Angela Thornton – Southern Africa

Angela Thornton – Southern Africa

Born into a Holiness minister’s home in 1984, Angela accepted Christ as Savior early in life. She answered God’s call to be a missionary at age four. Angela found her place of ministry in Lesotho and Southern Africa during a mission internship in 2014. She arrived in Lesotho on May 17, 2018. Currently Angela is studying the Sesotho language to enable her to be more effective in ministry. She is also exploring opportunities to come alongside the national church to help the believers be more effective in reaching children and young people along with their families for Christ.

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. In 2017 Angela graduated from Columbia International University with a Master of Education degree 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, teaching in junior churches, and working in bus ministries.

Philosophy of Ministry

Angela was in involved in many aspects of ministry during her internship in Southern Africa, 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 has returned 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
  • Hand over 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 a part of 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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