Ve-Anna S.R. Thomas
“Bloom where you are Planted”
Well-organized, hardworking, multi-talented, humble and creative are all words that accurately describe Ve-Anna Thomas, who holds as her motto “bloom where you are planted”. She has always been active in the church from an early age, being baptized at the age of 9 years old.
She was born and raised in the countryside in St. Vincent and migrated to Tortola at age 20 for work purposes. This was also a time of spiritual growth and enrichment. She became active in ministry, faithfully serving in numerous areas.
Saturday 14th June, 2014 was a life-changing day, as Ve-Anna was ordained as a Minister and appointed to the office of a Youth Pastor of 2nd Chance Ministries. She later went on to successfully serving as the Senior Pastor for 1 year – the youngest installed Senior Pastor in the history of the BVI. Today, she continues to serve on the pastoral team at 2nd Chance Ministries.
In mid-2016, Pastor Ve-Anna answered the call of God to launch out on her own personal ministry. She publishes a weekly devotion called “Holding onto Hope” that is available through her website http://www.ve-annathomas.com. In addition, Pastor Ve frequently shares a solid word of encouragement and inspirational photos, through her Social Media pages. Her preaching videos are available on her YouTube Channel and website. Pastor Ve has other plans to expand her ministry, as she is passionate about helping others to live a successful Godly life; and to stay determined to live for Christ regardless of the circumstances.
In January 2018, Pastor Ve launched the “Kingdom Advancement Workshops” aimed to equip leaders and other persons to be effective servants in God’s kingdom. She offers training in numerous areas, such as, leadership, delegation, conflict resolution and unity in kingdom business, to name a few.
Pastor Ve, as she is affectionately called, is also an ordained Reverend. She holds a degree in Theology, diplomas in Christian Ministry, Christian Counselling, Bookkeeping and Paralegal Studies. She also holds a Certificate of Achievement in Effective Business Communication, as well as other intense training in Leadership, Human Resources Management, Public Speaking, Disaster Management, Sales and Radio Production.
She is the middle of 3 daughters for her mother; and she has 2 sisters and 5 brothers on her father side of the family. She enjoys reading, writing, art and craft, event planning, listening to music, enjoying nature and interacting with people from different cultures.
Ve-Anna was not born with a golden spoon in her mouth; or any kind of spoon for that matter. She endured numerous challenges and hardships for most of her life – but believes that God is using it all for her good. She loves the Lord with all of her heart and enjoys serving him in any way possible.
She strongly believes in Habakkuk 2:3 “….though the vision tarries, wait for it.” She knows for a fact that she has been called and handpicked my God himself. Therefore, she desires to use all of her gifts to inspire persons all around the world, for the advancement of God’s kingdom. She is excited because she is just getting started!
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