Ministry in memory of Angela English giving out purses with personal care kits

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 August 2022 at 11:04 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Pastor Eddie English and his wife Rose, leaders of The Lord’s House in Waterport, are joined by evangelist Ashley Casanova. They will be at the courthouse lawn in Albion today giving away purses with personal care kits.

ALBION – A ministry in memory of Angela English has collected more than 100 purses and filled them with personal care kits and jewelry.

Those purses will be available today for free at the courthouse lawn on Main Street in Albion. Angela’s friends and family will be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of Angela’s Purses with Purpose.

Angela was a very active member of The Lord’s House, a church in Waterport where her father Eddie is pastor and her mother Rose is also an active leader.

Angela was 37 when she passed away on Oct. 19, 2020. She was diagnosed with cancer on Dec. 27, 2019.

Angela started the “Purses with a Purpose” ministry in 2018. She would give purses with toiletries to women in the Albion community.

“Angela would walk the streets and give them away,” said her mother Rose. “She liked the chance to meet people and talk with them and pray with them.”

Angela served in the role of missionary at The Lord’s House, as well as a praise leader, pastor’s aide, sound system technician, lyrical dancer and the Toys for Tots coordinator.

The jewelry in the purses was donated by Sarah Ferguson, who sells jewelry from Paparazzi. There is also information from The Lord’s House.

Rose English said she has been collecting the purses and personal care items for about five months.

Her daughter enjoyed the purse ministry, as a way to let people know that Jesus loves them.

“She gave them hope with a smile,” Rose said.