4 Mistakes First-Timers Make When Visiting SCOAN
It is quite common for first-time visitors to The Synagogue, Church of all Nations (SCOAN) to make certain mistakes, which can leave them with a very horrible experience in the end.
So, if you want to have a smooth visit to the Synagogue, Church of all Nations (SCOAN), here are some of the mistakes you must avoid at all costs.
1. Not Making Proper Visiting Arrangement
This is one of the most common mistakes that leave many first time visitors to the SCOAN frustrated. As a matter of emphasis, SCOAN visits are pre-booked on the Church’s official website. When you make your booking on the Church’s website, you will be required to submit some details. Then, they will send you an invitation which should help you process your VISA. In most cases, they will even process a Visa on Arrival on your behalf.
However, due to the volume of requests, it normally takes time to get approval and a direct invitation from The SCOAN. Usually, it can take 3 months, 6 months or even a year or no invitation at all.
If you are eventually invited, then you would have taken care of your accommodation. Hotel accommodation at SCOAN is between $800 – $4,000 per week. There are even some VIP Accommodation between $12,000 to $15,000 per week at the SCOAN!
Consequently, most people decide to visit on their own without making proper arrangements. Essentially, you need a well-grounded hotel and travel agency like Destinali to take the hassles off you and make sure your visit to the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos-Nigeria is a fulfilled one.
What we do is provide you with an invitation letter to Nigeria, assist with visa processing, make hotel reservation, arrange airport pick-up, take you to church and make sure you enter the main auditorium and attend the SCOAN services, and give you first-hand guide on the SCOAN procedures so you can be attended to while in church. We are based here at Ikotun-Egbe, just a street away from the SCOAN. We have inside knowledge of how the church operates, and that is why most visitors choose us. Besides, we are very responsive and our customer service is nothing short of world-class..
Over the best part of a decade now, we’ve experienced firsthand how people get frustrated here due to poor or inadequate travel arrangements. They just rely on what they see on Emmanuel TV and boom, they are in Nigeria. It doesn’t work that way. You might not even be lucky enough to attend church, let alone be attended to.
So, if you can’t book your visit on the SCOAN official website, then make proper alternative visiting arrangements through Destinali because we are knowledgeable about the activities and operations at the Synagogue, Church of all Nations.
We will send you an invitation to Nigeria, pick you up on arrival, make affordable and comfortable hotel arrangement on your behalf. Then, guide you when you get here and be sure your mission to the SCOAN is fulfilled.
This alternative visiting arrangement is always cheaper and faster. And it is what most people do. So if you can’t get a direct invitation from SCOAN, we are here to assist. Make sure your visit to the Synagogue is a fruitful one.
2. Being Scared or Over Suspicious of the Locals
Yes, it is good to be security conscious, especially when visiting Nigeria. But Nigerians are generally hospitable people. Far from what you are made to believe. Yes, there might be a few reasons to be scared and suspicious of everyone but don’t isolate yourself. Nigerians get along easily and love strangers, visitors and tourists. They love to make friends and can give an arm when need be.
Of course, we are here to take all the risks for you. If you come on our invitation, we are mandated to bear all immigration rules and regulations and provide for your safety and security. This is our top priority, and the reason we must receive you at the airport on arrival and drop you off on departure. We leave no stone unturned to guarantee your safety throughout your stay with us.
It might surprise you to know that most people who visit SCOAN ill-prepared end up getting fed and accommodated by the locals. The people at Ikotun Egbe where the church is located are particularly kind and hospitable.
So, to avoid being frustrated, relate freely on arrival, make friends, tell them your challenges and they will be willing to assist. If you book your visit through us, of course, be rest assured that you will be in good hands. No need to panic or be overly scared.
This is one of the most common mistakes first time visitors to the Syngagogue, Church of all Nations (SCOAN) make. They underestimate the cost of visiting and then run into problems in the end.
If you are planning to spend a week here, make your budget to cover at least two weeks. Try to also understand the local currency (Naira) and how it stacks up with your currency so you won’t run out of cash.
You should also prepare for church expenses, especially if you are going to get the Morning Water. While the church doesn’t directly charge for it, part of the process of getting the Morning Water involves a payment of N5,000 (about $15 or so) for some spiritual materials like the Anointed Sticker and The Mirror (a book authored by Prophet TB Joshua). You might need more than one.
With Destinali, you get a hotel that is within 3 minutes walking distance to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and also very affordable ranging from $10, $15, $20, $30, $40, $50, $60 and above.
Generally, it is best to overestimate the cost of visit rather than underestimate. It would do you a lot of good to avoid a bad situation over here.
4. Travelling Without a Visa on Arrival Approval
As you may already know, you can get a Nigerian Visa on Arrival (VoA), even though this is not for everyone. To qualify for a Nigerian visa on arrival, you must first apply and get the Visa on Arrival Approval Letter from the Nigerian Immigration, otherwise you won’t be allowed entry to Nigeria – you’ll be sent back at the airport upon arrival. If you want to visit Nigeria and get a visa on arrival, then you will need to first get the approval documents.
It is incredibly difficult to get this Visa on Arrival approval, unless you contact us. It takes just two business days for us to process the Visa on Arrival approval letter for you.
So, to avoid being sent back from the airport you must get a Visa on Arrival (VoA) Approval Letter before you can be issued with a Nigerian Visa on Arrival.
Should you need help with visiting Nigeria (SCOAN), or with getting a Nigerian Visa on Arrival Approval letter, send us a message below with your active email address. We’ll get in touch with you immediately.