Angela Thornton – Southern Africa

Angela Thornton – Southern Africa

Angela was born into a holiness minister’s home in 1984.  She accepted Christ as Saviour early in life and felt God call her to be a missionary at age four.  During a mission internship required for her undergraduate degree, Angela found her place of ministry in Lesotho and Southern Africa.  She is excited to be preparing to move to Southern Africa for fulltime mission service in early 2018.

Education and Experience

Angela graduated from Wesleyan Holiness Bible College in 2006 with an Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry focusing in missions.  She went on to graduate in 2010 from Somerset Community College in Somerset, Kentucky, earning an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.  After working as a Registered Nurse for two years, Angela felt God leading her to Penn View Bible Institute where she graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Missionary Nursing in 2014 and studied extensively in the Child Evangelism division.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree through Columbia International University, majoring in both Instruction & Learning and Educational Administration.

Angela has been involved in a variety of ministries during her years of educational training.  She has taught Sunday school classes for age groups ranging from toddlers to adults.  Her musical talents of piano and voice have been used in various aspects of music ministry.  Angela’s passion is child evangelism which she has pursued through leading Vacation Bible Schools, serving as children’s worker at summer camps, and participating in junior church and bus ministry.

Philosophy of Ministry

Angela was in involved in many aspects of ministry during her internship, including leading Vacation Bible Schools, teaching Sunday school, training workers in child evangelism techniques, mentoring young women in the churches, and advising national nurses at the HIM medical clinic in Matukeng, Lesotho.  As she is preparing to return to Lesotho and Southern Africa, Angela feels God has given her the following ministry goals:

  • Reach children and their families with the message of Salvation
  • Educate Southern Africans through a Biblical and Holiness worldview
  • Advocate the need for Christian nurses to minister to both the body and soul
  • Coach local congregations in effective Child Evangelism skills
  • Handover the responsibilities of ministry to those who have been trained
  • Encourage believers to use their God-given talents in building His kingdom
  • Seek new locations for ministry when these goals have been fulfilled in one area

Angela is excited to be joining the HIM Africa team as she REACHES out to the people of Southern Africa in Helping Others Prepare for Eternity.

A Note from Angela:

Thank you for partnering with me through prayer and finances to touch the lives of Southern Africans through Christian Education and Child Evangelism.  Alone, we can accomplish only a little, but together we can reach the world with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.  Souls will be in Heaven because of your giving and prayers!  Thank you and may God bless you for your part in Helping Others Prepare for Eternity.

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