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Luke and Angela Haythorpe are missionaries with a global missions organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). They have been pioneering the first YWAM work in San Jose, CA with the hopes to see many lives transformed for Jesus. 

The YWAM ministry in San Jose is called Ember Ink. The mission of YWAM Ember Ink is to provide opportunities to connect people with the love of Jesus, respond to him and see positive transformation in individuals, communities and culture. (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19)

Reaching out to our local community as well as abroad, we are creating projects and programs to show the love of Jesus and make long lasting relationships with those in need. Showing mercy and compassion to the broken and hurting. Helping them find healing and freedom. (Matthew 5:14, Micah 6:8)

Our History...  

Luke and Angela have been working with YWAM as a family since 2001. Having met at YWAM Townsville, Australia in 2000, they were married in 2001 and worked there until 2009 where they moved to the USA to start YWAM in San Jose, CA.

Luke is an Aussie from South Australia and Angela is a Bay Area, California native. They have 4 children and are now leading YWAM Ember Ink. Together they have a combined experience in:

  • Discipleship Training Schools
  • Communications
  • Music Ministry
  • Ministry Operations/Logistics
  • The Arts
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Development of School Programs
  • Justice Advocacy

Luke has been in YWAM since January 1999.
Angela has been in YWAM since January 2000.

Their 4 adorable and talented children are also 100% in missions too... please see 'Kid Missionaries" for some of the stories of how they exercise their individual faith.

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