African American Missionaries – Sherry Thomas

12642447_10208363056261302_384671495906583986_nMinister Sherry Thomas has been a full time missionary to West Africa for about 16 yrs. She has lived and served over 4 yrs. in Liberia, West Africa and 4yrs. in Ghana, West Africa and she is currently working in Mali, West Africa since early 2010 serving in discipleship training and church planting efforts of oral, unreached peoples there.

She received her call to foreign missions in Nov. 1998 – the Spirit of the Lord told her to go to West Africa and teach the Bible to the Arab Muslims in their language. While serving in Liberia, she taught Biology and Chemistry to 9-12 grades at the Carver Mission Academy; facilitated the Disciplinary Committee at the Carver Mission Academy; was involved with the Women’s Bible Study at the King Gray village; and was involved with the a Minister’s in Training Program at the First United Christ Temple Church at the King Gray village. In 2003 she was evacuated out of Liberia because of war and went to Ghana. While serving in Ghana, she taught Preventative and Emergency Medicine and provided contextualized discipleship materials.

In May 2005, Sherry was diagnosed with Breast cancer in the 3rd stage and was told her chances of survival were slim — after returning to the US for medical treatments and experiencing God’s healing upon her life — Sherry was cleared for duty once again and returned to Ghana. In 2008 she was invited to Mali and God burdened her once again to reach the unreached – Sherry moved to France for 13 months to study French and in 2010 returned to Mali, where she currently serves through SIM.

“When “life happens” – and it did and will continue to happen, you must hold on to what God has said over your life. No matter what happens, God will see you through until what He has ordained comes to pass.” Sherry Thomas

Lloyd and I are honored and privileged to call Sherry and co-laborer and friend.  We always love our visits with Sherry in Mali – so much encouragement, love and laughter.

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