Angelina first learned about the hardships faced by children who live on the streets at an event in 2010. Though she didn’t receive an immediate call to missions, she started to sense a growing burden and passion for these kids that were unloved and unwanted. After a few years she realized that God was asking her to care for those that no one else cared about and that she had a responsibility to do something. This led her to begin serving in Cambodia in 2019. While there, her eyes were opened to other “forgotten ones” – the destitute, the abused, the trafficked, the disabled, the illiterate, and others who have been made to feel worthless in the eyes of society. While her first passion is still for street children, it is her hope and prayer that all those who have been neglected and forgotten by others would have their dignity restored and would come to know that the God of the Universe created them in his image and that he deeply loves them and cares about them. She now serves as a sponsored volunteer missionary in Chiang Mai, Thailand, teaching students at the School of Promise, a Christian school and ministry which seeks to provide a quality education for children who are considered at-risk for being trafficked. What an immense privilege and honor it is to be entrusted with serving and caring for others in the name of Jesus!
Angelina grew up on the Mid-Atlantic District and has been a Nazarene since birth. She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in History and earned a graduate certificate in Intercultural Studies from Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. Prior to serving in Southeast Asia, she taught English to elementary, middle school, and adult students in South Korea for 8 years, where she received a TESOL certificate from Korea Nazarene University.