing the surprise festivities were a BLESSING to all in attendance in person and via ZOOM.

Special shout out to my secret helper Julia Codispoti who did all the behind the scenes work plus called all four BINGO GAMES. This was just BINGO SEASON ONE so be on the lookout for INFO on BINGO SEASON TWO this fall after we complete the #ETNEXPO2020 on 8/15 and #NTXEXPO2020 on 9/12. :)

Access-Life “3 in 3” – July 27, 2020: Historic Location on the Lake

Here is this week’s #AL3IN3 with Senior Intern, Julia Codispoti, #ETNEXPO2020 Intern, Morgan Coffey, me [Doug] and as always the Access-Life‘s First Lady, Leanne Goddard manning the audio visual items. :) It is at a milestone location, has an #intergenerationalministry joke, rock solid verse and special BIRTHDAY update. So check it out and have a God blessed week!

Access-Life “3 in 3” – July 20, 2020: Home Sweet Home

First ever #AL3IN3 to come to you straight from the VOLUNTEER STATE of TENNESSEE! In fact, we are at my parents house on the farm where I grew up. :) We are working on specifics for the #ETNEXPO2020 on 8/15 but have some great scenery, a joke that’ll make you think, a scripture on how much God loves us and even the Access-Life BUZZ! So check it out, be encouraged, hang in there and have a GOD BLESSED WEEK :)

Access-Life “3 in 3” – July 13, 2020: Exponentially Powerful

Happy Monday family and friends of all ages and abilities! It’s time for the Access-Life #3IN3 and boy do we have an episode full of laughs, inspiration and news for you this week. :) That’s right, with Ms Julia Codispoti in Tennessee and #ALROYALAMBASSADOR, Big Dave in Deland, Florida, it is just Leanne Linville Goddard, #ALMASCOTTLULU and me [Doug] left here in Umatilla, FL. However, we are a small but ambitious group of overachievers so get ready as the 3 of us give you 3 perky jokes, 3 Bible verses, and 3 ministry updates in just 3 minutes…..well, actually 5 minutes. :) It is still some fun, encouraging and informational stuff and we hope brightens your day. So check it out and share it with someone who may need a extra boost this week!

Access-Life “3 in 3” – June 29, 2020: Big Dave on Camera

Happy Monday, Access-Life family and friends! It’s time for our weekly #AL3IN3 and this week joining our guest hostess, Julia Codispoti is long time ministry #ALROYALAMBASSADOR, David Browne! They’ve got joke props, some great verses and a holiday ministry update so check it out and may God bless you all in a special way this week. 

First Ever Access-Life Online BINGO Night

In case you missed the FB/IG posts, our first #ALONLINEBINGONIGHT is in the books and was a blast! Lots of good fellowship, fun and prizes. :)

 Thanks to everyone who played and a special call out to our hostess, Julia Codispoti who did a great job organizing and calling.

Our next Access-Life BINGO GAMES will be on 6/19 AT 7pm EST so email julia@access-life.org if you want join in the festivities. I think we’ll be adding some new gift card prizes this time, too. :)

Access-Life “3 in 1 Ministry Minute” – June 1, 2020

Happy Monday and HELLO June! Here is our first ever “3 in 1 Ministry Minute” [#AL3IN1MINISTRYMINUTE]. :)

It actually turned out a bit longer than one minute. [Getting everything included in a minute is hard. LOL] However, we’ll work on shorting it up next time and hope it still makes you smile and maybe even laugh, inspired you to move forward in your week ahead and learn a little bit of what’s going on at Access-Life. :)